neon v1.1.5 released!

Highlights from this release include:  * CUDA kernels for lookuptable layer. This results in a 4x speedup for our sentiment analysis model example * support for determinstic Conv layer updates * custom dataset walkthrough utilizing bAbI data * reduced number of threads in deep reduction EW kernels [#171] * additional [...]

By | Monday, January 18, 2016|Technology|

Guest Post (Part II): Deep Reinforcement Learning with Neon

This is part 2 of a blog series on deep reinforcement learning. See part 1 “Demystifying Deep Reinforcement Learning” for an introduction to the topic. The first time we read DeepMind’s paper “Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning” in our research group, we immediately knew that we wanted to [...]

By | Monday, December 28, 2015|Developer|

Deep Diving into Deep Learning

On December 2nd, our San Diego office held its first Meetup (our second company Meetup overall). Over 80 people eagerly walked in to dive deep into the field of Deep Learning with speaker, Urs Köster, PhD. Needless to say, it was an outstanding success! [...]

By | Wednesday, December 16, 2015|Company|

neon v1.1.3 released!

Highlights from this release include: * deconvolution and weight histogram visualization examples and documentation * CPU convolution and pooling layer speedups (~2x faster) * bAbI question and answer interactive demo, dataset support. * various ImageLoader enhancements. […]

By | Wednesday, December 2, 2015|Technology|

$10,000 Callosities

Last week, we held our first meetup sponsored by Playground Global in Palo Alto and it was a huge success! Over 75 people attended the sold out event. The event consisted of an introduction by Arjun Bansal, a co-founder of Nervana Systems, and a presentation by Anil Thomas on Deep [...]

By | Wednesday, December 2, 2015|Company|

Social Robots and the Future of MedTech

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. This year, the Summit brought together over 40,000 entrepreneurs and technologists from all areas ranging from enterprise software and data science to media and health tech. This year’s featured keynote speakers included Michael Dell, Bill Ford, Ed Catmull and Dan Brown. […]

By | Wednesday, November 18, 2015|Company|