Artificial Intelligence

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron Receives BIG Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award

Kneron has been recognized with a 2020 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Award from the Business Intelligence Group (BIG). The awards were set up to honor pioneering AI achievements that help address real world problems for employees and consumers alike. To that end, Kneron is developing embedded hardware and software solutions that will improve the edge AI…

Google Teams Open-Source Object Detection Tool

Google Teams Open-Source Object Detection Tool

Members from the Google Brain and Google AI teams have announced they have open-sourced EfficientDet, an AI-powered tool that allows for state-of-the-art object detection with more efficient use of compute power. The next generation version of EfficientNet, EfficientDet was first detailed in a paper published last fall by Google engineers Mingxing Tan, Ruoming Pang, and…

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

FCA Opts for Cerence Drive in Latest Version of In-Car Voice Platform

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has become the latest car manufacturer to adopt Cerence Drive. The voice recognition solution has been integrated into Uconnect 5, the most recent version of FCA’s Uconnect in-car infotainment platform. Uconnect 5 will be deployed across FCA’s entire product line, allowing drivers to use the brand of their vehicle as the…

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Smart Policing Tools Developer Builds AI Ethics Board

Axon, a provider of smart devices for reduced-force policing and security applications, has appointed three individuals to its AI Ethics Board. Axon offers products like tasers, body cameras, and drones, as well as policing software; and the company seeks to leverage Artificial Intelligence in its offerings. At a time of intensifying scrutiny over the use…

Geely to Use Cerence ARK to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistants

Geely to Use Cerence ARK to Develop New In-Car Voice Assistants

Cerence has reaffirmed its partnership with China’s Geely Auto Group. The two companies have announced that Geely’s China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) subsidiary will utilize Cerence’s new Cerence ARK platform to build AI voice assistants for Geely motor vehicles. The AI reference kit was developed specifically for the Chinese market. The new voice assistant will…

Envision AI Teams Up with  Google Glass to Help Visually Impaired Users “See”

Envision AI Teams Up with Google Glass to Help Visually Impaired Users “See”

Envision AI, the smartphone app that helps visually impaired people “see” the world around them by describing objects to them using artificial intelligence, has announced the debut of Envision Glasses, an AI-powered version of Google Glass that will bring its platform to Google’s wearable device. Envision Glasses are a combination of Google Glass Enterprise Edition…

Cerence Inks $125M Contract with European Car Manufacturer

Cerence Inks $125M Contract with European Car Manufacturer

Cerence has signed a $125 million contract with an undisclosed European car manufacturer. The deal is the largest in the company’s relatively short corporate history, and reaffirms its position as one of the leading developers of voice-based virtual assistants for the automotive industry.  “This is a tremendous milestone for Cerence and further evidence of strong…

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Compression Solution

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Compression Solution

Fujitsu has developed a new video compression solution that will make it easier to analyze high-definition video footage with AI. According to Fujitsu, video data created with its solution is only a tenth of the size of the data created with other video compression technologies. To generate those results, Fujitsu observed that AI technologies typically…

Onfido Listed as a Top 100 AI Startup by CB Insights

Onfido Listed as a Top 100 AI Startup by CB Insights

Onfido has been listed as one of the top 100 AI startups in the world in CB Insights’ annual AI 100 ranking. This is the fourth time that CB Insights has released the international list, which recognizes promising private companies that focus on AI. CB Insights evaluates companies based on criteria like patents, customer engagement,…

Jumio Picks Up Three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Jumio Picks Up Three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Jumio has once again walked away with an armful of prizes at the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. The company took home a total of three awards, including a gold medal for AI Security and a silver medal for Fraud Prevention. It also took home a second gold medal in the Fastest Growing Company category for companies…

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence Cognitive Arbiter Guides Voice Requests to the Right Virtual Assistant

Cerence has released a new Cognitive Arbiter that was built to improve the interoperability of virtual assistants and other voice-based services. In plain terms, that means that the Arbiter will eliminate confusion in an environment in which multiple virtual assistants are active at the same time, as is the case when people bring a smartphone…

Syniverse Upgrades Message Filter with RealNetworks’ Language Processing Tech

Syniverse Upgrades Message Filter with RealNetworks’ Language Processing Tech

Syniverse has partnered with RealNetworks in an effort to provide mobile network operators and internet service providers with better messaging filters. To do so, Syniverse will integrate RealNetworks’ Kontxt solution into its existing Syniverse Messaging Clarity platform. Messaging Clarity is an end-to-end visibility solution that analyzes incoming messages and sorts them into categories. It is…

Ericsson Adds Two New Offerings to Network Services Portfolio

Ericsson Adds Two New Offerings to Network Services Portfolio

Ericsson is expanding its Network Services portfolio with two new offerings that are designed to improve user experiences and facilitate the creation of secure IoT networks. Both services leverage advancements in AI, automation, and predictive analytics to help network operators process a higher volume of data while preparing them for the incoming 5G ecosystem. So…

Arm Releases Two New Processors to Encourage IoT Development

Arm Releases Two New Processors to Encourage IoT Development

Arm is hoping to fuel IoT and AI development with a pair of new processors. The new offerings include the Cortex-M55 processor and the Ethos-U55 Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the latter of which is being described as the industry’s first microNPU. The new hardware will make it easier for developers to release new devices with…

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence Issues First Quarterly Results as Independent Company

Cerence has officially revealed the results of its first fiscal quarter as an independent company, after the automotive AI specialist split off from Nuance Communications last October. In a report comparing the first quarter of Cerence’s 2020 fiscal year to its performance from the same period a year ago – when it was still the…

Samsung and PWC Team Up to Promote Business Automation Technology

Samsung and PWC Team Up to Promote Business Automation Technology

Samsung SDS and PwC Consulting are teaming up to promote digital transformation at the corporate level. To that end, the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer joint AI and consulting services to enterprises that are looking to update their technological capabilities.   The MoU specifically concerns Samsung’s Brity Works platform,…

Hitachi Teams Up with VietCredit to Automate Loan Process in Vietnam

Hitachi Teams Up with VietCredit to Automate Loan Process in Vietnam

Hitachi is teaming up with the VietCredit Finance Company to explore the potential for digital financial services in Vietnam. The companies are specifically hoping to use AI to automate key pieces of the personal loan applications process, allowing the financial institution to turn those applications around more quickly. To that end, Hitachi and VietCredit will…

Cerence Sets Dates for Q1 Results, Special Investor Event

Cerence Sets Dates for Q1 Results, Special Investor Event

Cerence has set a date for the publication of its first quarter results: February 11, 2020. The results will be issued at 7:00 a.m. EST, 4:00 a.m. PST. The corporate update will cover the first quarter of Cerence’s fiscal year, with Q1 having ended December 31, 2019. As such, it will cover the company’s first…

Mastercard Makes Strategic Trust Stamp Investment

Mastercard Makes Strategic Trust Stamp Investment

Mastercard has further solidified its relationship with Trust Stamp after formally making a strategic investment in the company. Based out of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Trust Stamp went through Mastercard’s Start Path accelerator back in 2018, and later collaborated with Mastercard on an AI-based authentication solution that does not rely on Personally Identifiable Information.…

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