Success Stories

See how Intel and its partners deliver AI at the edge in production with this collection of case studies, demo videos, Intel® product tutorials, customer testimonials, and events.

Case Studies

Discover how AI powered by Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit solves real-world problems

Industrial

ADLINK and Touch Cloud Deliver Industrial Automation to Maximize Output and Lower Costs

AI catalyzes operational improvements for manufacturing and smart cities.

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NexCOBOT Delivers Robotics with AI for Industry 4.0

Advancing industrial optimization and automation via the integration of machine vision and AI.

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Somatic Utilizes Deep Learning to Bring Touch to Robots

SenseNet is a sensorimotor and touch simulator for teaching AI devices how to interact with their environments.

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Health and Life Sciences

GE Healthcare Accelerates Pneumothorax Detection

Hospitals produce 50 petabytes of data per year. A staggering 90 percent of that is medical imaging, and 50 percent of medical imaging data is from X-ray scanners.

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GE Healthcare Deep Learning Image Classification Solutions

The Deep Learning Deployment Toolkit from Intel helps deliver optimized inferencing on Intel® architecture, helping bring the power of AI to clinical diagnostic scanning and other healthcare workflows.

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Philips Medical Gains Efficient AI-Driven Medical Imaging

Philips demonstrated breakthrough performance for AI inferencing of healthcare workloads run on servers powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and optimized with the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit.

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IEI and QNAP Design AI Systems for Medical Breakthroughs

Intel® Vision Products and QNAP/IEI are advancing medical breakthroughs with faster results for better patient care.

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MaxQ AI Automates and Accelerates Suspected Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH) Detection with AI-Driven Imaging Insight

Optimized for Intel® architecture, MaxQ AI uses Accipio lx* technology to deliver 3.7x faster performance.

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Siemens Healthineers Accelerates AI for Cardiology

Siemens Healthineers accelerates AI for cardiology, powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Deep Learning Boost.

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Retail

Advantech Addresses Retail Dilemmas with Intel® Vision Products

Real-time shopper traffic mapping helps retailers compete in an ever-changing marketplace.

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Mindtree's AI at the Edge Solution Prevents Store Losses

The Mindtree Smart Digital Vision Analytics System* enhances security and reduces shrinkage with Intel® technologies.

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Safety and Security

Agent Vi Computer Vision-Based Surveillance Solutions

Intel’s portfolio of vision products boosts the performance of Agent Video Intelligence Ltd.’s (Agent Vi) cutting-edge computer vision-based surveillance solutions.

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AnyVision Enhances AI Capabilities

Intel’s robust portfolio of vision products helps AnyVision enhance AI capabilities at the edge while reducing cloud processing and hosting costs.

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AxxonSoft Delivers FIFA World Cup Security Platform

The Axxon Intellect PSIM* platform, powered by Intel® Vision Products, was the basis for an integrated video surveillance system designed to meet the monitoring needs across diverse World Cup sites.

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Genetec Transforms Public Safety

Intel’s robust portfolio of vision products helps boost the performance of Genetec’s cutting-edge visual data monitoring and analytics software.

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GeoVision Turbo-Charges Deep Learning Facial Recognition

GeoVision turbo-charges its deep learning facial recognition solution using Intel® System Studio and OpenVINO™ toolkit.

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Gorilla Technology Gets a 1.5x Performance Boost for Video Analytics

Gorilla Technology optimizes the efficiency of its Intelligent Video Analytics Recorder (IVAR*) using Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit and Intel® System Studio.

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Honeywell Uses Next-Generation AI Technology for Public Safety

Intel’s robust portfolio of vision products helps Honeywell accelerate video processing time and increase the number of cameras streaming in real-time through a single device.

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iOmniscient Delivers AI-Based, Multisensory, Smart Surveillance Analytics

Targeted analytics for a wide range of industries help increase security, operational efficiency, and insight.

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ISS Delivers Advanced Visual Surveillance

Intel’s robust portfolio of vision products helps Intelligent Security Systems (ISS) deliver advanced visual deep learning neural networks.

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IronYun Delivers Next-Gen AI Video Search

Advanced video analytics and AI help keep cities and industries informed, optimized, and safer.

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Outdu Delivers Video Analytics at the Edge

Outdu’s Intel®-based devices analyze video at the edge to serve retail and other high-footfall environments.

