Not sure if this is the right place, but I guess it is better than Reddit and I couldn't find any discussion.
I was wondering why Apple include a neural network "processor" and can't help but feel that is a waste as a prospective ML Engineer, so it is very likely that I am missing / in ignorance of something so wanted to ask what it is.
Two reasons come to my mind:
Apple will allow a distributed cloud computing on its products (Feels expensive if that is the only reason.).
Improved security. All personal bio-data (fingertip, face, speech) will be stored locally, while processing will be done on wholly local or quasi-local with some calculation going to servers safely.
Does anyone have any idea?