Award Categories Open to Alliance Members
Only Alliance Member companies can submit entries for the following five categories. Member companies may also submit entries for the Edge AI End Product categories, which are open to all companies. A company may submit multiple entries in a single category or in multiple categories.
Edge AI Processors
This hardware technology category includes any chip, integrated component assembly (SoC, SoM, etc.), or licensable processor IP that is used to implement or accelerate edge AI or vision-based systems. Examples include CPU, GPU, DSP, FPGA, NPU, VPU/ASSP and AI accelerators.
Edge AI Software and Algorithms
This category includes any software or algorithms used to implement or accelerate edge AI or vision-based systems. Examples include optimized computer vision software libraries and innovative algorithms for implementing visual intelligence.
Cameras and Sensors
Examples of products in this category include cameras, camera modules, image sensors and depth sensors.
Edge AI Developer Tools
Developer tools include the software, services and hardware that developers use to create, debug, maintain, or deploy edge AI and vision-based systems. A software development kit (SDK) typically contains a set of software development tools that allow the creation of applications for edge AI or vision-based systems. A hardware development kit (HDK) is designed for developers of hardware modules and systems and provides information to build custom hardware.
Edge computing and vision technologies are rapidly proliferating in the automotive market where they are increasing safety and enhancing the driving experience. With new advances in deep learning techniques, edge AI and vision systems are becoming more sophisticated in enabling vehicles to “see” their surroundings, resulting in more capable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
These systems use cameras and computer vision techniques, as well as other sensor types, to understand the vehicle’s surroundings. This category includes edge AI and vision hardware and software technologies developed specifically to improve automobiles, whether by enhancing safety, providing navigational aid, improving the driver or passenger experience or enabling autonomous driving functionality.
Award Category Open to All Companies
These award categories are open to both Member and non-Member companies. Member companies supplying building-block technologies are encouraged to invite their customers to submit an entry for these. There is no submission fee.
Enterprise Edge AI End Product
This category includes products, services and applications incorporating edge AI or vision technologies that are delivered directly to enterprise or government markets. Examples include intelligent transportation systems, medical diagnostic systems, and autonomous mobile robots and drones for use in industrial logistics and delivery.
Consumer Edge AI End Product
This category includes products, services and applications incorporating edge AI or vision technologies that are delivered directly to consumer markets. Examples include smart home automation systems, consumer security solutions, AR-based products and digital assistants.
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