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Intel buys Movidius as computer vision field heats up

• Tags: intel vision OpenVX movidius

Intel has just acquired Movidius, a specialist in AI and computer vision processors. Movidius has been attacking the challenge of getting our devices not just to see, but also to think, at the device level - combining advanced algorithms with dedicated low-power hardware. At Intel, we’ll be part of a team that is attacking this challenge from the cloud, through the network and on the device.
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Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.1 Specification

• Tags: vision OpenVX

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The Khronos Group announces the immediate availability of the OpenVX 1.1 specification for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications and libraries. OpenVX enables performance and power optimized computer vision algorithms for use cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, automatic driver assistance systems, object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. Conformant OpenVX 1.0 implementations and tools are shipping from AMD, Imagination, Intel, NVIDIA, Synopsis and VeriSilicon. OpenVX 1.1 builds on this momentum by adding new processing functions for use cases such as computational photography, and enhances application control over how data is accessed and processed. An open source OpenVX 1.1 sample implementation and full conformance tests will be available in the first half of 2016.
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Khronos Finalizes and Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification 
for Computer Vision Acceleration

• Tags: API Conformance vision OpenVX

The Khronos Group today announced the ratification and public release of the finalized OpenVX 1.0 specification, an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications. OpenVX enables performance and power-optimized computer vision processing, especially important in embedded and real-time uses cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. In addition to the OpenVX specification, Khronos has developed a full set of conformance tests and an Adopters Program, that enables implementers to test their implementations and use the OpenVX trademark if conformant. Khronos plans to ship an open source, fully-conformant CPU-based implementation of OpenVX 1.0 before the end of 2014. The full OpenVX 1.0 specification and details about the OpenVX Adopters Program are now available. The Khronos Group would like to hear what you think about this new Specification.
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Khronos Group is soliciting quotations to implement OpenVX conformance tests

• Tags: Library Conformance Adopters vision RFQ OpenVX

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The Khronos Group is soliciting quotations to implement conformance tests for the emerging OpenVX computer vision library standard. Khronos is pleased to receive queries or responses relating to this RFQ from any interested party. If you are interested to bid on this RFQ, please let us know of your interest as soon as possible and send your full proposal by the close of business on May 30th 2014 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as per the attached instructions. If you have any additional questions, you can direct them to this same e-mail address.
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Neil Trevett presents at 2014 Embedded Vision Alliance

• Tags: vision OpenGL OpenCL

Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, delivered the standards presentation, "Recent Developments in Khronos Standards for Embedded Vision," at the March 2014 Embedded Vision Alliance Member Meeting.
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Embedded Vision Summit West 2014 in Santa Clara

• Tags: vision OpenVX

The Embedded Vision Summit West 2014 provides a unique opportunity for engineers to learn about the hottest technology in the electronics industry—embedded computer vision—which enables “machines that see and understand.” Summit West on May 29th will be held in the Santa Clara Convention center. Seats filled up very quickly last year, and so it is suggested that anyone who is interested in attending, please register today.
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Israel 5th Machine Vision Conference takes place this Tuesday, April 1st

• Tags: API video OpenMAX vision Chapters OpenGL OpenCL

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The image processing, video and computer vision communities in Israel are world class leaders in the field, with large and dynamic presence in both industry and academia. The IMVC conference is a unique opportunity for companies from diverse industrial fields to meet with research groups of academic institutions heading machine vision research in Israel. The conference serve as a venue for academic researchers, algorithm experts and engineers, product managers, and system managers from companies in various segments of the industry (medical, military, security, etc.) to gain exposure, exchange ideas and foster collaboration. Material regarding the newly formed Israel Chapter will be handed at the conference. The Israel Chapter is a great opportunity to meet and share information regarding Khronos APIs: OpenGL, OpenCL, OpenVX, OpenMax, etc.
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Chipmakers helping to give computers a visual cortex

• Tags: augmented reality vision OpenVX

Samsung, Qualcomm, ARM, Broadcom, and a bunch of other technology companies want your computer to see. To that end, they banded together at the Khronos Group to try to standardize some elements of machine vision technology. It's the kind of thing that could make it easier to write an augmented reality app for a mobile phone or sign-recognition software for an autonomous car, for example, because difficult low-level technology would be taken care of.
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Khronos Group looking for feedback on OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification

• Tags: GPU feedback vision

The Khronos Group has provisionally released OpenVX 1.0, a new standard for computer Vision acceleration (or X-celeration) on hardware (GPU, DSP, FPGA, etc). We need feedback from developers and researchers to understand what changes, if any people would like to see before final specification. Please leave feedback at the Khronos Forums so all the member companies can see it.
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Khronos member CogniVue makes CIX Top 20 List for Canada’s hottest innovative companies

• Tags: embedded vision OpenVX OpenCL

CogniVue, an innovator in embedded vision and strong supporter of OpenCL and OpenVX standards, recently announced that they had been selected as one of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) Top-20 companies for their work on semiconductor processor technology IP and software that enables high-performance, low-power embedded vision applications for automotive, consumer, mobile and security markets.
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