Intel launches its new Loihi AI chip as well as a new 49 qubit quantum chip

Published By : 09 Jan 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

As of today, Intel has announced its most recent news related to the development of next generation super-fast processors. This is despite the fact that the company has borne some of the worst effects due to its chips being affected by security issues. Intel has announced the launch of its first neuromorphic chip which is said to mimic human thinking.

Mimicking humans Intel’s new dream

The new Loihi chip designed by Intel is designed in such a way that it can effectively mimic how humans talk and learn new processes. According to the company, the new chip is fully functioning and will be provided to its research partners in the current year. This chip is ready to transform the entire scenario in the way computing systems work today.

The use of artificial intelligence for making chips is evolving very fast, with breakthroughs possible every few months. Loihi is Intel’s brainchild which was first announced in September last year, in order to attempt to dominate the AI chips market. This chip is expected to compete with other companies like Nvidia and Graphcore, who also are looking to seal their position in the market. Intel’s idea behind creating the chip involve sharing some of the power generated in an AI device due to the processes acting in the AI system. If some of the power can be moved to the chip, the efficiency of the system can possibly be improved. According to Intel, the chip is modelled with respect to the human brain, with several characteristics such as pulses and spikes around synapses being monitored effectively and recreated in the chip’s functions.

This is not the only chip designed by Intel in recent times. Rather, the company also has designed the 49-qubit Tangle Lake Chip. This chip is designed for quantum computing processes is further expected to revolutionize how quantum mechanics is being studied. This chip is being worked on for further innovation and development by QuTech, a research partner associated with Intel.

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