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Technology Intel will build AI brains into your laptop for tomorrow's speed boost

15:26  14 november  2019
15:26  14 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Intel dramatically cuts prices of top-end i9 gaming chips

  Intel dramatically cuts prices of top-end i9 gaming chips Expect a speed boost, too, as Intel revs its old Skylake chip family a little faster. That'll be handy for gamers, video editors and others who need top performance."People were stuck in the top part of the mainstream," unwilling to pay a lot more money for a bit more performance, said Frank Soqui, vice president of Intel's Client Computing Group. It's also cutting prices of the chips used in the related but more corporate high-end market: workstations. The price cuts are as deep as 50 percent, Soqui said.

This Walmart exclusive, which includes Google's tiny virtual assistant and Chromecast streaming device, turns any TV into a smart TV. • Intel will build AI brains into your laptop for tomorrow ' s speed boost .

Intel ' s Neural Compute Stick 2 costs and has the company' s Movidius Myriad X AI processor. That speedup is useful for people like Peter Ma, who combined a first-generation Neural Compute Stick with a microscope and laptop to create a device that spots bacterial contaminants in a flow of water.

It may not be obvious, but you're almost certainly using AI every day. Artificial intelligence-boosting hardware in your phone enables voice recognition and spots your friends in photos. In the cloud, it delivers search results and weeds out spam email. Next up for dedicated AI hardware will be your laptop, Intel expects.

a hand holding a cellphone: Intel's Nervana NNP-I chips are designed to be crammed into data centers for AI tasks like translating text or analyzing photos. Stephen Shankland/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Intel's Nervana NNP-I chips are designed to be crammed into data centers for AI tasks like translating text or analyzing photos. Stephen Shankland/CNET a hand holding a cellphone: Intel's Nervana NNP-I chips are designed to be crammed into data centers for AI tasks like translating text or analyzing photos.© Stephen Shankland/CNET

Intel's Nervana NNP-I chips are designed to be crammed into data centers for AI tasks like translating text or analyzing photos.

Intel's 10th-gen X-series CPUs include an 18-core model under $1,000

  Intel's 10th-gen X-series CPUs include an 18-core model under $1,000 You won't have to spend quite so lavishly to get an 18-core Intel Core X chip in your gaming rig. Intel has offered the first details of its 10th-generation Core X-series chips, and the flagship, 3GHz (4.8GHz turbo) Core i9-10908XE will pack 18 cores for $979. That's far from trivial, but much better than the $2,000 you've had to pay until now. Other models are also decidedly more affordable, including the 10-core i9-10900XE ($590), 12-core i9-10920XE ($689) and 14-core i9-10940XE ($784). There aren't any dramatic clock speed improvements, although the 12-, 14- and 18-core chips all hit a healthy max turbo boost of 4.8GHz.

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Computer and software makers haven't started clamoring for hardware that accelerates artificial intelligence tasks in a personal computer, the chipmaker believes. But that'll change, and Intel expects to blend more AI circuitry into its products as it catches on.

"You're going to see this benefiting everybody, because the whole purpose of the computer is shifting to be an AI machine," said Naveen Rao, the general manager of Intel's AI chip work, at Intel's 2019 AI Summit this week. "A lot of your experiences are going to start relying on AI capabilities, even in your laptop."

Introducing AI to laptops is part of a profound transition sweeping the computing industry. AI generally refers to neural network technology that's inspired by our own brains and trained to make decisions based on real-world data. The technology has delivered impressive results. You wouldn't be able to unlock your phone using facial features without it. Same with speech-to-text transcription software, self-driving car navigation and pattern scanning that detects credit card fraud. Dedicated AI hardware can speed up all that activity.

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Take a look at Intel's AI chip hardware

Intel already added some modest AI capability to its new Ice Lake laptop processors. One feature programmers can tap into, DLBoost, is designed to speed AI tasks like figuring out what's in a photo. Another, Gaussian Neural Accelerator, processes voice commands while a PC is in a low-power standby mode.

Intel discontinues its processors with AMD graphics

  Intel discontinues its processors with AMD graphics If you suspected Intel processors with AMD graphics weren't long for this world, you guessed correctly. Intel has discontinued its Core i7 processors based on Kaby Lake-G, explaining to chip buyers that market interest has "shifted to other Intel products." Vendors have until January 31st, 2020 to place orders, and the last shipments should take place by July 31st, 2020. There's no sign of a replacement on the horizon, either. The move isn'tThe move isn't exactly unexpected. Kaby Lake-G was an "enemy of my enemy is my friend" design meant to counter NVIDIA's laptop graphics by mating an 8th-generation Core processor with an AMD GPU that could outperform Intel's then-current integrated video.

