Intel has acquired computer vision startup Itseez for an undisclosed price as it moves further in the Internet of Things and automotive electronics markets.Doug Davis, senior vice president of the Internet of Things group at the world s biggest chip maker, said in a blog post today that Intel is transforming from a PC company to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.
Solutions will need to seamlessly deliver a combination of compute, connectivity, security, machine learning, human machine interfaces and functional safety.
Intel is adding new capabilities in cars such as functional safety and over-the-air software management, as well as the ability to see surroundings and interpret them.Computer vision includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images from the real world in order to make informed decisions and automate actions.
Davis said Itseez will become a key ingredient for Intel s Internet of Things Group IOTG roadmap, and will help Intel s customers create applications like autonomous driving, digital security and surveillance, and industrial inspection.
Itseez is also a key contributor to computer vision standards initiatives including OpenCV and OpenVX.
It has to connect the unconnected.