AI Startup Hires Two Tesla EEs, Hot Chips highlights race to new architectures.

In EE Times, by Rick Merritt.

“Esperanto Technologies Inc. hired two senior engineering managers from Tesla’s Autopilot group. David Glasco and Dan Bailey will head up engineering for the startup working on high-end RISC-V cores and processors, targeting deep-learning and general-purpose jobs.

The news comes at the opening here of Hot Chips, one of the top gatherings of microprocessor designers. As many as half the talks at this year’s event focus on machine learning, reflecting the race to design silicon accelerators for the emerging style of computing.”

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