Artificial Intelligence

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC to Showcase New 5G Offerings at MWC Barcelona

NEC will be looking to generate new 5G business opportunities when it heads to February’s MWC event in Barcelona. The company will be showcasing a slew of new products and services based on 5G technology, all of which is part of a broader Smart Connectivity theme. The offerings are part of a comprehensive 5G ecosystem…

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

New Nokia 2.3 Smartphone will Help You Put Your Best Face Forward

HMD Global has announced that its new Nokia 2.3 smartphone is now available for pre-order in the United States. The Android 10 device offers a 6.2″ HD+ screen and a 13MP/2MP dual camera with a “Recommended Shot” feature that will automatically take a few additional photos before and after the camera shudder is pressed. The…

INTERVIEW: Pablo de la Riva, Founder & CEO, buguroo

INTERVIEW: Pablo de la Riva, Founder & CEO, buguroo

With financial services, retail, and various other sectors increasingly focused on digital security, one of the most notable solutions providers of the past year is Madrid-based buguroo. The company raised a stunning $11 million in Series A funding in November, and is seeing growing activity across its multiple offices in Europe, North America, and South…

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Rise of Branded In-Car Digital Assistants

Frost & Sullivan is predicting that digital assistants will become an increasingly important component of automotive branding in the next five years. Digital assistants allow drivers to control various navigation, safety, and entertainment features with simple voice commands to minimize the number of distractions they face while on the road. They also provide an opportunity…

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…

Hugging Face Raises $15 Million to Expand Natural Language Processing Library

Hugging Face Raises $15 Million to Expand Natural Language Processing Library

Natural language processing company (NLP) Hugging Face has announced it raised $15 million in funding in a round led by Lux Capital, and with participation from A.Capital, Betaworks, Richard Socher, Greg Brockman, and NBA star Kevin Durant. Hugging Face originally launched a chatbot app back in 2017 that allowed users to generate a digital friend…

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…

Sensory Updates TrulyHandsFree Wake Word Engine with New Capabilities

Sensory Updates TrulyHandsFree Wake Word Engine with New Capabilities

Sensory Inc., a pioneer in embedded voice and biometric AI technologies, announced an update to its TrulyHandsFree wake word engine giving it support for multiple wake words from a number of leading brands. The new capabilities for TrulyHandsFree also allow for custom-branded wake words, where the user can create their own word or phrase to…

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,…

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