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NVIDIA Paves Path to AI Cities with Metropolis Edge-to-Cloud Platform for Video Analytics

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by Angela Guess

A new press release reports, “Paving the way for the creation of AI cities, NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA Metropolis intelligent video analytics platform. Metropolis makes cities safer and smarter by applying deep learning to video streams for applications such as public safety, traffic management and resource optimization. More than 50 NVIDIA AI city partner companies are already providing products and applications that use deep learning on GPUs, many of which will be on display this week at the GPU Technology Conference. ‘Deep learning is enabling powerful intelligent video analytics that turn anonymized video into real-time valuable insights, enhancing safety and improving lives,’ said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. ‘The NVIDIA Metropolis platform enables customers to put AI behind every video stream to create smarter cities’.”

The release goes on, “Video is the world’s largest generator of data, captured by hundreds of millions of cameras deployed in areas such as government property, public transit, commercial buildings and roadways. By 2020, the cumulative number of cameras is expected to rise to approximately 1 billion. Humans currently monitor only a fraction of captured video, with most stored on disks for later review. Initial efforts at real-time video analytics techniques have proved far less reliable than human interpretation. Intelligent video analytics solves this challenge by using deep learning in cameras, on-premises video recorders and servers, and in the cloud to monitor video instantaneously with accuracy and scalability. Metropolis spans multiple NVIDIA products that operate on a unified architecture. High-performance deep learning inferencing happens at the edge with the NVIDIA Jetson™ embedded computing platform, and through servers and data centers with NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators. Rich data visualization is powered by NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics. And the entire edge-to-cloud platform is supported by NVIDIA’s rich software development kits, including JetPack, DeepStream and TensorRT™.”

Read more at Marketwired.

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