According to Intel chief Brian Krzanich, his company is working with Facebook, on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence. Intel & Facebook Are Collaborating on Artificial Intelligence Technology.
Intel & Facebook Are Collaborating on Artificial Intelligence Technology
The chip making company is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans to invest heavily in artificial intelligence to create a family of “Nervana Neural Network Processors”. This neural network would be designed to tailor to the needs of the emerging technology.
“I think we are just at the beginning of a transformation, Artificial intelligence is going to be similar to what the internet was back in the 1990s.”
Chips designed for AI need to effectively handle massive amounts of data and sensor input in real time.
He also mentioned:
“This is the first piece of silicon, We have a whole family planned for this, (Facebook) is helping us, along with others, as to where this is going.”
These new chips will enable “new classes of AI applications” to help transform health care, social media, automobiles and weather forecasting, among others. It has been in the works for more than three years, and the first member of the new family is expected to start shipping very soon according to some leaks.
Intel, which has been expanding beyond its core of personal computer chips in that sagging market, is keen for its technology to be an engine powering artificial intelligence and self-driving systems. With the design of the Intel Nervana NNP, the tech world will be freed from the limitations imposed by existing hardware, which was not explicitly designed for AI.