What Is Computer Vision?
Computer vision uses artificial intelligence to “see” and interpret visual data and can be deployed in cameras, edge servers, or the cloud.
There’s a lot to learn from watching your business: for example, how customers move through your stores and what they look at, where your production line slows down, or what inventory needs to be restocked. But it’s not humanly possible to keep an eye on business all the time. That’s where computer vision steps in.
Intel® technologies power vision solutions that enterprises can deploy today—with the flexibility to adapt for future use cases. With computer vision, companies of all sizes can unleash AI in edge devices (like cameras), in edge servers, or in the cloud.
Computer vision combines cameras, edge- or cloud-based computing, software, and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable systems to “see” and identify objects. Intel has a rich portfolio of technologies to enable AI, including CPUs for general purpose processing and computer vision and vision processing units (VPUs) to provide acceleration. Valuable in a wide range of environments, computer vision systems can recognize objects and people quickly, analyze audience demographics, inspect manufactured products, and much more.
Computer vision uses deep learning to form neural networks that guide systems in their image processing and analysis. Once fully trained, computer vision models can perform object recognition, detect and recognize people, and even track movement.
Intel® FPGAs deliver high performance, low latency and custom workloads for rapid innovation through reconfigurable and flexible fabric and I/O. Many of these innovations now require integrated AI, and FPGAs are enabling our customers’ intelligent services from the cloud to the edge in applications such as autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial controls.
With these capabilities, smart cities can track vehicles and adjust traffic light timings to alleviate congestion, manufacturers can identify defects, and retailers can enhance inventory management.
With a broad portfolio supporting compute-heavy workloads for infrastructure and analytics, balanced workplace performance for productivity, or efficient intelligence for edge devices, Intel enables AI solutions from edge to cloud. Intel® Xeon®, Intel Atom®, and Intel® Core™ processors in servers, devices, and workstations can help you meet the price and performance needs of a wide range of use cases.
Add efficiency and flexibility to demanding computer vision and edge AI workloads with Intel® Movidius™ VPUs, Intel® FPGAs, and other programmable devices. Intel Movidius VPUs balance power efficiency and performance to enable intelligent cameras and edge devices while FPGAs add customizable connectivity for low-latency applications.
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