Facebook set to form chip design team focused on AI – but why?

The social network is recruiting people for a processor design team. Job listings reveal that the team will focus on AI, suggesting that it could be used in smart speakers. The company is hard at work on smart speakers already, but an in-house chip could surface in a successor speaker.

Facebook is reportedly building a team devoted to chip design, with AI tipped to be a major focus. The news comes via Bloomberg, citing recent job listings and people “familiar with the matter,” and...


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