It can be a funny old world when you come to think about it. I remember when I was a young engineer and industry pundits portentously predicted the passing of analog electronics, which resulted in students not wanting to study a dying field, which resulted in universities not bothering to offer courses. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fact that analog continued to go from strength to strength … Read More → "A Brave New World of Analog Artificial Neural Networks (AANNs)"
It’s funny how, when you keep on hearing stories about companies heading in one direction, the news that someone is going the other way makes you sit up and pay attention. It reminds me of that old saying: “‘Dog bites a man’ is not news; ‘Man bites a dog’ is news.”
In my case, for the past couple of years I’ve been talking with companies … Read More → "Microchip’s New CoaXPress 2.0 Chips Speed Machine Vision"
With literally dozens of chip startups working on edge AI inference these days, it’s easy to get caught up in a blur of marketing hype around the various “novel” and “revolutionary” architectures under development. The potential rewards are enormous, as AI has invaded just about every application space, and the intense demands AI inference puts on computing hardware have resulted in a mad dash to … Read More → "Video Ergo Sum – Perceive’s AI Breakthrough in TOPS/Watt"
Industrial facilities are jam-packed with expensive machines of all shapes and sizes. If something goes pear-shaped with one of these little scamps, it can bring a production line to its metaphorical knees. Fortunately, the folks at MathWorks have the 21st century equivalent of a crystal ball that can help predict when the machines might fail.
I love the smell of … Read More → "Digital Twins Promote Predictive Maintenance"
I just heard from those clever chaps and chapesses at Algolux, who tell me they are using an evolutionary algorithm approach in their Atlas Camera Optimization Suite, which — they say — is the industry’s first set of machine-learning tools and workflows that can automatically optimize camera architectures intended for computer vision applications.
“The world is one big data problem.” – by Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
In this week’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate Intel’s Optane™ persistent memory and how this new innovative memory can help make actionable insights more approachable and make your next data-centric design a whole lot easier. We also take a closer look at … Read More → "The Dividends of Persistence: Intel’s Optane Memory and Advances in DNA Storage"