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ADLINK and Touch Cloud Deliver Smart Cities to Improve Quality of Life and Increase Efficiency

AI catalyzes operational improvements for manufacturing and smart cities.

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Enabling Technologies

Developers Use OpenVINO™ Toolkit to Solve Some of the World’s Biggest Challenges

Intel unveiled the first-generation Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick (NCS) in July 2017, fueling a community of tens of thousands of developers to create AI solutions to create for some of the world’s most challenging problems.

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Digitate Redefines Cognitive Automation for Future-Ready Enterprise IT

Intel® AI collaboration with ignio*, a cognitive automation software, allows enterprises to drive agile and proactive IT operations and infrastructure.

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H2O.ai Accelerates AI Development on Intel® Architecture

An integrated solution advances AI with H2O.ai's industry-leading software, validated and benchmarked on optimized Intel® technologies.

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Intelligent and Real-Time Video Background Removal on Intel® Graphics Technology Using XSplit VCam*

This white paper demonstrates how XSplit VCam* provides streaming gamers and gaming content creators with a reliable solution for intelligent, real-time video background removal.

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Verbio Transforming the Network Edge Enables New Breakthroughs in Near-Real-Time Speech Analytics

Verbio uses network edge servers based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with optimized software to maximize performance and take advantage of reduced latency.

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Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI* Takes Image Upscaling to the Next Level with Machine Learning

Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit optimization delivers high-quality image upscaling at higher speeds with Intel® Core™ processors.

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DarwinAI Delivers Explainable AI Using OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Explainable AI maintains high performance while showing how neural networks build models using the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ tookit.

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AI-Performance Enhancements in Adobe Sensei* On-Device SDK with OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Working together, Adobe and Intel added the capabilities of the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit to the Adobe Sensei* on-device SDK, maximizing performance and streamlining workflows.

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Edge AI Portfolios

Edge AI Product Portfolio (Jan 2020):

Contains Intel hardware and software for edge AI inference, developer kits, accelerator design products, partner programs, and Intel® ISA Video Specialist programs. This booklet is intended to introduce the Intel Edge AI Portfolio, including Intel® Edge AI Products, developer tools, Intel®-based developer ready hardware, and Intel® Edge AI Partner Enablement Programs, including Intel® IoT Market Ready Solution, Intel® IoT RFP Ready Kit, Intel® AI: In Production, Intel® IoT Solution Alliance, and Intel® ISA Video Specialist programs.

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Edge AI Ecosystem Portfolio (Jan 2020):

Featured solutions include the Intel® IoT Market Ready Solution powered by Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, Intel® IoT RFP Ready Kit powered by Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, solution briefs, and case studies from partners with solutions based on Intel® Architecture and enabled with Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit. This booklet is intended to promote a wide selection of Intel®-based commercial grade products and ready-to-scale offerings that are optimized by Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit from Intel Edge AI ecosystem partners.

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Helping Our Community Succeed


AAEON Technology

“Our strategic focus is bringing artificial intelligence on the edge but it has always been challenging to implement efficient algorithm balancing [for] the workload between the different hardware components. OpenVINO™ toolkit bridges this gap and gives us a unique tool that speeds up the path to production of our and our partners' solutions.”

— Fabrizio Del Maffeo, Vice President and Managing Director, AAEON Technology

Agent Vi

“With OpenVINO™ toolkit the results have been impressive, enabling us to move from supporting two cameras to 20 with one developer in under three weeks. We will be able to fully scale our solutions to the edge with the right performance per dollar while leveraging Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU) and Intel® FPGA solutions.”

— Zvika Ashani, CTO and Co-founder, Agent Vi

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

“Intel’s wide range of deep learning acceleration silicon allows us to offer AWS Greengrass* to customers who require powerful yet cost-effective AI solutions at the edge. With [the] OpenVINO™ toolkit integrated [with] Greengrass devices, these customers are enabled to build cloud machine learning models that they can deploy at the edge to perform deep learning tasks in real time, which can be tailored to their specific performance needs. Our partnership with Intel in this space is essential to us providing customers a wide variety of cost-effective machine learning solutions.”

— Satyen Yadav, General Manager, IoT Ecosystem, AWS

AnyVision

“Because we serve customers with so many different needs, it’s important to quickly achieve the right balance of price and performance for each of our applications. Intel® DevCloud for the Edge lets us test multiple platforms in parallel. That’s a lot of time savings—and time is money—so it’s a no-brainer.”

