Intel has announced its acquisition of Vertex.AI, the deep learning startup behind the open source PlaidML machine learning engine. Development on PlaidML will continue, and the members of the Vertex.AI team, including founders Choong Ng, Jeremy Bruestle and Brian Retford, will join Intel.
The official Intel statement on the purchase said, “Intel has acquired Vertex.AI, a Seattle-based startup focused on deep learning compilation tools and associated technology. The seven-person Vertex.AI team joined the Movidius team in Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group. With this acquisition, Intel gained an experienced team and IP to further enable flexible deep learning at the edge. Additional details and terms are not being disclosed.”