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Intel Aims to Simplify AI with ‘Neural Stick’ Update

Nov 14, 2018 |

Intel today unveiled an upgraded Neural Compute Stick that it claims will dramatically simplify the roll-out of neural network inference applications in drones, IoT, and edge devices.

It may look like a standard USB thumb drive, but the Neural Computer Stick 2 (NCS2) that Intel unveiled today at its AI conference in Beijing is much more than that. Read more…

The Evolution of Remote Sensing: Delivering on the Promise of IoT

Nov 13, 2018 |

Remote sensing technology has come a long way since Gaspard Felix Tournachon’s pioneering aerial photographs in 1858. While the technology has advanced, there is one aspect of remote sensing that has remained relatively unchanged: Read more…

How AI, IoT, and Other Technologies Will Need to Coalesce into Comprehensive Counterdrone Defenses

Nov 6, 2018 |

Drones are the foundation of some of the most devastating weapon systems in many countries’ arsenals. They are also a growing focus of smart cities everywhere. Read more…

Drone Inspections Get an AI Boost

Sep 24, 2018 |

Industrial applications such as asset management and infrastructure inspection are among the roles being assumed by AI-based drones. Those aerial platforms are growing in sophistication with the addition of improved computer vision and deep learning technologies that can handle everything from dangerous infrastructure inspections to mundane asset tracking tasks. Read more…

Drone Data Ecosystem Growing Fast, Report Says

Jul 9, 2018 |

The ecosystem that’s emerged around the collection and analysis of data from drones is growing very quickly, according to a new report issued by DroneDeploy, one of the companies operating in the space. Read more…

‘Internet of Drones’ Adds AI

Oct 11, 2017 |

A startup has come up with a scheme for securely connecting drones to the cloud, effectively making them another cloud-based application and, the startup claims, the first “Internet of Drones” Read more…

Drones and GPUs Provide AI Boost for Inspection Firm

Sep 7, 2017 |

A company backed by GE’s venture capital arm is using NVidia GPUs, deep learning frameworks, and drones to automate the inspection of physical assets in the oil and gas, electrical distribution, and transportation industries. Read more…

Drone Data Accelerates Mapping

Aug 23, 2017 |

Add to the mounting list of data types: aerial data captured by drones, much of it used for map making and field surveys.

A recent report on trends in the booming drone industry finds that commercial drones equipped with mapping software have thus far captured data on an estimated 10 million acres of land in 160 countries. Read more…

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