Dahua teams up with Intel’s Movidius to enable AI


Dahua USA and Intel’s Movidius group have partnered to enable the Movidius’ Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) technology to power select Dahua video surveillance cameras with advanced intelligence functions that train the devices to gather, analyse, and retain information much like the human brain.

“Deep learning is the fastest-growing field in Artificial Intelligence. It can enable computers to interpret large amounts of data in the form of images, sound, and text,” said Mr. Zhu Jiangming, Executive Vice President of Dahua Technology. “With this sophisticated technology from Movidius, we can dramatically improve accuracy when analysing video content, which will have a significant impact on the future of video surveillance.”

“The new frontier for AI and machine learning is being able to deploy these technologies in real-world products. This means getting the power demand to a low enough level to be embedded right into the cameras themselves,” said Remi El-Ouazzane, Vice President of Intel New Technology Group and General Manager of Movidius. “The Myriad 2 VPU delivers a tremendous amount of compute for deep neural networks while requiring less than a single watt of power – allowing Dahua to create some of the smartest products to date.”

Equipped with Movidius Myriad 2 ultra-low power Vision technology, the Dahua 2MP high definition (HD) box camera offers innovative features such as crowd density monitoring, stereoscopic vision, facial recognition, people counting, behaviour analysis, and detection of illegally parked vehicles. For example, in the facial recognition category, a camera equipped with Deep Learning technology can detect gender, whether the subject is wearing glasses, age range, and even emotion.