The Promise and Peril of AI Therapy

IBM's new AI chip NorthPole uses an innovative architecture with memory embedded directly within the chip's 256 cores.

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Microsoft Patents AI-Powered Therapy App

AI therapy is not uncharted territory, but Microsoft's recent patent filing signals a deeper dive into this complex realm. The AI therapist, built to accumulate a user's emotional triggers and life events like memories, might not be your first port of call in a crisis, but offers a space to vent, seek advice, or even undergo an "explicit psychological test" assessed by a scoring algorithm.

Potential pitfalls? Inevitable. The delicate handling of mental health necessitates AI with a striking degree of emotional nuance. A bot's wrong word or silence could have grave consequences. And what if users form deep bonds, only for the AI to be unplugged? The distress could be real. futurism

Why does this matter?

As AI delves into emotional care, businesses should consider the broader implications. A well-executed AI therapist could pave the way for AI in other sensitive areas, such as grief counselling or trauma support. However, the risk of failure and the potential for harm in these contexts is significant, raising ethical and liability issues that must be robustly addressed.

Google, Intel, Nvidia Battle In Generative AI Training

AI giants Google, Intel, and Nvidia are in a fierce competition within the realm of generative AI training, as revealed through recent MLPerf training tests. Nvidia, with its 10,000 GPU supercomputer, emerged leading while Intel was hot on its tail and Google lagged behind.

Nvidia's triumph was largely due to a system made from its H100 GPUs, specifically the company's new 10,752-GPU AI supercomputer, Eos. Capable of an aggregate 42.6 billion billion floating point operations per second, Eos completed the GPT-3 training benchmark in just under 4 minutes. It's worth noting**,** the task would take even the gargantuan Eos eight days to fully complete its large language model job.

Intel's results showed a promising rise, using the Gaudi 2 accelerator chip and its 4th generation Xeon CPU. The company saw a 103% reduction in time-to-train for a 384-accelerator cluster. Meanwhile, Google's TPUv5e lagged, performing at a third of the speed of an Nvidia system on a per-chip basis. spectrum

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"GPTs come to play to help you make a specialized version of ChatGPT, personalized for your needs, and very good at one specific thing, instead of being very generalist." Perhaps it's time to ponder - how could a specialized version of ChatGPT transform your day-to-day operations? towardsdatascience

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IBM Used AMD's Other Not-So-Secret Weapon To Deliver Yet Another Brain-Like Chip — NorthPole Is Faster And Uses Less Energy Than Nvidia's Best AI GPU And It's Only The Beginning

IBM's NorthPole chip, a decade-long labor, is showing no signs of slowing down, hitting another high with its remarkable benchmarking scores published in Science. The 12nm chip, a product of TrueNorth architecture, outdoes conventional 12nm GPUs and 14nm CPUs in power efficiency by a staggering 25 times. This efficiency was gauged on the ResNet-50 model, factoring in the number of frames per joule of power consumed.

The secret to NorthPole's success? Embedded memory. The chip houses memory within its 256 cores, setting it apart from the typical setup where memory is a separate entity. This unique design bypasses the so-called Von Neumann bottleneck - the delay caused by data traveling to and fro between the CPU and RAM. Hence, NorthPole operates at a speed that leaves even the top-notch GPUs in the dust. techradar

Written by Isaac R. Ward, Casey Clifton, and Alex Brogan.

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