Facebook Chips in on Live Video

I’m starting to get obsessed with watching who is making a chip for what AI purpose these days.

Facebook has announced they’re designing a chip to help with analysis and filtering of live-streaming video. Why? Two reasons:

  1. To minimize reliance on outside suppliers (here’s looking at you Intel)
  2. To avoid the embarrassing mistake of letting someone livestream their suicide or orgy (or something else equally against their TOS or that generally harshes their chill)

Microsoft made the tech world all about that software back in the day with Windows. Now it seems like the pendulum is swinging back towards hardware. And the cycle continues.

Src: Bloomberg