Intel, partners make new strides in Loihi neuromorphic computing chip development

Intel has released new performance benchmarks for the Loihi neuromorphic computing processor, revealing improvements in power consumption and efficiency. 

During Intel’s virtual Lab Day, on Thursday, the tech giant revealed Loihi chip improvements in voice command recognition, gesture recognition in artificial intelligence (AI) applications, image retrieval, search functions, and robotics. 

Neuromorphic computing aims to use computer science to propel rule and classical logic-based AI builds into more flexible systems that emulate human cognition, including contextual interpretation, sensory applications, and autonomous adaptation. 

Intel says that neuromorphic computing focuses on emulating the human brain and implementing stable probabilistic computing, which creates “algorithmic approaches to dealing with the uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction in the natural world” — just like humans are capable of.

However, speaking to attendees of the virtual event, Rich Uhlig, VP and Director of Intel Labs added a caveat: progress in neuromorphic computing has “come at the cost of ever-increasing

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Discovery Partners With Verizon to Distribute New Streaming Service | Technology News

(Reuters) – Discovery Inc. is launching a new streaming service, called discovery+, and has a U.S. distribution deal with Verizon Communications Inc that will make the service available to 50 million customers on day one, following Disney’s lead.

Discovery+ will be available on Jan. 4 in the United States where it will include 55,000 episodes from channels in the Discovery portfolio, which include HGTV, Food Network and Animal Planet.

The service will be free for up to 12 months for new and existing Verizon customers, depending on their plan. People who aren’t eligible for the free trial can subscribe to the service for $4.99 per month with ads, or $6.99 per month ad-free.

Verizon played a role in the success of Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ streaming service by making it available to millions of wireless customers. The service launched in November 2019 and had 73.7 million subscribers a year later.

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Epsilon Partners with Aviatrix to Deliver Advanced Multi-Cloud Networking

SINGAPORE, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Epsilon, a global connectivity service provider, has partnered with Aviatrix, a leading cloud network platform, to deliver a multi-cloud service for enterprises. Epsilon Cloud Networking is an end-to-end multi-cloud service with the automation, operational visibility and control that enterprises need to simplify cloud networking.

Epsilon customers benefit from features including advanced multi-cloud functionality, enterprise-class networking and security and network abstraction. The multi-cloud service directly controls native cloud networking constructs to maintain cloud simplicity and automation. It is based on the Aviatrix multi-cloud network platform with the ability to move data between cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

“We are excited to partner with Aviatrix to deliver a cloud networking service beyond traditional connectivity. Epsilon Cloud Networking addresses the real challenges in enterprise networking within and across the clouds,” said Michel Robert, Chief

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WB Development Partners and New Era Companies Break Ground on a New Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Greenfield, WI

Nobis Rehabilitation Partners Will Manage the Operations of the Inpatient Rehab Hospital

MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) November 24, 2020

WB Development Partners and New Era Companies, two innovative companies partnering together in the healthcare development sector, recently purchased land at 3200 S. 103rd St., Greenfield, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Rehabilitation Hospital at Greenfield’s design is a three-story model with 40 private rooms and two therapy gyms with state of the art technologies.

People with debilitating illnesses and injuries such as stroke, brain injury, and other complex neurological and orthopedic diseases and injuries will be cared for under the management of Nobis Rehabilitation Partners. A comprehensive team of physicians and therapists will customize each patient’s intensive rehab program with an interdisciplinary rehab team approach during their inpatient stay.

“Our team looks forward to the construction progress on this inpatient rehab hospital and bringing additional healthcare services to the Milwaukee/Greenfield community. The Milwaukee Rehabilitation Hospital

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Foster + Partners Wins Competition to Design Guangming Hub, a New Transport Oriented Development in China

Foster + Partners Wins Competition to Design Guangming Hub, a New Transport Oriented Development in China

Foster + Partners has just unveiled its winning design scheme for a new urban destination in China, the Guangming Hub located on the high-speed rail connecting Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. In fact, the Transport Oriented Development proposal generates a “smart city that supports the flow of people and goods with robust infrastructure, effective transport networks, reliable public services, and lush greenery”.

