Intel’s AI PC Acceleration Program, which was initiated in October 2023 to bridge the gap between independent hardware and software vendors with Intel’s resources, has announced two new initiatives aimed at further expanding its reach.

The first initiative, dubbed the AI PC Developer Program, is geared towards software developers, while the second initiative targets independent hardware vendors. These additions to the program are expected to provide developers with a deeper understanding of Intel’s ecosystem and enhance their proficiency in developing tools for the AI PC era.

Carla Rodriguez, Vice President and General Manager of Client Software Ecosystem Enabling at Intel, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion, stating, “We have made great strides with our AI PC Acceleration Program by working with the ecosystem. Today, with the addition of the AI PC Developer Program, we are expanding our reach to go beyond large ISVs and engage with small- and medium-sized players and aspiring developers.”

Under these initiatives, Intel aims to facilitate software developers in adopting new AI technologies at scale by providing access to tools, workflows, AI deployment frameworks, and developer kits featuring the Intel Core Ultra processor. Similarly, the company will assist independent hardware vendors in preparing, optimising, and enabling their hardware for Intel’s AI PCs.

Partners qualifying the criteria will gain access to Intel’s Open Labs, offering technical and co-engineering support in the early development phase of their hardware solutions and platforms. With the goal of fostering a collaborative environment, these programs aim to create innovative solutions for Intel’s AI ecosystem.

Intel boasts of already onboarding 150 hardware vendors worldwide into the AI PC Acceleration Program. Those interested can register on the company’s website for more information and participation opportunities. Furthermore, Intel highlighted its intention to introduce over 300 AI-accelerated features to the market by 2024, leveraging Intel Core Ultra processors across 230 designs from 12 global original equipment manufacturers.