Michael , you might want to write an article about these guys. They're one of the stand-out AI hardware startups. What makes them unique is that:
  • They're selling hardware to the general public, not just big customers and cloud providers.
  • They're exposing their hardware for non-AI, dataflow-processing applications, and promising to open up a lot of low-level details about it.
  • They're promising to open source their graph compiler and most of their software.

As with a lot of AI companies, you can also use their cloud to "kick the tires" of their stuff, before or instead of purchasing actual hardware.
Having just closed another round of funding, they're also hiring. I'm not affiliated, in any way -- I've just been reading about their stuff and it sounds cool.