Named "Kunlun," a mountain range which is a symbol in Chinese mythology1 and Taoist culture, the chip, independently developed by Baidu, is said to be "the most powerful AI chip in the industry so far," according to Li Yanhong, CEO of the tech giant. Li Yanhong says the Kunlun chip has a computational capability2 about 30 times faster than the latest AI accelerator that is based on field-programmable gate array. The chip is reportedly built to accommodate high performance requirements of a wide variety of AI scenarios3 such as data centers, public clouds and autonomous4 vehicles. So-called "edge" technology allows for operations running on via cloud computing5 - such as the Internet of Things or artificial intelligence - to avoid the lags that normal cloud computing has by working on the "edge" of the cloud, rather than being fully6 integrated into it.
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Chinese tech giant Baidu has announced the creation of China's first cloud-to-edge AI chip, reports thepaper.cn. 百度宣布造出中国首颗云端全功能AI芯片。