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Squeezing more out of chips to cut artificial intelligence cost

Ali Farhadi

John Markoff  |  Seattle 

Ali Farhadi holds a puny $5 computer, called a Raspberry Pi, comfortably in his palm and exults that his team of researchers has managed to squeeze into it a powerful program that can recognise thousands of objects. Dr. Farhadi, a computer scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence here, calls his advance "artificial intelligence at your fingertips." The experimental program could drastically lower the cost of artificial intelligence (AI) and improve privacy because you wouldn't need to share information over the internet. But the AI system is emblematic of ...

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First Published: Tue, November 01 2016. 00:05 IST