A Breakthrough In Computer Vision With Huge Implications
The last iPhone had a fingerprint reader built into the device’s home button. While a cool gadget, it didn’t dramatically change the device. Here’s new development that will.
At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. The chip is being used by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects Group, retained in the Motorola split, to enable developers to access computer vision processing never before seen on a phone. I’ve been talking to El-Ouazzane about the possibilities of the Myriad 1 and computer vision on mobile devices for some time. The way that low-powered computer vision systems like this will change the phones that we all use cannot be overstated.
What does that mean? We have known for a few years how to get computers to “see” the…
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