In December, chip-making giant Intel will unveil its new “Meteor Lake” chip able to run a generative AI program on a notebook computer instead of forcing users to connect to data centers to muster enough computing power for the task, the company announced last week at a Silicon Valley developers conference.
Aside from convenience, the chip and accompanying software tools also will erase the need to send sensitive personal or corporate information to external sources.
Conference attendees saw laptop computers disconnected from external aids but still able to answer questions in a conversational manner and even compose a song in the style of Taylor Swift.
“You can get a better performance, a lower cost, and more private AI,” Sachin Katti, Intel senior vice president in charge of the company’s network and edge group, told Reuters.
Intel executives promised the company will deliver the even more advanced “Arrow Lake” chip in 2024. It also reported building a new supercomputer to be used by Stability AI, a firm making image-creating AI tools. China’s Alibaba Group is using Intel tech to deliver chatbot technology to customers, the chip maker added.
If Intel’s chip will make AI “so that anyone can use it, that creates a much bigger market for chips – the chips [Intel] makes,” Analyst Dan Hutcheson with TechInsights said to Reuters.
TRENDPOST: AI technology will advance quickly enough that smartphones will be equipped with rudimentary AI bots within a few years. When AI can operate at that level of technology, everyone will become even more dependent on it and we will all surrender a bit more of our ability to know things and do things.