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Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet – TechCrunch

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Luminar, the buzzy sensor startup that is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company, locked in a supplier deal to furnish Intel subsidiary Mobileye with lidar for its fleet of autonomous vehicles. The deal, announced Friday, will see a rising star paired with a company that has long dominated the automotive industry. While the supplier agreement is nowhere near the scale of Mobileye's core computer vision business, it is an important collaboration that extends beyond a few pilot programs. Luminar has had a development agreement with Mobileye for nearly two years now. This new agreement signals the next critical step for both companies.


Computer Vision: A Key Concept to Solve Many Image Data Problems

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This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon. Computer Vision is evolving from the emerging stage and the result is incredibly useful in various applications. It is in our mobile phone cameras which are able to recognize faces. It is available in self-driving cars to recognize traffic signals, signs, and pedestrians. Also, it is in industrial robots to monitor problems and navigating around co-workers.


Ambarella launches computer vision chips for edge AI

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Chip designer Ambarella has announced a new computer vision chip for processing artificial intelligence at the edge of computer networks, like in smart cars and security cameras. The new CV28M camera system on chip (SoC) is the latest in the company's CVflow family. It combines advanced image processing, high-resolution video encoding, and computer vision processing in a single, low-power chip. Ambarella packed a lot of AI processing power into the chip to anticipate the way computer networks will evolve as everything gets connected to the internet. Since networks could become inundated with data traffic, self-driving cars, for example, will have to do their processing at the edge of the network, or in the car itself, rather than interacting heavily with datacenter processors.


Computer Vision In Python! Face Detection & Image Processing

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Master Python By Implementing Face Recognition & Image Processing In Python Created by Emenwa Global Students also bought Deep Learning and Computer Vision A-Z: OpenCV, SSD & GANs Python for Computer Vision with OpenCV and Deep Learning Deep Learning: Advanced Computer Vision (GANs, SSD, More!) Autonomous Cars: Deep Learning and Computer Vision in PythonPreview this course Udemy GET COUPON CODE Computer vision is an interdisciplinary field that deals with how computers can be made to gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos. From the perspective of engineering, it seeks to automate tasks that the human visual system can do. Computer vision is concerned with the automatic extraction, analysis and understanding of useful information from a single image or a sequence of images. It involves the development of a theoretical and algorithmic basis to achieve automatic visual understanding. As a scientific discipline, computer vision is concerned with the theory behind artificial systems that extract information from images. The image data can take many forms, such as video sequences, views from multiple cameras, or multi-dimensional data from a medical scanner.


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Continental AG is taking a minority stake in AEye Inc., a Dublin, California-based developer of LiDAR technology, in order to bring its autonomous vehicle technology to commercial vehicles sooner. Specifically, AEye, founded in 2013, has developed a long-range LiDAR system that can detect vehicles at a distance of more than 300 meters and pedestrians at more than 200 meters. Continental hopes the investment will enhance its current short-range LiDAR technology that is slated to go into production by the end of 2020. Then the AEye system would be deployed in a automotive passenger or commercial vehicle later this decade. "We now have optimum short-range and long-range LiDAR technologies with their complimentary sets of benefits under one roof," said Frank Petznick, head of Continental's advanced driver assistance systems, in a statement.


Computer Vision Bootcamp with Python (OpenCV) - YOLO, SSD

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Description This course is about the fundamental concept of image processing, focusing on face detection and object detection. These topics are getting very hot nowadays because these learning algorithms can be used in several fields from software engineering to crime investigation. Self-driving cars (for example lane detection approaches) relies heavily on computer vision. With the advent of deep learning and graphical processing units (GPUs) in the past decade it's become possible to run these algorithms even in real-time videos. So what are you going to learn in this course?


Velodyne Lidar Announces Three-Year Sales Agreement with Baidu

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced a three-year sales agreement with Baidu for its Alpha Prime lidar sensors. The Alpha Prime sensors will be utilized for autonomous applications. Velodyne's low-cost, high-scale manufacturing delivers attractive pricing for Baidu and its Apollo partners. Baidu and Baidu's Apollo program, an open-source autonomous vehicle software platform, selected the Alpha Prime for its range, resolution and field of view that collectively address the high-performance requirements for autonomous vehicles. Quality 3D lidar vision is a critical component for autonomous vehicles to accurately perceive the environment.


What is Computer Vision and How is it Transforming Our World?

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Vision is the biggest gift given to humans. As we continue to struggle towards making technology more and more like us, this is one thing we need to put the most effort into. Machines are now easily able to capture images, but recognizing the surrounding environment and objects cannot be done if they don't let how to interpret the information that lies in them. That's why Computer Vision is important if we want to make humans truly intelligent. Let's see what it is and how it is making different fields better.


Vision Processing Units (VPUs)

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On my first day working for MILLA, an autonomous shuttle company, I discovered a shuttle that can drive up to 30 km/h; quite an improvement if you compare it to our competitors at the time driving at 5–8 km/h. At the time, the shuttle was new and there was no GPU yet on it. In case you don't know what a GPU is, here's a quick picture that explains it well: A GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) parallels the processes so operations are done faster. In a self-driving car, this can be super useful for computer vision or point cloud processing. It was first released in video games because of the need to display multiple things at the same time.


The Future of AI Part 1

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It was reported that Venture Capital investments into AI related startups made a significant increase in 2018, jumping by 72% compared to 2017, with 466 startups funded from 533 in 2017. PWC moneytree report stated that that seed-stage deal activity in the US among AI-related companies rose to 28% in the fourth-quarter of 2018, compared to 24% in the three months prior, while expansion-stage deal activity jumped to 32%, from 23%. There will be an increasing international rivalry over the global leadership of AI. President Putin of Russia was quoted as saying that "the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world". Billionaire Mark Cuban was reported in CNBC as stating that "the world's first trillionaire would be an AI entrepreneur".