Blaize Powers New “AI as a Service” Edge Platform from Minds Lab for S. Korea and Global Markets

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 27, 2021


Blaize Powers New “AI as a Service” Edge Platform from Minds Lab for S. Korea and Global Markets

Blaize announced that Minds Lab of Seongnam, S. Korea has extended its “AI as a service (AlaaS)” cloud service to the Edge running on Blaize Xplorer X1600P PCIe accelerator platform and utilizing the Blaize AI Software Suite. 

The Maum Edge AI Platform combines Edge AI Devices and Maum AI Cloud to improve and expand services with ideal usability and expandability. Minds Lab is using Blaize initially for its “Edge AI Road,” “Edge AI Street,” and “Edge AI Home” services, all of which are AI-based CCTV enabled.

The Edge AI Road application provides traffic surveillance such as car and license plate detection and speed and lane infringements. Edge AI Street provides sidewalk and close to home surveillance concerning pedestrian traffic and unusual behaviors (such as break-ins), and Edge AI Home provides monitoring of various activities in public and private interior spaces.

The platform enables customers to download AI applications just like one would download an app for a mobile phone. Customers download an application from the Minds Lab AI cloud and install it on a network. They then register, activate, and adjust settings to perform various analytics via the Minds Lab cloud-based and real-time interface.

MindsLab is recognized for its AI technology solutions built on Blaize edge AI hardware, such as the Suwon City's CCTV video data construction business solution that informs controllers when abnormal behavior such as assault or theft is detected. In particular, the MindsLab AI-enabled CCTV service in Suwon City met performance verification through the Korea Data Agency (KISA) in recognizing the behavior of wandering, intrusion, and collapse.

The Blaize embedded and accelerator platforms are built on the Blaize Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) architecture designed for the demands of edge computing. The Blaize Xplorer platforms are designed to accelerate AI applications at the edge of the enterprise via plug-in to the PCIe slot in a host server or appliance. The Blaize AI Software Suite comprised of Blaize Picasso and the AI Studio product offer the industry with open standards and accessibility. 

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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