Winner of Luminate NY 2023
Oculi is revolutionizing machine and computer vision intelligence
The OCULI SPU chip is faster than the human eye
and more efficient than all alternate technologies
“The need for machine vision is holding the world back from the next revolution in technology.”
Dr. Charbel Rizk, Oculi founder & CEO
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Oculi is putting the “eye” in AI by revolutionizing machine and computer vision intelligence with a single-chip vision sensor that is faster than the human eye and more efficient than all alternate technologies.
“The need for machine vision is what has been holding the world back from the next revolution in technology,” said Dr. Charbel Rizk, founder and CEO of Oculi. “We have image sensors but not vision sensors in automation. For decades innovators have worked to solve the problems of latency and inaccuracies associated with image sensors. Oculi is solving the problem with the first sensor optimized for machine and computer vision.”
The disruptive technology is the OCULI SPU (Sensing & Processing Unit), a programmable chip that mimics the human eye in selectivity and parallel processing, with relevant information obtained efficiently in time, energy, and expense and with privacy at the source. The processing occurs in the chip, delivering only the desired data and no need for an additional processor.
OCULI SPU is the world’s first, smart programmable vision sensor at the pixel level and enables dynamic optimization for many applications, transforming smart devices across the home, office, industry, IoT, automotive market, and AR/VR. Real-time optimization via software allows the same hardware product to be used for many verticals.
Oculi was awarded the “Company of the Year” $1 million grand prize in September 2023 by Luminate NY, the world’s largest optics and photonics accelerator, for creating this architecture for machine and computer vision intelligence. Oculi is relocating its headquarters to Rochester, N.Y., the home of Luminate and a national Tech Hub for optics, photonics, and imaging. Oculi also was named the People’s Choice winner in the 2023 One Valley Pitch and earned the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Vision Tank Startup Competition.