Baidu taps Intel VPUs to power AI retail camera

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Intel on Tuesday announced that Baidu is using Intel Movidius VPUs to power a new AI camera for retailers, called the Xeye. This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, looks at the rise of e-commerce and the digital transformation of retail companies. The Chinese search engine giant is also using Intel technology to power various other artificial intelligence products and services, the companies announced at Baidu Create, Baidu's AI developer conference. The Xeye combines Intel's Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing units with Baidu's machine learning algorithms to analyze objects and gestures, as well as to detect people, to provide personalized shopping experiences in retail settings. AI has become a key component of digital initiatives within the retail sector.


Intel to buy Mobileye for $15 billion

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Intel will buy Israeli-based Mobileye for $15 billion. The company specializes in creating chips and software for autonomous vehicles. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Intel will buy Israeli-based Mobileye for $15 billion. The company specializes in creating chips and software for autonomous vehicles.


Intel's Mobileye inks deal to supply millions of autonomous vehicles

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Intel's Mobileye unit has been awarded a contract to supply millions of autonomous vehicles. According to Reuters, eight million cars will be equipped with self-driving technologies and shipped off to an automaker stationed in Europe. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Erez Dagan, senior vice president for advanced development and strategy at Mobileye told the publication that the contract will come into play in 2021 when Intel's Mobileye EyeQ5 chip is ready. The processor is an upgrade on the upcoming EyeQ4, which is due to be rolled out in the coming weeks.


What Mobileye Is Driving At

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Maker of driver-assistance technology doesn't need full automation to reach its outlook


Tesla, Mobileye Accelerate War of Words Over Autopilot

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Mobileye N.V. raised concerns with Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk more than a year ago about allowing its Autopilot system to be used for hands-free control of a vehicle, the computer-vision supplier said on Friday, escalating its public spat with the auto maker. Tesla and Mobileye have been locked in a war of words for weeks following the Israeli supplier saying it would no longer provide computer chips and algorithms to the electric vehicle maker. Mobileye sold Tesla important components for its...