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The need for speed: AI systems train on lots of data. The faster they can crunch numbers, the better. Nvidia says its new platform has hit record training speeds of 15,500 images a second.
Why this matters: Beefing up cloud computing power for AI will help accelerate advances in everything from policing online content to guiding self-driving cars.
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