Gary Brown, Director of Edge AI Marketing at Intel, AJ Frazer, Vice President of Business Development at Agent Vi, and Sheldon Fernandez, CEO at DarwinAI, co-present the “For Vision and Edge AI, Are Today’s CPUs Really Old-School?” tutorial at the May 2021 Embedded Vision Summit.
As AI applications at the edge become pervasive, there’s growing interest in deploying AI on standard hardware platforms such as general-purpose CPUs. But are CPUs sufficient? This roundtable discussion explores the question: Does AI really require GPUs and other special-purpose architectures, or can today’s standard CPUs do the job? Brown, Frazer and Fernandez look at cutting-edge applications in healthcare and video analytics to take a full-circle view of all the factors—including but not limited to performance—that impact real-world commercialization.