Qualcomm opens up its AI optimization software, says dedicated mobile chips are coming
The Verge ------- In the race to get AI working faster on your smartphone, companies are trying all sorts of things. Some, like Microsoft and ARM, are designing new chips that are better suited to run neural networks. Others, like Facebook and Google, are working to reduce the computational demands of AI itself. But for chipmaker Qualcomm — whose processors account for 40 percent of the mobile market — the current plan is simpler: adapt the silicon that’s already in place. To this end the company has developed what it calls its Neural Processing Engine. This is a software development kit (or SDK) that helps developers optimize their apps to run AI applications on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors. That means that if you’re building an app that uses AI for, say, image recognition, you can integrate Qualcomm’s SDK and it will run faster on phones with compatible processors. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.