As the competition from large companies is growing, the largest microprocessor maker in the world, Intel has invested in an AI-chip startup, Syntiant to commercialize its Neural Decision Maker.

Syntiant is expert is making low-power semiconductor that can enhance the ability of machine learning with the blend of semiconductor design and deep learning to the edge devices.

The startup has recently revealed that Intel has raised a Series A funding to stay in the competition from large companies that are making chips exclusively suited for AI applications. With other enterprises like Intel, investing in startups to boost machine learning to devices, Facebook and Amazon are reportedly making their own chips.

Syntiant aims its Neural Decision processor for the active devices that perform AI functions like image recognition or keyword spotting without transmitting data to the cloud.