Japan's SoftBank and Inuitive, a fabless semiconductor company have teamed up to collaborate on the development of AI and IoT.
Inuitive design chips in order to optimize consumer experiences in the areas of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Drones, Robots and Autonomous Cars. NU3000 and NU4000 are Inuitive’s flagship products combining 3D Depth sensing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning capabilities to enable smart devices to become smarter.
This collaboration will draw from the expertise of both companies in AI by leveraging Inuitive's existing and future vision processors and its AI framework with SoftBank's IoT platforms, which offer advanced heterogeneous processing capabilities for embedded products. The companies expect the collaboration to drive the popularity and development of smart IoT devices and systems.
Devices such as IoT are becoming more intelligent with the proliferation of AI. Implementing AI on the device provides a number of advantages over current market implementations, enabling edge devices to provide human-like interaction while keeping consumer market price tag. Additional benefits of on-chip AI include real-time performance, privacy protection and longer operation time.
Currently, SoftBank is focused on optimizing the high-end platforms to accelerate AI products use cases in the areas of computer vision and neural networks and is researching broader executions in the areas of Objects recognition, Scene reconstruction, SLAM and power management.