Intel has unveiled “Intel AI: In Production,” a new program that makes it easier for developers to bring their artificial intelligence prototypes to market. Since its introduction last July, the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick (NCS) has gained a developer base in the tens of thousands.
The AI Core delivers the low-power, high-performance capabilities of the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU deep neural networks accelerator.
Intel selected AAEON Technologies, as its first “Intel AI: In Production partner”. Through the program, AAEON will provide two streamlined production paths for developers integrating the low-power Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) into their product designs, the chip-maker said.
The first option is the new AI Core from AAEON’s UP Bridge the Gap. It is a mini-PCIe module that features an Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU designed to work with a wide range of x86 host platforms. The AI Core delivers the low-power, high-performance capabilities of the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU deep neural networks accelerator. It is also compatible with the Intel Movidius Neural Compute SDK software suite already used by thousands of machine learning developers and companies worldwide.
Intel customers already are building products through the Intel AI: In Production program. The first is by CONEX*, a Diam International company and global leader in the design and creation of point-of-sale display systems for the cosmetics industry.