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This Tech Can 'See' and Think as Well as Humans Do

Harness artificial intelligence with this humble-looking gizmo.

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This story appears in the November 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It looks like an ordinary USB stick. But plug it into any device's USB port and it instantly makes your software smarter -- as if you plugged in another brain.

Fathom
Fathom Neural Compute Stick

The Fathom Neural Compute Stick, made by the semiconductor company Movidius, powers "deep learning" -- the ability to see and analyze images, and learn from what it observes, much like a human. We're talking office security cameras that can distinguish a burglar from a janitor, or self-driving cars capable of finding legal, nonmetered parking. The business possibilities are endless.

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