Tech Talk: Qualcomm’s Zeroth Could Divorce The Cloud

Qualcomm has been talking about their deep learning machine intelligence platform, Zeroth, for a number of months now. When the company first started talking about including the technology into System-on-Chips, this might have meant that the Snapdragon 820 was going to include a Qualcomm Neural Processing Unit, or NPU, as part of the hardware. Instead, Qualcomm included the Zeroth software on the device rather than a core. Over the weekend, Qualcomm has announced that they are releasing the Zeroth SDK so that developers can start to utilize this specialist software on the device rather than relying on cloud computing to process this data. Neural processing has been used for a number of years now. The technology is based around the premise of rather than programming a computer to do something,…


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