Apple is working on a dedicated chip called Apple Neural Engine that will power Artificial Intelligence functions on its devices according to Bloomberg. Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip will improve the way the iPhone, iPad handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence – such as facial recognition and speech recognition, said the person.
Tim Cook already said earlier that, AI & AR is the future of Apple. Apple engineers are purportedly racing to catch up with the new Amazon Echo show and Alphabet. Siri gave Apple an early lead in voice recognition but since then its competitors have been more aggressive in deploying AI across product lines with Amazon’s Echo & Google Home. Currently, artificial intelligence is handled with two different chips: the main processor and the graphics chip. Apple is apparently planning to integrate the AI chip into many of its upcoming new devices including the iPhone and iPad. Sources say the company has already tested future iPhone prototypes with the chip but it’s unclear if it will be ready this year.
There are already features of Apple’s operating system that could be taken to next level with this new the chip including facial recognition in photos, speech recognition, and its predictive keyboard. Developers will reportedly be offered access to the chip so that third party applications can also offload AI tasks. Apple Neural Engine will make device more powerful.
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