Qualcomm described its neural processing units (NPUs) at the MIT Technology Review's EmTech conference, where Qualcomm chief technology officer (CTO) Matt Grob said that NPUs and design tools for developers will be available next year: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Qualcomm's "Zeroth" neural processing unit (NPU) is named after Isaac Asimov's Zeroth Robot Law--that no robot should harm a human.
Qualcomm aims to deliver both NPU hardware and development tools for its developer community in 2014.
Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob revealed its neural processing unit (NPU) at MIT's EmTech conference.
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