Create Flexible Computer Vision Solutions for Today’s Edge Applications

When creating computer vision solutions, developers need more options. Intel’s approach lets you do more with the architectures you have and the tools you know. Our general-purpose CPUs offer a strong foundation for computer vision with built-in AI accelerator technologies. If you need additional performance, our purpose-built accelerators give you fast inference for real-time applications. No matter which hardware you use, our software portfolio allows you to scale your applications across multiple types of compute and use cases.

Our vision software is open. Our latest hardware is on the cloud and yours to run and test in an open sandbox. Our ecosystem gives you resources to meet your application requirements and streamline and simplify your work. All this gives you the power, performance, and flexibility you need to extend vision everywhere.

By combining AI and IoT, you can capture data, analyze it fast, and act on it right away. This intelligent edge starts with Intel and our vast ecosystem of solutions and partners.

Software to Help Accelerate Your Path to Production1

Get from prototype to production fast with our open source vision and AI software stack. Intel provides cookbooks for key vision and AI applications, sample code and reference applications, cloud service provider (CSP) validation, orchestration, and extensive tutorials.

Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit

Develop edge AI and computer vision applications that run across a range of hardware types using a single development environment. This software toolkit helps accelerate your work on Intel® platforms—for smart cameras, industrial manufacturing, robotics, intelligent edge servers, transportation, and beyond.

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Intel® Edge Software Hub

This one-stop resource makes it easy to quickly find, prototype, and integrate the edge computing software you need. Find robust tools and deployment-ready software packages that are pretested and prevalidated—helping save time and money.

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Intel® Media SDK

With a single API, you can enable hardware acceleration for fast video transcoding, image processing, and media workflows across Intel® hardware. Ideal for applications in safety, retail, cloud gaming, video conferencing, and more.

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Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0

With Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 and cross-platform open source libraries, it's easy to begin developing your own depth sensing applications. It’s platform independent, supporting Windows, Linux, Android and macOS. This includes wrappers for many common platforms, languages and engines.

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Intel® DevCloud for the Edge

Streamline prototyping and benchmarking with a cloud-based sandbox. Develop, test, and run workloads on a cluster of Intel® hardware and software so you can see which compute and configurations work best given your requirements.

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Our Partner Solution Ecosystem

Streamline your path to developing and scaling new computer vision solutions. Intel® AI: In Production is an ecosystem where you can find software, production-ready kits, products ready for integration, and other resources to help reduce the complexities of development at the edge. You can also join Intel® AI Builders for access to technical enablement resources and matchmaking opportunities.

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Diverse Hardware for Computer Vision Anywhere

With Intel® hardware, you have choices to meet your specific requirements. Choose from CPUs and purpose-built accelerators to create the right balance of compute performance, inference acceleration, power, and cost for a range of computer vision solutions.

Intel® CPUs

Intel Atom®, Intel® Core™, and Intel® Xeon® processors bring cost-efficient deep learning to edge devices and servers. Varying performance and cost options fit a wide range of use cases, so you can deploy computer vision where it’s needed.

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Intel® Movidius™ VPUs

Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Units (VPUs) are purpose-built for edge acceleration. With a dedicated architecture that offers compute efficiency, VPUs enable image signal processing for high-quality imaging, optimized computer vision, and acceleration for deep neural network inference. This makes them ideal for the demanding mix of vision-centric tasks in both smart cameras and intelligent edge servers.

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Intel® Vision Accelerator Design Cards

Deploy power-efficient deep neural network inference for fast, accurate video analytics and computer vision applications. These accelerator cards help you run analytics on edge servers, appliances, and network video recorders (NVRs).

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Intel® FPGAs

Intel® FPGAs deliver high performance, low latency, and customization. Innovate rapidly with reconfigurable, flexible fabric and I/O. FPGAs help enable integrated AI from edge to cloud in applications such as autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial controls.

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Developer-Ready Kits and Systems

Kick-start your application development. Choose from a broad range of integrated developer kits and development systems that match your project needs.

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Discover the Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 (Intel® NCS2)

Intel® RealSense™ Products

Shape the future by giving devices and machines the ability to help perceive their surroundings with Intel® RealSense™ products. These technologies are ideal for robotics, 3D scanning, logistics and measurement, and many other computer vision use cases.

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Accenture Turns Video Analytics Into Business Results

By enabling video safety and security systems to “see” like humans, Accenture offers real-time insight into operations and interactions for immediate course correction. This platform includes Intel® Arria® 10 FPGAs, Intel® Movidius™ VPUs, and the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit for developing applications and solutions.

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Industry Applications for Computer Vision Solutions

Industrial

Machine vision solutions are critical to industrial automation, predictive maintenance, automated vision inspection for defect detection, and more.

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Safety and Security

Enhance safety and security in public spaces or private venues with computer vision–based solutions.

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Health and Life Sciences

Real-time computer vision solutions at the edge can streamline workflows in medical imaging, clinical systems, and life and lab sciences.

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Cities and Transportation

Vision plays a key role in bringing smart cities and intelligent transportation to life, from easing traffic congestion to enabling smart parking to managing streetlights.

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Retail

Create rewarding experiences and gain new insights at brick-and-mortar stores with vision-enabled digital signage, heat mapping, and more.

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Programmable Vision Solutions

Intel® FPGAs and SoCs support rapid innovation with the flexibility to adapt to evolving challenges for a wide range of video and intelligent vision applications.

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Bring Your Next Computer Vision or Edge AI Project to Life


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Product and Performance Information

1Intel’s compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel® microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel® microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product user and reference guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.