AAEON and Aotu.ai launch smart vision edge AI dev kit

August 20, 2020 //By Rich Pell
Smart vision edge AI dev kit speeds product deployment
Embedded computing platform provider AAEON and AI vision startup Aotu.ai have announced the launch of a smart vision AI developers kit on an Intel AI platform for IoT that is designed to allow developers and system integrators to rapidly create and deploy smart vision applications.

The BrainFrame Edge AI Developers Kit , say the companies, provides a new paradigm in creating solutions such as vision-based access control, uniform compliance, manufacturing automation, and video analytics. It is designed to speed AI computer (smart) vision applications, which are often bespoke and laborious to build and deploy.

AAEON's fanless industrial computer is powered by 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 processors and Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU and pre-installed with the Aotu.ai BrainFrame smart vision platform. The BrainFrame platform is designed to be easy to scale and highly configurable to allow any connected camera to become a continuously monitoring smart vision system.

BrainFrame's automatic algorithm fusion and optimization engine is powered by VisionCapsules, Aotu.ai's open source algorithm packaging format. These self-contained capsules, says the company, have a negligible memory footprint and include all necessary code, files, and metadata to describe and implement a machine learning algorithm.

VisionCapsules enable drag and drop smart vision AI algorithms and provides complete support for the Intel distribution of OpenVINO toolkit. The deep integration of the OpenVINO toolkit fully leverages the optimization and acceleration offered by the toolkit on Intel's processors.

Stephen Li, CEO of Aotu.ai, says, "We built BrainFrame when we saw how fragmented the smart vision AI ecosystem is and how complex it was to create and deploy a system. We realized there is an opportunity for a platform that can become the "Android OS" of video cameras where you can download algorithms as easy as downloading Android applications."

Jason Lu, Product Manager with AAEON North America says, "With Intel's 8th Generation Core processors and Myriad X VPU, the DevKit provides outstanding performance and value for developers needing the computational power for their applications. Paired with Aotu.ai's BrainFrame provides for immense expandability and support for AI applications, while removing unnecessary complexities during the development process."

The BrainFrame Edge AI DevKit is available now. For more, see the BrainFrame documentation .

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