Earlier this year, Uber was aiming to achieve profitability by the end of the year. Now that strategy is in tatters. And the company's second-quarter results are likely to be even worse, since the coronavirus only began to affect the US economy in the last few weeks of the first quarter. … [Read more...] about Uber lays off 3,000 people in second big round of cuts
The Wall Street Journal reports that Uber's latest job cuts will also involve closing 45 offices. The cuts affect Uber employees across the globe. The company is closing its Pier 70 office in San Francisco and will begin winding down its Singapore office to move to a new Asia-Pacific hub. … [Read more...] about Uber: We’re cutting another 3,000 employees over coronavirus struggles
Political eventsWisconsin primary On April 6, Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order suspending in-person voting for the April 7 election, moving it to June. The state Supreme Court blocked the bid. The US Supreme Court also reversed a lower court order giving voters more time to return mail-in ballots. Democratic National Convention On April 2, the Democratic National Convention was pushed back from mid-July to the week of Aug. 17. It's still set to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rallies Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders canceled rallies leading up to primary elections in several states. Maryland primary On March 17, Maryland postponed its presidential and congressional primary until June 2. It was originally scheduled for April 28.Ohio primary On March 16, Ohio's governor ordered polling places closed, just a day ahead of the state's presidential primary. The Ohio primary is now expected to take place June 2. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cancellations, delays, changes: Gamescom, IBC Show, Defcon, more
These data centers are knit together with a powerful new category of processors. The DPU, or data processing unit, has become the third member of the data centric accelerated computing model.“This is going to represent one of the three major pillars of computing going forward,” NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said during a talk earlier this month. … [Read more...] about What’s a DPU?
Image recognition and speech recognition — GPU deep learning has provided the foundation for machines to learn, perceive, reason and solve problems. The GPU started out as the engine for simulating human imagination, conjuring up the amazing virtual worlds of video games and Hollywood films. Now, NVIDIA’s GPU runs deep learning algorithms, simulating human intelligence, and acts as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Just as human imagination and intelligence are linked, computer graphics and artificial intelligence come together in our architecture. Two modes of the human brain, two modes of the GPU. This may explain why NVIDIA GPUs are used broadly for deep learning, and NVIDIA is increasingly known as “the AI computing company.” … [Read more...] about The Intelligent Industrial Revolution