Apple’s future iPhones could feature AI chips

Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated ‘Apple Neural Engine’ AI processor for future devices

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Apple’s future iPhones could feature AI chips The report comes from Bloomberg which details Apple's focus on developing AI technology (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  May 28, 2017

Apple is reportedly developing an artificial intelligence chip that could power AI-enabled tasks in future devices.

The report comes from Bloomberg which details Apple's focus on developing AI technology, such as facial and speech recognition, as well as enhanced battery life.

The chip, which has been internally dubbed as Apple Neural Engine, could potentially enhances takes that would normally require human intelligence.

The report stated: "The new chip would let Apple offload those tasks onto a dedicated module designed specifically for demanding artificial intelligence processing, allowing Apple to improve battery performance.... The Apple AI chip is designed to make significant improvements to Apple's hardware over time, and the company plans to eventually integrate the chip into many of its devices, including the iPhone and iPad, according to the person with knowledge of the matter."

Apple has not confirmed any AI plans, however CEO Tim Cook has openly announced that augmented reality and AI are two technologies to be seen in Apple's future.

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