Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) announces the acquisition of Nod.ai, an infamous open-source AI software. The acquisition of this AI tool is expected to revolutionize the growth of AMD by accelerating the deployment of AI-optimized solutions.
Nod.ai, also known as Nod Labs, is a Santa Clara-based open-source AI software company known for developing next-generation AI systems. The core area of expertise of Nod.ai is in reinforcement learning and AI strategy that learns through trial and error and ongoing improvement.
Initially, Nod.ai was used to develop AI tools and devices for gaming. The focus of these devices was motion tracking and gesture recognition. However, the company later pivoted to AI modeling, which reduces the need for developers to manually perform optimization and deployment of AI models across data centers and edge machines.
The acquisition of Nod.ai is a strategic move by AMD that will help the company create software to optimize the algorithms of specific hardware products using AI. Products like computer processors and graphic cards can greatly benefit from these AI models.
Vamsi Boppana, SVP of AI at AMD, said, “Nod.ai is expected to significantly enhance our ability to provide AI customers with open software that allows them to deploy highly performant AI models tuned for AMD hardware easily. The addition of the talented Nod.ai team accelerates our ability to advance open-source compiler technology and enable portable, high-performance AI solutions across the AMD product portfolio.”
AMD has revolutionized the competitive landscape of the AI and semiconductor industry by acquiring Nod.ai. With Nod.ai’s AI proficiency and AMD’s well-known reputation for high performance, we expect exciting and innovative AI hardware and software solutions soon.