Sally Ward-Foxton, European Correspondent for EE Times, moderates the “Are Neuromorphic Vision Technologies Ready for Commercial Use?” Expert Panel at the May 2022 Embedded Vision Summit. Other panelists include Garrick Orchard, Research Scientist at Intel Labs, James Marshall, Chief Scientific Officer at Opteran, Ryad Benosman, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor at the CMU Robotics Institute, and Steve Teig, Founder and CEO of Perceive.
Neuromorphic vision–vision systems inspired by biological systems–promise to save power and improve latency in a variety of edge and endpoint applications. After many years of research and development, are these technologies ready to move out of the lab and into today’s electronic systems and products? What challenges do neuromorphic vision sensors and neuromorphic computing chips face when entering a market saturated by classical and deep learning-driven computer vision systems, and how can these challenges be overcome?
Are both neuromorphic sensors and neuromorphic processors required for success, and what is the right hardware for today’s systems? Are spiking neural networks required and are they ready for commercial deployment? What sort of industry ecosystem will be required to enable these technologies to become widely used? This lively panel discussion provides perspectives on these and other topics from a panel of seasoned experts who are working at the leading edge of neuromorphic vision development, tools and techniques.