Intel & Microsoft Enable AI Inference at Edge with Intel Movidius VDU

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       07 Mar 2018 #1

    Intel & Microsoft Enable AI Inference at Edge with Intel Movidius VDU

    Today during Windows Developer Day, Microsoft announced Windows* ML, which enables developers to perform machine learning tasks in the Windows OS. Windows ML efficiently uses hardware for any given artificial intelligence (AI) workload and intelligently distributes work across multiple hardware types – now including Intel Vision Processing Units (VPU). The Intel VPU, a purpose-built chip for accelerating AI workloads at the edge, will allow developers to build and deploy the next generation of deep neural network applications on Windows clients.

    Press Kit: Intel Movidius

    The Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ X VPU is the industry’s first system-on-chip shipping with a dedicated neural compute engine for hardware acceleration of deep learning inference at the edge. This third-generation VPU from Intel is specifically designed to run deep neural networks at high speed and low power to offload specific AI tasks from burdening other hardware.

    By implementing support for Intel’s VPU in Windows ML, Microsoft is providing independent software vendors the option of a dedicated deep learning inference solution, freeing up traditional hardware for other workloads or reducing the overall system power consumption without requiring custom code. The Windows ML and Intel VPU combination has the potential to enable more intelligent client applications and core OS features, such as personal assistants, enhanced biometric security, smart music, and photo search and recognition.

    “Intel Movidius VPU technology will deliver increasingly sophisticated AI experiences for the hundreds of millions of Microsoft users worldwide,” said Intel’s Remi El-Ouazzane, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Movidius. “This is just the latest example of how Intel is accelerating the promise of bringing AI from the data center to edge devices through our high-performance, low-power vision processor technology.”

    “We’re excited to work closely with Intel to enable developers around the world to build engaging and magical AI-powered experiences using Windows ML and the Intel Movidius VPU,” said Kevin Gallo, corporate vice president, Windows Developer Platform, Microsoft.

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  2.    07 Mar 2018 #1

    Can we have ML/AI help us to completely disable telemetry, control driver updates, etc.? That would be a "magical AI-powered experience" for me...

    Instead ML/AI will be used for, quote:

    We also use AI to answer your questions when using Bing Search and Cortana, to enable advertisers build deeper connections with customers,

    There are some many jokes could be popped here, but...

    Really MS, you will provide all the ML/AI interface to advertisers on my system for, quote "deeper connections"?

    Any guess how long it'll take malware, or just crypto and other miners to utilize the ML/AI APIs? My guess is that it'll take place prior to the advertisers learning how to actually take advantage of this new "feature"...
    Last edited by Cr00zng; 07 Mar 2018 at 19:52. Reason: Clarity, at least for me...
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