Artificial intelligence on mobile devices is no longer dependent on a connection to the cloud. As evidenced by the hottest demos at CES this year and all the recently announced smartphone flagships, AI has entered the edge device, and has quickly become a marketing selling point. For many reasons, including security, privacy and response time, this trend is bound to continue and expand to more edge devices. To meet demand, almost every player in the silicon industry has come out with some version of AI processor, under many names, like ‘deep learning engine’, ‘neural processor’, ‘AI engine’ etc.
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