Friday, December 1st 2017

Intel Collaborates with Amazon to Build $250 DeepLens AI Camera

Today, Amazon Web Services announced DeepLens, its first fully programmable, deep learning-enabled wireless video camera designed for developers. It was revealed during AWS CEO Andy Jassy's keynote at its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. AWS and Intel collaborated on the DeepLens camera to provide builders of all skill levels with the optimal tools needed to design and create artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning products.

AI and machine learning are poised to power a new generation of smart industries, including smart homes, smart retail, smart industrial and many others, making lives easier through intelligent interactions with devices. This collaboration reinforces Intel's commitment to providing developers with tools to create AI and machine learning products, and follows the recent introduction of the Intel Speech Enabling Developer Kit, which provides a complete audio front-end solution for far-field voice control and makes it easier for third-party developers to accelerate the design of consumer products integrating Alexa Voice Service.
DeepLens combines high amounts of processing power with an easy-to-learn user interface to support the training and deployment of models in the cloud. Powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor with embedded graphics that support object detection and recognition, DeepLens uses Intel-optimized deep learning software tools and libraries (including the Intel Compute Library for Deep Neural Networks, Intel clDNN) to run real-time computer vision models directly on the device for reduced cost and real-time responsiveness.

"We are seeing a new wave of innovation throughout the smart home, triggered by advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning," said Miles Kingston, general manager of the Smart Home Group at Intel. "DeepLens brings together the full range of Intel's hardware and software expertise to give developers a powerful tool to create new experiences, providing limitless potential for smart home integrations."

Developers can start designing and creating AI and machine learning products in a matter of minutes using the preconfigured frameworks already on the device. Apache MXNet is supported today, and Tensorflow and Caffe2 will be supported in 2018's first quarter.
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10 Comments on Intel Collaborates with Amazon to Build $250 DeepLens AI Camera

#1
Chaitanya
These connected devices need better security in first place, already seen too many IoT devices fall prey to attacks.
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#2
Upgrayedd
Oh now you can pay the NSA for a camera and microphone. Cool.
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#3
Prima.Vera
Upgrayedd said:
Oh now you can pay the NSA for a camera and microphone. Cool.
I think this overly paranoia thingy has its limits imo....
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#4
GenericAMDFan
Prima.Vera said:
I think this overly paranoia thingy has its limits imo....
They said that before Snowdens revelations too. In this day and age you have to face reality.
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#5
metalfiber
Upgrayedd said:
Oh now you can pay the NSA for a camera and microphone. Cool.
The camera is named DeepLens. Kinda sounds like the pseudonym given to the secret informant during the Nixon era.
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#6
Easo
1. There has to be better security than in the cheap Chinese crap made with only profit in mind.
2. Cut the paranoia, PLEASE.
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Upgrayedd
Easo said:
1. There has to be better security than in the cheap Chinese crap made with only profit in mind.
2. Cut the paranoia, PLEASE.
Prima.Vera said:
I think this overly paranoia thingy has its limits imo....
You realize the CIA and Amazon are in bed together right?
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#8
Easo
Upgrayedd said:
You realize the CIA and Amazon are in bed together right?
I don't believe in conspiracy theories.
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#9
Upgrayedd
Easo said:
I don't believe in conspiracy theories.
Its public info.
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#10
metalfiber
They can watch me all they want. Because after awhile they will get so bored they will shoot themselves.
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