According to a recent report by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new Apple Neural Engine for AI.
The Apple Neural Engine is a dedicated processor for Artificial Intelligence and would be used in future iPhones and other devices.
Engineers at Apple are racing to catch their peers at Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. in the booming field of artificial intelligence. While Siri gave Apple an early advantage in voice-recognition, competitors have since been more aggressive in deploying AI across their product lines, including Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home digital assistants. An AI-enabled processor would help Cupertino, California-based Apple integrate more advanced capabilities into devices, particularly cars that drive themselves and gadgets that run augmented reality, the technology that superimposes graphics and other information onto a person’s view of the world.
As yet there are no details on exactly when Apple may include this new Apple Neural Engine in Apple devices, we are no expecting to see it in this years iPhone 8 handsets.
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