Video analysis software adds auto-rotated models, Linux support and an API

BrainChip has demonstrated its BrainChip Studio, version 2018.1. BrainChip Studio is an artificial intelligence (AI) -powered video analysis software suite delivering high-speed object search and facial classification. It can be used by law enforcement, counter terrorism and intelligence agencies.

New features of the 2018.1 release are designed to make it easier to find objects from a variety of camera views. It is also possible to enable large-scale Linux deployments, and the addition of an API simplifies integration with other applications.

BrainChip Studio 2018.1 auto-generates rotated models. The software’s one-shot object training creates a spiking neural network model of an object in its initial captured orientation. This spiking neural network technology can learn autonomously, evolve and associate information just like the human brain, says BrainChip. The technology, which is proprietary, is fast, completely digital and consumes very low power.

With the auto-rotation feature, BrainChip Studio will automatically create multiple rotated models, improving the ability to locate the object in other camera views, where the orientation may vary depending on the installation.

BrainChip Studio 2018.1 now runs on Linux, enabling cost-effective, large-scale server installations. Linux is cost-effect in larger installations and the OS provides a 10 per cent performance improvement for BrainChip Studio, compared to Windows, reports the company.

The 2018.1 release also includes a version of BrainChip Studio that can be controlled with an API-level interface. This enables the functionality of BrainChip Studio to be integrated into third party applications, either off-the-shelf video surveillance software or end-users’ custom software. This version of BrainChip Studio can be re-sold by OEM customers or integrated into cloud-based SaaS frameworks.

In the past six months, BrainChip Studio and BrainChip Accelerator have been recognised internationally, winning awards from Security Today Magazine in the United States, the Milipol Innovation Award in France, and commendation at the Security and Counterterrorism Expo in the United Kingdom.

BrainChip Studio 2018.1 and BrainChip Accelerator are available immediately.


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