Facebook hired former Google employee Shahriar Rabii to lead the group of artificial intelligence chips developers. They will be used to assess user behavior, TechCrunch reports.
In the corporation, Rabil developed chips for consumer devices, in particular, the Visual Core chip in Pixel 2.
Own chips will save the company from the need to buy them from Qualcomm and will allow money to be used to build their own servers. Thus, Facebook will gain an advantage in the device market - for example, in the work on its "smart" column, the newspaper said.
In May 2018, Facebook announced the development of a chip for video processing. According to the engineers of the company, traditional methods of solving this problem have become inefficient due to high resource and energy intensity.