The Next Big Challenge for Chipmakers Is AI

Artificial intelligence is the next big frontier in technology. While we’re still riding the wave of hype wrought by big data and connected sensors that has led to constant coverage of the Internet of things tech giants ranging from IBM to Facebook have been investing in ways to make the coming information overload manageable. IBM calls it cognitive computing. Facebook and Google call it machine learning or artificial intelligence. No matter what you call it, it is inevitable. This week Google made headlines because it released the code behind its Deep Mind neural network software, so anyone with the necessary programming chops could try to experiment with their own version of AI. The software, called TensorFlow, is on GitHub for the world to see. Perhaps people will build something like…


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