Machine vision and artificial intelligence (AI) startup Movidius entered the technology spotlight after being acquired by Intel last year (September 2016). This was a well-calculated move by Intel to capitalize on what could possibly be the next evolutionary link for innovative machine vision applications: programmable and ultra-low power vision chip designs. One of the company’s core beliefs, which fueled its R&D, is that machine vision technology can only reach the next level by embracing the interdependency between algorithm, as well as design and chip architecture for edge devices. This means that the bulk of pixel processing should occur right beside the edge device, allowing for improved optimization and programmability, as well as performance. Suffice it to say that it was this innovative chip design that also allowed the company to proceed to a successful partnership with Google.
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