Embedded module maker Sundance Multiprocessor Technology has joined Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage business incubator.
The move is intended to accelerate and deepen its knowledge and expertise in the deployment of AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) techniques for a diverse range of embedded systems applications.
Sundance is part of an additional, new cohort of 10 early-stage and scaleup companies joining Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage providing a range of AI/ML products, platforms and services. In addition to Sundance’s highly efficient and low power consumption embedded platforms optimised for running deep learning algorithms used for performing autonomous navigation and for other general computer vision applications, these companies are working on a range of applications that include video analytics for improved livestock welfare management, solutions for reducing greenhouse emissions, interactive podcasting and neural networking.
The Digital Catapult start-up and scaleup companies with large businesses, investors, government and public organisations, and research and academia to provide access to the expertise and mentoring required to help them develop and reach their full potential. Its Machine Intelligence Garage was established in 2017 to provide this support in the AI/ML arena as well as provide access to the compute-intensive power needed by these enterprises to develop and test their models. It is delivered as part of London’s CAP-AI project and is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.
“We started the Machine Intelligence Garage to address the challenges the UK’s promising early stage AI and ML companies face, accelerating their growth and helping them realise their true potential by providing access to high-level computational power, relevant expertise, mentoring and networking opportunities,” said Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult. “Sundance’s clear vision for the delivery of powerful, relevant embedded systems platforms has deservedly earned them their place in the programme. We look forward to seeing the difference they will derive from the resources we offer, engagement with our mentors, and with each other.”