At the annual Beijing conference for developers Baidu Create AI, the company disclosed details about the Kunlun processor for computations related to artificial intelligence. In addition, the release of the platform Baidu Brain 3.0 with new "smart" services was announced.
According to the company representatives, the processor is designed to perform edge computing on the device itself and cloud through data centers. It is known about two models of chips: 818-300 for training algorithms and 818-100 for outputting the result.
It is assumed that Kunlun will be able to perform up to 260 ter-operations per second. The memory bandwidth is 512 GB per second. The company did not specify a specific release date.
In addition to Baidu, many technology companies work on their own chips for intelligent systems, for example, Alibaba or Tesla, and Intel and AMD have already presented specific solutions.
In the third version of the Baidu platform, developers added 50 new AI services, from computer vision systems and natural language processing to face recognition software. In addition, the update improves the semantic understanding of input data - models better capture the meaning of text, video and images.
The company also upgraded the DuerOS service for conversational AI technologies to version 3.0. It now supports home devices - televisions, smart speakers or clocks, as well as mobile devices. Thus, developers can use their open SDK and API to create their own voice control systems.