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Google Unveils Two New AI Chips

Published on July 28, 2018
Internet search engine giant Google at its Cloud Next 2018 conference held in San Francisco, unveiled two new Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips aimed at helping customers develop and deploy intelligent connected devices at scale.
Injong Rhee
  • The AI chips are: Edge TPU and Cloud IoT Edge.

About the Chips:

Edge TPU:

  • The new hardware chip is a purpose-built application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), designed to run AI at the edge.
  • It is so small that four such chips can fit on a US penny.
  • It will bring brain to devices at extremely low cost and high power efficiency without compromising performance.
  • It delivers high performance in small physical and power footprint, enabling deployment of high-accuracy AI at the edge.

Cloud IoT Edge:

  • It is a software stack that extends Google Cloud’s powerful AI capability to gateways and connected devices.
  • One of companies using this new technology is: LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG.

What is Artificial intelligence (AI)?

  • AI is a branch of computer science concerned with making computers that behave like humans.
  • In contrast to normal hardware and software, AI enables a machine to perceive (i.e. to think) and respond to its changing environment.


Q. Name the two new Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips unveiled by Google at its Cloud Next 2018 conference held in San Francisco?
a. Intel Core 10 and Celeron X
b. Edge TPU and Cloud IoT Edge
c. AI 200 and AI X320
d. None of the above

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