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"The Road Ahead for Neural Networks: Five Likely Surprises," a Presentation from Cadence

Dr. Chris Rowen, Chief Technology Officer of the IP Group at Cadence, presents the "Road Ahead for Neural Networks: Five Likely Surprises" tutorial at the May 2016 Embedded Vision Summit.

Cognitive computing is finally getting real! It has passed through the phases of obscurity and curiosity and is surviving the current phase of breathless hype. It’s coming to market in real products and promises to radically expand our ability to extract value from video, images, speech and big data.

This talk examines the fundamental capabilities and limitations of neural network computing, especially for real-time and embedded systems, and paints a picture of how it will likely evolve over the next decade. In particular, it explores the impacts of neural networks on industry and forecasts a series of developments, including unexpected changes in business models for data and training, in distribution of neural networks between the cloud and edge devices, in new types of systems hardware, and in novel software. This intriguing shift in the computing landscape will create a new crop of winners and may leave others behind.