Intel plans to make AI ‘100x faster’ with new computing chips

Intel made the announcements during its inaugural “AI Day” today. It explained how it plans to integrate technology from Nervana, a company it acquired just two months ago, into its wider product range. It expects to see Nervana tech inside Intel silicon in the first half of 2017. Intel is building two new series of Xeon processors called Lake Crest and Knights Crest. Lake Crest is optimised for neural networks and is designed specifically to offer the highest possible performance for training AI systems. It offers “unprecedented” computing density, according to Intel. The company expects to deliver a 100x reduction in the time taken to train new complex neural networks by the end of the decade. The breakthrough improvements will be driven by technology developed by Nervana that increases the…

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