How AI, Deep Learning and Machine Perception are Changing Our World
Jeff Bier, Founder, Embedded Vision Alliance and President, BDTI
Just a few years ago, it was inconceivable that everyday devices would incorporate human-like sensory perception. Now it’s clear that sophisticated perception will soon be ubiquitous in many types of systems. How soon? Faster than you might think, thanks to three key accelerating factors.
In a very short time, we're seeing roughly a 10X improvement in cost-performance and energy efficiency at each of three layers: algorithms, software techniques, and processor architecture. Combined, this means that we can expect roughly a 1,000X improvement. So, tasks that today require hundreds of watts of power and hundreds of dollars' worth of silicon will soon require less than a watt of power and less than a dollar's worth of silicon. This will be world-changing, enabling even very cost-sensitive devices, like toys, to incorporate sophisticated visual perception.
In this talk, I’ll show how innovators across the industry are delivering this 1,000X improvement very rapidly. I’ll also explain the relationships between artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and machine perception. Finally, I’ll illustrate through examples how these technologies are transforming many types of products, and highlight important challenges that remain.