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AI silicon creeps onward, hopes for ‘unreasonable effectiveness’

Intel’s recent statement that there will be no one-size-fits-all for AI chips, that there will be room for CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and ASICs, is really just common sense – and replicates what has happened in the past for industrial, scientific and even general-purpose computing. The trend towards massive scale in the cloud has driven more computing towards general-purpose off the shelf processors, but at the same, stimulated demand for more specialized hardware in edge processors, and to address the Internet of Things (IoT). Meanwhile, the AI boom is driving development of new generations of dedicated chips, optimized for specific algorithms for neural network-based machine-learning. Intel itself now has or is developing chips optimized at least to some degree for AI…

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