Intel buying Movidius to bolster RealSense and other computer vision technologies

Computer vision — meaning quite literally, machines seeing things — is poised to explode over the next several years. This technology is very important to things such as security cameras, artificial intelligence and robotics. On an immediate consumer level, Intel’s RealSense technology is already being used for Windows Hello — a secure camera-based method of logging into Microsoft’s operating system with biometrics. Intel is looking to further bolster its RealSense technology, plus other such initiatives, with the acquisition of Movidius. This soon-to-be-acquired company’s main focus is computer vision and artificial intelligence, making it a seemingly smart fit for achieving Intel’s goals. “I’m excited to announce our pending acquisition of Movidius. With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance SoC platforms for accelerating computer vision applications. Additionally, this acquisition brings algorithms tuned for deep learning, depth…


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