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Notes from the field: emerging Edge AI market trends

2021 Edge AI market

The term Edge AI has slipped seamlessly into the high-tech marketing lexicon over the past couple of years thanks to the convergence of a number of trends. The most notable ones are the integration of cameras into just about every new electronics device and the development of increasingly sophisticated algorithms that give these devices the intelligence to recognize a person or object and issue a call to action whenever they are triggered by a particular image or type of behavior. Continue reading Notes from the field: emerging Edge AI market trends

Notes from the field: hotel service bots & porcine facial recognition systems

porcine facial recognition

I can’t say that I was too surprised to see a couple of robots lurking around the lobby when I first checked into my Beijing hotel. The rate of new technology adoption is much faster in China than other countries.

Even though one of the machines was being touted as a service bot for delivering items to guest’s rooms, I would suspect that the main value of the two devices currently lies as a marketing tool. They certainly attracted enough attention and social media engagement from both domestic and overseas visitors to justify their cost. But I don’t think it will be too long before such machines will be able to carry out more business-critical tasks like checking in guests using facial recognition, booking cars and taxis for them, and securing reservations for VIPs in exclusive restaurants. Of course, some human staff will still be required to add a personal touch to the guest experience – but not quite as many as now I would guess. Continue reading Notes from the field: hotel service bots & porcine facial recognition systems

Notes from the field: VIA showcases safety solutions at CIIF 2019

CIIF 2019

VIA recently returned to Shanghai for the China International Industry Fair 2019 (CIIF 2019), where we showcased our latest transportation, industrial, and smart city solutions. The headline act was the VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety Kit – a highly-customizable computer vision system designed to reduce accidents and fatalities in warehouses and shop floors. Other highlights included the VIA Mobile360 D700 Drive Recorder and the latest VIA Smart Facial Recognition system. Continue reading Notes from the field: VIA showcases safety solutions at CIIF 2019

Embedded World 2019: enabling visual intelligence

Embedded World 2019

A lively start to Embedded World! We saw a lot of interest in our latest visual intelligence systems, including the VIA Mobile360 D700 Drive Recorder that we demonstrated for the first time at the show.

The device enhances fleet management and driver safety and efficiency by recording each trip using its dual 1080p front dash and interior cameras and enabling real-time route tracking and monitoring via a cloud portal through its 4G wireless, Wi-Fi, and GPS support. Continue reading Embedded World 2019: enabling visual intelligence

Green shoots of facial recognition technology sprouting

Green shoots

In terms of the I Ching, the facial recognition market is at the sprouting stage represented by Hexagram 3 (屯/zhūn). Having been invented in the mid-sixties, it’s only been in the past few years that the green shoots of the technology have started to push through the hard surface of the ground and emerge in the sunlight.

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The sleeping dragon has awoken

sleeping dragon

I’m back to the office for a few days before returning to China for Mobile World Congress Shanghai next week, where we’ll be demonstrating our latest facial recognition systems.

I’m looking forward to seeing if the show is as lively as CES Asia was last week. There are so many events going on in China at this time of year. Don’t people ever experience technology fatigue?

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