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Kneron Debuts Edge AI Chip, Bringing AI to Devices Everywhere

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Amidst the fierce competition in the world of artificial intelligence dominated by global tech companies, an AI startup in Taiwan has emerged as the pioneer in the field of edge AI. Kneron was founded by a young Taiwan native Albert Liu, and received funding from renowned investors including Himax, Qualcomm, CDIB, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and Horizons Ventures, the private technology investment arm of Mr Li Ka-Shing. Today, Kneron is unveiling its ground-breaking 3D artificial intelligence solution and edge AI chip.

Named after its release date of May 20th, Kneron’s debut AI Chip “KL520” has the best-in-class power efficiency only consuming a few hundred mega-watts, bringing AI computation power to edge devices for various applications.

Building Global Partnerships to Bring AI to the Masses

Further to the KL520 edge AI chip release, Kneron is also announcing partnerships with industry leaders to bring their chip into our everyday lives. Partnerships include fabless IC maker Etron Technology Inc., US-listed company Himax Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX), enterprise PC OEM AAEON Technology Inc., 3C solution provider Alltek Technology Corp, renowned ODM players Pegatron, as well as 3D sensing provider Orbbec, and IC design house Datang Semiconductor.

Founded in 2015, Kneron is headquartered in San Diego. Founder Albert Liu graduated from National Cheng Kung University, received his PhD from UCLA, and subsequently worked at Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics and MStar, developing advanced AI systems.

Proprietary Reconfigurable Architecture to Bring Efficient AI Solutions On-Device

The KL520 edge AI chip is a culmination of Kneron’s core technologies, combining proprietary software and hardware designs to create a highly efficient and ultra low-power Neural Processing Unit (NPU). Running AI computations on the end device will help generate real-time insights without relying on the cloud.

In particular, KL520 is equipped with a unique reconfigurable architecture which allows the chip to run a number of different convolutional neural networks (CNN) based on different applications, regardless of its kernel size, architecture requirements or input size. In turn, the chip is able to achieve a very high MAC (media access control) efficiency, a key metric for efficient computation. This software innovation allows the chip to dynamically adjust its function based on applications needs, in order to achieve maximum efficiency. The KL520 is also equipped with a proprietary compression technology that is able to compress a large AI neural network into a very small footprint to process on the edge device, without sacrificing large amounts of power.

Kneron’s software and hardware innovations are truly a breakthrough in the development of edge AI. By bringing elements of reconfigurability and compression onto the chip, the KL520 is bringing AI computation to various end-devices that operate under low-powered environments.

Features and targeted applications for the KL520:

  • Low-powered with a small physical footprint
  • The KL250 can run alongside a main chip as a co-processor; will not need a replacement chip
  • For smart door lock applications, KL520 includes two ARM Cortex M4 CPU, which can serve as the main processor.
  • Balances the need of performance, power and cost to bring the best solution for edge applications
  • Applicable to various 3D sensor technologies such as structured light, dual-camera and ToF, and Kneron’s exclusive 3D sensing technology
  • Well-suited for applications including smart locks, security cameras, drones, smart home appliances and robotics

During the product launch event, Kneron’s Founder and CEO, Albert Liu said: “We are determined to deliver the best-in-class edge AI solution to the market. The results that we have achieved over the past four years are very promising, and we are proud to receive recognitions from industry partners for our innovations.”

Liu also mentioned that Kneron will be releasing its second-generation chip during Q4 this year, targeted toward the surveillance and security market. The team will also be exhibiting at CES Asia 2019 in June, showcasing Kneron’s latest products to partners and potential customers.

SOURCE Kneron Inc.

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Natural Gas Engine Market Key Manufacturers, Development Trends and Competitive Analysis | Top Leaders – Cummins Inc. Siemens, Caterpillar Inc., INNIO Group, Wärtsilä, Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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This Natural Gas Engine report will suit your business requirements in many ways while also assisting in informed decision making and smart working. Company profiles of the key market competitors are analysed with respect to company snapshot, geographical presence, product portfolio, and recent developments. Global natural gas engine market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.3% in the forecast period of 2019 to 2026.Complete Study Report along with over 200+ pages, list of tables & figures, Profiling 20+ companies. Ask for Sample @ https://www.databridgemarketresearch.com/request-a-sample/?dbmr=global-natural-gas-engine-marketGlobal Natural Gas Engine Market Overview:If you are involved in the Natural Gas Engine Industry or intend to be, then this study will provide you a comprehensive outlook. It is vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by Engine Family, Application and Power Output. 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Soul Machines™ Launches Digital DNA™ Studio New Creative Suite for User-Generated Creation of Digital People at Scale

