Samsung is reportedly conducting research and development for its future chips that are going to feature dedicated cores for processing artificial intelligence-related data. It’s not surprising given that AI is increasingly making inroads on mobile devices and manufacturers are stepping up to the challenge of providing adequate processing power for AI-related data to be processed properly.

Some of Samsung’s rivals have already gone ahead and done this. Huawei recently said that its new Mate 10 smartphone will be powered by its new Kirin 970 processor. That chip has a neural processing unit for enhanced artificial intelligence capabilities.

The Korea Herald hears from an industrial source of one of Samsung’s partners that the company is developing several types of chips that will be capable of processing a significant amount of data from artificial intelligence apps on devices. This will eliminate the need to communicate with cloud services and power enhanced AI experiences on mobile devices.

Kim Ki-nam, president of Samsung’s semiconductor business, recently hinted that Samsung’s new chipsets will have some artificial intelligence enhancements onboard. ““The existing central processing unit and graphic processing unit chips make it hard to achieve efficiency in AI computing,” he said, adding that onboard neural processing units will help address this efficiency problem.

Samsung’s AI chips are expected to be commercialized in a few years. The company is yet to detail its plans for the next generation of processors.

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