Author Archive | Yair Siegel

The Future of Smartphone Photography: Dual Cameras Meet Machine Learning

Immediately following the announcement of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s first dual camera phone, commentators (like this post from wired and this post from eetimes) declared that dual cameras are the new norm for smartphone photography. That’s how much sway Apple has. As I speculated in my August 2015 post, this feature was anticipated since […]

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5 Google Projects that Will Bring AI into Your Home This Year

Takeaways from Google I/O 2016 The tenth annual Google I/O conference was all about artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in voice recognition, image recognition, translation, and contextual conversational assistance were some of the main highlights of the keynote. Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that “thanks to profound advances in machine learning and AI… we are poised […]

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The Case for Local Intelligence in IoT-centric Surveillance Devices

The network-centric security and surveillance industry enabled by the IP-based cameras has been steadily progressing over the years. Now the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to turn this segment into a mass surveillance infrastructure. However, the crossover between IoT and surveillance is also demanding the edge devices like security cameras to get […]

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Accelerating Machine Learning Deployment with CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN)

­­ Today is an important milestone for CEVA’s Imaging & Vision product line as we are announcing a unique software framework for Deep Learning called CDNN (which stands for CEVA Deep Neural Network). The main idea behind this software framework is to enable easy migration of pre-trained Deep Learning networks into real-time embedded devices and […]

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Will iPhone 7 Finally Capture 3D Vision?

The trade media is abuzz with speculations that the iPhone 7 is going to incorporate 3D vision using dual rear-facing cameras and add depth-sensing capability for mapping out 3D environments and tracking body movements and facial expressions. The basis of these speculations are multiple 3D technology acquisitions that Apple has made during the past couple […]

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CEVA-XM4: Computer Vision One Step Closer to Human Vision

The dawn of a new era of computer vision is taking cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality and holographic imaging from a desktop environment to mobile and embedded platforms, testing the limits of the existing hardware, typically comprising of CPUs and GPUs. So far, CPUs and GPUs have taken the brunt for processing-intensive imaging algorithms as […]

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Free Download: Comprehensive Review of the CEVA-XM4 in Linely’s Microprocessor Report

At the Linley Mobile Conference last month, I presented our CEVA-XM4 intelligent vision processor, which handles signal-processing chains such as 3D vision, object recognition, deep learning algorithms, scanning and other image-enhancement features, within the stringent metrics required for mobile devices. Following on from this, The Linley Group have published a comprehensive review of the CEVA-XM4 […]

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