Movidius Neural Compute Stick - Artificial Intelligence on a Flash Drive

On July 20, Intel announced the release of the Movidius Neural Compute Stick - a miniature accelerator for solutions related to artificial intelligence, neural networks and in-depth study. Made in a USB flash drive format, the accelerator will allow you to implement elements of artificial intelligence on a variety of platforms and devices that I think fans of robotics, flying machines, as well as developers of various intelligent devices will appreciate.

The company Movidius , acquired by Intel at the end of last year, specializes in the development of hardware and software components of an artificial mind. The Neural Compute Stick is based on the Myriad 2 Movidius Vision Processing Unit (VPU), a dedicated computing device with low power consumption (1 Watt in total), but with a decent performance of 100 Gigaflops. These characteristics allow the Movidius Neural Compute Stick to work completely autonomously, without access to the Internet and cloud services.

Movidius Neural Compute Stick allows you to quickly and conveniently prototype, profile, and customize streams in convolutional neural networks (CNN) for the needs of end applications. For developers created a specialized Neural Compute SDK. Thus, a device equipped with a USB port can be intelligent, autonomous and self-learning.

The accelerator is available for order at a price of $ 79.


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