Intel and Tencent debut AI-powered camera systems for retail

Intel and Tencent are teaming up to launch up a pair of AI products for the retail, both the company announced at the event of Tencent Globel partner Conference in China. Both were developed by the Tencent YouTub Lab, which is its computer vision research division and also have intel Movidius Myriad chips inside it.

Firstly, its DeepGaze, which is an Artificial Intelligence Powered came for the mortar and brick which keeps tabs on the shoppers’ movements. It can easily track the number of users near a given shelf display at various times on the entire day and perform some of the hybrid object detection, some on device and the rest in the Tencent Intel Xeon Scalable processor based cloud.

DeepGaze bears the process of a Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing unit, which is the same chip inside the Google’s chip camera, Flir Firely, and the DJI’s Phantom 4 drones. It is mainly optimized for the image signal processing and inference, the point at which an AI trained model makes the predictions on a device.

“With artificial intelligence, enterprises can gain new insights about their customers to both elevate the users’ experience and drive business transformation,” Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and chief operating officer of Intel’s AI Products Group, said. “Tencent’s new … [solution] take[s] advantage of powerful Intel … chips to enable deep neural networks to run directly on the cameras, providing real-time and actionable data for various businesses, including retail and smart buildings.”

DeepGaze compliments the YouBox, which also announced today. It is merely an on-premises server which is primarily designed for the retail work, through which onboard AI system, can merely ingest the real-time feeds from up to the 16 cameras and derive some of the useful insights.

Some of the store owners can use it to merely predict the performance of the sales and product turnover, Tencent and Intel said, as it will help them to enable them to restock the shelves without the need for the manual investor management.


Written by Udit Agarwal

Startup/Tech News Correspondent, Responsible for gathering information on the tech companies working on IOT, AI, ML, Cloud, Mobile Technologies,

Udit can be reached at [email protected]

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