ABR’s Time Series Processor AI Chip Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honouree
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ABR has developed brain-inspired, low-SWaP, cognitive, and autonomous AI software and hardware. We offer unique technologies through deeper research and algorithms.
ABR's team of researchers have deep expertise in using neuromorphic and standard hardware and software to solve AI problems.
ABR offers novel architectures and algorithms - nothing off the shelf. We build these things so it is simpler to deploy, cheaper, lower power. 
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Get out of the costly cloud. Have the edge over your competition.

Use our technologies in edge speech recognition, language processing, sensor data processing for use in always-on monitoring, situational awareness, & autonomous control systems.

Vehicle and automotive industry

Voice recognition and keyword spotting on a lower power edge chip in-vehicle, stored and operating locally.

Intelligent medical wearables

Wearables that react to a user's interactions, activity, and voice to provide insights, safety, and updates.

Smart home technology

Capable of understanding human conversation, a home responds to common comments, such as "It's cold in here."

Appliances for businesses and consumers

Always-on devices, such as in-home appliances, use less power to operate and learn.
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Real-life applications of true intelligence

Devices need to run computationally heavy algorithms to become smarter and therefore to be more useful. Today, the AI networks needed to process this data have to reside on cloud servers due to processing power.

Brains do what we want to do in our devices, yet for orders of magnitude use less energy. That's the AI we're building.
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Keyword spotting for consumer-facing wearable devices
Low power application for always-on consumer-use appliances
Integrated home solutions with conversational AI enabled capabilities
Adaptive control on most commonly interacted devices in households
Automated voice recognition in-device solutions for IoT
Security devices with voice enabled recognition

ABR has had big impact with its big ambitions

Our research and consulting has enabled new innovation in the artificial intelligence sector.

[ABR] applies to thousands of things

"You’re taking this to the next level with how it thinks, how it learns, and how it reacts …the simulated neural networks you’re creating through this can apply to this [robot] – it’s just a great visualization –but of course this applies to thousands of things."
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Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada

ABR is a major player in neuromorphics

Major players operating in the
neuromorphic computing market include
IBM Corp.(U.S.), HP Corp. (U.S.), Samsung Electronics Ltd. (South Korea),
Intel Corp. (U.S.), HRL Laboratories, LLC (U.S.), General Vision Inc. (U.S.), Applied Brain Research Inc. (U.S.), and BrainChip Holdings Ltd. (U.S.).
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PR Newswire

In-device capabilities, cloud power

The typical CPUs most smartphones use
could never handle a system like Siri on the device. But Dr. Chris Eliasmith, a theoretical neuroscientist and co-CEO of Canadian AI startup Applied Brain Research, is confident that a new type of chip is about to change that.
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Matt Harris
Wired Magazine

Spaun stands apart from other attempts to simulate a brain

Spaun […] stands apart from other attempts to simulate a brain, such as the ambitious Blue Brain Project, because it produces complex behaviours with fewer neurons.
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Ed Yong

Understanding how the brain works

But the point of Spaun is not to build an artificial brain either. It’s a test-bed for neuroscience—a platform that we can use
to understand how the brain works. Does Region X control Function Y? Build it and see if that’s true. If you knock out Region X, will Spaun’s mental abilities suffer in a predictable way? Try it.
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Gaetan Lee
National Geographic

More flexible and adaptive than today’s autonomous robots

The system is explicitly designed for real-world applications. On a five-year timescale, says Boahen, “We envision building fully autonomous robots that interact with their environments in a meaningful way, and operate in real-time while [their brains] consume as much electricity as a cell phone”.
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M. Mitchell Waldrop
Nature Magazine

ABR has a systematic and scientific approach

I was incredibly impressed with ABR's ability to develop efficient lightweight heartbeat detection models for Skiin and, at the same time, improve our heartbeat accuracy. Anyone who is building AI at the edge, or has any power, compute, or accuracy concerns, I recommend reaching out to their excellent engineering team.
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Tony Chahine
CEO at Myant & Skiin

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