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Is VR the new electricity?

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 11th 2017 | Discuss
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Is AI the new light bulb? Virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) remind me of stories I’ve read describing the late 1800s and early 1900s when people were finding novel uses for electricity, like electrocuting elephants and lighting up the streets at night. Personally, I saw such

Privacy vs. security

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 6th 2017 | Discuss
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They aren’t the same thing What do you think is the difference between privacy and security?  Privacy is about the things you want to hide, whereas security is about the things you want to protect. And, I think they are two totally different things.  I recently

Privacy vs. security

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 6th 2017 | Discuss
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They aren’t the same thing What do you think is the difference between privacy and security?  Privacy is about the things you want to hide, whereas security is about the things you want to protect. And, I think they are two totally different things.  I recently

The API path

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 28th 2017 | Discuss
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I was thinking about the evolution of graphics APIs, and how critical they have been to the industry and the participating companies. The API activity has always been contentious, dynamic, challenging, and many times frustrating. And as George Santayana famously said, “Those who do not learn from history are

The reality of disappointment - We need a new law

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 24th 2017 | Discuss
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 The use of the term “Law” applied to an observation or axiom is incorrect and has been over used, but in this world of fake news, and alternative facts, the practice seems totally acceptable. Moore’s law is not a “Law” like gravity, or

Fear of the unknown - the AI are coming

Posted by Jon Peddie on February 10th 2017 | Discuss
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We have all heard about the new developments in artificial intelligence (AI), where intelligent machines approach the mysterious singularity that represents either the end of mankind or the beginning of a new kind of mankind. And although almost everyone has an opinion, and most likely a fear of AI, not

Tiny tiny things

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 25th 2017 | Discuss
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Our lives depend on the itsy bitsy As the world of semiconductors has shrunk to nano and microscopic our lives have gotten better. Whereas the steam and gasoline engines gave us a better standard of living by scaling up in size, the third industrial revolution benefits us by getting smaller.

Did the earth move for you?

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 13th 2017 | Discuss
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What did CES actually accomplish for you? Most of the dust has settled, most of the hangovers are over, most of the pain in your legs, and other more sensitive parts of your body has abated, and most of your money is gone—one hell of a party, no?

The GPUs of 2016

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 21st 2016 | Discuss
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The suppliers had a great year and so did the customers GPUs have found their way into just about every corner of science, industry, design, automotive, and entertainment. GPUs are the heart of the PC’s CPUs, the soul of SoCs, and the essence of AI, and DL. It

Can Nvidia continue to delight investors?

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 7th 2016 | Discuss
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How does a company increase sales in a market where shipments are decreasing? For those of you who watch Nvidia, you will have taken note of its meteoric rise in share price since September 2015 to date (~$21 to ~$94); the share price has increased about 440%. However, when normalized to Nasdaq, the growth