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Intel, Facebook working on cheaper AI chip

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and are working together on a new cheaper (AI) chip that will help companies with high demands.

At the CES 2019 here on Monday, announced "Nervana Processor for Inference" (NNP-I).

"This new class of chip is dedicated to accelerating inference for companies with high demands and is expected to go into production this year," said in a statement.

is also one of Intel's development partners on the NNP-I.

Navin Shenoy, Intel in the Data Centre Group, announced that the NNP-I will go into production this year.

The new "inference" would help and others deploy more efficiently and cheaply.

Intel began its development after acquiring in 2016.

Intel also announced that with Alibaba, it is developing tracking powered by AI that is aimed to be deployed at 2020 and beyond.

The uses existing and upcoming Intel hardware and Alibaba cloud computing to power a cutting-edge deep learning application that extracts 3D forms of athletes in training or competition.

"This technology has incredible potential as an training tool and is expected to be a game-changer for the way fans experience the Games, creating an entirely new way for broadcasters to analyse, dissect and re-examine highlights during instant replays," explained Shenoy.

Intel and Alibaba, together with partners, aim to deliver the first AI-powered 3D tracking during 2020.

"We are proud to with Intel on the first-ever where Alibaba contributes its best-in-class and algorithmic design," said Chris Tung, CMO,



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 09:40 IST