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Foster + Partners was chosen to design the Guangming Hub, a contemporary urban center with an integrated and sustainable transport hub at its heart. Using the latest technological tools, the team developed a set of key constraints in order to generate the perfect master plan and devise the ideal urban massing. Integrating 3 metro lines

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foster + partners plans ‘guangming hub’ development for china

foster + partners has been selected to design ‘guangming hub’, a new transport oriented development in china situated on the high-speed rail link that connects hong kong, shenzhen, and guangzhou. the proposal also integrates three new metro lines in the city and is the central focus of a masterplan for the region that aims to create a new urban destination.

 

‘we are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the designers for the guangming hub — a fantastic opportunity to develop a contemporary urban center with an integrated and sustainable transport hub at its heart,’ says grant brooker, head of studio, foster + partners. ‘the generously landscaped, walkable town center will seamlessly connect to a smart autonomous transportation system, combining both well-being and convenience and creating a vibrant urban focus for the surrounding neighborhoods.’

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to devise the ideal urban massing, the integrated team at

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Uber Shops For Self-Driving Partners Or Even Selling Its Project

Reports in the last two weeks have suggested the Uber
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is looking to bring in external partners for their “advanced technology group” or even selling it outright to Aurora, a leading startup. Uber ATG is one of the most unusual — and certainly most controversial — self-driving teams. Strangely, Uber is the company best poised to monetize robocar technology, but also in some ways the one for which ownership of the technology is least essential.

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick felt it was essential. Uber is in the business of selling rides (AB5 debate notwithstanding) and many people feel that the business of selling rides will be taken over by the robotaxi. As such it is indeed essential that Uber be on top of that transition. That’s why he started the ATG project, feeling that Uber must own that tech.

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EdgeConneX Partners with Zenlayer To Bring Edge Cloud and Networking Solutions to Enterprises Across EdgeConneX Global Edge Data Center Footprint

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in edge data centers, announced today that Zenlayer, an edge cloud provider known for its global coverage and on-demand services, will collaborate to bring powerful new Edge Cloud and Networking solutions to enterprises that are proximate to the EdgeConneX global data center footprint.  Zenlayer services  include on-demand bare metal cloud, direct connections to all major public clouds and data centers, application acceleration, and managed hosting. Working with EdgeConneX to bring these solutions locally to markets in closer proximity to enterprise locations will help alleviate impediments to cloud adoption related to performance, security, and costs and make it easier to execute on hybrid and multi-cloud strategies.

EdgeConneX has a global data center footprint of over 40 data centers in more than 30 markets around the globe.  With Zenlayer, enterprise customers can leverage global networking and cloud solutions to

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How Masergy Uses Partners for Secure-Access Service Edge

From a societal perspective, the year 2020 will be known as the year of COVID-19. In networking, 2020 will be remembered as the year of secure-access service edge (SASE), which builds on software-defined WANs (SD-WANs). The shift from a legacy network to an SD-WAN is the biggest evolutionary shift in networking in more than 30 years and brings unprecedented levels of application resiliency and network agility. However, as powerful and transformative as SD-WANs are, the technology doesn’t help better secure the network. 

SASE makes securing the network easier because it converges network and security technology. Instead of deploying the network and then implementing security as an overlay to it, SASE offers an “integrated stack” where security becomes a set of network services that are either cloud delivered, or cloud managed. With legacy networks, the overlay model worked as the network had very few, or often just a single, point of

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Comscore Partners with STRONG Technical Services for Theatre Device Monitoring

RESTON, Va., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Comscore (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, today announced a partnership with Ballantyne Strong, Inc.’s (NYSE American: BTN) subsidiary STRONG Technical Services, a leader in projection equipment sales, engineering, and services, for enhanced detailed device monitoring in Comscore’s Enterprise Web™.

Subscribers of Enterprise Web will be able to review projection hardware status circuit-wide, enabling them to centrally monitor and manage media players and projectors, and key delivery and playout reporting as well as content and other hardware from one integrated application in near real-time. The partnership also allows Strong’s Management System subscribers to title map features and build preshow content packs using Enterprise Web’s functionality. This capability fills a crucial gap for theatrical exhibitors, streamlining operations into one integrated online interface.

“We are thrilled to partner with Strong Technical Services to add device monitoring

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