Amazon is reportedly creating an AI chip to process Alexa commands on-device


After Apple, Google, and Huawei, Amazon is the newest kid on the AI chip block, according to a report from The Information. The outlet noted that the ecommerce giant is developing its own artificial intelligence processor for its Alexa-powered hardware, which presently includes the Echo lineup of smart speakers. The idea is to use the chip to process voice commands on the device itself rather than rely as heavily as Echo speakers currently do on the cloud, making for quicker responses to your questions. The Seattle-based company has been acquiring and hiring specialists in chip making over the past couple…

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