In an effort to help advance computer vision on mobile devices, Qualcomm has released the first mobile-optimized CV library, aptly named FastCV. While this news may not be groundbreaking for end-users, it's a pretty big deal for developers, as this library can be used in mobile development to help improve things like face detection and recognition, text tracking and recognition, gesture recognition, as well as open a whole new world for augmented reality applications.

The initial release of FastCV supports Android development, with "expanded platform support" coming soon. So, if you're a dev looking to incorporate some CV into your next app, hit this link to download.

[Qualcomm Blog]

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  • ABT Benjamins

    Sweet, this tempts me to get into development.

  • cece

    Only problem is that it is optimized for Qualcomm cpu/gpu, and not likely to ever be optimized for gpu acceleration on competitors processors....