Google’s new TPU custom chip is their biggest hardware push into machine learning yet

Today GOOG: 706.63 0.40 Google’s new TPU custom chip is their biggest hardware push into machine learning yet Edoardo Maggio – 52 mins ago @northead Google Corporate View Comments Machine learning — a branch of Artificial Intelligence that studies pattern recognition and computational learning — is at the core of many of Google‘s products. Everything from voice search to Maps‘ Street View down to Inbox‘s recently introduced Smart Replies (which are making their way into the just announced Allo) take advantage of machine learning’s incredible capabilities. However, Google too seems to acknowledge, “great software shines brightest with great hardware underneath”. This is why, over the past several years, the company has worked on a custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) named Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), and it is unveiling it today… The…


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