Google’s ML Kit arrives on the powerful P90

Google’s ML Kit arrives on the powerful P90

Feb 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM - Technology

MediaTek and Google are bringing support for Google's ML Kit to the MediaTek Helio P90 in Q1 2019, enabling app developers to easily tap the advantages of machine learning. This is a continuation of the collaboration between Google and MediaTek using powerful P90, which started at chip launch by announcing support for Google Lens and ARCore.

MediaTek’s Helio P90 was chosen because it’s an AI powerhouse with 1165GMACs of processing power to tap into. Coupled with its advanced camera capabilities and MediaTek’s seamless support for Android Neural Networks API (NNAPI) and NeuroPilot SDK for AI developers, it’s an ideal asset in the developer toolkit. To ensure that the ML Kit is fully supported, MediaTek ported the models, such as face detection, to ensure that its powerful APU 2.0 hardware accelerates these functions. The result is Google’s ML Kit has seen a 9-fold performance increase on APU 2.0 versus CPU.

MediaTek and Google teams are making mobile apps that are more engaging, personalized, helpful, and provide solutions that are optimized to run on-device with the ML Kit reference network models. Users can enjoy faster, complex and more dynamic AI experiences such as Google Lens, deep-learning facial detection, real-time beautification, object and scene identification, artificial reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) acceleration, plus other real-time enhancements for photos and videos.

Google’s ML Kit is a mobile SDK that brings Google's machine learning expertise to both Android and iOS apps. With capabilities suitable for all experience levels, the ML Kit’s functionality can be implemented in just a few lines of code, or through the standard APIs for more experienced developers. The ML Kit delivers ready-made solutions to core uses cases without requiring developers to have any knowledge of machine learning.