Amazon Web Services(AWS) announced a number of AI tools at its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas including a $250 AI based DeepLens camera designed for developers. AWS and Intel collaborated on the DeepLens camera to provide builders of all skill levels with the optimal tools needed to design and create artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning products.
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DeepLens uses a four-megapixel camera to capture 1080P high definition video, as well as a microphone to record audio. It is powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor with embedded graphics that support object detection and recognition. DeepLens uses Intel-optimized deep learning software tools and libraries (including the Intel Compute Library for Deep Neural Networks, Intel clDNN ) to run real-time computer vision models directly on the device for reduced cost and real-time responsiveness.
“We are seeing a new wave of innovation throughout the smart home, triggered by advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning,” said Miles Kingston, general manager of the Smart Home Group at Intel. “DeepLens brings together the full range of Intel’s hardware and software expertise to give developers a powerful tool to create new experiences, providing limitless potential for smart home integrations.”
DeepLens is well connected with dual-band Wi-Fi, USB, and micro HDMI ports and will be available in the US from next year. "You can use it to build cool apps while getting hands-on experience with AI, IoT, and serverless computing. AWS DeepLens combines leading-edge hardware and sophisticated on-board software, and lets you make use of AWS Greengrass, AWS Lambda, and other AWS AI and infrastructure services in your app," AWS said in a blog post.
The company is also launching SageMaker, a new platform for developing and deploying machine learning algorithms and services for AI-powered transcription and translation. Amazon also announced new AI-powered transcription and translation tools, which will be direct rivals to Google’s own tools.