AI at the heart of the collaboration between Microsoft and AMD

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L’artificial intelligence it’s one of the most revolutionary technologies to debut in the last 40 years, but more than just the latest processor or graphics card is required to take full advantage of its capabilities. Previous major changes in computing, such as the adoption of 64-bit software and the introduction of 3D-accelerated graphics in the late 1990s, required significant software support in addition to sophisticated new hardware capabilities. Today, AMD e Microsoft they are addressing this challenge, working together to create the building blocks that developers and consumers will need to take full advantage of AI both today and in the future.

AMD and Microsoft together to exploit cutting-edge artificial intelligence

While many AI tasks can run on a conventional CPU or GPU, these are often not the ideal locations to run a machine learning inference workload. As more and more AI models and workloads evolve, it will be critical to use specialized artificial intelligence engines on silicon designed specifically for AI tasks to deliver the right performance and experience to end users.

Selected new processors in the series AMD Ryzen 7040 con Ryzen AI offer AI capabilities cutting edge via a dedicated on-die compute block built specifically to handle AI workloads, the first of its kind for theaptop x86 Windows 11. Integrating this feature into ultrathin laptops will give these systems the outstanding AI performance they might not enjoy if they relied on more conventional processors.

The AI ​​integrated in Windows 11: Studio Effects is born for the best use of the device

Microsoft is working to integrate artificial intelligence in the ecosystem Windows in many different ways, and AMD Ryzen AI is designed to support these new innovations. For example, AMD Ryzen AI is now supported in Windows Studio Effects. These effects include Eye contact (an effect to compensate for eyes looking at the screen instead of the camera), Automatic framing (an effect to automatically zoom in and crop the image as you move) and advanced background effects, including background blur.

Each one is designed to enhance one different look of video calls, which for many have become an important part of work and daily life. Windows Studio effects are enabled by machine learning algorithms and require one NPU (neural processing unit) such as Ryzen AI.

These advanced Windows-based features are available on laptops with processors Selected AMD Ryzen 7040 series with Ryzen AI. While we are still in the early days of adopting AI, the importance of a dedicated AI engine like Ryzen AI will only grow over time.

AI is already reshaping large swathes of the computing market, from content creation to video conferencing. As the use of artificial intelligence grows, so does the need for hardware and software that can accelerate these workloads more effectively. Supporting the nascent AI market isn’t just about supporting consumer-facing applications, it’s also about supporting developers.

AMD is providing early access to Ryzen AI software to Microsoft developers

As part of its overall strategic direction for AI, AMD is providing early access to the software Ryzen AI to Windows developers. This will enable AI researchers and developers to run AI workloads on select Ryzen 7040 series processors with Ryzen AI using the open source AI framework Vitis AI Execution Provider (EP), which is streamed in ONNX Runtime with support for Microsoft Olives.

This package offers superior CPU support and is set to continuously and progressively boost the acceleration of the AI engine AMD XDNA with virtually no impact on usability. Developers are encouraged to visit GitHub to get started.

The innovation of AI in the Windows world

AI is expected to drive innovation in the Windows ecosystem for years to come, for both customers and developers. AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors with AMD Ryzen AI are at the forefront of a new generation of silicon that delivers exceptional performance, incredible power efficiency, and unique experiences not available on other x86 processors today.

AMD’s new developer tools will allow developers to more easily add or integrate AI capabilities, making AI-powered applications more widely available to the public. These features will be available in More than 80 AI-powered AMD Ryzen laptopsmaking them the best choice for anyone looking for a powerful and modern notebook.