After GPUs and Physics units there's now also a new chip in the works that will take care of the AI part of games. An Israeli startup called AIseek has unveiled its AIS-1 chip which may dramatically improve the artificial intelligence in computer games.
AIseek has developed a hardware prototype of its technology that it already has in house, Assaf Mendelson, founder and lead programmer of the company, told ExtremeTech on Thursday. Although the company has not begun discussing its technology in detail, Mendelson said that up to two versions of the chip are planned: one, like the Ageia PhysX chip that was introduced last year, would be mounted on an add-on card for PCs, or possibly mounted inside a video-game console. A second lower-power version may also be developed; in a novel twist, the company could market it inside a USB key, Mendelson said.