NVISO advances its Human Behaviour AI SDK for neuromorphic computing using the BrainChip Akida platform

11th May, 2022

Lausanne, Switzerland – May 11, 2022 –  nViso SA (NVISO), the leading Human Behavioural Analytics AI company, today announced at the AI Expo Japan new capabilities and milestones for its Human Behaviour AI SDK in support for neuromorphic computing. These accomplishments build upon the partnership recently announced in April 2022 by NVISO and BrainChip, where it will be showing the world’s first neuromorphic SDK for Human Behavioural AI designed for ultra-low power mass market consumer products at AI Expo 2022 Tokyo from the 11th to the 13th of May.

New features and achievements facilitated by the upgrade to neuromorphic computing include:

- The world’s first commercial grade emotion recognition AI App designed for neuromorphic processing, with peak speeds of more than 250fps achieved using the BrainChip Akida processor. Using NVISO’s advanced edge deployment methodology and BrainChip MetaTF framework, the neuromorphic optimized Emotion Recognition AI App currently delivers an accuracy of 90.28% with speeds up to 250fps using 2-bit quantization. By comparison the same AI App implemented on a Raspberry Pi 4 single core ARM A53 CPU processor using 8-bit compression shows similar accuracy but only running at 12fps, resulting in 20x improvement in performance.

- Fully integrated AI Solutions for Smart Living and Smart Mobility use cases requiring ultra-low power consumption leveraging true heterogeneous digital to analog AI processing technologies ranging from MPU, CPU, GPU, and NPU combined with neuromorphic computing technology. These AI Apps are specifically designed to leverage resource constrained low-power and low-memory hardware platforms deployed at the extreme edge, where human observations are made and processed locally without an internet connection both addressing privacy concerns and removing the latency and power consumption costs associated with moving data for processing in the cloud.

“We are committed to work with technology leaders like NVISO to help define the next-generation user experiences and accelerate the future of smart living and mobility,” said Jerome Nadel, CMO at BrainChip. “We are excited to see the AI Apps and Solutions from NVISO so quickly available on the BrainChip Akida platform and to bring these new consumer and automotive experiences to customers around the world.”

NVISO’s solutions deliver on these use cases through a range of AI Apps providing visual observation, perception and semantic reasoning capabilities, the results of which can be used in identifying issues, in decision making processes and in supporting autonomous “human like” interactions. Examples of these AI Apps provide the analysis of core signals of human behaviour such as facial expressions, emotions, identity, head pose, gaze, gestures, activities, and the identification of objects with which users interact. These AI Apps can be optimised for typically resource constrained low power and low-cost processing platforms deployed on the edge. Furthermore, NVISO AI Apps can be easily configured to suit any camera system for optimal performance in terms of distance and camera angle, and thanks to NVISO’s large scale proprietary human behaviour databases NVISO’s AI Apps are robust to the imaging conditions often found in real world deployments. Unlike cloud-based solutions, NVISO’s solutions do not require information to be sent off-device for processing elsewhere so user privacy and safety can be protected.

About NVISO, is an Artificial Intelligence ("AI") company founded in 2009 and headquartered at the Innovation Park of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Its mission is to help make autonomous machines safe, secure, and personalised for humans. As leader in human behavioural AI, it provides software solutions that can sense, comprehend, and act upon human behaviour in real-world environments. It achieves this through real-time perception and observation of people and objects in contextual situations combined with the reasoning and semantics of human behaviour based on trusted scientific research. NVISO’s technology is made accessible through ready-to-use AI solutions addressing Smart Mobility and Smart Health and Living applications (interior sensing, health assessments, and robot interactions) with a key focus on deployments to the deep edge. With a singular focus on how to apply the most advanced and robust technology to industry and societal problems that matter, NVISO’s solutions help advance human potential.

About BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN, OTCQX: BRCHF, ADR: BCHPY), BrainChip is the worldwide leader in edge AI on-chip processing and learning. The company’s first-to-market neuromorphic processor, AkidaTM, mimics the human brain to analyze only essential sensor inputs at the point of acquisition, processing data with unparalleled efficiency, precision, and economy of energy. Keeping machine learning local to the chip, independent of the cloud dramatically reduces latency while improving privacy and data security. In enabling effective edge compute to be universally deployable across real world applications such as connected cars, consumer electronics, and industrial IoT, BrainChip is proving that on-chip AI close to the sensor is the future for customers’ products, as well as the planet. Explore the benefits of Essential AI at