According to a report from Bloomberg�s Mark Gurman, Apple is reportedly working on Artificial Intelligence(AI) chip that would power AI related tasks on smartphones.
The chip will be called as Apple Neural Engine which will assist in facial and speech recognition will also improve the device�s overall battery life, the report says, and potentially improve the overall performance of Apple devices.
Apple has started testing future iPhone prototypes with this chip. The ultimate goal of the project is to separate the most computationally heavy tasks from the iPhone�s processor and graphics chip.
CEO Tim Cook has already have mentioned in interviews that augmented reality and AI are the two core pillars of Apple�s future. Apple is working seriously to make those words real.