Artificial Intelligence Gets its Head out of the Cloud

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new chip that could run AI programs locally, making conclusions about data without having to route it through the cloud. (Image courtesy of Thinkstock). Artificial intelligence researchers are teaching programs to identify objects, understand facial expressions, recognize patterns, and even learn from experience like humans. These tasks are made possible using so-called neural networks, programs with millions of interconnected neurons that simulate the human brain. While these networks have incredible potential for AI, they often process information over the Internet. Now, a research team has developed a new chip that could bring the same artificial intelligence to the hardware of smartphones, sensors, and other mobile devices. The new technology, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could enable these gadgets to…


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