Microsoft's next-generation Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) will incorporate an AI coprocessor, Microsoft officials have announced.
The coming HPU is currently under development, according to information Microsoft shared on July 23 at the CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) 2017 conference. This coprocessor will be for implementing deep-neural networks.
Microsoft officials have not talked much, if at all, about what's coming in its next HoloLens device. According to reports, Microsoft dropped work on its HoloLens 2 headset, which was expected to debut in 2017, instead, going directly to Version 3. This third iteration of the HoloLens may debut in late 2018 or early 2019, according to sources. I'd assume this will be the device to incorporate the coming HPU with the AI coprocessor.