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Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence Studies Driver Behavior at DRIVE Labs

Cerence appears to be running on all cylinders after its split from Nuance Communications earlier this month. The new company is highlighting the efforts of its Design, Research, Innovation and Vehicle Experience (DRIVE) Labs, which are currently working to design better user interfaces for smart cars and other connected vehicles. The Labs have also been…

Beauty Search Engine Leverages AI and Face Biometrics

Beauty Search Engine Leverages AI and Face Biometrics

Mira, a new beauty and cosmetics-focused search engine with biometric facial recognition capabilities was launched today. Founders Jay Hack and Brandon Garcia are Stanford graduates with backgrounds in facial recognition and artificial intelligence who are aiming to democratize the beauty industry by empowering users to find the beauty products that are right for them. “We like to think…

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

Computer Vision API Can Categorize Objects and Faces

Computer Vision API Can Categorize Objects and Faces

Visionati has released a new image recognition API designed for the enterprise. The API tags and categorizes a range of different objects (including human faces), allowing customers to rapidly scan photos and videos for the data points that will be most relevant to their business. In addition to recognizing different objects, the API can translate…

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

Cerence Forms Research Partnership with Mila

The newly formed automotive specialist Cerence Inc. has become a resident partner at the Mila Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec. The Institute’s lab is located near Cerence’s Montreal office, which employs more than 450 employees and is responsible for much of the company’s R&D. The close proximity will give Mila interns the opportunity to collaborate…

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi Introduces Driver Monitoring in New EMIRAI S

Mitsubishi has lifted the curtain on the EMIRAI S, a new concept car that will make its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The smart vehicle comes equipped with a slew of connected features, including speech control and biometric driver monitoring. The Driver Monitoring System is designed to make driving safer,…

First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020

First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020

The GSMA has revealed the first details for its MWC (“Mobile World Congress”) Barcelona 2020 event happening in February. MWC Barcelona 2020, the largest event in the MWC series that includes MWC Americas, MWC Shanghai and MWC Los Angeles, has chosen ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’ as this year’s theme, and will focus on AI, Big Data…

Chooch AI Brings Artificial Intelligence Powered Object Recognition to the Edge

Chooch AI Brings Artificial Intelligence Powered Object Recognition to the Edge

Chooch AI has released a new computer vision service that allows users to detect and categorize events in any kind of local video stream. Dubbed Chooch Edge AI, the technology was unveiled at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt startup event in San Francisco and leverages Chooch AI’s object recognition capabilities. “Our clients requested a fast, easy…

Nuance’s Automotive Spinoff Makes Market Debut

Nuance’s Automotive Spinoff Makes Market Debut

“…the company noted that its AI solutions are already being used in almost 300 million vehicles, from brands including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Geely, GM, SAIC, and Toyota, among others.” Cerence has officially spun off from its parent company, Nuance Communications, having become a standalone connected car solutions specialist on October 1st. The official spinoff…

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

New Xpeng Smart Car Features Biometric Keys and AliOS Platform

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

New Chrome OS Update Seeks to Put Google Assistant at Center of Smart Home

“The update reflects a growing trend pair of trends as consumers increasingly rely on voice interfaces to interact with their devices, and tech companies seek to make their own proprietary AI assistants the go-to platforms for smart home interaction.” The Google Assistant is getting a higher profile thanks to a new Chrome OS update. The…

Computer Vision System Helps Suzuki Drivers See and Avoid Pedestrians

Computer Vision System Helps Suzuki Drivers See and Avoid Pedestrians

The Suzuki Motor Corporation has integrated Hitachi Automotive’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and stereo camera into its CARRY line of light pickup trucks. The stereo camera is able to detect the presence of pedestrians at night, which in turn enables collision avoidance braking when paired with ADAS safety features. The goal is to make the…

Nuance Introduces Back-End Improvements for Intelligent Engagement Platform

Nuance Introduces Back-End Improvements for Intelligent Engagement Platform

Nuance Communications is expanding its Intelligent Engagement Platform to make it easier for enterprises to develop their own conversational AI using the platform’s open framework. The improved Engagement Platform is cloud agnostic, offering more robust back-end capabilities and services that include messaging, agent AI, and biometric security. The Intelligent Engagement Platform was built to be…

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP MCU Enables Offline Voice Commands for Smart Devices

NXP has unveiled a new i.MX RT106L crossover microcontroller (MCU) that will make it easier for device manufacturers to integrate voice commands into various smart devices. The major selling point is the platform’s local capabilities, which enable voice commands without the need for a cloud connection and consequently offer more privacy than a fully connected…

Nexxt App Helps Manage Full Line of Smart Home Connected Products

Nexxt App Helps Manage Full Line of Smart Home Connected Products

Nexxt Solutions is rolling out a new line of Smart Home products in collaboration with Microsoft and Tuya. The portfolio currently includes smart plugs, power strips, bulbs, and motion sensors, but will expand to a full line of more than 40 connected products by mid-2020. All of the products will be compatible with the Nexxt…

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint Launches Video Analytics Platform with Ericsson and Hitachi Tech

Sprint has released a new video analytics platform that uses AI and IoT technology to help organizations monitor an entire surveillance network. Dubbed Curiosity Smart Video Analytics, the comprehensive system combines Ericsson’s IoT Connectivity Platform with Hitachi Vantara’s cameras and data management solutions. Curiosity is able to consolidate multiple unrelated systems under a single security…

China-based TV Maker Banks on R&D of Facial Recognition, AI, IoT Tech

China-based TV Maker Banks on R&D of Facial Recognition, AI, IoT Tech

Facial recognition and related Artificial Intelligence-driven technologies are going to play an increasingly important role in consumer TVs, suggests TCL Electronics’ latest corporate update. The China-based electronics maker offers a range of products, from mobile phones to washing machines, but it is perhaps best known internationally for its competitively priced TVs. This business area continues…

Payments Professionals Are Worried About Cybersecurity Yet Mistrustful of Experts: Survey

Payments Professionals Are Worried About Cybersecurity Yet Mistrustful of Experts: Survey

Professionals in the payments industry are very concerned about cybersecurity, but are at least a little mistrustful of third party solutions providers, suggest the results of TD Bank’s 2019 NACHA PAYMENTS survey. Conducted at the 2019 NACHA PAYMENTS Conference in Orlando this past May, the survey polled just under 500 of the payments industry professionals…

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