Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security applications such as face detection, facial landmarks, and face template extraction.

Users can combine specific processes and deselect others to maintain a small footprint and use minimal...

BrainChip and SiFive partner on next-generation edge AI chips

BrainChip, the first commercial producer of low power neuromorphic AI chips, and SiFive, a RISC-V hardware producer, have combined their technologies to bring optimised AI/ML compute to the edge.

BrainChip’s Akida is an advanced neural networking processor architecture that brings AI to the edge. It is specialised to learn like the human brain, a niche that has helped the company’s growth.

As it analyses only essential sensor inputs at the point of acquisition, it...

NVIDIA Orin raises the bar for edge AI across MLPerf benchmarks

NVIDIA has set new records in AI inference and per-accelerator performance at the edge with its on-chip system based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the NVIDIA Orin.

Debuting its MLPerf benchmarks, the Orin accelerator showcased the highest performance and largest base for running all machine-learning workloads and scenarios.

In terms of edge AI, a pre-production version of the NVIDIA Orin came out on top in five of the six performance tests. It ran up to five times...

Syntiant raises £42m to scale its global edge AI chip provision

Syntiant, a leading edge AI chip developer, has closed $55 million (£42m) in a series D funding round, bringing total investment in the company to $120 million (£91m) since its founding in 2017.

The Silicon Valley-based firm bagged five new investors including Renesas Electronics, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and Mirae Asset Capital, amongst others.

“We are at a pivotal point of our company’s growth and development, having shipped more than 20 million of...

Quadric pulls in £16m for on-device edge AI processing platform

Quadric, developers of an edge processing platform optimised for on-device AI at the network edge, have raised $21 million (£16m) in a Series B funding round.

Led by NSITEXE, the round also saw major new investment from MegaChips alongside existing investors Leawood VC, Pear VC, Uncork Capital, and Cota Capital.

Quadric’s platform is capable of handling neural backbones alongside classical dynamic data-parallel algorithms in a unified architecture. Whilst most other...

BrainChip brings neuromorphic edge AI chips to market

BrainChip Akida AKD1000 Processor

Edge AI firm BrainChip has brought its Akida AKD1000 processor to commercial markets following its usage in a new Mercedes-Benz concept electric car in January.

The Mercedes Vision EQXX, promoted as “the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built”, uses the Akida chip for in-cabin keyword spotting.

BrainChip’s products are specialised to learn like the human brain through neuromorphic AI architecture, a niche that helped the company grow in recognition last...

Telefónica Tech launches predictive maintenance solution with Grupo Álava

Predictive Maintenance

Telefónica Tech, Spain’s largest telecoms operator, and Grupo Álava, an industrial equipment supplier, are jointly launching a predictive maintenance solution for heavy industry.

Following a signed strategic agreement, both companies have agreed to build an advanced data platform that will optimise productivity by anticipating potential faults and defects in machinery.

The solution will allow industrial companies to digitise the maintenance processes of all assets in...

Deeplite platform accelerates AI on Arm CPUs through quantisation

CPU

Deeplite, a Canadian AI software company, has unveiled its Deeplite Runtime (DeepliteRT) platform that makes AI models smaller and faster without compromising accuracy.

Thanks to quantisation, customers will benefit from reduced power consumption and the ability to use existing Arm CPUs to run AI models with GPU-level performance.

AI optimisation’s importance is growing in an industry where edge devices are increasingly being turned to. Making AI models run on small...

Thundercomm launches three new edge AI products at CES 2022

Thunder and Lightning

Thundercomm, an IoT product and solution provider, unveiled three new edge computing products at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The line-up includes two new EBX edge AI boxes, the EB2 and the EB6, as well as an AI training platform called ModelFarm.

Building on the back of Thundercomm’s EB5 launch, which has seen usage in smart city and manufacturing use cases, the EB2 and EB6 are designed to meet demands at different market segments.

The EB2 Edge AI box focuses on...

Aiseed joins Japanese accelerator program with edge AI drones

AI Drone

Aiseed, a Taiwan-based drone start-up, has joined Japan’s accelerator program with its edge AI-powered drone to bring innovation to Japanese government and enterprise.

The company’s cutting-edge drones use both multi-rotor and fixed-wing modes depending on circumstance to fly between 50-60mph for up to half an hour.

As the global drone market grows, Aiseed hopes to build on use cases for consumer markets, military and rescue operations, visual inspections, and...