A pair of micro TPU chips on the top of the dice (Figure: Google)
Prior to that, Google had allowed users to use TPU resources on the pay cloud infrastructure. But it was announced on Wednesday.Edge TPUThe project will allow programmers to install TPU on their own robots.
Injong Rhe, vice president of Google cloud Internet of things, said in a blog article:
Users can gain a lot of benefits from these networking smart, real-time decision-making devices. Your sensor will not only be a data collector, but can make a more local, real-time, intelligent decision.
Edge TPUDevelopmentBoard (figure from: Google)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often referred to as machine learning (ML) or deep learning (DL).With the help of a technology called Neural Network, it has a profound impact on the computing field.
It allows people to use real world data to train computers so that they can find their own patterns accordingly.
Taking an auto driving car for example, this technology will make the computer aware of whether there are pedestrians ahead. In the field of image, it can find suitable exposure parameters for photos.
It is reported thatGoogle will provide a hardware module for TPU to facilitate users to access the PCIe slot on the motherboard, or to connect the USB peripheral port.Interested friends can apply online (Transmission gate).
It needs to be pointed out that, although Google's TPU chip is running out of the data center, it has a long way to go when it works on mobile devices such as mobile phones.