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Soul Machines™, the astonishing AGI company, today announced that it will make its Digital DNA™ Studio (DDNA Studio) available for companies to easily and rapidly create their own Digital People for an engaging and powerful brand experience. In today’s increasingly digital world, brands can connect with every customer in a personalized way at scale with Soul Machines’ Digital People. They are designed to deliver the personalized, emotionally engaging experience that customers crave with brands at a cost that allows them to scale.
DDNA Studio makes it possible for both brands and implementation partners to rapidly create a more personalized online experience by using the advanced tools of the new creative suite to build a functioning Soul Machines Digital Person use case in a matter of minutes. DDNA Studio provides a simple web interface to create, launch, and adapt a Digital Person use case which can be published and personalized at scale across multiple interfaces.Prior to Soul Machines and the release today of its own internal creative tools, the options for any company or implementation partner to build an engaging, life-like Digital Person that’s unique and authentic to the culture of a brand itself were limited, low quality, extremely expensive and time consuming. DDNA Studio aims to change the economics of hyper-personalization and make it available to anyone wanting to create a more engaging experience for their customers or client’s brand.“The work we do is a labor of love, and we are consistently amazed at the progress our teams are making,” said Greg Cross, co-founder and Chief Business Officer. “But our dream of expanding AI means extending that progress well beyond the walls of our company. The launch of the DDNA Studio marks a major moment of democratization for AI, where anyone can engage and utilize this technology at a reasonable entry cost and create their own Digital People.”DDNA Studio creative suite takes the power of Soul Machines’ Human OS Platform to create astonishing lifelike, dynamically interactive Digital People. The patented Digital Brain within the platform drives the Autonomous Animation functionality which can be applied to a variety of use cases from customer experience to training across a range of industries from Entertainment to Financial Services. The Digital People have authored personalities which you can evolve over time based on user interactions as they help brands connect with their digital audiences and automate repetitive business functions in helpful and productive ways.Companies will be empowered to succeed with the support of Soul Machines’ Customer Success teams & community, Soul X™. With experience supporting global rollouts, these teams will work with users to plan, implement and run their deployment. As part of the Soul X™ community, users will benefit from the learnings of leaders worldwide.Availability
Digital DNA Studio is available for early access today for any company, channel or implementation partner. Please visit https://www.soulmachines.com/ddna-studio for more information about how to get started.
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Soul Machines is a global pioneer in artificial general intelligence (AGI) dedicated to delivering the full capabilities and goodness of human and machine collaboration in a responsive, relatable and unprecedented way. Composed of some of the world’s best AI researchers, neuroscientists, psychologists and innovative thinkers the company’s unparalleled autonomous animation – featuring its patented Digital Brain – brings technology to life by creating dynamically interactive and emotionally responsive Digital People with personality and character that allow machines to talk to us face-to-face. Soul Machines™ has deployed the world’s first Digital People with some of the biggest corporate brands in the world in Financial Services, Technology, Automotive, Healthcare, Entertainment, and Education industries. Soul Machines currently has over 120 employees with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, London, Tokyo, Melbourne and Auckland. For more about Soul Machines™, visit www.soulmachines.com.
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Nuro to Securely Deliver CVS Pharmacy Prescriptions with Autonomous Vehicles

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nuro, the robotics company transforming delivery, today announced it is working with CVS Pharmacy to test prescription delivery in the Houston market, beginning in June. Nuro will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials to CVS Pharmacy customers.
“We are seeing an increased demand for prescription delivery,” said Ryan Rumbarger, Senior Vice President of Store Operations, CVS Health. “We want to give our customers more choice in how they can quickly access the medications they need when it’s not convenient for them to visit one of our pharmacy locations.”“Today, we are excited to expand into an entirely new vertical: health,” said Dave Ferguson, Nuro’s Co-Founder and President. “Through our partnership with CVS, we hope to make it easier for customers to get medicine, prescriptions, and the other things they need delivered directly to their homes.”The pilot program will serve customers across three zip codes near CVS Pharmacy’s location at 5430 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, TX 77401. Customers in the pilot area who are placing prescription orders via CVS.com or the CVS Pharmacy app can choose the autonomous delivery option, and add other non-prescription items to their order. To ensure the security of their prescriptions, customers will need to confirm their identification to unlock their delivery when Nuro’s autonomous vehicle arrives curbside at their home. Deliveries will be free of charge to CVS Pharmacy customers.About Nuro
Nuro is a robotics company transforming local commerce through autonomous delivery. The company develops and operates a fleet of self-driving vehicles that deliver local goods of all kinds, from dinner to dry cleaning. Nuro’s service helps merchants deliver goods to customers quickly, affordably, and safely. Led by world-renowned experts in robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and product design, the company began making driverless deliveries to the public in 2018. Nuro has raised more than $1 billion in financing from investors including Softbank and Greylock and shares partnerships with leading brands such as Walmart, Domino’s and Kroger.
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