George  Koelpin

George Koelpin

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A complete guide to AI accelerators for deep learning inference — GPUs, AWS Inferentia

Let’s start by answering the question “What is an AI accelerator?”

An AI accelerator is a dedicated processor designed to accelerate machine learning computations. Machine learning, and particularly its subset, deep learning is primarily composed of a large number of linear algebra computations, (i.e. matrix-matrix, matrix-vector operations) and these operations can be easily parallelized. AI accelerators are specialized hardware designed to accelerate these basic machine learning computations and improve performance, reduce latency and reduce cost of deploying machine learning based applications.

Do I need an AI accelerator for machine learning (ML) inference?

Let’s say you have an ML model as part of your software application. The prediction step (or inference) is often the most time consuming part of your application that directly affects user experience. A model that takes several hundreds of milliseconds to generate text translations or apply filters to images or generate product recommendations, can drive users away from your “sluggish”, “slow”, “frustrating to use” app.

By speeding up inference, you can reduce the overall application latency and deliver an app experience that can be described as “smooth”, “snappy”, and “delightful to use”. And you can speed up inference by offloading ML model prediction computation to an AI accelerator.

With great market needs comes great many product alternatives, so naturally there is more than one way to accelerate your ML models in the cloud.

In this blog post, I’ll explore three popular options:

  1. GPUs: Particularly, the high-performance NVIDIA T4 and NVIDIA V100 GPUs
  2. AWS Inferentia: A custom designed machine learning inference chip by AWS
  3. Amazon Elastic Inference (EI): An accelerator that saves cost by giving you access to GPU-acceleration in different sizes, for models that don’t need a dedicated GPU

Choosing the right type of hardware acceleration for your workload can be a difficult choice to make. Through the rest of this post, I’ll walk you through various considerations such as target throughput, latency, cost budget, model type and size, choice of framework, and others to help you make your decision. I’ll also present plenty of code examples and discuss developer friendliness and ease of use with options.

Disclaimer: Opinions and recommendations in this article are my own and do not reflect the views of my current or past employers.

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A complete guide to AI accelerators for deep learning inference — GPUs, AWS Inferentia
Marget D

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George  Koelpin

George Koelpin

1603335600

A complete guide to AI accelerators for deep learning inference — GPUs, AWS Inferentia

Let’s start by answering the question “What is an AI accelerator?”

An AI accelerator is a dedicated processor designed to accelerate machine learning computations. Machine learning, and particularly its subset, deep learning is primarily composed of a large number of linear algebra computations, (i.e. matrix-matrix, matrix-vector operations) and these operations can be easily parallelized. AI accelerators are specialized hardware designed to accelerate these basic machine learning computations and improve performance, reduce latency and reduce cost of deploying machine learning based applications.

Do I need an AI accelerator for machine learning (ML) inference?

Let’s say you have an ML model as part of your software application. The prediction step (or inference) is often the most time consuming part of your application that directly affects user experience. A model that takes several hundreds of milliseconds to generate text translations or apply filters to images or generate product recommendations, can drive users away from your “sluggish”, “slow”, “frustrating to use” app.

By speeding up inference, you can reduce the overall application latency and deliver an app experience that can be described as “smooth”, “snappy”, and “delightful to use”. And you can speed up inference by offloading ML model prediction computation to an AI accelerator.

With great market needs comes great many product alternatives, so naturally there is more than one way to accelerate your ML models in the cloud.

In this blog post, I’ll explore three popular options:

  1. GPUs: Particularly, the high-performance NVIDIA T4 and NVIDIA V100 GPUs
  2. AWS Inferentia: A custom designed machine learning inference chip by AWS
  3. Amazon Elastic Inference (EI): An accelerator that saves cost by giving you access to GPU-acceleration in different sizes, for models that don’t need a dedicated GPU

Choosing the right type of hardware acceleration for your workload can be a difficult choice to make. Through the rest of this post, I’ll walk you through various considerations such as target throughput, latency, cost budget, model type and size, choice of framework, and others to help you make your decision. I’ll also present plenty of code examples and discuss developer friendliness and ease of use with options.

Disclaimer: Opinions and recommendations in this article are my own and do not reflect the views of my current or past employers.

#deep-learning #data-science #aws #gpu #machine-learning

Mikel  Okuneva

Mikel Okuneva

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Top 10 Deep Learning Sessions To Look Forward To At DVDC 2020

The Deep Learning DevCon 2020, DLDC 2020, has exciting talks and sessions around the latest developments in the field of deep learning, that will not only be interesting for professionals of this field but also for the enthusiasts who are willing to make a career in the field of deep learning. The two-day conference scheduled for 29th and 30th October will host paper presentations, tech talks, workshops that will uncover some interesting developments as well as the latest research and advancement of this area. Further to this, with deep learning gaining massive traction, this conference will highlight some fascinating use cases across the world.

