OpenVino _mm_blendv_ps Build Error

While trying to compile demo samples of OpenVino, I encountered the following error:

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8>C:\Intel\computer_vision_sdk_2018.4.420\deployment_tools\inference_engine\src\extension\common\softmax.h(92): error C3861: '_mm_blendv_ps': identifier not found [C:\Users\JlEnriquez\Documents\Intel\OpenVINO\inference_engine_samples_2017\ie_cpu_extension\ie_cpu_extension.vcxproj]
Error

The _mm_blendv_ps is linked with the SSE instruction that was unknown from my computer environment. I then tried to investigate whether the CPU instruction is missing from my system:

Instructions: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, EM64T, VT-x

I am looking specifically for SSE4.1 when _mm_blendv_ps instruction was introduced per Intel documentation.

Apparently, looking up with the header I needed to change the external dependency file “defs.h” which includes the header: emmintrin.h. This should be changed to either: smmintrin.h or nmmintrin.h (By the way, defs.h header file is located at:

C:\Intel\computer_vision_sdk_yyyy.mm.dd\deployment_tools\inference_engine\src\extension\common\defs.h)

I am not sure why emmintrin.h was used, it only has SSE2 instructions on it. Below is the table for reference:

I still have to ask for support from Intel on DevZone why emmintrin.h instructions was used though.