partners with Movidius to bring machine learning to future mobile devices

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 27 Jan 2016

A new partnership between chip maker Movidius could change the way your phone looks at the world.

According to Movidius, will be licensing Movidius’ latest flagship chip, the MA2450, along with the accompanying software stack.

The chip has 12 cores, is able to perform low power, advanced computer vision processing. One possible use for this could be ’s oject Tango. is partnering with novo on a smartphone that would be able to sense where it is, how it’s positioned, what’s around it, which opens the door for many new software opportunities.

Movidius says it specializes in “low-power machine vision for connected devices” which makes us believe it’s be suited for phones or other mobile devices instead of ’s driverless cars.

In essence, technology like facial spatial recognition being able to interpret learn from this data is the type of thing would love to do with its forthcoming devices.

During a demonstration at CES, ’s ny showed off how you could measure a room using a prototype oject Tango tablet then shop at wes for furniture that would fit.

y this matters: is big on machine learning. In essence, the concept is that computers software should get smarter over time—forming relationships between large sets of data contextualizing information. An everyday example is Now, which anticipates your schedule, commute, other details about you.

is going big into hardware, as it will surely have another Nexus phone this fall, recently posted several jobs for a new VR division. This partnership includes agreeing to contribute to the Movidius neural network technology roadmap, which should benefit both companies.