Intel has introduced the new Neural Compute Stick 2 at its first AI developer conference in Beijing.
The stick aims to help developers working on a drone, along with smart cameras, industrial robots or a smart home device to prototype faster.
The Intel NCS 2 runs on a standard USB 3.0 port and requires no additional hardware, something which the US-based form hopes will help users in the field.
Designed to build smarter AI algorithms and for prototyping computer vision at the network edge, the stick also enables neural network testing, tuning and prototyping, meaning developers can go from prototyping into production.
On the release, Naveen Rao, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the AI products group, said: “The first-generation Intel Neural Compute Stick sparked an entire community of AI developers into action with a form factor and price that didn’t exist before.
He added: “We’re excited to see what the community creates next with the strong enhancement to compute power enabled with the new Intel Neural Compute Stick 2.”