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AI and the cloud crunch the numbers for Huawei's new mobile chip

The brains of most phones are a CPU and a GPU for processing information and providing graphical grunt, respectively. But with its next phones, Huawei is looking to cram a third type of processor in there: what it calls a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The company's new flagship chip, the Kirin 970, will include a dedicated AI processor, and offload some of the work to the cloud.
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