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Intel’s Technical Leader Who Developed AI Systems joined AMD

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Intel’s Technical Leader Who Developed AI Systems joined AMD

According to a foreign science and technology media CRN report, John Rayfield recently left Intel and joined AMD, responsible for research and development of AI workloads on the PC chip and so on.

Leifeld’s position at Intel before leaving was customer AI program director, leading the research and development of low-power AI technology, including a neural processing unit (NPU), and the relevant results have been integrated into Intel’s upcoming Ultra “Meteor Lake” processor.

LinkedIn page, Leifeld left Intel this month and joined AMD as corporate vice president of AI chip. As of press time, Rayfield, Intel and AMD have not responded to foreign media inquiries.

CRN reported that Rayfield is not the first technologist to leave Intel, as Kavitha Prasad, who led Intel’s server AI strategy, left the company in July of this year and is currently working in the AWS division.

Renfield assumed the leadership role last June and even spoke about it at an event this spring.