Here are ten interesting talks and sessions of DLDC 2020 that one should definitely attend:

Also Read: Why Deep Learning DevCon Comes At The Right Time


Adversarial Robustness in Deep Learning

By Dipanjan Sarkar

**About: **Adversarial Robustness in Deep Learning is a session presented by Dipanjan Sarkar, a Data Science Lead at Applied Materials, as well as a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning. In this session, he will focus on the adversarial robustness in the field of deep learning, where he talks about its importance, different types of adversarial attacks, and will showcase some ways to train the neural networks with adversarial realisation. Considering abstract deep learning has brought us tremendous achievements in the fields of computer vision and natural language processing, this talk will be really interesting for people working in this area. With this session, the attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of adversarial perturbations in the field of deep learning and ways to deal with them with common recipes.

Read an interview with Dipanjan Sarkar.

Imbalance Handling with Combination of Deep Variational Autoencoder and NEATER

By Divye Singh

**About: **Imbalance Handling with Combination of Deep Variational Autoencoder and NEATER is a paper presentation by Divye Singh, who has a masters in technology degree in Mathematical Modeling and Simulation and has the interest to research in the field of artificial intelligence, learning-based systems, machine learning, etc. In this paper presentation, he will talk about the common problem of class imbalance in medical diagnosis and anomaly detection, and how the problem can be solved with a deep learning framework. The talk focuses on the paper, where he has proposed a synergistic over-sampling method generating informative synthetic minority class data by filtering the noise from the over-sampled examples. Further, he will also showcase the experimental results on several real-life imbalanced datasets to prove the effectiveness of the proposed method for binary classification problems.

Default Rate Prediction Models for Self-Employment in Korea using Ridge, Random Forest & Deep Neural Network

By Dongsuk Hong

About: This is a paper presentation given by Dongsuk Hong, who is a PhD in Computer Science, and works in the big data centre of Korea Credit Information Services. This talk will introduce the attendees with machine learning and deep learning models for predicting self-employment default rates using credit information. He will talk about the study, where the DNN model is implemented for two purposes — a sub-model for the selection of credit information variables; and works for cascading to the final model that predicts default rates. Hong’s main research area is data analysis of credit information, where she is particularly interested in evaluating the performance of prediction models based on machine learning and deep learning. This talk will be interesting for the deep learning practitioners who are willing to make a career in this field.


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Murray  Beatty

Murray Beatty

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This Week in AI | Rubik's Code

Every week we bring to you the best AI research papers, articles and videos that we have found interesting, cool or simply weird that week.

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Tia  Gottlieb

Tia Gottlieb

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Paper Summary: Discovering Reinforcement Learning Agents

Introduction

Although the field of deep learning is evolving extremely fast, unique research with the potential to get us closer to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is rare and hard to find. One exception to this rule can be found in the field of meta-learning. Recently, meta-learning has also been applied to Reinforcement Learning (RL) with some success. The paper “Discovering Reinforcement Learning Agents” by Oh et al. from DeepMind provides a new and refreshing look at the application of meta-learning to RL.

**Traditionally, RL relied on hand-crafted algorithms **such as Temporal Difference learning (TD-learning) and Monte Carlo learning, various Policy Gradient methods, or combinations thereof such as Actor-Critic models. These RL algorithms are usually finely adjusted to train models for a very specific task such as playing Go or Dota. One reason for this is that multiple hyperparameters such as the discount factor γ and the bootstrapping parameter λ need to be tuned for stable training. Furthermore, the very update rules as well as the choice of predictors such as value functions need to be chosen diligently to ensure good performance of the model. The entire process has to be performed manually and is often tedious and time-consuming.

DeepMind is trying to change this with their latest publication. In the paper, the authors propose a new meta-learning approach that discovers the learning objective as well as the exploration procedure by interacting with a set of simple environments. They call the approach the Learned Policy Gradient (LPG). The most appealing result of the paper is that the algorithm is able to effectively generalize to more complex environments, suggesting the potential to discover novel RL frameworks purely by interaction.

In this post, I will try to explain the paper in detail and provide additional explanation where I had problems with understanding. Hereby, I will stay close to the structure of the paper in order to allow you to find the relevant parts in the original text if you want to get additional details. Let’s dive in!

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