Neurala Enhances Brain
Builder SDK for Edge Learning
February 28, 2020
vision AI platform Brain Builder has been optimized to enable edge
learning for manufacturing and other visual inspection use cases.
Brain Builder is the only edge learning-enabled AI tool that allows
users to build, deploy and analyze custom vision AI solutions with
instant feedback on performance and continuous learning in deployment.
“Traditional approaches to training deep neural networks (DNN) often
fall short in deployment when the network encounters a new situation at
the edge that it was not trained to classify,” said Massimiliano
Versace, CEO and co-founder of Neurala. “This issue is compounded by the
fact that oftentimes, DNNs are trained on a server, and then deployed on
a smaller, less powerful compute edge that is incapable of learning new
“That’s why Neurala has been developing our Brain Builder SDK, which
enables users to continue training and tweaking a DNN even after initial
training,” Versace continued. “This paradigm shifting change will enable
a plethora of edge-friendly AI applications that were previously
Neurala is already working with leading manufacturers to enable edge
learning AI applications in industrial IoT settings. Traditionally, DNNs
were static and unable to recognize all possible products coming out of
a production line, particularly as new items are engineered and pushed
into production. With the Brain Builder SDK, DNNs can be modified in
seconds to recognize a new product, at the compute edge and directly on
the production line, without having to go back to a server.
use cases will be on display at the BCX Hackathon, during which more
than 700 developers will use Bosch IoT Suite services and tools like
Neurala’s Brain Builder SDK to create early prototypes of IoT solutions,
and accelerate the development process with quick, tangible results.
Participants will work with connected devices such as camera-enabled
sensor devices on cars, robots, smart home appliances, production
machines, and more, all of which rely on the edge learning capabilities
that Brain Builder provides. For professional video cameras, they can
develop apps for the Security and Safety Things ecosystem that builds on
an open Camera OS and provides developers with standardized development
tools, cutting development time even further. Neurala has already
published its Brain Builder app to the ecosystem’s Application Store.