There might be chips coming with AI ! .As reported by Bloomberg, is a new project, not yet formally announced, that is working on helping the company develop its own artificial intelligence chipset, developed specifically to perform data-intensive deep learning tasks and help take the load off a device’s core processor
The chips , as reported known internally as the ‘ Apple Neural Engine’ and would be used in all the Apple devices . Various companies have also start the same initiative , Google, Qualcomm and Nvidia . As Mark Zuckerberg himself noted in his keynote address at this year’s F8, the future of technology relies on three foundational pillars, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality.
The CEO of Apple, Tim cook, said at a press call in March that company is planning to expand into Augmented Reality market – This chip would play an important role if this is the case.
The company has recently purchased Lattice Data, which uses AI to structure “dark data” (data that cannot be used from an analytics standpoint). In addition, Apple’s self-driving car software, currently mounted on a Lexus, has been approved for road testing
Details have been hazy so far, and we are yet to have a confirmation on whether this exciting new range of chipsets will find application in Apple’s next installation of smart devices. However know that the prototype technology is already being tested in the current generation of iPhones and iPads, and the company is trying to integrate the new chipset into the devices’ everyday applications, such as by adding facial recognition capabilities to its Photos app and improving on Siri’s voice recognition technology.
With Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference scheduled to take place in June, we might get further details and an official announcement for this kind of chips.