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Intel Will Move From Powering Your Laptop to Your Robot in the Future

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Intel revealed their new strategy that is completely dedicated to AI during an ‘AI Day’ in San Francisco, including new AI-specific products and investments for the development of specific AI-related technology. 

Intel has promised that within the next three years they will work towards developing products a technology by reducing the time it takes to train a computer learning model, which will give way for what the company referred to as “the next wave of computing”, otherwise known as AI, writes.

“We’re really evolving to be a company that powers all the billions of smart and connected devices, and to look at that you have to think about the importance of artificial intelligence; a critical component in those connected devices. We are looking at investing – through our technology and acquisitions – to build and fuel AI across everything we do”, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich said during the event. explains that Intel will integrate Nervana’s technology into its Xeon and Xeon Phi super-powerful data centre processor range, in order to eliminate the need for GPU’s. Testing of the Nervana Engine chip will be done during the first half of 2017, and it will be available later that year. Bryant explained that this will be optimised specifically for neural networks “to deliver the highest performance for deep learning and unprecedented compute density with a high-bandwidth interconnect”.

Dr Kevin Curran, senior member of the IEEE and reader of computer science at Ulster University states explains this initiative towards pushing into a more intelligent future as a result to intelligent computer systems replacing human-operated jobs.

“AI is crucial for all machines learning and adapting their behaviour so they can modify existing capabilities to cope with environmental changes allowing the machines to make much more informed manufacturing decisions eventually replacing humans in many aspects of the manufacturing process,” he said.

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