— Eduard Vazquez, Research Technical Manager, AnyVision

CONEX

“Now through the Intel® AI: In Production program, CONEX will be able to rapidly go from our validated prototypes to actual end products. Thanks to this new path to production, we will be deploying an AI-enhanced, point-of-sale retail device to some of the largest cosmetic goods retailers as soon as this spring.”

— Nicolas Lorin, President, CONEX

CyberLink

"CyberLink is a general member of Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance, which aims to deliver the best AI at the edge solutions. We have optimized our key software applications with Intel® Distribution of OpenVino™ toolkit. We have integrated OpenVINO toolkit into a number of our creative software’s AI features such as styling videos into live paintings for video editing in PowerDirector* and photo deblurring in PhotoDirector*.

FaceMe*, our edge-based AI facial recognition SDK solution, is highly optimized for the OpenVINO toolkit. With OpenVINO toolkit acceleration enabled, the speed of FaceMe's facial recognition is improved by 500 percent (from 4.5 fps to 23 fps). Compared to running on Celeron® processor, FaceMe runs 17.4x faster on Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU and saves 72 percent CPU usage.

Using these Intel® technologies with FaceMe not only enables use cases otherwise impractical or even impossible, but it can generate significant savings for our customers."

— Richard Carriere, Senior VP of Global Marketing and GM of Americas

DarwinAI

“We use machine learning to probe and understand a neural network on a very fundamental level, and then build up a very sophisticated mathematical understanding of the network during that process. We then use AI a second time to generate an entirely new family of neural networks that is considerably more compact than the original, as good as the original from a functional standpoint, but works a lot faster. That is the ‘generative’ in Generative Synthesis*. What’s more, the process is entirely complementary to the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, which does a superior job of optimizing mode performance on Intel® architecture. Specifically, by leveraging the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, we saw up to 6.18x improvement in FP32 data types and 10.51x in INT8 running on 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based platforms.”

— Sheldon Fernandez, CEO, DarwinAI

DeepSight

“Based on the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, we have developed a highly accurate, highly stable intelligent defect detection system for the tire industry. OpenVINO toolkit not only helps with significant inspection system performance improvement but also helps us achieve millisecond-level defect detection performance on a normal industrial computer with more than 99.9 percent accuracy. The solution helps the customer to cut labor costs by approximately USD 49,000 per production line per year, and the production efficiency has been improved greatly.” 

— Michael Li, Founder and CEO, DeepSight

DycodeX

"OpenVINO™ toolkit enables us to quickly develop a new smart camera solution under the SMARTernak* platform that implements visual intelligence at the edge. We’re able to finish an initial working product from two months to under two weeks by leveraging ready-to-use ML models, easy-to-use tooling, and Inference Engine API, while still achieving up to 10x inference throughput, even when it’s run on a single board computer at the edge that’s accelerated by Intel® Movidius™ Neural Compute Stick. The OpenVINO toolkit-powered smart camera offers 50 percent of the cost for our customers if compared to our wearable-based solution. For certain functionality (e.g., herd counting), the cost is reduced even further, as one camera is able to count the whole herd. OpenVINO toolkit certainly has tremendous value proposition for certain use cases that will greatly benefit our customers."

— Andri Yadi, CEO, DycodeX

European Space Agency (ESA)

"The market for remote sensing space-based application is fundamentally limited by the up and downlink bandwidth and the onboard compute capability on satellites. The work done by ESA shows how the compute capability on these platforms can be vastly increased by leveraging emerging COTS system-on-chip technologies. The orders of magnitude increase in processing power can then be applied to consuming data at the source rather than on the ground. This allows the deployment of value-added applications in space, which consume a tiny fraction of the downlink bandwidth that would be otherwise required. The solution, based on Intel® Movidius™ VPU, has the potential to revolutionize Earth Observation (EO) and other remote sensing applications, reducing the time and cost to deploy newly added value services to space by a great extent, at least 30 percent, compared with the current state. "

— Gianluca Furano, Data Systems Engineer 

— Massimiliano (Max) Pastena, Earth Observation Technology Management Engineer

GE Healthcare

“With the OpenVINO™ toolkit running on existing Intel® processors, GE Healthcare has achieved a 3.3x improvement in deep learning optimization, which enables early prioritization and escalation of critical conditions to ensure faster treatment for our patients. Intel® technologies will enable GE Healthcare to extend AI solutions across multiple imaging modalities to transform radiologist workflows and patient care.”

