Graphcore - Accelerating the Development of Next Generation AI
Graphcore is changing the way machines operate by altering the way they learn. Their technology not only reduces the cost of improving AI, but also helps to incorporate the technology in low-power devices.
The Bristol-based startup is creating IPU accelerators and Poplar software framework to build a platform that not only accommodates current AI applications, but future ones too. The graph-centric software dramatically speeds up development of these applications, increasing performance and efficiency up to 100 times over and enabling researchers and AI technologies to work faster and smarter.
Graphcore completed their Series B funding in July 2017, raising $50m from the likes of Sequoia, Atomico, Dell Technology Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners and more.
There aim is to become the market leader for “machine intelligence processors” as they quickly scale and push their product globally.