Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 13:35 Hrs
cmt right
Comment Right
cmt right
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email
Facebook intends to develop its own AI chips: Report

Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report.

In an interview with The Financial Times, Facebook's chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun indicated that the social networking giant is already developing its own custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips to support its AI software.

"Facebook has been known to build its hardware when required -- build its own ASIC, for instance. If there's any stone unturned, we're going to work on it," Forbes quoted LeCun as saying in the interview on Monday. 

While Facebook prepares to work on its own AI chips, the company wishes to work with the existing chip-makers, the report added. 

According to a report by Fortune, LeCun will outline his vision for AI's future in a new research paper he is expected to present at the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco on February 25. 

Read More News:

Facebook adds 5 new partners to fact-checking network in India

Google Maps AR navigation feature testing begins for select users

Source: IANS
Google's Gboard gets offline
Google is adding an Artificially Intelligent (AI) offline dictation feature on its Gboard keyb..
Facebook denies cyber attack
Facebook ruled out a cyber attack on its products Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger, which suf..
Wipro opens third industrial
IT major Wipro Ltd on Thursday opened its centre of excellence for Industrial Internet of Things (..
IBM announces programme
n a bid to recognise the contribution of developers in the open source community, Information ..