Robot revolution begins as Movidius breakthrough puts AI onto a USB stick

Irish company Movidius has created a neural network USB key that can turn any robot or drone into a seeing and thinking artificially intelligent machine Irish chip maker Movidius has created the world’s first deep learning USB stick that can add artificial intelligence (AI) to future products from self-driving cars to robots, and drones that will learn to think for themselves. Entitled the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, the device will sell for less than $100 and will allow powerful neural networks to be moved out of the cloud and deployed on new products like robots and drones. Think of it as AI on a stick. It is the latest breakthrough for the Dublin company, which has been winning major multi-million dollar deals with Google and drone maker DJI. ‘With Fathom,…


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