Thursday, January 18, 2018

Samsung Note 9 may arrive with AI chips (NPU). Maybe the GalaxyS9/S9+ as well.

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Samsung always unveils its new  Galaxy Note version in September . For this year the Note 9 is in schedule.

The novelty is that Samsung is very close to get NPU (NETWORK PROCESSING UNIT) known also as AI chips and for the September UNPACKED 2018 event for the Galaxy Note 9 ,it will arrive with these AI chips in.
When an NPU is implemented in a smartphone in addition to the current central processing unit, graphic processing unit and other chips, the device itself can process, analyze and store data produced on the smartphone without the help of a cloud server. The NPU is widely called the brain of smartphones because its architecture looks like that of a human brain, according to scholars. 
In simple words, NPU or AI chips help  to boost capabilities of artificial intelligence software for servers and mobile devices.
Samsung is working on various AI projects with about 20 professors and nearly 100 researchers at Seoul National University, Pohang University of Science and Technology and Kaist. The company provides about 3 billion won ($2.8 million) for each university a year with a plan for three years, according to academia.   
“Samsung seems focused on developing much more efficient and secure chips than existing ones,” said Yoo Hoi-jun, a professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology. “By learning a lesson from the latest ‘Intel CPU gate,’ Samsung would develop AI processors whose architectures are more secure.”   
A public relations official at Samsung said, “Development of AI chips is underway led by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology.”  
Samsung may show some of the power of these new AI chips on the upcoming Galaxy S9/S9+ .


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