How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Google’s Cloud Revenue

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai said at Google I/O conference that the company has built a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) as part of its AI (artificial intelligence) initiative. Google built an AI computer system for Chinese board game Go which beat a human player. The AI system, called AlphaGo, was powered by the TPU. Although AlphaGo’s win is somewhat like IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson’s Jeopardy win in 2011, building a TPU could have deeper implications for developing tomorrow’s AI systems. Google said: Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) is a custom ASIC for machine learning that fits in the same footprint of a hard drive, and was the secret sauce for AlphaGo in Korea. TPUs Can Boost Google’s Cloud Business Two recent articles on Seeking Alpha addressed Google’s TPU endeavor, which investors…


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