There are six categories in the Edge AI and Vision Product of the Year Awards. Four of these categories are open only to Alliance Member companies, and the rest are open to all companies. Read on for details.
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.
Award Categories 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.
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.