AI Has Changed the Game for Everyone

AI Has Changed the Game for Everyone

Helen Yu 16/04/2024
AI Has Changed the Game for Everyone

IDC forecasts a dramatic increase in GenAI solutions spending, from $16 billion in 2023 to $143 billion by 2027.

The surge reflects a paradigm shift in human-technology interaction accelerated by AI.  Surprisingly, only 10% of organizations launched Gen AI solutions in 2023, according to Intel Corporation.

The sluggish adoption of GenAI can be attributed to enterprises' readiness for mass deployment. While executives recognize GenAI's potential, many believe that more groundwork is necessary before large-scale implementation can occur.

Previously, Intel's silicon was omnipresent in IT environments but not always considered a top strategic partner by CIOs, CTOs, or IT executives. However, the rise of AI has transformed this perception.

Forrester reports that tech leaders are reassessing their strategic partnerships as the significance of silicon resurges. Whether infrastructure resides in the cloud, on-premises, at the edge, or a combination thereof, silicon's accelerators and features can significantly impact AI capabilities and deployment speed.

At the recent Intel Vision event, Intel unveiled its latest strategic vision, highlighting its role as both a systems and foundry company, and its commitment to "AI Everywhere." The conference showcased Intel's competitive advantages and its growing ecosystem of partners dedicated to collaboration.

Here are my Key takeaways from Intel Vision:

  1. AI Revolution: AI permeated the event, from AI DJ Bunny's kickoff to Pat Gelsinger's keynote emphasizing that every company will soon become an AI company, setting the stage for Intel's vision of the future.

  2. Gaudi 3 AI Accelerator: The upcoming Intel® Gaudi® 3 AI accelerator promises 50% faster inference throughput and 40% greater power efficiency across various models. Teaming up with leading OEMs like Dell Technologies, HP, Lenovo, and Supermicro, Intel aims to make Gaudi 3 accessible to everyone.

  3. AI PCs: Intel introduced Lunar Lake as its second-generation AI part, with a focus on widespread AI PC adoption. Real-time demonstrations showcased the lightning-fast AI PC's capabilities, ensuring uninterrupted operations. Learn more here.

  4. Edge AI: Pat Gelsinger emphasized the significance of AI in enterprise and edge computing, predicting a substantial increase in AI edge deployment from 5% today to 50% by 2026. The three laws of the Edge (Economics, Physics and Land) are why Intel edge computing solutions aim to reduce costs, accelerate processing and keep data on premises.

  5. RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation):  Intel showcased its commitment to RAG, aiming to revolutionize data utilization using real-time data and LLM AI models. Demonstrations highlighted RAG's ability to deliver 2.35x faster and more relevant and real time information, showcasing its impact on Gen AI applications.

  6. Open Platform for Enterprise AI: Intel's collaborations with industry leaders aim to accelerate the deployment of secure generative AI systems, addressing common challenges such as ambiguous value realization, data quality issues, and talent gaps in enterprise AI adoption.

  7. Xeon 6: Intel unveiled Xeon 6, its latest processor branding, alongside Sierra Forest, the inaugural volume parts on Intel 3. This breakthrough enables hyperscale, offering 2.7x better rack density and 2.5x better performance per watt. With Xeon Intel 3, 200 server racks can be condensed to just 72, resulting in over 1 Megawatt of power savings for data centers. That's equivalent to providing energy for 1300 Arizona homes and achieves up to 27% lower embodied carbon footprint compared to previous generation systems.

  8. Confidential Computing & AI: Intel announced Trust Domain Extensions (TDX) to bring a zero-trust environment to enterprises, highlighting partnerships with major cloud providers such as Microsoft, IBM and Google for next-gen confidential computing instances.

The event provided ample networking opportunities, where engaging discussions with Intel's partners and customers highlighted the excitement surrounding AI's potential to transform the silicon world. As industries embrace AI, Intel stands out as the comprehensive solution provider for deploying, running, and scaling AI securely and responsibly across various platforms.

Attending Intel's Vision event provided valuable insights into the evolving landscape of AI and reaffirmed the pivotal role that silicon plays in shaping the future of technology.

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Helen Yu

Innovation Expert

Helen Yu is a Global Top 20 thought leader in 10 categories, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, internet of things and marketing. She is a Board Director, Fortune 500 Advisor, WSJ Best Selling & Award Winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Top 50 Women in Tech and IBM Top 10 Global Thought Leader in Digital Transformation. She is also the Founder & CEO of Tigon Advisory, a CXO-as-a-Service growth accelerator, which multiplies growth opportunities from startups to large enterprises. Helen collaborated with prestigious organizations including Intel, VMware, Salesforce, Cisco, Qualcomm, AT&T, IBM, Microsoft and Vodafone. She is also the author of Ascend Your Start-Up.

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