Intel snaps up computer vision experts Movidius

by Bruno Ferreira — 12:56 PM on September 6, 2016 Intel seems to be on a shopping spree of sorts lately. Not content with acquiring Saffron and Nervana, the chip manufacturer has now turned its attention and fat checkbook towards Movidius, a company specializing in computer vision and machine learning applications. Myriad 2 VPU description Movidius designed the Myriad 2 VPU (short for Visual Processing Unit), a low-power SoC containing dedicated hardware that specializes in translating vision information. In tandem with that SoC, Movidius offers a set of specialized algorithms for vision and machine learning tasks, as part of an SDK for developers. Intel is now looking to use Movidius’ technology and know-how for multiple applications including virtual and augmented reality platforms, drones, robots, and security cameras. All those efforts…


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