Greg Fisher is about hardware creation. As founder/CEO of Berkeley Sourcing Group, Greg has spent the last 13 years working with over 1000 hardware startups to develop and manufacture innovative products. Living in China one third of the moment he worked with factories and hardware startups to help create and implement, qualify and pick factories, manage connections and mill discussions, and improve their designs for manufacturing quality management procedures. With this history, Greg has a special perspective and immense enthusiasm for what it takes to create the foundation that is ideal and scale their operations.
As the ecosystem of information, computation, connection, and devices evolve, the platforms, tools and systems are naturally discovering more synergy and lowering the barriers of integration. The line between what is a hardware or software product will continue to blur. The sensor technologies leading the way are microphones and cameras. If a camera is, there is a chance there is an AI pile behind it, together with self-driving cars being the most notable example. On microphone/speaker side, the Smart Home assistants Amazon Echo, Google Home, and others are obvious and omnipresent.
The future of hardware is full and bright of accessible, processed, happiness-inducing data.
Seeing the need for support for hardware startups to achieve success, Greg started Hardware Enormous, which is HardwareCon, also the leading worldwide Community/Platform for Hardware Startup Innovation, the Bay Area’s hardware innovation conference. Their missions are to succeed through media, events, education, and providing access to resources.
You are probably thinking right now I read about is blockchain, ML, AI, and XR are ready to revolutionize the world” and that is Precisely the point. There are some amazing applications technologies coming out, but this”new” software has hardware in its DNA. Until lately, smart technologies have largely been restricted by their own access points: computers, tablet computers, smartphones, etc.. Going forward, hardware inventions will get integral and precious as the interface to get tomorrow’s software. Hardware will subsequently be leveraged because the sparks to interact with the planet as drones, robots, along with many other IoT devices that are being developed and will capture the data through a growing variety of sensors, hearables, cameras along with wearables.
Hardware Invention is a Creature. It requires money. It takes a while, a great team, and execution in over twenty separate domains, many of which are often overlooked until it is too late (certifications anyone?!) . But, I’ve got some good news. Hardware is back and it’s going to get very exciting.
At Precisely the Same time tools have been developed to improve this integration. We’re seeing a lot of edge computing such as NVIDIA lineup and Google’s Edge TPUs. Since it has broad support for hardware deployment, such as Raspberry Pi tensorFlow is possibly the most common AI framework. ROS is despite being a mess of applications popular, and people who have done ports to OpenAI’s fitness center environments.
Hardware’s Attractiveness enabled AI/ML Is It not only spans the border between virtual and the physical, but also between analog and digital. It is especially valuable when interacting with the world and coping with its data. The next generation of AI hardware startups will require all that analog information and change it into knowledge that provide encounters all the way.
The hurdles are, Even though the future is clear. Processing power, robustness, generalization and price are tradeoffs future hardware products will need to balance. Contrary to the scalable and on-demand cloud and services software likes, each hardware item will have onboard processing, sensorstechnology, along with other requirements that all make their way. Sure that a GPU could be thrown in the BOM, but can the price be accepted by the marketplace? High performance computing in the border is still in its nascent stages so real-time processing of pictures and other data could be expensive also.
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