Chip in Security Camera’s Can Analyze the Scene it’s Capturing

Movidius, a chip maker specializing in artificial intelligence and computer vision has created a chip called the Myriad chip. The company has recently been acquired by Intel and the Myriad chip is now being added to Hikvision, a line of internet-connected security cameras.

The chip is designed to perform deep learning techniques without overwhelming smaller devices like video cameras. Movidius claims that since the analysis can be done on the actual device, the amount of data that gets sent is actually much smaller and could share small video clips when it detects a serious threat or problem that requires attention. They also claim that it lowers the rate of false positives.

However, some features could be exploited for invasive government surveillance or worked around by someone trying to commit a crime. It is a helpful device with seemingly many problems.

-Hannah Gallucci