Human brains work by relaying information with pulses or spikes, strengthening frequent connections and storing the changes locally at synapse The aim is test the chip' s feasibility for new types of AI applications to boost further development. It will build the chips using its 14-nanometer process

We go over how Intel Turbo Boost works, what i I also talk about why Turbo Boost is important and how it helps save your PCs power, hardware longevity Because it only happens when needed, it conserves power extending the battery life of your laptop , keeping the temperature down on your PC

Because Ice Lake was bogged down for years, arriving only this fall, phone makers like Apple , Samsung and Google were able to add AI hardware to their chips before laptops got similar power. Nvidia, an Intel rival, capitalized on the delay, rolling out graphics chips that are good for AI processing.

Custom AI chips are coming

Intel chips aren't the only route to AI power in PCs. Graphics chips, called GPUs and already built into laptops, are good but not great at AI processing, said FeibusTech analyst Mike Feibus. But at some point custom AI hardware will take over. "It's coming. The advantages are too great to ignore," he said.

Nvidia declined to comment.

Intel has two dedicated AI processor families: Nervana data center chips and Movidius chips for small devices like cameras. The company expects $3.5 billion in revenue from AI products in 2019.

AI chips deliver the next wave of computing power

AI is the next big phase of chip design, according to Jim Keller, general manager of Intel's silicon engineering group.

In recent decades, the tech industry has sped up computers with faster processor cores, then with multiple processor cores operating in parallel and most recently with graphics chips. Each took over as the previous approach ran out of steam. AI now has begun its rapid performance surge, Keller said in a September talk.

AMD unveils its next-gen Threadripper CPUs with up to 32 cores

  AMD unveils its next-gen Threadripper CPUs with up to 32 cores AMD has unveiled its 3rd-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs built with its 7-nanometer "Zen 2" architecture, and the performance looks impressive. As before, there are 24- and 32-core variants, the TR 3960X and TR 3970X, respectively, with base clocks at 3.8GHz/3.7GHz respectively and a max boost speed of up to 4.5GHz. Both chips will run using AMD's all-new TRX40 chipset with 72 available PCIe 4.0 lanes and 12 USB-C 3.1 gen2 10Gbps SuperSpeed ports.These chips and motherboards are aimed at content creators, because the extra cores and higher PCIe 4.0 bandwidth won't help gamers much.

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port. The Movidius Neural Compute Stick is tuned for tinkerers and engineers who want to give neural network technology a With a USB hub, you can plug several Intel Movidius Neural Compute Sticks into your laptop . Want to give your PC an IQ boost ?

Intel ® Xeon® Scalable processors are built specifically for the flexibility to run complex AI workloads on the same hardware as your existing workloads; Intel ® Xeon® Scalable processors take embedded AI performance to the next level with Intel ® Deep Learning Boost .

a screen shot of a computer: Intel chip executive Jim Keller sees AI hardware as powering the next major boost in computing performance. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Intel chip executive Jim Keller sees AI hardware as powering the next major boost in computing performance. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

AI computing involves two phases: training and inference. Training requires computers that can process enormous amounts of data. For example, getting an AI system to recognize what's in photographs requires a computer to sort through billions of labeled photos to create a model. That model is used in the second step to infer, or identify, what's in a specific photo.

New Intel Nervana and Movidius chips

Intel already sells its Nervana chips for training and inference to data centers packed with servers, computing infrastructure that often powers services at AI-heavy companies such as Google and Facebook . Intel is now shipping its larger, more expensive and power-hungry Nervana NNP-T chips for training and its smaller NNP-I chips for inference, the chipmaker announced.

Social network behemoth Facebook uses the NNP-I chips, and Chinese search engine Baidu uses the NNP-T training chips, and the two companies helped Intel tout its tech at the event.

Facebook uses AI to translate text from one language to another 6 billion times a day, said Misha Smelyanskiy, director of AI at Facebook.

Intel also announced a new Movidius AI chip code-named Keem Bay and due in the first half of 2020 for power-constrained products like security cameras . It requires "a fraction of the power, a fraction of the size, a fraction of the cost of comparable products," said Jonathan Ballon, vice president of Intel's internet of things group.

Intel and MediaTek Partner on 5G Laptops for 2021 .
Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc. has announced a partnership with U.S. chipmaking giant Intel Corp. to supply future Intel-powered PCs with fifth-generation networking modems from the start of 2021. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The agreement marks a small step toward a big change in the way computing is done, as 5G promises to revolutionize both the speed and availability of cellular networks, creating dense coverage with bandwidth comparable to current Wi-Fi standards and beyond.

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