NVIDIA module adds machine learning to hobbyist projects

NVIDIA has just released a credit-card sized module that harnesses the power of machine learning to enable hobbyists to create machines capable of learning.



The Jetson TX1 module was developed with the idea of creating a future filled with smarter devices like drones that don’t just fly by remote control, but navigate their way through a forest for search and rescue or compact security surveillance systems that don’t just scan crowds, but identify suspicious activity.

The device works by incorporating capabilities such as machine learning, computer vision, navigation into your projects.

Jetson TX1 is the first embedded computer designed to process deep neural networks, or the computer software that can learn to recognize objects or interpret information. This new programming technique is called machine learning and can be used to perform complex tasks such as recognizing images, processing conversational speech, or analyzing a room full of furniture and finding a path to navigate across it.

The Jetson delivers 1 teraflops of performance, which is similar to the capabilities of the fastest supercomputer 15 years ago.

“Jetson TX1 will enable a new generation of incredibly capable autonomous devices,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. “They will navigate on their own, recognize objects and faces, and become increasingly intelligent through machine learning. It will enable developers to create industry-changing products.”

Jetson TX1 is also built into a Developer Kit, which enables hobbyists and professionals to develop and test autonomous devices for easy transition from development to manufacturing and production.


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