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The 10 Coolest AI Chips Of 2021
A look at the 10 coolest AI chips of 2021, which includes processors from semiconductor giants, cloud service providers and chip startups.
Intel Loihi 2 Neuromorphic Chip
Intel’s Loihi 2 neuromorphic chip is a new kind of AI processor that aims to mimic the functions and form of the brain’s biological neural networks. The company said neuromorphic computing “represents a fundamental rethinking of computer architecture at the transistor level, and its capabilities remain unrivaled when it comes to intelligently processing, responding to and learning from real-world data “at microwatt power levels and millisecond response times.” Loihi 2 represents the second generation of Intel’s neuromorphic chips, and its features include generalized event-based messaging, which allows spike messages to carry integer-value payloads “with little extra cost in either performance or energy.” It also has greater neuron model programmability, enhanced learning capabilities, faster circuit speeds and “numerous capacity optimizations to improve resources density.”