Intel unveils latest processor featuring artificial intelligence

Intel has unveiled its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centers.
Naveen Rao at Intel

The chip, developed at its development facility in Haifa, Israel, is known as Nervana NNP-I or Springhill and is based on a 10 nanometer Ice Lake processor that will allow it to cope with high workloads using minimal amounts of energy, Intel said.

Facebook said it already started using the product.

Intel said its first AI product comes after it had invested in Israeli AI startups, including Habana Labs and NeuroBlade.

Naveen Rao, general manager of Intel’s artificial intelligence products group, said in a blog that the new hardware chip will help Intel Xeon processors in large companies as the need for complicated computations in the AI field increases.

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