Sunday, April 30, 2017

Room-service robots — in the forefront of specific function work bots

At a popular hotel nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, two long-separated technologies came together not long ago — all in the name of toothpaste. A small robot, outfitted with 3D cameras, was loaded...

Building a business avatar that can capture your personality: Loom.ai

Virtual reality is often a technology that can lead to some deep existential questions related to who we are and what makes us human. These questions are especially poignant as startups grapple with how...

6 business upheavals from artificial intelligence

Over the past few decades, artificial intelligence, or AI, has morphed from science fiction into an integral part of 21st century life. And what we’ve seen so far is just the beginning. Experts expect...

Fei Fei Li Talks about the Challenge of AI and Computer Vision

Right after the Startup of the Year competition finished, Fei Fei Li, the director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University, took the stage at Innovate! and Celebrate to welcome entrepreneurs, founders, and attendees...

Machine Learning Lets Computers Bring Still Images To Life

Whether it’s guessing which songs you want to listen to or which ads you should be shown, modern AI is increasingly focused on predicting the future. But there’s an enormous gulf between those kind of...

Research Shows that Machine Learning Can ID Pixelated Faces

PIXELATION HAS LONG been a familiar fig leaf to cover our visual media’s most private parts. Blurred chunks of text or obscured faces and license plates show up on the news, in redacted documents, and...

Startup Restb.ai provides computer vision as a service

Custom computer vision is the promise of bootstrapping Barcelona-based b2b startup Restb.ai. The team is pitching its machine learning algorithms at businesses wanting to fix a pain-point or aiming to enhance what they can offer their customers by...

Intel acquires Movidius

Machine vision start-up has close alliances with Google and others, enabling mobile VR applications, possibly autonomous cars Intel has made a highly strategic acquisition, greatly enhancing its position in the race to dominate vision processing...

Facebook Opens Image Recognition to Industry

THANKS TO A form of AI called deep learning, computers are now really good at telling the difference between a dog and a cat. But Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) lab wants to make machine...

Power Tool Uses Machine Vision to Make Perfect Cuts

Peek into any of the commercial garages dotting San Francisco’s Mission District and you’ll find a mix of auto body shops and startups working on gleaming black-and-silver gizmos. On an intensely sunny afternoon in April,...

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