back to article Shut up and take my money! AI luminaries go gooey for Graphcore's smart chip tech

Bristolian AI chip startup Graphcore has had a fast B-round 12 months after its $32m A-round funding was first revealed. The May 2017 A-round involved big names like Dell Technologies Capital along with Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Amadeus Capital Partners, Foundation Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, …

  1. Ben1892
    Coat

    Yeah, never mind all that, can I mine Ethereum on these ?

    (mine's the one with the Hotdog/Not Hotdog logo on the front pocket)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "has some 60 employees presently and could have 120 to 180 by the end of 2018"

    Let us hope the AI is smart enough to work out how to squeeze those extra 100 bods through the appalling Bristol traffic jam.

  3. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Terminator

    Doctor Miles Kenneth Dyson, I presume?

    Hassabis said: "Building systems capable of general artificial intelligence means developing algorithms that can learn from raw data and generalise this learning across a wide range of tasks.

    I do think that reaching General Artificial Intelligence as opposed to task-targeted Artificial Intelligence (whoich immediately is relabeled "automation" once it hits the real world) is a rather extreme goal. Also, farther away than a few funding rounds.

    Unless there really is hardware from the future in the vault...

  4. Dave 15 Silver badge

    will they be able to run windows 11?

    Assuming of course it is made passably better performing thanthe current offering

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Does the processor..

    .. randomly interject phrases like "oilroight moi luvver" and "yeahbut, nobut"?

    If not, it bain't from Brizzle.

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