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Zak Stone, Product Manager, TensorFlow, Google Brain Team

February 13, 2018

Zak Stone

Google Is Making Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others via Cloud Computing

..... Google hopes to build a new business around the chips, called tensor processing units, or T.P.U.s. ''We are trying to reach as many people as we can as quickly as we can,'' said Zak Stone, who works alongside the small team of Google engineers that designs these chips. Google's move highlights several sweeping changes in the way modern technology is built and operated. .....

February 13, 2018

John Barrus
Zak Stone

Google Moves Machine Learning Hardware to the Cloud

..... With all that computing power, software engineers can train neural networks used in machine learning in hours rather than days, and without having to build a private computing cluster, according to Google. “Traditionally, writing programs for custom ASICs and supercomputers has required deeply specialized expertise,” wrote John Barrus, Google Cloud’s product manager for Cloud TPUs, and Zak Stone, product manager for TensorFlow and Cloud TPUs inside the Google Brain team, in a blog post. To lower the bar for programing, Google is offering a set of software tools based on TensorFlow, a software framework for machine learning developed by Google. .....