Movidius partners with Google to bring Machine Intelligence to Devices

Google will begin licensing the Myriad 2 family of VPU chips from Movidius. The Myriad 2 family includes both the MA2150 and the MA2450 chips and accompanying SDKs.

This tiny chip—complete with 12 cores—specializes in enabling low power, advanced computer vision processing which will, no doubt, be a valuable component to “mobilizing” Google’s growing list of products that utilize machine learning.

Machine learning, while complex, is easy to conceptualize—computers and programs that learn and improve over time. They may create their own algorithms to describe their learning, rather than require humans to program them based on known rules.

Simply put, computer visioning is the ability for computing devices to be able to view, interpret and understand images both symbolically and in context. For example, a computer can use a camera to record many images of different species of cats and can catalog them, reference them, compare them and recognize them. No big deal. We do this all the time today.

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