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Breakthrough Theory, AI in Action

Naveen G. Rao is currently Vice President of Intel Corporation and General Manager of the Artificial Intelligence Products Division. Rao and his team are responsible for deep learning technologies related to artificial intelligence and machine learning, and are committed to developing a portfolio of hardware and software to support the widespread deployment of deep learning technologies. Intel Deep Learning technology accelerates the processing of complex processes and data-intensive processes such as image recognition and natural language processing; and by deploying deep learning technology, Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon PhiTM processors are available. Performance in sub-domains such as human driving and personalized medicine can also be improved. In 2016, Intel acquired Nervana Systems, and Rao, a computer architect and neuroscientist, joined Intel. As CEO and co-founder of Nervana, he led Nervana to become a recognized leader in the field of deep learning. Prior to founding Nervana in 2014, Rao served as a researcher in neuroimitation mechanics at Qualcomm, focusing on neural computing and learning in artificial systems. Rao held his career as an engineer at Kealia, CALY Networks and Sun Microsystems earlier in his career. Rao earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a 10-year computer architect before earning a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience from Brown University. He has published numerous papers in the field of biological systems in the field of biological computing and patented in the field of video compression technology. At the same time, Rao has a number of patents for deep learning hardware, low-precision technology and neural mimicry.