Artificial Intelligence

New Olea Navigation System Raises Drones’ Situational Awareness

New Olea Navigation System Raises Drones’ Situational Awareness

Olea Sensor Networks has released a new guidance system that improves the situational awareness of drones, robots, cars, and other autonomous machines that move without a human pilot. The lightweight OleaVision360 fits within a 4-inch square case and is small enough to attach to virtually any autonomous device.    The system (which is still patent…

Major Growth Coming For European Biometrics Market: Report

Major Growth Coming For European Biometrics Market: Report

“AI-driven behavioral biometrics will become the main identity verification element in two-factor or multifactor authentication…” A new report from Frost & Sullivan projects major growth for the European biometrics market, which is expected to climb from $4.98 billion to $11.5 billion by 2023. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will fuel much of that growth as performance improvements…

BMW’s Intelligent Voice Assistant Integrates Nuance Automotive Tech

BMW’s Intelligent Voice Assistant Integrates Nuance Automotive Tech

“The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will include voice-activated safety features and a voice-activated car manual.” Nuance Automotive has found another partner for its conversational voice interface technology, announcing that its AI tech is being deployed in BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant. The Assistant offers support for 22 languages and will allow BMW drivers to control various…

Synaptics Heads to Computex with a Full Suite of Biometric and AI Solutions

Synaptics Heads to Computex with a Full Suite of Biometric and AI Solutions

‘The Computex demonstrations will feature Synaptics’ Clear ID solution and its System-on-Chip Match-in-Sensor tech…’ Synaptics will be showcasing its human interface portfolio at next week’s Computex conference in Taiwan. Highlights will include the company’s Smart Edge AI and multiple biometric fingerprint sensors built for a range of different PCs. The company will also bring numerous…

Bose Speakers Add Voice Control Via Google Assistant

Bose Speakers Add Voice Control Via Google Assistant

Bose is adding voice control to its smart speakers via Google Assistant. The new integration will allow customers to control the speaker with simple voice commands after using the phrase “Hey Google” to get its attention. Google Assistant will introduce the usual array of smart home features. Users will be able to play music, control…

AI-Powered Automation Will Transform Financial Services: Nuance

AI-Powered Automation Will Transform Financial Services: Nuance

“Advanced solutions can result in more accurate and detailed reporting, improved compliance, empowered workforces, and a more satisfied client base.” – Mark Geremia, Vice President and General Manager, Dragon, Nuance Communications Nuance Communications has shared the results of its second annual survey of financial services professionals, finding that employees in the financial sector are increasingly…

Developer of ‘Operating System for AI’ Reports Huge Revenue Growth in Q1 Update

Developer of ‘Operating System for AI’ Reports Huge Revenue Growth in Q1 Update

California-based AI specialist Veritone is reporting huge growth in its latest fiscal update, reflecting broader excitement over Artificial Intelligence technologies. The company says that in the first quarter of this year, it brought in net revenues of $12.1 million – “above the high end of our guidance range,” as CEO Chad Steelberg explained in a…

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Teams with Banma to Provide Speech Recognition for Chinese Cars

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

Worldpay Launches New Platform to Reduce Fraud in Online Transactions

Worldpay Launches New Platform to Reduce Fraud in Online Transactions

Worldpay is looking to reduce fraud with a new platform that uses machine learning to assess the validity of online transactions. Dubbed FraudSight, the new platform will examine prior online and in-store behavior to create a card profile that adds context to future purchases. FraudSight is specifically designed to address fraud that occurs during transactions…

Cheetah Mobile’s AI Retail Robot Guides Customers with Speech Recognition

Cheetah Mobile’s AI Retail Robot Guides Customers with Speech Recognition

Cheetah Mobile delegated sales responsibilities to its new retail robot at the recent Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Dubbed the Cheetah GreetBot, the new AI-powered robot was built in collaboration with OrionStar Technology and uses speech recognition to interact with customers in real time. “We believe AI and robotics will upgrade every industry, so we are…

Chooch AI Launches Beta SDK for Object Recognition

Chooch AI Launches Beta SDK for Object Recognition

Chooch AI has formally launched the beta version of its Chooch IC2 mobile software development kit. The SDK is designed as an out-of-the-box AI solution that allows a company to train mobile applications to recognize specific items or people, drastically reducing the time and money it would take to develop such technology internally. “Software developers…

Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm is teaming up with Vivo and Tencent (both Tencent Honor of Kings and the Tencent AI Lab) to bring better gaming experiences to mobile devices. The four parties will collaborate on “Project Imagination,” which will leverage the 4th Generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine to drive on-device AI innovation. As it relates to gaming, the…

Nuance Helps Radiologists Make and Share New Medical Applications with AI

Nuance Helps Radiologists Make and Share New Medical Applications with AI

Nuance Communications is backing a new artificial intelligence initiative by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR AI-LAB will help radiologists and developers build AI algorithms tailored to the needs of radiologists. Nuance will facilitate that process by giving developers access to the AI imaging algorithms currently for sale on the Nuance AI Marketplace.…

NEC Establishes AI and Human Rights Principles

NEC Establishes AI and Human Rights Principles

The NEC Corporation has established a set of human rights principles to guide its business decisions when using biometrics and artificial intelligence. The newly published “NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles” reflect a commitment to privacy at every stage of development, and are also intended to ensure compliance with international rules and regulations. With…

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin GmbH has announced the launch of a new digital assistant designed specifically for research and laboratory settings. The eponymous system uses voice recognition and AI to allow scientists to offload a number of more mundane clerical tasks. For instance, scientists can use their voice to ask LabTwin to take notes, capture data, or set…

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

Qualcomm Unveils New AI-Enabled Chip for Smart Audio Devices

Qualcomm Unveils New AI-Enabled Chip for Smart Audio Devices

Qualcomm has announced the launch of the QCS400 SoC series, a new line of chip-based AI solutions that are specifically designed for smart speakers and other smart audio applications. The chips offer users a greatly improved voice recognition interface, with far-field keyword recognition and echo cancellation that will make it easier to interact with voice…

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

“The technology is designed to leverage any connected device’s built-in microphone in order to listen for certain kinds of audio, such as a crying baby, breaking glass, gunshots, and so on.” ID R&D has added an innovative new capability to its AI-driven biometric solutions portfolio: Acoustic Event Detection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like.…

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google has made some significant improvements to the speech recognizer on its mobile phones. The new software outputs every single character in real time and is entirely contained on the mobile device, which means that the dictation system will work offline with zero latency. Johan Schalkwyk, a Google Fellow with the company’s Speech Team, explained…

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