— Karley Yoder, VP and GM, Edison AI, GE Healthcare

GeoVision Inc.

"The implementation of OpenVINO™ toolkit has not only enhanced our processing capacity significantly as edge AI developers, but also surpassed for an optimal, ideal platform capable of fulfilling a wide range of AI applications. Statistically, it uplifted us to realize a performance gain of eight to tenfold after employing OpenVINO toolkit, making simultaneous, real-time video processing possible at greater capacities. Accompanied with detailed, intuitive documentations on model optimizer and inference engine API, the use of OpenVINO toolkit has also strengthened our development cycle of deep learning driven features.”

— Thomas Lee, Sales Engineer, GeoVision Inc.

Gorilla Technology

“At the Fengyuan Train Station, with the deployment of our OpenVINO™ toolkit-enabled system, we saw a 50 percent reduction in our emergency response time and a 70 percent decrease in Yellow Line crossings.”

—Taiwan Railway Bureau, MOTC

“We improved our Traffic Violation Management using an OpenVINO toolkit-optimized solution at one of our busiest intersections. Once online, we recorded a 50 percent drop in illegal left turn violations.”

— Kaohsiung Transportation Bureau

 

Hitachi Ltd.

“Because developers can quickly evaluate the performance of their applications in multiple edge computing systems by using Intel® DevCloud for the Edge, they can not only shorten the inspection time to go to market, they can also expect tremendous benefits in terms of investment and maintenance in verification equipment. We are confident that Intel DevCloud for the Edge will accelerate and streamline operations and create new value for more IoT businesses and for more customers.”

— Tomohiro Nagao, Senior Manager, Hitachi Ltd., Healthcare Business Unit

JLK Inspection

"By using the OpenVINO™ toolkit solution, we realize up to 90 percent faster speeds in the loading AI model, and that leads to undiminished performance on the CPU in the Intel® NUC system without GPU acceleration. As a result, there is a cost reduction of more than 50 percent, and the size is reduced by more than 70 percent. These improvements enhance a new value of mobility of medical AI solution, because the end-users can now easily implement AI modules into their Hospital Information System and maintain the system using Intel NUC with OpenVINO toolkit technology. Patients can be provided with a faster and more accurate diagnosis, which may lead to a better prognosis. Also, patients can be provided with the healthcare reports from the AI solution to easily know their health information."

— Dongmin Kim, Ph.D., CEO, JLK Inspection

MaxQ AI

“The original FDA-approved product release of Accipio Ix* took an average of 4.1 minutes to process a radiology exam. Thanks to the optimizations with Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, the average processing time for the first 4,000 exams at Capital Health has been 1.4 minutes.” 

— Steve Kohlmyer, VP Research and Clinical Collaborations, MaxQ AI

NCTech Ltd.

“The framework independent OpenVINO™ toolkit inference engine allowed NCTech to build an advanced data privacy engine with similar accuracy as seen in Google Street View*. Data privacy is to remove identifiable personal information (such as people's faces or car number plates) from street-level images. We use AI to detect people's faces and car number plates in images, and then we blur them so they are not identifiable. To achieve the best accuracy, we utilize different AI frameworks for training and OpenVino toolkit as our inference engine.

This improvement in speed allows us to process and stitch data sets captured per one mile in 30 minutes instead of the two hours it took for the original system, reducing costs by up to 75 percent."

— Cameron Ure, CEO and Co-founder, NCTech Ltd.

QNAP

"We at QNAP, along with one of the leading hospitals in Taiwan, have jointly worked to bring in an innovative assistive healthcare solution in the area of skin disease diagnosis. Based on the strong technical foundation of Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, this is a non-invasive, AI-based solution that helps to identify five different types of skin diseases that were difficult to diagnose earlier. Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit has played an instrumental role in achieving the expected performance and accuracy of the solution." 

— Y.T. Lee, Vice President, QNAP

QuEST Global

“QuEST used Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for our solution to helping radiologists identify lung nodules through Computer Aided Detection (CAD) models. We obtained impressive results while we employed model inference on Intel® Edge devices without compromise in performance. We achieved 33x performance improvement in running the OpenVINO toolkit model on Intel® Core™ processor-based edge devices when compared to the unoptimized baseline model. Intel® architecture with OpenVINO toolkit offers an affordable solution when trying to balance accuracy and complexity of the model and real time performance. This means we don’t have to opt for new, expensive, hardware-based deployment around healthcare institutions, resulting in a strong TCO advantage."

