During its AI Day conference last April, Qualcomm unveiled the , a chipset purpose-built for machine learning inferencing and edge computing workloads. Details were scarce at press time, evidently owing to a lengthy production schedule. But Qualcomm today announced a release date for the Cloud AI 100 — the first half of 2021, after sampling this fall — and shared details about the chipset’s technical specs.
Qualcomm expects the Cloud AI 100 to give it a leg up in an AI chipset market expected to reach $66.3 million by 2025, according to a 2018 Tractica . Last year, SVP of product management Keith Kressin said he anticipates that inference — the process during which an AI model infers results from data — to become a