Movidius strikes phone deal with Google

By partnering with the chip designer, it could accelerate the adoption of deep learning capabilities within a mobile device. Movidius specializes in machine vision, and it has already worked with Google on the Project Tango computer-vision platform. Movidius says the MA2450 is “the only commercial solution on the market today with the performance and power-efficiency to perform complex neural network computations in ultra-compact form factors”, and that makes it particularly appealing to Google’s project: The aim is to use sufficiently sophisticated embedded technology to perform the image recognition functions that normally require communication with an external server. Movidius’ products will enable Google’s maschine intelligence systems to run natively, utilising locally available computational power, rather than using data centers for number crunching. Movidius stated that Google’s next generation of devices could…


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