BrainChip to deliver AI object search and facial recognition for municipal project

October 18, 2017 - 

BrainChip Holdings has been chosen to provide its AI-powered object search and facial recognition technology in a new large municipal deployment of video surveillance and video analytics.

BrainChip Studio’s object search and facial recognition capabilities will initially be deployed in 11 pilot locations during Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, with broader deployments scheduled later in 2018.

The project, which has a potential value of more than US$1.2 million, comprises of over 4,000 cameras across several towns and cities in France.

The company’s technology will be used on selected cameras to protect specific high-value areas, including hospitals, schools, and first-responder sites.

BrainChip is working closely with a large system integration firm to integrate its BrainChip Studio technology into the complete system.

“This is an exciting new European project for BrainChip that builds upon our successful deployments and trials in Paris and Toulouse,” Bob Beachler, BrainChip’s senior vice president for marketing and business development, said. “We are proud to have been selected for this major program, which we expect will become a standard for other municipal deployments.”

BrainChip provides a range of software and hardware-accelerated solutions for advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

The company’s proprietary neural network technology can learn autonomously, evolve and associate information similar to the human brain, as well as is fast, completely digital and consumes very low power.

Last month, BrainChip unveiled a new PCIe accelerator card that serves as a key accessory for neuromorphic computing, which emulates the workings of the human brain.

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