Date: May 29, 2017
- The new chip would let Apple offload those tasks onto a dedicated module designed specifically for demanding artificial intelligence processing, allowing Apple to improve battery performance.
- An AI chip would join a growing list of processors that Apple has created in-house.
- Engineers at Apple are racing to catch their peers at Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. in the booming field of artificial intelligence.
- 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.
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