Machine Perception

Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick: Deep Learning and AI on a $79 USB Stick

Today Intel subsidiary Movidius is launching their Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a version of which was showcased earlier this year at CES 2017. The …

Machine Learning

Amazon AI services to bring innovative technologies within developers reach

If you are a developer and want to train or create their own ML models by approaching AI technologies, AWS AI services come to rescue! It dispenses a …

Speech Recognition

D-ID’s tech protects your privacy by confounding face recognition algorithms

Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a potential liability for companies that need to protect personal data. D-ID, a startup currently taking part …

Privacy

The Wearables Giving Computer Vision to the Blind

When he was in school, Michael Hingson created a Braille computer terminal so he could study like all the other students. Fresh out of college, he …

Artificial Intelligence

FBI Issues Legitimate Warning to Parents About Smart Toys

The FBI released a public service announcement earlier this week advising parents to strongly consider cyber security prior to purchasing …

Speech Recognition

Node.JS Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.July 2017)

<b>For the past month,</b> we’ve ranked nearly 1,100 Node.JS articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (0.9% chance to be picked …

Image Processing

Give This MIT Algorithm a Picture of Food and It'll Give You the Recipe

New software from MIT uses image recognition and a giant recipe database to tell you how to make the food in your food pics.<p>Have you ever seen (or eaten) a delicious meal and wished you had the recipe to make it? Now all you have to do is take a picture and give it to an algorithm developed by …

Engineering

The role of AI in the future of health care

American physician and surgeon William J. Mayo, one of the founders of the famed Mayo Clinic, stated, “The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.” Emerging applications of artificial intelligence (AI), as well as …

Medical Technology

Mozilla hoping to open source voice samples for future AI devs

Mozilla has decided speech recognition should be open source, and has launched a project to achieve just that, Project Common Voice.<p>What the browser …

Speech Recognition

Hotdogs, emoji and faces: How AI is learning to see

If you've noticed a huge surge in companies saying they're using artificial intelligence lately, you aren't alone. Even simple-sounding tech is suddenly "built on AI", such as the hotdog identifier Not Hotdog or Google's Allo chat app, which turns selfies into custom emoji.<p>If you're the skeptical …

Machine Learning

Police bodycams get tech that can identify “faces and people”

Body cameras aimed at Police and other “public safety users” are getting outfitted with new abilities to identify things like stolen bicycles, …

Machine Learning

How Snapchat’s Snap Publisher ad creation tool works

Snapchat’s Snap Publisher offers 13 ad templates, converts horizontal videos to vertical Snap Ads and uses computer vision to automatically edit …

Snapchat

Former Tesla engineers launch startup to bring mapping and self-driving data to rest of the industry

After Tesla’s former Autopilot Program Director, Sterling Anderson, launched his own self-driving startup earlier this year, we now learn of a second startup in the field of autonomous driving launched by former Tesla Autopilot engineers.<p>Andrew Kouri and Erik Reed, two former engineers on Tesla’s …

Autos

The Lowdown On Three Different Heart-Rate Training Methods

In the last few years, heart-rate tracking has rapidly evolved with more accurate sensors and algorithms, new methods of detection and even locations …

Speech Recognition

Google’s AI scientists showed that you can get better image recognition results by feeding machines a whole lot more data

A recent artificial intelligence (AI) experiment Google conducted in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) showed that it's possible to get far better image recognition results simply by feeding algorithms a lot more data, according to a Wired report.<p>Google released a new paper last …

Machine Learning

Is speech recognition software having a renaissance?

The past months have witnessed breakthrough announcements from Microsoft, IBM, and Google, all hitting new marks in speech recognition accuracy; they claim that the error rate has reached 5.1 percent — the word error rate of humans.<p>Still, that doesn’t seem particularly accurate — the last time I …

Speech Recognition

Motorola's New Body Cam AI Stops Just Short of Dystopian Surveillance

Unsurprisingly, the latest AI advancement in body camera technology comes no closer to increasing police accountability or officer transparency. As …

Motorola

Bringing neural networks to cellphones

In recent years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems — in areas such as autonomous driving, speech recognition, computer vision, and …

Deep Learning

A closer look at the iPhone 8’s facial recognition feature

Regardless of whether or not the iPhone 8 will feature Touch ID, it’s all but guaranteed that the device will feature facial recognition technology. …

Machine Learning

Brit neural net pioneer just revolutionised speech recognition all over again

<b>Profile</b> One of the pioneers of making what's called "machine learning" work in the real world is on the comeback trail.<p>At Cambridge University's …

Speech Recognition

The limitations of deep learning

This post is adapted from Section 2 of Chapter 9 of my book, Deep Learning with Python (Manning Publications). It is part of a series of two posts on …

Machine Learning

Meet the 10 Startups Joining Techstars Chicago

Cofounder and former CEO of Belly, Logan LaHive has some secrets when it comes to building a business. The first one being having an amazing team as …

Startups

Meet Dell And CSIRO's Large

Image: Supplied<p>Ronald N Bracewell is an Australian astronomer and engineer who worked in the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory during World War II, and …

Dell EMC

7 Ways to get more out of Google Drive

Google is one of the best companies out there in terms of the number of free tools it creates and offers.<p>With just a Google account, you can get free …

Speech Recognition

Get the tools to land a machine learning job that robots can’t steal

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Don’t let sci-fi cautionary tales spook you. Machine learning isn’t quite SkyNet just yet. It’s actually an incredibly innovative field that is making the everyday tools and apps that we rely on …

Big Data

Homeland Security says Americans who don't want faces scanned leaving the country "shouldn't travel" | ZDNet

Congress allowed the government to scan faces of foreign nationals to keep track of visa overstays. But now that's set to be extended to Americans, …

Surveillance

Google taught an AI to edit photos like a pro and the results are glorious

Landscape photography is hard, no matter how beautiful an environment you’re shooting in. You need to be well-versed in composition, deal with weather conditions, know how to adjust your camera settings for the best possible shot, and then edit it to come up with a pleasing picture.<p>Google might be …

Technology

Amazon Lex Now Supports Telephony Audio (8 kHz) for Increased Speech Recognition Accuracy | Amazon Web Services

To increase the accuracy of speech recognition for conversations over the phone, Amazon Lex now supports telephony audio (8 kHz). You can now employ …

Speech Recognition

Top 30 Image-Processing Books

Mentioned on stackoverflow.com<p>1. <b>Purely Functional Data Structures</b><p>2. <b>Learning OpenCV</b><p>3. <b>Programming WCF Services</b><p>4. <b>Computer Graphics</b><p>5. <b>Digital Image</b> …

Image Processing

Why Neighborhoods Get Better: Research Provides Insights That May Surprise You

If you live in a city long enough, you see neighborhoods change over time. Sometimes trajectories of improvement or decay continue, sometimes they reverse. What are some of the factors that predict neighborhood improvement? A recently published paper in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of</i> …

Research