Fathom Neural Compute Stick makes deep learning possible for 0

Remember being impressed that an entire computer could fit onto a mere USB stick? That appears to already be old hat, as chip maker Movidius has announced the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, a new device that puts the power of deep learning in your pocket. Movidius has been making some waves in this field recently. In January, the Alphabet-owned startup inked a deal with Google to assist with its efforts to improve image recognition on mobile devices, and its impressive ‘visual processing unit’ intended for use in VR headsets garnered some buzz just a few weeks earlier. Related: Watch a neural network try to describe the streets of Amsterdam Now, the Fathom looks set to facilitate all kinds of neural networking projects. Plug the stick in via a USB 3.0 port, and you…


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