It's a crowded market if you're a machine learning company. Every vendor under the sun has integrated some new-fangled AI-driven service, making the real ROI tough to spot in the jungle of buzzwords and feature creep. Paperspace is hoping to make that journey a little easier for businesses by offering Gradient, an easily manageable infrastructure platform for deep learning.
Under the hood, Paperspace is not just some AI startup: they're offering developers access to Google's Tensorflow Processing Units (TPUs), which are otherwise only available for research groups and other computer sciencey-types who've applied to Google to gain access. Paperspace is currently offering TPU access as well as GPU access in its deep learning platform.
That alone was worth sitting down with CEO Dillon Erb and CTO Tom Sanfilippo for a chat. These co-founders took time to discuss just what it's like to build deep learning applications with TPUs.