Weekend Musings: Brief Brilliance for Your Saturday (April 13)

Here is a quick run down of some stories that I found interesting during the week.

Arista lays out AI networking plans Arista’s Etherlink technology will be supported across a range of products, including 800G systems and line cards, and will be compatible with specifications from the Ultra Ethernet Consortium.

Dear VC’s, please stop throwing money at AI founders with no commercial plan, besides AGI Throughout 2023, we see headline after headline. Of various all-star teams, pulling researchers from the top of FAANG, Ivy leagues, Open AI. To create their Avengers of AI.

Google’s new Arm-based CPU will challenge Microsoft and Amazon in the AI race Google is making its own custom Arm-based CPU to support its AI work in data centers and introducing a more powerful version of its Tensor Processing Units (TPU) AI chips. Google’s new Arm-based CPU, dubbed Axion, will be used to support Google’s AI workloads before it rolls out to business customers of Google Cloud “later this year.”

What is AGI and how is it different from AI? The likes of ChatGPT, Midjourney and Sora are transforming the way we work through chatbots, text-to-image and text-to-video generators, while robots and self-driving cars are helping us perform day-to-day tasks. The latter isn’t as mainstream as the former, but it’s only a matter of time.

Top Hacks from a PM Behind Two of Tech's Hottest Products Todd Jackson has experience managing products at Google, Facebook and his own startup. Here's what he learned.