Today's news is Microsoft's Project Brainwave brings fast-chip smarts to AI at Build conference.
At the Build conference this week, Microsoft is detailing how it's moved its own Project Brainwave AI technology out of its research lab and into its widely used Azure cloud-computing service, starting with an accelerated option for image recognition.
You're not likely to tap into Project Brainwave yourself, but it's the kind of thing that eventually could improve all kinds of services at companies you do deal with anything from insurance to package delivery.
Project Brainwave brings two important differences to conventional AI. First, it uses a fast and flexible but unusual processor type called an FPGA, short for field programmable gate array.
It can be updated often to accelerate AI chores with the latest algorithms, and it handles AI tasks rapidly enough to be used for real-time jobs where response time is crucial.