Article: Nvidia Invests $1.5M in Mozilla Common Voice Open-Source Project

Access, Language, Open Data, Open Decision-Support

Nvidia Invests $1.5M in Mozilla Common Voice Open-Source Project

Nvidia is partnering with Mozilla to advance voice AI and speech recognition, beginning with a $1.5 million investment in the Mozilla Common Voice program. The open-source database of cataloged and transcribed voice recordings supports those developing voice tech who didn’t have access to the tech giants’ proprietary data.

Mozilla Common Voice began in 2017 as an alternative to major corporations for finding the huge amount of data needed to train a voice AI. Common Voice also formed as a potential resource for making voice assistants more accessible to the people whose languages and speech habits may be difficult for the more widely used variants like Google Assistant and Alexa assistants to understand.  And the database continues to grow at a rapid pace.

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Article: Alluxio Advances Analytics and AI with NVIDIA Accelerated Computing

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Alluxio Advances Analytics and AI with NVIDIA Accelerated Computing

Alluxio, the developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, today announced the integration of RAPIDS Accelerator for Apache Spark 3.0 with the Alluxio Data Orchestration Platform to accelerate data access on NVIDIA accelerated computing clusters for computation of both analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) pipelines.

Validation testing of the integration for caching of large datasets and data availability for NVIDIA GPU processing showed 2x faster acceleration for a data analytics and business intelligence workload. At the same time, NVIDIA GPU clusters with Alluxio demonstrated 70% better return on investment (ROI) compared to CPU clusters.

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