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Next-gen Hololens to have custom AI chip

Microsoft's next Hololens iteration will have a specialized AI chip to recognize real-world interactions.

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Published Mon, Jul 24 2017 5:27 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Microsoft's next generation Hololens AR headset will have a special built-in AI chip to recognize and process data.

Next-gen Hololens to have custom AI chip | TweakTown.com

The new second generation Hololens AR headset from Microsoft will feature a highly customized AI chip that will help users in a myriad of ways, Bloomberg reports. The new AI-infused chip, which was recently unveiled during an event in Hawaii, is built around Microsoft's Holographic Processing Unit that currently powers the company's self-contained alternate reality HMD.

The Redmond-based company touts that their new AI processor is the first chip of its kind to be featured in a mobile device, and has strong potential to help revolutionize the AR segment. The chip--and others like it from Google, Apple, and even NVIDIA--could one day allow HMD wearers to translate signs and even languages during visits foreign countries. Microsoft's new AI chip aims to boost real-time processing power and speed by reducing reliance on the cloud, and will also reduce battery drain to boot.

NEWS SOURCE:bloomberg.com

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