OpenVX is an API that enables computer vision in a range of applications, from gesture tracking to surveillance to robotics. This version includes the neural network nodes (convolution, deconvolution, etc.) as well as import and export for compiling graphs offline. This is a part of the updated Adopters Program for OpenCX, which is, as usual for the Khronos Group, cross-platform and royalty-free.

Obviously, this only affects a subset of our readers directly, but cross-platform, royalty-free APIs for advanced computing functions will eventually lead to interesting technology. At the same time, for the developers in our audience, the tools are now available to test your code and hardware. The Khronos Group expects that early implementations will ship in 2018.

You can read the full press release at their website.