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Amazon Unveils 'DeepLens' Camera

Amazon Unveils 'DeepLens' Camera

Friday, 1 December, 2017 - 12:45
via Amazon

The development of artificial intelligence systems has become much easier thanks to the new DeepLens camera from Amazon.

The new $250 camera features the recognition of objects, faces and automatically classifies some human movements that programmers can use to develop their own applications and tools for self-learning. Small companies' access to this technology at affordable price can make a big difference to smart systems, such as voice assistance.

How does DeepLens camera work? Artificial intelligence systems rely on artificial neural networks that activate the brain's function to learn.

These artificial neural networks can be trained to identify patterns of information such as speech, written data, or visual images, which have formed the basis for many achievements in the world of artificial intelligence over the past few years.

DeepLens uses a four-megapixel camera to shoot 1080p high-definition videos, along with a microphone for voice recording. The new camera is powered by the Intel Atom processor and a memory of 8GB, capable of playing video frames from the deep learning models in the camera itself.

The camera is connected to devices and networks via Wi-Fi and the USP.

The new camera comes with a range of artificial intelligence tools that allow developers with humble experience in machine learning to design and test their own innovations.

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