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Volume 2, Number 1, February 2022

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Dr. Radoslav Danilák, Founder and CEO of Tachyum

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are trending topics that we have already addressed in our previous newsletters. Today, I would like to share with you my thoughts on ”What’s next?“, which I recently published for the Forbes Technology Council.

The AI revolution is upon us, creating a tsunami of change that is sweeping through virtually every sector of the economy, both public and private, and it’s already having a profound impact on our daily lives.

As computer scientist and venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee told CBS back in 2018: “I believe [AI] is going to change the world more than anything in the history of mankind. More than electricity.”

PwC’s recent global AI study predicts that AI’s contribution to the global economy will exceed $15.7 trillion by 2030. AI is already changing the way you drive, communicate, shop for goods and services, and much more.

As The New York Times noted, Boeing 777 pilots spend only about seven minutes manually flying the aircraft on a typical flight. The rest of the flight is under the control of AI, with pilots monitoring. We’ve all seen self-parking cars and those self-driving cars that use a subset of AI called deep learning, but AI also permeates online experiences today. Deep learning is taking us a step closer to giving computers the ability to speak as humans do.

Google uses AI to ensure your email inbox stays safe as well as to improve its search engine. Hospitals are using AI to analyse images and symptoms in order to deliver better healthcare. AI is used to rapidly analyse large files of drone footage to provide the military with a way to find specific objects.

So what’s next?

What’s next? Human brain-scale AI

Human brain-scale computing is now looming on the horizon, and it could change your life more than electricity.

Funded by the Slovakian government using funds allocated by the EU, the I4DI consortium is behind the initiative to build a 64 AI exaflop machine (that’s 64 billion, billion AI operations per second) on our platform by the end of 2022. This will enable Slovakia and the EU to deliver for the first time in the history of humanity, a human brain-scale AI supercomputer. Meanwhile, almost a dozen other countries are watching this project closely, with interest in replicating this supercomputer in their own countries.

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“AI is having a rapidly increasing impact on all of our lives, but there is still a great deal to learn from biology if we are to realize the full potential of AI in the future.”

Steve Furber

There are multiple approaches to achieve human brain-like AI. These include machine learning, spiking neural networks like SpiNNaker, neuromorphic computing, bio AI, explainable AI and general AI. Multiple AI approaches require universal supercomputers with universal processors for humanity to deliver human brain-scale AI.

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Tachyum Did A Presentation On Humanity’s First Human Brain-Scale AI Supercomputer at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Tachyum was a highlight among exhibits at Expo Dubai with the world premiere of its Human Brain-Scale AI presentation, powered by its Prodigy Universal Processor.

Watch the video premiered at EXPO Dubai here…

In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Tachyum hosted the event featuring an in-depth discussion on the importance of AI and supercomputers, which will reach human brain-scale AI in 2022. Prominent guests included Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Radoslav Danilák, Founder and CEO Tachyum; and Steve Furber, ICL Professor of Computer Engineering at The University of Manchester, who was recently awarded the Charles Stark Draper Prize for contributions to the invention, development, and implementation of reduced instruction set computer (RISC) chips. The debate was moderated by Tarek Jundi, Founder and CEO MindMover.

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“More than ever, we are witnessing the world change through digitization. An innovation-friendly economy is key. We have the potential to be an attractive incubator for innovative companies and Tachyum is another example of a unique innovative company from Slovakia.“

Ingrid Brocková

Watch the event recording here…

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“Human brain-scale AI will enable artificial neural networks to be built that have a scale and complexity comparable with the human brain, which has about 1014 synapses. These are very large-scale AI systems.”

Steve Furber

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Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, opened the event at the Slovak Pavilion

EXPO 2020 Dubai Moments

The organization of the Expo 2020 Dubai in general has been fabulous and everyone must applause the United Arab Emirates for the great organization of the event.

Whilst a 3D presentation is a standard, many countries moved to 4D or even 5D experience including scents or vibrations to deliver the live experience to the visitors.

Technologies connected to humanity and the importance of Artificial Intelligence for humanity resonate in many pavilions.

Tachyum at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Tachyum Selected for Pan-European Project Enabling 1 AI Zettaflop in 2024

Tachyum was selected by the Slovak Republic to participate in the latest submission for the Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI), to develop Prodigy 2 for HPC/AI. Prodigy 2 for HPC/AI will enable 1 AI Zettaflop and more than 10 DP Exaflops computers to support superhuman brain-scale computing by 2024 for under €1B. As part of this selection, Tachyum could receive a 49 million Euro grant to accelerate a second-generation of its Tachyum Prodigy® processor for HPC/AI in a 3-nanometer process.


Milestones Achieved in 2021

Tachyum’s Prodigy Transforms Data Centers into Universal Computing Centers

Tachyum made tremendous strides in bringing the world’s first universal processor to market behind a series of successes throughout 2021. Among the highlights in 2021 are:

  • Successfully transitioned to a 5-nanometer process
  • Unveiled an FPGA emulation prototype
  • Released motherboard emulation to manufacturing
  • Took delivery of its FPGA DDR-IO motherboard
  • Booted Linux on FPGA
  • Delivered its first software emulation systems
  • Began live web hosting on the Prodigy emulation platform

These advancements continue to position Tachyum to bring Prodigy to commercial markets in 2022.




February 1 - 3, 2022, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tachyum takes part in LEAP, a global and unique event for future technologies and the most disruptive technology professionals from around the world. The event aims to bring together the world’s greatest minds; from leading technology corporations, inspiring pioneers from global start-ups and venture capitalists, with the means to make it all happen.


November 15 - 18, 2021, St. Louis, MO, USA

Tachyum team at SC21: Rob Reiner, Product Marketing Director, Miriam Madrová, Senior Marketing Communication Manager, Pini Herman, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering.

ITAPA 2021 International Congress

November 8 - 10, 2021, Bratislava, Slovakia

ITAPA 2021 International Congress
Mário Lelovský, Republican Union of Employers, Radoslav Danilák, CEO and founder of Tachyum, Veronika Remišová, Deputy Prime Minister of investments, regional development and informatization of the Slovak Republic and Ronald Blaško, Executive Director at the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia discussed why do we need a functioning and competitive digital state.
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