You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.
Google is releasing an open source tool called Tensor2Tensor. It can quickly train deep learning systems using TensorFlow. In the case of its best training model you can achieve previously cutting-edge results in one day using a single GPU. A relatively ordinary PC can achieve results that previously required supercomputer-level machinery.
There’s a standard modular interface that lets you use virtually any training model, data set or parameters. You don’t need to replace everything just to change one component. And since it’s open source you could easily see the community share its own models to help you get started.
This should help them finish projects faster, or give them time to produce higher-quality results.