Google, Movidius want to bring visual machine learning to mobile devices

There are some smartphone apps that will allow you to point your camera at an object and receive information about it… but typically those apps have to connect to the internet. But Google and chip maker Movidius want to bring that sort of functionality to mobile devices without requiring an internet connection. The company’s have announced a deal which will have Google licensing the latest Movidius chip and software for mobile devices. The low-power chips are said to be far more energy efficient than most processors used for “neural network” or “machine learning” systems. A neural Network allows computers to “learn” things that they might not have been explicitly taught. For example, it’s not hard for a computer that’s seen a picture of a cat and been told that it’s a cat to find…


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