Building on the AI PC use cases shared at its annual Innovation 2023 conference, Intel has launched the AI PC Acceleration Programme – a global innovation initiative designed to accelerate the pace of AI development across the PC industry.

The programme aims to connect independent hardware vendors (IHVs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) with Intel resources that include AI toolchains, co-engineering, hardware, design resources, technical expertise, and co-marketing opportunities.

These resources will help the ecosystem take full advantage of Intel Core Ultra processor technologies and corresponding hardware to maximise AI and machine learning (ML) application performance, accelerate new use cases, and connect the wider PC industry to the solutions emerging in the AI PC ecosystem.


The age of the AI PC

The arrival of the AI PC represents an inflection point in the PC industry – an age marked by increasing availability of software enhanced by AI and ML algorithms. These applications empower people to create art, make music, synthesise knowledge, and work smarter.

“Intel recognises that software leadership is key to the AI PC experience and we’re uniquely positioned to lead the industry with an open ecosystem approach,” says Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice-president and GM of the Client Computing Group at Intel. “With a long history in AI development and a deep network of ISV engineering relationships, Intel will take an active role in fostering connections and innovations that propel new use cases and experiences on the PC.”


Enhancing PC experiences

The AI PC Acceleration programme will provide access to Intel’s deep bench of engineering talent for targeted software optimisations and tuning based on ISV needs, core development tools, and software developer kits like OpenVINO, and go-to-market opportunities.

Working with more than 100 ISVs on more than 300 AI-accelerated features – including Adobe, Audacity, BlackMagic, BufferZone, CyberLink, DeepRender, Fortemedia, MAGIX, Rewind AI, Skylum, Topaz, VideoCom, Webex, Wondershare Filmora, XSplit and Zoom – Intel will help enhance PC experiences across audio effects, content creation, gaming, security, streaming, video collaboration, and more.