Intel Unveils Plans for Artificial-Intelligence Chips

ENLARGE Attendees stand in line to check in during the 2016 Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday. Photo: Michael Short/Bloomberg By Don Clark Don Clark The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @donal888 www.facebook.com/DonClark Don.Clark@wsj.com Aug. 17, 2016 3:36 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Intel Corp. INTC -0.54 % signaled it wants a bigger role in artificial intelligence, revealing plans to modify a line of chips to target a fast-growing market turning into a battleground for technology suppliers. The company told technology developers Wednesday that it plans next year to deliver a new version of the Xeon Phi processor—a product line previously targeted at scientific applications—with added features designed to accelerate tasks associated with what Silicon Valley calls artificial intelligence. Intel said the technology will help accelerate a technique called…


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