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Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Communications is teaming up with Mila, an academic Artificial Intelligence institute based in Quebec. Mila was founded by 2018 Turing Prize winner Yoshua Bengio, and focuses on machine learning with an emphasis on language. Nuance, meanwhile, is a conversational AI specialist, and has developed voice-based solutions for industries ranging from healthcare to finance to…

Nuance Opens New Car-Focused AI Research Lab in Germany

Nuance Opens New Car-Focused AI Research Lab in Germany

Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on smart and autonomous car technologies. Dubbed the Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience Lab, or the DRIVE Lab, it will be based in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (“DFKI”) in Saarbrücken. Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE…

Google Exec Emphasizes AI on Company’s 20th Anniversary

Google Exec Emphasizes AI on Company’s 20th Anniversary

Google’s leadership is betting on sophisticated conversational AI as the next big technological leap, suggest comments from the company’s head of search, Ben Gomes, on Google’s 20th anniversary. Speaking to The Guardian, Gomes placed a strong emphasis on the evolution of speech recognition technology, highlighting Google’s efforts over time including its initial experiments in the…

SenseTime Seeks to Shed Surveillance Rep with MIT Alliance

SenseTime Seeks to Shed Surveillance Rep with MIT Alliance

A joint funding program between SenseTime and MIT could deliver significant advancements in artificial intelligence technology. The MIT-SenseTime Alliance on Artificial Intelligence has announced funding for 27 projects covering a range of areas. One, for example, is a collaboration between academics from MIT’s Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, its Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,…

San Diego Firm Starts Work On AI-Driven Object Recognition Engine

San Diego Firm Starts Work On AI-Driven Object Recognition Engine

“When fully developed, these architectures are expected to allow Avant! to recognize objects without the need for human intervention.” Danny Rittman, CTO, Gopher Protocol San Diego-based Gopher Protocol has announced its entry into the field of AI-driven object recognition, with the company starting work on a system called “Avant!”. The system will be based on…

Jumio Expands R&D Team with Montreal AI Lab

Jumio Expands R&D Team with Montreal AI Lab

“In announcing the R&D expansion, Jumio said its new Montreal-based AI team will build deep learning models pertaining to data extraction, fraud detection, and risk scoring.” Jumio has launched a new artificial intelligence lab to help further advance its biometric authentication technology. Based in Montreal, the new lab will complement ongoing work at Jumio’s Vienna-based…

Ericsson Looks to AI to Streamline LTE, 5G Networking

Ericsson Looks to AI to Streamline LTE, 5G Networking

Ericsson is betting on artificial intelligence to help streamline its LTE network operations in Japan, announcing a new collaborative research partnership with Tokyo City University. The organizations say they will seek to develop AI algorithms that can be used to make network operations more efficient. In a statement announcing their partnership, they say their aim…