A future of mobile devices and autonomous robots that can make AI powered decisions locally (without having to upload raw data to the Internet) is now closer thanks to MIT's new chip designed to implement neural networks. This could provide an acceleration to applications of IoT.
Energy-friendly chip can perform powerful artificial-intelligence tasks
MIT researchers have developed a new chip designed to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial-intelligence algorithms locally, rather than uploading data to the Internet for processing.