The foundation of today’s machine learning systems is based on relatively simple operations — but a lot of them. Training these models still takes a lot of time and involves vasts amount of training data. Even when using today’s generation of specialized AI chips, it still often takes days to train a model. Then, that model has to be tested, refined and trained again. So a task that would help accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles, for example, can benefit from chips that can process these operations faster than ever before.