Qualcomm SDK to bring machine learning to smartphones

Qualcomm on Monday announced it will be offering a software development kit (SDK) that brings machine learning to devices powered by its Snapdragon 820 processors. The SDK, called the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine, opens up opportunities to add native neural computing to devices like smartphones, security cameras or drones. It represents the latest effort to bring machine learning off the cloud — last week, chipmaker Movidius rolled out a USB stick with machine learning capabilities. Movidius also has a deal in the works with Google to use add machine-intelligence processing to Android devices. Still, Qualcomm says it will be the first mobile system on a chip (SOC) provider to offer a deep learning toolkit optimized for mobile. The SDK is expected to be available for Snapdragon 820 processors in…


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