Movidius' Myriad Chip Can Recognize Texting and Driving

By: Joey Haar - Oct 25, 2016
References: movidius & theverge
Movidius is an artificial intelligence company whose Myriad chip is capable of of truly seeing what a security camera records. Thanks to deep learning technology, the Myriad chip will be able to improve driver safety by recognizing when drivers are texting, making it easier to enforce anti-distracted driving laws for municipal authorities.

Movidius refers to its Myriad chip as a VPU, or vision processing unit, as opposed to a CPU. This escutcheon is due to the chip's primary and most impressive feature: it's ability to efficiently analyze images. Not only can the Myriad chip recognize when someone is texting as compared to when someone is focused on the road, but it can process that data and make it smaller than other chips. This means is can stream entire video files while making analyses, whereas other systems must only send it highlights to conserve data.