Apple developing ‘Neural Engine’ chipset for future iPhones and iPads: Report

Date: May 28, 2017 Published by

  • Apple might be developing a new custom chipset for artificial intelligence (AI) processing, reports Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasing becoming important, with players like Google, Amazon and Microsoft pumping millions of dollars.
  • The chipset, internally known as Apple Neural Engine, will be used to handle AI-related tasks like speech and facial recognition.
  • That said, it makes sense for Apple as its competitors in the tech industry are increasing betting on artificial intelligence (AI) for future growth.
  • The custom chipset would allow Apple to offload some processing done by the main chipset and by the GPU, allowing the company to improve battery performance on its devices.