How New Hardware Can Drastically Reduce The Power Consumption Of Artificial Intelligence
insideBIGDATA, July 27th, 2020
July 27, 2020,
Volume 268, Issue 5

To make predictions, artificial intelligence (AI) relies on the processing of large amounts of data and that takes a lot of energy

"Imec develops solutions to drastically reduce that energy consumption. A new chip, in which these calculations are performed directly in the memory by means of analogue technology, is a major breakthrough in this field.

In short:

  • Artificial intelligence goes hand in hand with high energy consumption as more and more calculations are sent to data centers.

  • We could save a lot of energy if we could perform pattern recognition calculations where it makes most sense: on a wireless sensor, a mobile device, or in a car.

  • Imec develops extremely energy-efficient hardware to enable this paradigm shift

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