The iPhone Xs new neural engine exemplifies Apples approach to AI
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Apples new iPhone X is billed as the future of the smartphone, with new facial recognition and augmented reality features presented as the credentials to back up this claim. But these features wouldnt be half as slick without a little bit of hidden futurism tucked away in the phones new A11 Bionic chip: Apples new neural engine.
The neural engine is actually a pair of processing cores dedicated to handling specific machine learning algorithms. These algorithms are what power various advanced features in the iPhone, including Face ID, Animoji, and augmented reality apps. According to Apples press materials, the neural engine performs up to 600 billion operations per second to help speed AI tasks (although this stat is hard…