— Dr. Rubayat Mahmud, Director of Sales and Business Development, QuEST Global

Topaz Labs

“Topaz Labs worked with Intel on our latest release of our Gigapixel AI* for Photo. Gigapixel AI uses AI/ML and deep-learning methods to enlarge images and add detail. With OpenVINO™ toolkit implementation, we saw approximately an 8.73x performance increase of photo upscaling up to 400 percent while preserving image quality using AI/ML. The model optimizations through OpenVINO toolkit and targeting Gen 11 graphics resulted in a 2.93x performance benefit on Ice Lake compared to the competition and a 1.74x Gen over Gen!”

— Eric Yang, CEO, Topaz Labs

“Sharpen AI* is the first sharpening and shake reduction software that can tell the difference between real detail and noise. Our customers have seen a greater than 7x improvement in sharpening, just under an 11x increase when stabilizing, and a 10.5x improvement when focusing since the implementation of OpenVINO toolkit into our Sharpen AI application.”

— Russell Tarpley, VP of Products, Topaz Labs 

“DeNoise AI* uses artificial intelligence and machine learning, which together allow the elimination of noise and the recovery of crisp detail in photos images with the first AI powered noise reduction tool. Gen 11 GPU performance on the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor is 1.86x better than KBL-R and 3.57x better than Ryzen 3700U* for denoising images. Optimization of DeNoise AI using OpenVINO toolkit produced over a 7x performance improvement compared to the previous version!”

— Albert Yang, CTO, Topaz Labs

Touch Cloud, Inc.

"OpenVINO™ toolkit improves inference performance up to 10 times faster, reduces CPU loading, and enables an edge device to support more channels."

— Simon Lee, Co-founder and CEO, Touch Cloud, Inc.

VSBLTY

"The implementation of OpenVINO™ toolkit in the VSBLTY product suite for true edge-based computer vision in retail environments was a god-send at a time when we really needed it. We have customer implementations all over the world. We built the fault tolerance for low bandwidth and intermittent internet connectivity that nicely handles the audience measurement analytics we are doing. OpenVINO toolkit provided the software plumbing we so desperately needed to run our computer vision algorithms on the edge in real time without the need for any bandwidth, let alone network connectivity. VSBLTY gained huge performance increases, in many cases 4 to 5x as fast, in the processing of our computer vision machine learning models.” 

— Tim Huckaby, CTO, VSBLTY

Wahtari

"Due to our modular AI-Training Platform, we are using many different AI frameworks, where ONNX* simplifies the deployment processes of trained models, since they adhere to one shared standard. OpenVINO™ toolkit is backed by a strong open-source community, great documentation, a deep integration into OpenCV, and an easier to use API compared to competitors like TensorRT*, CuDNN*, etc. It also makes it possible to switch between different hardware for execution, like CPU, GPU, FPGAs, and Intel® Movidius™ technology, on-the-fly." 

— Sebastian Borchers, Co-founder, Wahtari

News and Events

New Release: Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit

Our 2020.1 release is live with new capabilities, including the Post-training Optimization Tool for low-precision quantization of models, support for custom layers on the Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit, plus new pre-trained models and demos.

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Introducing: Intel® DevCloud for the Edge

Intel® DevCloud for the Edge is a cloud-based sandbox that enables enterprise developers to test, prototype, and benchmark AI edge models across multiple platforms in real time and from nearly anywhere in the world. Register today to get access to an innovative sandbox for AI at the edge.

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This Year’s Intel AI Summit

At a gathering of industry influencers, Intel welcomed the next wave of AI with updates on new products designed to accelerate AI system development and deployment from cloud to edge. Intel demonstrated its Intel® Nervana™ Neural Network Processors (NNP) for training (NNP-T1000) and inference (NNP-I1000)—Intel’s first purpose-built AI-specific architecture for complex deep learning with incredible scale and efficiency for cloud and data center customers.

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OpenVINO™ Toolkit Award

OpenVINO™ toolkit won the Vision Product of the Year Award in the Best Developer Tools category at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit.

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AI Uncorked at the Edge Contest

Submit your AI Solution that is optimized using the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for an opportunity to win a wine country getaway.

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Learn More about Intel® AI: In Production

Intel® AI: In Production streamlines the path from prototype to production for AI at the edge solutions in order to deliver real-world results.