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Turkcell Lays Out AI Principles

Turkcell Lays Out AI Principles

Turkcell, Turkey’s leading mobile phone operator, has announced the creation of its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) Principles, guidelines aimed at committing it to the ethical and responsible use of AI technologies, making it the first company in Turkey to do so. At a press conference held by the company at its Istanbul headquarters, Turkcell revealed…

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook Releases Open Source Speech Recognition Platform

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

170,000 Guests Saw More than 20,000 New Products at CES 2020

CES 2020 is officially in the books, and the organizers are wrapping up the event with a look back at some of the major highlights. This year, the 4,400+ exhibitors in Las Vegas launched more than 20,000 new products, which were viewed by approximately 170,000 attendees.   Much of the attention went towards traditional tech…

Samsung Emphasizes Personalized Experiences During CES 2020 Keynote

Samsung Emphasizes Personalized Experiences During CES 2020 Keynote

Samsung is arguing that the future of tech will focus on experiences instead of products. HS Kim, the President and CEO of the company’s Consumer Electronics Division, made the case the case during the company’s CES keynote presentation at the Venetian in Las Vegas. During the keynote, Kim described the current moment as an “Age…

LG Details Four Levels of AI Development

LG Details Four Levels of AI Development

LG Electronics took some time to detail its approach to AI with a presentation at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. During the presentation, LG President and CTO I.P. Park established a framework for future AI development that prioritizes the user experience. The goal, according to Park, is to…

Sensory Brings Speech Recognition to Kitchen Appliances

Sensory Brings Speech Recognition to Kitchen Appliances

Sensory has released a new speech recognition platform designed for smart appliances like microwaves and refrigerators. The platform is essentially a modified version of the company’s TrulyNatural technology. According to Sensory, the new solution is noteworthy because it does not raise the privacy concerns of competing virtual assistants. The platform does not store any voice…

Baidu and Samsung Move New AI Chip Into Mass Production

Baidu and Samsung Move New AI Chip Into Mass Production

Samsung and Baidu have officially completed the development phase of their new AI accelerator and are now preparing to move the chip into mass production. Dubbed the Baidu KUNLUN, the chip blends Baidu’s proprietary cloud, edge and AI XPU with 14-nanometer Interposer-Cube (I-Cube) technology from Samsung. The result is a chip with a memory speed…

Innodisk Improves Computer Vision with New AI Accelerator Card

Innodisk Improves Computer Vision with New AI Accelerator Card

Innodisk has released a new AI accelerator card designed for edge devices. The card is built with a third-generation Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) from Intel, which is particularly well-suited to computer vision applications like face and object recognition. According to Innodisk, the AI accelerator card essentially functions like the video card on…

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds is launching a new rent-a-robot program that will make it easier for customers to get their hands on cloud-based service robots. The Smart Robots available to customers have a humanoid design and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities that will facilitate conversations and other interactions in multiple languages. The service seems to be geared primarily…

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Headed to CES with New Qualcomm-Powered Smart Car Platform

Raven Connected is heading to next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with the latest iteration of its flagship Raven smart car platform. Raven+ will make its public debut during the Las Vegas show. Highlights of the new Raven include a bigger screen, a driver assistant display, and heat control to enhance the platform’s ability to…

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink is toasting the improved performance of its FaceMe facial recognition platform in the wake of its strategic partnership with Advantech. The two companies have joined forces in an effort to develop better facial recognition solutions for IoT and AIoT devices. To that end, CyberLink has integrated Advantech’s AIR Inference System, which has yielded a…

Cerence Releases Localized ARK Platform for the Chinese Market

Cerence Releases Localized ARK Platform for the Chinese Market

Cerence has released a new turnkey solution developed specifically for Chinese cars. Dubbed Cerence ARK (short for AI Reference Kit), the new platform will make it easier for Chinese auto manufacturers to integrate a localized voice assistant with robust AI capabilities into their various automotive offerings. The ARK platform utilizes Cerence’s speech and voice recognition…

Cerence Upgrades Flagship Voice Assistant Platform

Cerence Upgrades Flagship Voice Assistant Platform

Cerence has released an upgraded version of Cerence Drive, its flagship smart car virtual assistant platform. Cerence Drive provides car manufacturers with speech and voice recognition tech that can serve as a foundation for cloud-based and embedded conversational assistants. The latest iteration of the platform makes improvements to the company’s natural language understanding (NLU) engine,…

Cerence Reaffirms Smart Car Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

Cerence Reaffirms Smart Car Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

The automotive AI specialist Cerence has reaffirmed its development partnership with Daimler. The two companies have worked together to create the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system, a conversational AI platform that first appeared in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in 2018. The partnership itself was originally forged while Cerence was still under the Nuance Communications umbrella.…

Lego Turns Theme Park Guests Into Toys with AI

Lego Turns Theme Park Guests Into Toys with AI

Lego is opening a new theme park in upstate New York that will feature a ride that uses artificial intelligence, motion tracking, and neural network technologies to render guests as Lego figurines in real time. The Legoland New York Resort, which will be located in Goshen, New York, about 60 miles northwest of Manhattan, will…

AMR Forecasts Booming Enterprise AI Market

AMR Forecasts Booming Enterprise AI Market

Allied Market Research (AMR) has released a new report that suggests that the enterprise Artificial Intelligence market will grow at an astronomical rate for the next few years. The value of the market will climb from $4.68 billion in 2018 to $53.06 billion by 2026, displaying a phenomenal CAGR of 35.4 percent throughout a forecast period…

VynZ Forecasts $16.2 Billion Market for Conversational AI

VynZ Forecasts $16.2 Billion Market for Conversational AI

A new report from VynZ Research predicts that the market for conversational AI tech will climb to $16.2 billion between 2019 and 2024. That figure represents a CAGR of 29.2 percent for the time period in question. Conversational AI can be used for a wide range of purposes, including onboarding and customer support, though VynZ…

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

An Apple-heavy Serving of This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in the world of mobile identity, but in Mobile ID World’s latest roundup of top stories, Apple took the biggest slice of reader attention, as it sometimes does. What’s a bit more surprising is that two of Apple’s three highly popular articles concern one of its less popular (in relative…

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