New Intel chips support multiple language assistants

The chip company Intel brings processors on the market, with which devices can support several language assistants at the same time.

Berlin (dpa) – The chips with the code names “Whiskey Lake” and “Amber Lake” are intended for thin notebooks and so-called 2-in-1 devices that can serve as a laptop and tablet. You might also be interested in networked speakers and other technology that incorporates digital voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, or Microsoft’s Cortana . They were hardly ever used in parallel operation – but Microsoft had already shown in the spring an interaction of Alexa and Cortana .

With the new Intel chips, this is possible thanks to a separate element for digital signal processing with four processor cores, as the company explained in the run-up to the technology trade fair IFA in Berlin.

Potentially, it is possible to allow any number of language assistants to run in parallel on a computer. You should also jump to a wake-up word (such as “Alexa” or “Hey, Google “) when the device is idle. Intel also improved the network connection among other things with the new chips .