IBM's patent library covering AI, Watson and dozens of active US Patents in the general area of biological virus are being provided FREE to the innovation ecosystem.
In the spirit of technological innovation & solidarity for a global social cause, IBM has also warranted they will not assert any patent claims against any person or entity that otherwise would be infringing their rights by the use/ application/ manufacture of such patents.
There still is beauty in this world from such immense collaboration. Lets hope its not done & dusted once we contain and eradicate COVID19.
While Moore's law is ending lets also seriously consider energy consumption rates - no less important for AI innovators.
E.g Israeli hardware startup Hailo - they're releasing a chip that enables devices to run algorithms that would have required a DC worth of compute in the past. That's AI at the lowest edge!
If we perform AI tasks without the need for a cloud connection and the architecture is energy efficient (and needs less active cooling), what else can we build? Mobility, smart cities, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, smart retail...https://www.eetimes.com/details-of-hailo-ai-edge-accelerator-emerge/#https://hailo.ai/
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