Sony announces world’s first intelligent vision sensors with AI processing

Sony Corporation has announced two intelligent vision sensors — IMX500 1/2.3-type (7.857 mm diagonal) approx. and IMX501 1/2.3-type (7.857 mm diagonal) approx. These 12.3MP sensors support 4K(4056×2288)60fps
1080p 240fps and 30fps Full/video+AI processing. Notably, these are the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality. Continue reading “Sony announces world’s first intelligent vision sensors with AI processing”

Google, United Nations ESCAP unveils AI health service in Thailand to screen diabetic eye disease

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Google, a few years ago worked with eye specialists in India and the U.S. on an AI system to help doctors analyze images of the back of the eye for signs of diabetic retinopathy. The AI model now detects diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists. This means doctors and staff can use this assistive technology to screen more patients in less time, sparing people from blindness through a more timely diagnosis. Continue reading “Google, United Nations ESCAP unveils AI health service in Thailand to screen diabetic eye disease”

Microsoft and new AI report details the need for facial recognition regulation to protect public privacy

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A new report from the AI Now Institute which is an influential research institute based in New York has just identified facial recognition as a key challenge for society and policymakers. The report calls out for the US government to take general steps to improve the regulation of technology over the privacy implications. Continue reading “Microsoft and new AI report details the need for facial recognition regulation to protect public privacy”

Samsung opens new Artificial Intelligence (AI) center in New York

South Korean giant Samsung has announced that it will open a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center in New York City, the U.S., to strengthen its AI capabilities. Continue reading “Samsung opens new Artificial Intelligence (AI) center in New York”

Uber patents hint at AI system that can detect erratic behaviour in riders

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Uber seems to be patenting on a new technology that will use the AI system to detect any erratic behavior in riders. Furthermore, the AI can identify user’s drunken behavior to accommodate them before they get into the cab. This is the system mentioned by Uber’s Trust & Safety team in 2016 and is now published yesterday. Continue reading “Uber patents hint at AI system that can detect erratic behaviour in riders”

Google details Ethical standards for AI and its use cases

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Google recently rebranded ‘Google Research’ to Google A.I to convey how serious the company is about the artificial intelligence. Today Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has laid down the company’s new AI manifesto, and it is Google’s answer to the concerning rise of AI fear. Google has seven “principles” that will guide as it progresses and these are the real guidelines the company believes it can use for both engineering and business decisions. Continue reading “Google details Ethical standards for AI and its use cases”

Google’s Street View cameras get an upgrade after eight years

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Google has upgraded its Street View cameras after a period of eight years. According to Wired, the company has started rolling out updated cameras to its fleet of cars to capture photos that are clearer and higher in resolution. Continue reading “Google’s Street View cameras get an upgrade after eight years”

Opera Mini for iOS gets AI powered news feed and more

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Opera has revamped Opera Mini for iOS with new features and redesigned UI. The AI powered news feed has been added on its start page that helps users to get the news four times faster than the previous version. The news feed is powered by the GBDT (gradient boosting decision trees) machine learning algorithm and deep neural network (DNN) learning. Continue reading “Opera Mini for iOS gets AI powered news feed and more”

Microsoft’s second generation HoloLens will feature a custom AI processor

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Microsoft is working on its second generation HoloLens headset and the company has announced few details about the device. The next generation HoloLens will come with AI chip. The company

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Google acquires Bengaluru based AI startup Halli Labs

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Google has acquired Halli Labs, a Bengaluru-based startup which specialized in artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.  Continue reading “Google acquires Bengaluru based AI startup Halli Labs”

Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated AI chip for iPhone and iPad

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Apple is developing a dedicated artificial intelligence chip that will power AI related actions on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. An anonymous source told the publication that the chip which could be dubbed as Apple Neural Engine, will assist in functions such as computer vision, speech recognition, facial recognition, and other forms of artificial intelligence.

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Apple reportedly acquires AI firm Lattice Data for $200 million

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Apple has been focused on AI for sometime and it looks like it is bolstering its efforts further. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Apple has acquired  Lattice Data, a company that specializes in artificial intelligence. The deal which was closed a couple of weeks ago is slated at $200 million. The report also said that about 20 engineers have joined the larger company.

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Google Assistant coming to all Marshmallow and Nougat devices starting this week

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Google has announced the expansion of Google Assistant to more Android smartphones starting this week. After a certain period of exclusivity to the Google Pixel smartphones, Google is planning to roll out to smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Continue reading “Google Assistant coming to all Marshmallow and Nougat devices starting this week”

Intel unveils AI strategy and announces Intel Nervana AI Academy

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Intel announced a range of new products, technologies and investments from the edge to the data center to help expand and accelerate the growth of artificial intelligence (AI). The company developing new chips to drive AI capabilities in everything from smart factories and drones to sports, fraud detection and autonomous cars. Continue reading “Intel unveils AI strategy and announces Intel Nervana AI Academy”

Quick Draw by Google is an AI powered web based doodle game

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Google has rolled out a cool new game that will put your doodling skills to test. Dubbed as Quick Draw, the AI powered game is built with machine learning where you draw and a neural network tries to guess what you are drawing. Continue reading “Quick Draw by Google is an AI powered web based doodle game”