Google’s Custom TPUs Push AI 7 Years Into The Future

Google I/O 2016 was, as usual, an exciting event for smartphone users and Android enthusiasts alike, but of course, the yearly event was also a place for Google to discuss its business and variety of products at large. Surprisingly enough, yesterday Google also unveiled a new custom Tensor Processing Unit said to have been used by Google in secret for more than a year. What’s special about the custom TPU is that, according to Google, it is powerful enough to advance machine learning technology seven years into the future, or “three generations of Moore’s Law”. Google’s Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU for short, appears to be one of the company’s most recent technological advancements in the field of machine learning. According to Google, the company’s custom TPUs have been secretly…


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