New AI-powered AWS DeepLens Camera Launched By Amazon and Intel

Amazon has launched a new AI-powered wireless video camera. The new Amazon DeepLens camera is powered by Intel. The new camera is designed for developers working on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning products. Read more to find about AWS DeepLens Camera Price, Specifications, and Features

DeepLens Camera

Price and Availability

Price $249 (approx Rs 16,000)

The new camera is priced at $249. Shipping starts in the United States from April 2018. As of now, there is no information about an Indian launch or price.

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Specifications and Features

  • AI and machine learning support
  • Intel Atom X5 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 4-megapixel camera
  • Two microphones
  • Full HD recording capability

The AWS DeepLens Camera is the company’s first deep learning-enabled wireless video camera. The e-commerce giant’s AWS has collaborated with Intel for the new camera. It is powered by an Intel Atom X5 processor along with 8GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The embedded graphics support object detection and recognition. The wireless camera features a 4-megapixel camera and two microphones. It can record full HD (1080p) videos.

The new camera comes with the preconfigured frameworks that support AI and machine learning. It comes pre-loaded with AWS Greengrass for local computation and can operate with SageMaker (simplifies the deployment of AI models) and open source AI services like Google’s TensorFlow and Facebook’s Caffe2. It also supports Apache MXNet.

You can program this thing to do almost anything you can imagine so you can imagine programming the camera with computer vision models so if you recognize a license plate coming into your driveway it will open a garage door, or you can program an alarm if your dog gets on the couch,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS.

The AWS DeepLens Camera uses Intel-optimized deep learning software tools/libraries to run real-time computer vision models directly on the device. This reduces cost and real-time responsiveness. It can run pre-trained or custom AI models to perform computer vision tasks such as facial recognition, sentiment analysis, or object identification. The new camera can also recognize a variety of activities like playing the guitar.

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The new AWS wireless video camera will help developers/builders to design/create artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning products. The AI and machine learning applications are hot in the smart industries (including smart homes, smart retail, smart industrial, etc.).

We are seeing a new wave of innovation throughout the smart home, triggered by advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. DeepLens brings together the full range of Intel’s hardware and software expertise to give developers a powerful tool to create new experiences, providing a limitless potential for smart home integrations,” said Miles Kingston, General Manager, Smart Home Group, Intel.

Recently, Intel introduced it’s Speech Enabling Developer Kit for audio front-end solutions. It helps third-party developers to design consumer products that integrate Alexa Voice Service.

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