Intel recently said it would pay $15.3 billion to acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company that makes chips and cameras for cars and trucks, including the self-driving variety. The purchase will be Intel’s second largest ever, following its $16.7 billion acquisition of chip-maker Altera in 2015. The Altera buy was also driven, in part, by the recent rise of machine learning, where machine can learn discrete tasks on their own.
Source: Wired Magazine
Date: March 15th, 2017
1) “An AI Chip revolution” is happening because Intel buys another chip manufacturer? Why is this the case?
2) Why do you think Intel might not have been in the self-driving car game until now?