Of course, the customer is not provided with a complete artificial intelligence system, but a tool with which he can experiment. Neural Compute Stick 2 will cost only $ 99.
Although $ 20 is more expensive, in return Intel promises – the new USB Neural Compute Stick is eight times faster than the first release released last year. Device $ 99 published at the AI DevCon event in Beijing can be connected to a computer via a USB port. It is great for the development of prototype products using artificial intelligence (MI) or machine learning.
Intel mentions, for example, a project built by an MI system that can identify pollutants in the water and knowing that only $ 500 – a cheap microscope, a Ubuntu Linux laptop, and a Neural Compute Stick 2 if the water sample is a potential health risk.
Intel has strengthened its artificial intelligence
Intel is trying to keep the trend of MI. In 2016 he got two very important companies for his plans. In August, it bought Nerva Sistemset, founded just two years ago, which developed a deep learning solution (application-specific chips and Pithon-based language). A month later, he called Movidius in Dublin to develop special SoC (system on the chip) machine vision. (Movidius delivered the Google Chip to Project Tango and DJI Drones.)
Sam Neural Compute Stick, the first version of which last year lasted only $ 79, is a very good alternative to hobbyists to get acquainted with artificial intelligence. Of course, Intel is not a hobbyist, it is fan fan, but everyone can buy.
The idea of using such a USB device to help with the centralization of the machine came from Movidius, even an Irish company designed the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, but only the developers can get it. This has been further developed and released by Intel. In the currently announced unit, Movidius Miriad Ks VPU (Vision Processing Unit) works with vector processors of 16 SHAVE (Vector Hibrid Architecture Vector Engine).
The USB 3.0 port rod can be connected to a computer – more than one machine – and can be used with 64-bit Ubuntu, CentOS or Windows 10. The device itself performs the necessary MI budgets or speeds up such system calculations.
It indirectly helps artificial intelligence
Although the first edition of the Neural Compute Stick was also very successful among developers – he sold tens of thousands of iPads and had less demand from Intel – but that's not what Intel earns for money. The chip maker expects the device to help develop prototypes can more quickly encourage developers to use the Movidius chips for their MI solutions.
Intel is responsible, Steen Graham, Intel's Executive Director for the IoT area promises that there will be no shortage of devices at the moment.