KEYWORD: ARCHITECTURE & SYSTEM DESIGN, EMERGING ARCHITECTURES & TECHNOLOGIES
EVENT TYPE: KEYNOTE
The Future of Computing: Pushing the Limits of Physics, Architectures & Systems for AI
Dario Gil - IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY
The extraordinary progress in AI over the last few years has been enabled, in part, by modern advancements in computing. Algorithmic ideas that had been around for decades have finally been brought to life thanks to Moore’s Law and innovations in microprocessor and computing architectures. As Moore’s Law slows and data volumes explode we can expect to see new types of innovations emerge that will allow the rate of progress to continue. My presentation will cover state-of-the art computing for AI, as it exists today, as well as a roadmap of innovations that will lead us into the decade(s) to come. This includes the importance of approximate computing (both algorithms and hardware), analog devices for AI, and quantum computing for AI. I will also highlight how these innovations bring forth both challenges and unique opportunities for the design automation community.
Biography: Dr. Gil is a leading technologist and senior executive at IBM. As Vice President of AI and IBM Q, Dr. Gil is responsible for IBM's artificial intelligence research efforts and for IBM's commercial quantum computing program (IBM Q). Prior to his current position Dr. Gil was the VP of Science and Solutions, directing a global organization of 1,500 researchers across 12 laboratories with a broad portfolio of activities spanning the physical sciences, the mathematical sciences, and industry solutions based on AI, IoT, Blockchain and Quantum technologies. His research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.