May 062016

Let’s imagine something today. Let’s think about a tiny plug-in device which can be carried with us anywhere and be used to train advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems – or, let’s say to build a robot which is emotionally intelligent. The creation of such a device may sound impossible to a mass of people.

1461855269-Screen-Shot-2016-04-27-at-3.13.16-PM_1425_830_s_c1However, the device which we were imagining about just some seconds ago has already come into existence. Yes, chip maker Movidius has taken its step forward in a creation of a device that can be carried anywhere to train artificially intelligent systems and named the device as ‘Fathom Neural Compute Stick’, which has been dubbed as “the world’s first embedded neural network accelerator”. This device is simply a USB stick containing a deep learning processing accelerator in it.

Movidius’s Fathom Neural Compute Stick can be connected to an existing Linux machine in order to bring increment in the efficiency of neural networking tasks by 20 to 30 times. This device has the capability to perform its task at a speed of 150GigaFLOPS (Billion Floating Point Operations Per Second), at the power consumption of less than 1.2 watts.

It has been explained on Movidius website that this ‘compute stick’ containing a full-fledged Myriad 2 VPU, not only enables rapid prototyping, but also delivers high levels of neural network compute to existing devices through the use of a USB port.

This ‘compute stick’ looks like a USB device and it even does work like a USB device. It also allows almost all ranges of Linux devices to handle neural networks, which act as the basic building blocks of AI.


  • Rapid performance tuning of Embedded Neural Networks
  • Myriad 2 MA2450 VPU in compact USB stick
  • Native fp16 & 8 bit precision
  • 512MB LPDDR3 in package
  • Upto 150GOPS performance below 1W

System requirements:

  • Linux 64 bit
  • 50MB of free disk space
  • USB 3.0 for highest transfer speed

After plugging in Movidius Fathom, it allows a computer to perform different functions like image recognition, language comprehension and pattern detection. TensorFlow, Google’s machine learning software has been embedded inside this tiny USB stick. It will grant devices like drones, cameras, and robots to run computer vision applications. It can be a handy tool for people involved in development, research and invention, who are curious about the ways to make their creations even more advanced.

Mar 112016

Apple, the producer of the revolutionary products like iPhone, iMac, iPad and iPod, is the second richest apple logocompany of the world and the most valuable brand of the world. By giving the market its innovative products, it has been successful to create history in terms of revenue and profit in corporate world.

In this post, we will let you know about the 10 interesting facts about Apple, that you may or may not know:

  1. In every minute, Apple earns 3 hundred thousand US Dollars. This amount is even greater than the transactions of the whole stock market of Russia.
  2. Apple owns more cash in hand than that owned by the US Government.
  3. There are 80 thousand Apple employees worldwide.
  4. According to probability analysis, the probability of getting admission at Harvard University is found to be greater than the probability of getting a job at Apple Store.
  5. Within the first 3 months of 2014, Apple alone had earned the amount equal to the total revenues of Google, Facebook and Amazon combined.
  6. Smoking near an Apple computer voids the warranty of the device.
  7. In every advertisement of iPhone, the time displayed on the screen of the phone is 9:41AM. This time has a special meaning. In 2007, when the ‘then CEO’, Steve Jobs, had launched the first ever iPhone, the time was 9:41AM.
  8. When the prototype of the first ever iPod was presented to Steve Jobs, he had thrown it into water. He hadn’t done so because he disliked the prototype or because of anger but to see if the device can be made more compact or not.
  9. Whatever you say to Siri first goes to Apple. It is stored only after it has been analyzed properly.
  10. Samsung is the manufacturer of the ‘Retina Display’ of Apple iPad. This display is the most expensive part of iPad.