The AI hype cycle is over. Now what?
TimeWednesday, December 8th11:30am - 12:30pm PST
LocationDAC Pavilion
Event Type
Virtual Programs
Hosted in Virtual Platform
Presented In-Person
VP Machine Learning Group
DescriptionThe expectations around AI and ML have been enormous, which fueled investment and innovation as companies scrambled for scalable approaches to building and deploying AI and ML solutions. Experimentation, in both hardware and software, has been the order of the day:
• Ramping up the core technology to improve accuracy and take on more use cases.
• Experimenting with the technology (models and processors) to understand what was possible, what worked, what didn’t and why.
The exuberance of the moment, however, created some unintended consequences. Take, for example, a fully parameterized, complex Transformer network. In an analysis by Northeastern University, the 300 million parameter model took 300 tons of carbon to train. Since then, accuracy and efficiency have improved gradually.

Today, as the shouting dies down, the biggest trend – one that is having profound effects in helping teams innovate – is around hardware. The days of general-purpose hardware anchoring AI and ML are quickly giving way to specialized compute that allows engineers to not only tune their solutions for accuracy and efficiency but deploy their solutions more effectively across the compute spectrum. Industry veteran Steve Roddy, head of AI and ML product for Arm, will describe how a new era of democratized design is accelerating innovation in AI and design teams who embrace are speeding ahead of the pack.