October 20, 2023 – Intel, during its “Intel on Technology Innovation Summit,” made a groundbreaking announcement as it formally unveiled its inaugural AI PC Acceleration Program. This initiative aims to equip over a million PCs with AI capabilities by the year 2025, with the first push set to come from the release of the Intel Core Ultra processor on December 14.
The AI PC Acceleration Program represents a global innovation campaign designed to expedite the progression of AI within the client computing industry. It intends to foster collaborations between independent software and hardware vendors while leveraging Intel’s resources in AI toolchains, co-creation, hardware, and technical expertise to maximize the performance of AI and machine learning applications.
In further detail, Intel has disclosed its intent to partner deeply with over 100 independent software vendors, amassing over 300 AI acceleration features. These enhancements will bolster PC experiences in various domains, such as audio effects, content creation, gaming, security, live streaming, and video collaboration. The list of independent software vendors includes prominent names like Adobe, BlackMagic (developer of DaVinci Resolve video production software), Topaz, Wondershare Filmora, and Zoom.
This news comes on the heels of an earlier report by Crowdwise Consulting, suggesting that with the release of AI CPUs and Windows 12, the upcoming year is poised to be a pivotal one for AI PCs. The report forecasts a global shipment of approximately 13 million AI PCs for the year.
Looking ahead to 2025-2026, the momentum in AI PCs is expected to maintain a double-digit annual growth rate, and by 2027, it is projected to become a mainstream category in the PC product landscape. This forecast signifies that the global PC industry is well on its way to embracing the era of AI over the next five years.