Thermal imaging sensors are critical for security, surveillance, and more, but developing thermal AI solutions can be challenging
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Israeli AI chipmaker Hailo announced a new partnership with CVEDIA, a leader in edge computer vision software, to launch next-generation thermal edge AI solutions.
The joint solutions combine CVEDIA’s computer vision expertise alongside its synthetic data technology with the Hailo-8 AI processor to offer customers high-performance, scalable thermal edge AI solutions for a wide range of market segments including industry 4.0, smart cities, security, transportation, and more.
Thermal imaging sensors are critical for security, surveillance, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications due to their ability to operate in bad weather, low light conditions, and at nighttime, while providing fewer false positives in such challenging environments.
However, developing thermal AI solutions at scale can be challenging given the scarcity of thermal training data publicly available. CVEDIA’s synthetic data pipeline addresses common data bottlenecks including data collection, annotation, and validation, while enabling rapid scalability and maintenance of thermal camera-based solutions.
The Hailo-8™ AI processor, with up to 26 tera-operations per second (TOPS) at a typical power consumption of 2.5 W, will improve the performance of object detection and classification algorithms for countless edge applications in smart cities, transportation, and security.
The joint solutions will make AI models significantly smaller, enabling them to run faster without compromising accuracy – solving major pain points industries face such as speed, dependability, time to market, and production costs.
“CVEDIA is the only end-to-end computer vision solutions company that enables companies to rapidly build, scale and maintain their AI products across the commercial and defense sectors,” said Arjan Wijnveen, CEO at CVEDIA. “When combined with Hailo’s high-performance AI processor, we can provide incredibly power-efficient, highly scalable, and safer AI solutions for a new era of intelligent cameras.”
“We are excited to partner with CVEDIA to demonstrate the true potential of AI for thermal cameras and beyond,” said Liran Bar, VP Business Development at Hailo. “This partnership bolsters our position in the video analytics and security sector, enabling us to further address the rapidly growing need for efficient and reliable technologies that process visual images more efficiently at greater speeds, while still maintaining data privacy.”