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Intel unveils next-generation Xeon Phi chips for A.I.

Diane Bryant, executive vice president of data center group at Intel.

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Silicon Valley is full of chatter about artificial intelligence, deep learning neural networks, and machine learning. And Intel, the world’s biggest chip maker, is becoming a lot more conversant in that chatter today.

Intel executive Diane Bryant announced today that the company is working on a next-generation version of its high-end server chip, the Xeon Phi, for A.I. applications.

Baidu will use the upcoming Xeon Phi chips in the data centers it is building for its Deep Speech platform, where its networks will be able to parse natural language speech as quickly and accurately as possible.