Category: Deep Learning

Megh’s Deep Learning Engine usages

Video analytics use cases Enterprise users are increasingly interested in implementing complex video analytics use cases that provide business value beyond typical applications. These involve multi-stage models for object detection and image classification with custom trained models that are integrated to solve business problems. Some examples include: Segment Use case Deep learning tasks Retail Cashier-less

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Implementing a CPU+FPGA-based real-time video analytics pipeline

This post is a follow-up to “Implementing a CPU-based real-time video analytics pipeline,” where we discussed a CPU-based end-to-end video analytics pipeline. As seen in that post, a CPU-based pipeline runs into severe performance bottlenecks. Here we discuss how we address and overcome these bottlenecks using FPGAs as hardware accelerators. We explain Megh’s Video Analytics

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Video analytics use cases to manage COVID-19 response

Four months into 2020, the world is facing a grave global health crisis: the outbreak of a novel coronavirus respiratory disease, COVID-19. Can new digital technology be used to help identify and mitigate the impact of COVID-19? Thankfully, the answer is yes. One technology now in the forefront of the global emergency is the use

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Implementing a CPU-based real-time video analytics pipeline

With growth in available data and computation power, use of video analytics solutions has been growing visibly. Most real-time video analytics use-cases, however, require response times in milliseconds—a level of performance that both CPUs and GPUs cannot always meet when it comes to inference. Here we discuss implementation of a real-time video analytics pipeline on

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Megh’s flexible, high-performance deep learning engine

As deep learning (DL) becomes more pervasive, the need for efficient and fast computation is increasing. Traditional central processing units (CPUs) and graphical processing units (GPUs) are typically used for acceleration, despite the limiting nature of their fixed architectures. Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have been highlighted for their flexibility, but until recently have fallen

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Using AI/Deep Learning to prevent retail inventory loss

Retail inventory loss (or “shrinkage”) is a serious problem, totaling about $100 billion annually—almost 1.8% of sales—worldwide. The issue is even more acute for those moving high-dollar goods, such as fashion and accessories. As traditional retailers grapple with ongoing market concentration, loss of market share to online sellers, and other pressures, there’s good news: Advanced

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Implementing a real-time, deep learning pipeline with Spark Streaming

With the current information age defining the third wave, we are facing an explosion of real-time data, which is in turn increasing demand for real-time analytics. A real-time analytics solution pipeline typically utilizes a streaming library and an analytics platform. Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed computing platform designed to run analytics payloads on a

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