New AI chip from MIT gives Skynet a tenfold speed boost

A team from MIT has demonstrated a new type of deep-learning chip that dramatically speeds up the ability of neural networks to process and identify data. In a presentation at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, the researchers showed off Eyeriss, a chip designed specifically for deep learning. They claimed that it increased the speed of neural networks by a factor of ten over some GPUs, and could conceivably bring the technology to your phone. “Deep learning is useful for many applications, such as object recognition, speech, face detection,” said Vivienne Sze, assistant professor of electrical engineering at MIT. “Right now, the networks are pretty complex and are mostly run on high-power GPUs. You can imagine that if you can bring that functionality to your cell phone or…

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