Google unveils two new AI chips

Internet search engine giant Google at its Cloud Next 2018 conference held in San Francisco unveiled two new Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips aimed at helping customers develop and deploy intelligent connected devices at scale. They are Edge TPU and Cloud IoT Edge.

Key Facts

Edge TPU: The new hardware chip is purpose-built application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) designed to run AI at the edge. It so small that four such chips can fit on US penny. It will bring brain to devices at extremely low cost and high power efficiency without compromising performance. It delivers high performance in small physical and power footprint, enabling deployment of high-accuracy AI at the edge.

Cloud IoT Edge: It is a software stack that extends Google Cloud’s powerful AI capability to gateways and connected devices. One of companies using theis new technologies is LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG.

Artificial intelligence

AI is branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans. In contrast to normal hardware and software, AI enables a machine to perceive (i.e. to think) and respond to its changing environment.

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