Intel Unveils the Neural Compute Stick 2

Intel Unveils the Neural Compute Stick 2

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Intel introduced the new version of their Neural Compute Stick. It is designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge.

Based on the  Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit and supported by the Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit, the NCS 2 speeds the development of deep neural networks inference applications while delivering a performance boost over the previous generation neural compute stick. It enables deep neural network testing, tuning and prototyping, so developers can go from prototyping into production.

“The first-generation Intel Neural Compute Stick sparked an entire community of AI developers into action with a form factor and price that didn’t exist before. We’re excited to see what the community creates next with the strong enhancement to compute power enabled with the new Intel Neural Compute Stick 2,” said Naveen Rao, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the AI Products Group.

What looks like a standard USB thumb drive hides much more inside. With a laptop and the NCS 2, developers can have their AI and computer vision applications up and running in minutes. NCS 2 runs on a standard USB 3.0 port and requires no additional hardware.

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