April 1, 2016

"Embedded Vision: How a Car Sees," a Free Upcoming Webcast from the Embedded Vision Alliance

On Friday, April 8 at 1:30PM PT (4:30PM ET), Jeff Bier, founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance, will talk with's Max Maxfield about embedded vision for ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), along with ongoing vision processing developments at Google and NASA, and other hot topics in the field. See here for more information, including online registration. Also see Max Maxfield's coverage of the upcoming event.
March 30, 2016

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS): An Embedded Vision Summit (May 2-4) Focus

The fully autonomous vehicle trials underway by established automobile companies such as Ford and GM, along with upstarts such as Baidu and Google (and, persistent rumors suggest, Apple) may capture the bulk of popular attention. But their precursor, ADAS, is more quietly but quite rapidly becoming a huge technology success story.
March 29, 2016

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC): Deep Learning and Other Vision Topics A'plenty

Embedded Vision Alliance member company NVIDIA's yearly GPU Technology Conference is coming up soon, April 4-7, in San Jose, California. The Alliance website has showcased a number of past vision-related GTC presentations, and this year's event promises a robust set of talks focused on leveraging GPUs for vision.
March 15, 2016

Deep Learning Takes Center Stage at the Embedded Vision Summit, May 2-4

As the recent 4-to-1 drubbing of Go world champion Lee Sedol by Google's DeepMind AlphaGo program signifies, artificial intelligence has entered mainstream awareness and adoption. It's enabled by the evolution of traditional neural network approaches, the steadily increasing processing "muscle" of CPUs (aided by acceleration via FPGAs, GPUs and dedicated co-processors), and the steadily decreasing cost of system memory.
March 5, 2016

Google, NASA Experts Keynote Upcoming Embedded Vision Summit, May 2-4

Those of you who've attended past years' Embedded Vision Summits will undoubtedly agree that the events' keynotes are by themselves worth the price of admission. Spanning a diversity of practical computer vision topics, the keynotes are delivered by well-known industry experts and encompass a unique mix of technical breadth and depth, historical perspectives, pragmatic reality checks, visionary predictions, and entertaining and informative case studies and quips.
January 25, 2016

Cadence Day-Long Seminar Discusses Deep Learning in Embedded Systems

On February 9 beginning at 9:30AM PT, Alliance member company Cadence is hosting a Embedded Neural Network Summit, "Extending Deep Learning into Mass-Market Silicon," which will provide an introduction to convolutional neural network applications ranging from image, pattern, and speech recognition to natural language processing and video analysis, in application areas including mobile, automotive, consumer and IoT. Speakers include:
January 25, 2016

The IEEE ICIP's Visual Innovation Award: Get Your Nomination Candidate On Board

Last May, Lina Karam of Arizona State University presented at an Embedded Vision Alliance Member Meeting on the upcoming IEEE ICIP (International Conference on Image Processing), which takes place September 25-28 in Phoenix, Arizona. Karam is an IEEE Fellow and the Director of Arizona State University's Image, Video & Usability (IVU) Lab.
January 20, 2016

Upcoming Free Webcast Covers Opportunities in Embedded Vision

Next Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00 PM EST (11:00 AM CST, 9:00 AM PST, 5:00 PM GMT), Embedded Vision Alliance founder and president Jeff Bier will present "The Era of Machines That See: Opportunities and Challenges in Embedded Vision," a free webcast produced in partnership with Vision Systems Design Magazine.
January 15, 2016

Enter the Vision Tank and See How Your Visionary Product Ranks

Have a vision-based product prototype you’re ready to take to the next level? Or, a compelling product concept and a team ready to get started? A new competition premiering at the upcoming Embedded Vision Summit may be your opportunity to turn creativity into success.
November 19, 2015

Preemadonna: Computer Vision Enables Nail-Decorating Nirvana

If you know a "tween" (or older) female who's into custom-decorating her nails with artwork, Preemadonna's just-launched Indiegogo campaign for the $199 Nailbot will likely be of great interest. Company co-founders Pree Walia (CEO) and Casey Schulz (Head of Product) gave a fabulous presentation at September's Embedded Vision Alliance Member Meeting.