Apple developing dedicated AI chip for iPhone, iPad: Report

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Apple is developing a dedicated artificial intelligence chip to offload tasks like speech recognition and facial recognition on its mobile devices, according to Bloomberg.

The chip internally known as Apple Neural Engine could help improve battery life and overall performance, the report said.

Apple is looking to include the chip in both the iPhone and iPad. Apple is said to have begun testing future iPhone prototypes with the chip, but it’s not clear when the dedicated chip could arrive or if it will be included in the next iPhone release this fall.

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