The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a new Private Compute Core, and here’s what we know about it

Android 12 brought with it a ton of new features, and one of the most mysterious is the addition of the Private Compute Core. It’s essentially a place where sensitive data can be processed on-device, away from where everything else is happening. It powers Google Pixel 6 exclusive features such as Now Playing, Live Caption, and Smart Reply, but there’s not a whole lot of information about how it works. And Google hasn’t been too forthcoming with information either.
Google says it will open-source the code for Private Compute Services so that independent security researchers can audit it. However, there’s no timeline on when the code will be publicly released. Private Compute Services is said to provide a privacy-preserving bridge between the Private Compute Core and the cloud, making it possible to deliver new AI models and other updates to sandboxed machine learning features over a secure path. Google says communication between features and Private Compute Services happens over a se…

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