Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 aims to upend digital intelligence

Qualcomm is looking to distill some of the magic of the cloud and its Snapdragon processors into an AI processor, and Microsoft and Facebook are already onboard with the new Cloud AI 100. A custom-made chip designed to bring cloud-style AI processing to the data center, the new accelerator promises applications from mixed reality, to gaming, to personalization.

While we’ve seen AI accelerators based on mobile chips before, the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 doesn’t tap into existing Snapdragon mobile chipsets. Instead it’s an entirely new, purpose-built chip, Qualcomm says.

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