Movidius Myriad 2 VPU, is an AI processing device, that powers Google Clips. Intel recently announced that it is the device that allows to capture moments of family, friends and pets, making them accessible in the Clips app.
There’s an advanced machine algorithm at works while Google Clips camera, that learns the important moments and takes a series of pictures called clips. The technology lies inside the Movidius technology, that’s an Intel’s company working on micro products for AI processing and deep learning.
By enabling the on board processing, instead of using the cloud, Google is able to improve upon power consumption and latency, along with offline use. Google Clips product lead, Juston Payne, mentioned that the camera is fast, doesn’t require an internet connection, it’s easier to access your clips and on-device processing gives a lengthy battery life.
Remi-El-Ouazzane, VP and GM Movidius, said that the intelligent camera represents the on board intelligence their entire team dreamed of while developing the Myriad VPU technology. Its low powered intelligence is enabling more possibilities on to the AI based autonomous devices.
Google clips learns your happy moments by observing who’s important in family, friends and pets. Recognizes your gestures and takes a clip of that memory naturally and seemlessly. Since photography and video making is an important part of our lives especially when capturing memories with family, friends and loved ones.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas, director Machine Intelligence Google, also acknowledged the fact that Movidius AI based, VPU technology has significantly accelerated their initiative of Google Clips.
Your clips sync wirelessly and in seconds from the camera to the Google Clips app for Android or iOS. Simply swipe to save or delete your clips, or choose an individual frame to save as a high-resolution still photo. It is coming soon to U.S for $249 and works with Pixel, Samsung S7/8, iPhone 6 and up.