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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sony AI Intelligent Image Sensors

What appears to be a considerable means of creating IOT intelligence based on such chips.

Sony Says It Created World’s First Image Sensor With Built-in AI
By Takashi Mochizuki and Vlad Savov in Bloomberg
May 14, 2020, 3:00 AM  

Sony Corp. touted on Thursday the world’s first image sensors with built-in artificial intelligence, promising to make data-gathering tasks much faster and more secure. Calling it the first of its kind, Sony said the technology would give “intelligent vision” to cameras for retail and industrial applications.

The new sensors are akin to tiny self-contained computers, incorporating a logic processor and memory. They’re capable of image recognition without generating any images, allowing them to do AI tasks like identifying, analyzing or counting objects without offloading any information to a separate chip. Sony said the method provides increased privacy while also making it possible to do near-instant analysis and object tracking.  ...  "

See also Sony AI Initiatives:   https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/sony_ai/

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