First look at Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Today I have received neural network inference hardware accelerator Movidius Neural Compute Stick (USB stick). Movidius is now part of Intel (acquired by Intel in 2016).   Movidius Neural Compute Stick Performance testing SDK installation is smooth under Ubuntu 16.04. The SDK also contains script to fetch caffe-models from the internet. The following models are […]

Joker TV, manufacturing

Hello All, This post dedicated to Joker TV manufacturing process. Technical and financial aspects will be covered. For Joker TV hardware description please check this post. Spoiler: cost of one “Joker TV stand-alone” can be as low as $58.52 (if we order 1000 pcs.). For more information please check calculations below. Cost of manufacturing I […]

Joker TV, Linux/OSx/Windows drivers and apps

Hello All, Compile driver and apps from sources If you are looking for an already compiled (binary) drivers and apps please use this link. If you are looking for compilation manual for Windows please use this link. If you are looking for compilation manual for Mac(OSx) please use this link. Compilation steps for Linux Install […]

Joker TV, FPGA Verilog/VHDL code

Hello All, I have used Altera (now Intel) FPGA. Part number EP4CE22F17C8N. For hardware description please check out this post. Project prepared and compiled in Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition 16.1. This is the free version and it can be downloaded here. You can build firmware from source code (check instructions below) or download pre-compiled firmware. Building […]

Speech recognition and Speech synthesis using neural networks

Hello All, Today I want to show you how Joker can be used for speech recognition and speech synthesis using neural networks and Joker Empathy module. I have brewed two docker containers for super simple usage. Just one command required to run neural network and obtain the results. This tutorial should work on any Linux and OSx […]

Neural network scene understanding on Joker

Hello All, Today I want to show you how Joker with SegNet project can be used for scene understanding (in AI world it’s called “semantic segmentation”). We will take picture of our room and AI will show us pixels belongs for different objects (like “table”, “chair”, etc). This tutorial should work on any Linux distribution (CoreOS, Debian, […]

Neural network image classification on Joker

Hello All, Today I want to show you how Joker can be used for neural network image classification with Caffe project. Caffe is a deep learning framework. This tutorial should work on any Linux distribution (CoreOS, Debian, RedHat, etc). For simplify overall process I have created Docker container with Caffe (built from sources) and already trained […]

Video decode and encode on Joker using Intel GPU

Intel GPU load while transcoding

Hello All, Today I want to show you how Joker can be used for video decode and encode (transcoding) using Intel GPU (QuickSync technology). For better performance we will use Intel GPU (graphics processing units). In this case CPU is not loaded with video processing tasks. This tutorial should work on any Linux distribution (CoreOS, Debian, […]