Category: Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Back in September Imagination changed the game for embedded AI acceleration with the introduction of the Series2NX neural network accelerator (NNA) and today we are proud to announce two cores in the range: the PowerVR AX2185 aimed at the premium markets, and the AX2145 for the mid-range. (We go into more detail about each below). As we explained in our … Continued

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The impact of GDPR On 25th May 2018, all member states of the European Union will adopt the new General Data Protection Regulations (also called GDPR) which tightens up rules on the collection, management and usage of personal data. The new regulations have wide-ranging implications on the way consumer data is collated, how it must be stored and protected, and … Continued

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Recently, we released our first AI-orientated SDK – the PowerVR CLDNN. In this post we’d like to explain what it is, what it’s for, and how to use it, so read on for more. The CLDNN API The PowerVR CLDNN API enables fast, efficient development and deployment of convolutional neural networks on PowerVR devices. The API can be used to … Continued

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In the early 1980s, TV was full of exciting new fantasies about how technology would change our lives. From digital watches that would make us invisible (Gemini Man, a tech sadly still not here), through vehicular fantasies like Airwolf, to the full body augmentation of the Bionic Man/Woman. None captured my imagination more than Knight Rider, in which David Hasselhoff’s … Continued

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Welcome to the first of new series of blog posts where on a monthly basis we will be exploring some of the big issues facing the industry right now. We will do so by asking a question to experts in the industry and also the expertise within our company. The first question is simply: “is AI overhyped?” Imagination recently entered … Continued

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As a former technology journalist it’s not often I find myself bamboozled by technology, but the other day it happened. I was in the process of upgrading from one generic fruit-related smartphone device to another when something seemingly remarkable took place. I took the ‘new’ device out of the box and placed it on the table next to the old one … Continued

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As technology buzz words go, we think you’d be hard-pressed to find two that are more prevalent right now than neural networks and artificial intelligence; and with good reason. They are widely in use today, powering the image recognition in your favourite (or not so favourite) social media platform; the speech recognition systems on your intelligent connected speaker, and the … Continued

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If you’ve been paying attention to the neural network scene recently, and really, why wouldn’t you be – you’ll be aware that it’s a market that’s really getting a lot of attention. In fact, machine learning and deep learning are threatening to become terms that even your mother will be familiar with. If, by the way, your mother doesn’t yet … Continued

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My mother is a retired nurse. She’s an intelligent woman, and when it comes to caring for patients, really knows her stuff. The other day I told her I was working on launching Imagination’s new neural network accelerator. “What do you mean?” she asked – having, of course, only ever really thought about neural networks when doing her surgical rotation … Continued

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For many, PowerVR is closely associated with graphics technology, from the early days of desktop PC gaming to arcade consoles, and later to home consoles and then, of course, to mobile. Indeed, we’ve recently celebrated our 25th anniversary in a series of blog posts. However, PowerVR also includes a range of other IP for vision and AI applications. This week, … Continued

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