‘Apple is working on a chip for artificial intelligence’
Apple is working on a special chip that artificial intelligence in gadgets such as the iPhone, should control.
That writes the usually well-informed Bloomberg on the basis of an anonymous source.
The chip is the ‘Apple Neural Engine’ within the company. With the piece of technology to Apple devices better with tasks to be able to go such as facial and voice recognition.
Current products of Apple processing tasks to artificial intelligence with two other chips: a processor and a graphics chip. A new module, Apple is responsible for handling this kind of tasks. That takes the pressure of the other chips and provides that Apple the battery life in devices can extend.
The new chip would include in the iPhone and iPad. Apple test according to the source, all prototypes of future iPhones with the module. However, it is not clear whether the chip in the new iPhone this year. Apple has not responded.
Possible discusses Apple are improvements of artificial intelligence at the developer conference itself WWDC. Starting on 5 June. During the presentation, in addition to updates to iOS and macOS also the announcement of a smart speaker expected, which works with voice assistant Siri.