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Visitors are seen at the intel booth duringIntel Corp on Tuesday launched a new chip called Gaudi2 focused on artificial intelligence computing, as the chip manufacturer makes a bigger push into the AI chip market currently dominated by Nvidia Corp.

Gaudi2 is the second generation processor by Habana Labs, an Israeli AI chip startup Intel bought in late 2019 for about $2 billion. AI chip startups have been getting huge investments in recent years as AI computing is one of the fastest growing areas for data centers.

Image: Visitors are seen at the Intel booth during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, in Shanghai, China July 30, 2021. Picture taken July 30, 2021. Photo: Reuters / ALY SONG

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3081a34b cd08 48c4 8b9c e26014fd8476In building successful businesses, I find that creating a new and innovative product or service is usually the easy part. The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers, to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers. Great entrepreneurs are not just idea people and then managers, they are extraordinary leaders.

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcPublic market valuations are dropping precipitously. Growth stage venture capital investors are in a state of panic. VC Twitter is awash with projections and predictions that things are going to be tough for a while. Sentiment feels increasingly negative.

For those who have known nothing but a never-ending bull market for their entire professional lives, this is an unsettling time. But the idea that the bull market would never end - despite what a large number of self-serving Twitterati may say - was always fanciful. Markets are inherently cyclical and periods of correction are inevitable.

 

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E7e74792 ffcc 4fbf 8596 25716d137f77Most businesses spend big money testing their brand logo, catchy marketing phrases, and demographics, but spend little time training and validating that their employees can and do deliver exceptional experiences to their customers. The result, according to an often-quoted Gallup survey, is 70 percent of workers not fully engaged, and poor customer experiences.

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Covid 19 2021 08 29 19 51 02 utcThe past two pandemic summers saw a spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and death, but this season may be different.

While health experts expect cases to rise, they don't think there will be a wave as devastating as the previous two summers or the recent omicron surge.

Unlike the previous summers, most of the U.S. population now has some immunity against the coronavirus from vaccines, boosters and previous infections. People also have access to antivirals that can prevent hospitalizations in the unvaccinated.

 

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Network of interconnected people 2022 01 13 21 22 11 utcAs the pandemic accelerates our adoption of virtual experiences, most of us are focused on how technology can better connect our world in the future. However, what we aren’t hearing much about is how we plan on connecting everyone in our ultra-diverse world using technology.

Most successful innovations have come from brands that have figured out how to mix multi-disciplinary thinkers for breakthrough ideas. The next wave of meaningful innovation is rooted in inclusion. While having different disciplinary thinkers is crucial, breakthrough innovation will come more quickly and more effectively from companies and brands that incorporate a much broader definition of inclusion.

 

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Using augmented reality to design interior 2021 09 01 14 47 46 utcThe metaverse is no longer a vague and futuristic concept. It’s beginning to take shape. During the next few years, these immersive and augmented spaces will change the nature of business and life. People will act and interact in different ways, they will shop and purchase goods in augmented and 3D worlds, and new types of products and services will appear.

 

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McKinsey Company LogowineNew York-headquartered professional services firm McKinsey has developed a new offering designed to help its clients develop technologies to reduce carbon emissions.

The McKinsey Platform for Climate Technologies is structured around 10 technologies. They are hydrogen, batteries and energy storage, sustainable fuels, carbon removal and capture, natural capital, green construction, renewable energy, circular technologies and alternative proteins and sustainable agriculture.

 

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Multi ethnic group of women meeting in office 2021 09 24 03 54 31 utcTraveling solo can be the scariest, most liberating, life-changing experience of your life. It will push you out of your comfort zone. The friendships I was able to make during a recent five-day trip were nothing but unexpected. They showed me the importance of connecting with other women in business and reassured me that there are plenty of self-made amazing women in business who have accomplished extraordinary achievements in their lives.

 

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Tony fadell build bookCoinciding with the release of his new book titled Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making, former Apple executive Tony Fadell went on the Decoder podcast with The Verge's editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss cultural differences between Apple and Google, the early days of the iPhone and iPod, and other topics.

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(Image by Hitesh Choudhary from Pixabay )In a typical week, a CIO will be asked to accelerate the pace of digitization of an organization, whilst team members or potential recruits will demand an increase in salary. If that salary improvement is not met, well, they can and will walk out of the door to another organization - it is an employee market. Fueling this is a lack of talent entering the industry. Simply put, we don't have enough technologists to deliver on demand.

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