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The Artificial Intelligence Computing Stack

Posted on December 7th, 2017 by Reza
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A gigantic shift in computing is about to dawn upon us, one that is as significant as only two other moments in computing history. First came the “desktop era” of computing, powered by central processing units (CPUs), followed by the “mobile era” of computing, powered by more power-efficient mobile processors. Now, there is a new computing stack that is moving all of software with it, fueled by artificial intelligence (AI) and chips specifically designed to accommodate its grueling computations.


Matroid raises $10 million Series A co-led by Intel and NEA

Posted on September 7th, 2017
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Matroid has raised $10 million Series A co-led by Intel and NEA, bringing funding to $13.5M, following a $3.5M seed round from NEA. We are excited to work with Intel and NEA to continue bringing Computer Vision to everyone. Join us! We are hiring at


The Internet Archive creates face-o-matic, powered by Matroid

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Reza

Today the Internet Archive announced "Face-o-matic", to identify prominent public figures in TV channels aired across the world.


Matroid Press Coverage

Posted on June 24th, 2017 by Reza

Matroid has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, MIT Technology Review, TechCrunch, BBC, Seattle Times, Register, CNBC, and many others.


Matroid presented at Fermilab Special Colloquium

Posted on May 28th, 2017 by Reza

Matroid was presented at the Fermilab special colloquium on May 9th. Slides and a video of the talk are available on the Fermilab lab colloquium page.


First Two Chapters of "TensorFlow for Deep Learning" Released

Posted on April 8th, 2017 by Reza

First Two Chapters of "TensorFlow for Deep Learning" Released, head over to the O'Reilly website to download your copy. A PDF of the first two chapters is also available exlusively via Matroid here.



Matroid launch featured in media

Posted on March 30th, 2017

Matroid launched at Scaled ML 2017, and was covered by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, TechCruch.


Scaled ML 2017 Slides and Pictures

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Ryan

The Scaled Machine Learning 2017 Conference Slides.


Announcing Scaled Machine Learning 2017

Posted on January 26th, 2017 by Reza

Come see what we've been up to, learn about leading deep learning cloud providers, and meet leading researchers in the area! More details at


The Hard Thing about Deep Learning

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Reza

In this post, I explore the “hardness” in optimizing neural networks and see what the theory has to say. In a nutshell: the deeper the network becomes, the harder the optimization problem becomes.


Intel video on Matroid and Machine Learning

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Reza

As Intel moves aggressively into Machine Learning, they have published an interview with Matroid.


Matroid at NIPS 2016

Posted on November 10th, 2016

The FusionNet architecture will be presented at the NIPS 2016 workshop for 3D Deep Learning.


Amazon & Matroid organize Machine Learning workshop at SIGMOD/PODS 2017

Posted on September 24th, 2016 by Reza

Organized by Amazon and Matroid, the DEEM workshop will be held in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. DEEM aims to bring together researchers and practitioners at the intersection of applied machine learning, data management and systems research, with the goal to discuss the arising data management issues in ML application scenarios.


Best Paper Award at KDD 2016 awarded to Matroid

Posted on July 26th, 2016 by Reza

Leading a group of industry and academic contributors, Matroid receives the KDD 2016 Best Paper Award runner-up in the applied data science track.


Bloomberg covers TensorFlow, citing Matroid

Posted on July 17th, 2016 by Reza

"That openness, and continual Google updates, have lured developers like computer-vision startup Matroid, which re-wrote its software to work with TensorFlow, after building on another free AI tool called Caffe."


Neural Network from Matroid leads in Princeton Competition

Posted on July 16th, 2016

Our new Neural Network architecture named FusionNet is leading in the Princeton ModelNet challenge.


Slides from ScaledML 2016

Posted on July 14th, 2016 by Reza

Slides from the Matroid Scaled Machine Learning Conference held on Stanford campus.


TensorFlow at ScaledML 2016

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 by Reza

We are excited for the upcoming Scaled Machine Learning Conference on Stanford Campus. See the lineup at At Matroid we have been using TensorFlow extensively, and to help the Open Source community learn more about this tool, we are running two sessions devoted to it at our company conference.


The Scaled Machine Learning Conference

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by Reza

Announcing the Scaled Machine Learning Conference on Stanford University Campus, Matroid's company conference.


Expert Panel on Deep Learning

Posted on March 30th, 2016 by Reza

Several weeks ago, Innovation Endeavors partnered with Bloomberg BETA to host an exclusive deep learning event for top experts – academics, entrepreneurs, and engineers – and investors to take a closer look at the space. The event centered around a panel discussion with Ilya Sutskever, Research Director at OpenAI; Reza Zadeh, CEO at Matroid and Professor at Stanford University; and Richard Socher, CEO of MetaMind. The conversation was moderated by Jack Clack of Bloomberg.


Future of Machine Intelligence

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Reza

Today O'Reilly released a report on the Future of Machine Intelligence. The concluding chapter is an interview with Matroid.


Matroid at Strata 2016

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Reza

Join us at Strata 2016 in San Jose, on Thursday March 31st, in room 210 A/E. Reza from Matroid will be hosting the Spark session. See here for a full schedule.


Office in Palo Alto

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by Reza

Matroid recently moved into a new office! Visit us at 3239 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 94306.

Located next to Caltrain and the restaurants of California Avenue. 


What's in a name?

Posted on January 13th, 2016 by Reza

How we chose the name "Matroid", a concept from Computer Science Theory and Mathematics.


Matroid at Strata + Hadoop World

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by Reza

We were at the Strata + Hadoop world conference this past week and presented in the "Hard Core Data Science" track.