Tuesday, June 20, 2017

[26 May 2017] Apple Is Working on a Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices (English, Russian)

Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company’s devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence -- such as facial recognition and speech recognition, said the person, who requested anonymity discussing a product that hasn’t been made public. Apple declined to comment.

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...Should Apple bring the chip out of testing and development, it would follow other semiconductor makers that have already introduced dedicated AI chips. Qualcomm Inc.’s latest Snapdragon chip for smartphones has a module for handling artificial intelligence tasks, while Google announced its first chip, called the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), in 2016. That chip worked in Google’s data centers to power search results and image-recognition. At its I/O conference this year, Google announced a new version that will be available to clients of its cloud business. Nvidia Corp. also sells a similar chip to cloud customers.

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«(По информации от сведущего источника в корпорации,) Apple работает над процессором, заточенным специально под задачи ИИ. Этот чип, внутри компании известный как нейродвижок или Apple Neural Engine, призван улучшить решение таких задач, возлагаемых на устройства фирмы, которые в противном случае требовали бы участия человеческого разума. Такого рода, в частности, задач, как распознавание лиц и распознавание речи»

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