Artificial Intelligence

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,…

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.…

Nuance Upgrades PowerScribe One Platform for Radiologists

Nuance Upgrades PowerScribe One Platform for Radiologists

Nuance has released an upgraded version of its PowerScribe One cloud platform for radiologists. The solution leverages Nuance’s conversational AI tech to facilitate a range of clinical and administrative functions. The latest update introduces an Ambient Mode that sorts free-form dictation into more organized reports, as well as a dark mode that is designed to…

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…

Oracle-ESI ThoughtLab Study Highlights Importance of Data for Smart Cities

Oracle-ESI ThoughtLab Study Highlights Importance of Data for Smart Cities

A survey conducted by Oracle and urban research consultancy ESI ThoughtLab was recently released highlighting the importance of cloud infrastructure in emerging Smart Cities. The report — titled “Building a Hyperconnected City” — surveyed 100 cities across the world, and was released at this year’s edition of the Smart Cities Expo World Congress. It projects…

Nuance Listed as Top Vendor in Opus Research Guide

Nuance Listed as Top Vendor in Opus Research Guide

For the third consecutive year, Opus Research has listed Nuance Communications as its highest-rated vendor in the Enterprise Intelligent Assistants (EIA) Decision Makers’ Guide. The Guide provides businesses with detailed evaluations about a number different virtual assistants, with top marks going to those that promote openness and are compatible with multiple proprietary and third party…

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir Partners with SiFive to Make Affordable On-Device AI

Aerendir is teaming up with SiFive in an effort to make AI more affordable for device manufacturers. The partnership anticipates that there will be a rising demand for IoT technology following the launch of commercial 5G networks. To that end, Aerendir will leverage SiFive’s RISC-V Core to provide manufacturers with cost-effective on-device AI. The technology…

Ericsson Report Highlights Importance of AI in Consumer IoT Tech

Ericsson Report Highlights Importance of AI in Consumer IoT Tech

Ericsson has released a new report that suggests that tech providers will need to leverage AI and automation to improve the customer experience on IoT devices. The company also argues that technology alone will not be enough to remain competitive in the upcoming 5G landscape. The communications service providers that succeed will need to make…

CyberLink Reveals Winner of Beauty Retail AI Challenge

CyberLink Reveals Winner of Beauty Retail AI Challenge

CyberLink and Perfect Corp. recently announced the winners of the second annual “AI Meets Beauty Challenge.” The two organizations hosted the international competition in collaboration with Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University. The “AI Meets Beauty Challenge” was established in an effort to develop smart retail solutions that will improve the customer experience in the beauty…

Recardio Announces Rollout of CardioCare Across Europe

Recardio Announces Rollout of CardioCare Across Europe

Life sciences company Recardio Inc. has announced the rollout of its CardioCare platform across Europe, beginning with more than half a dozen countries, in support of its clinical development programs in cardiovascular health. Recardio’s CardioCare platform was recognized at the European Society of Cardiologists Congress (ESC) in 2018 in Munich, Germany, and has now seen…

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio Announces Gains in Speed, Accuracy, User Experience

Jumio, the AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced gains in the speed and accuracy of its verification services, as well as a more intuitive user experience. These gains come after a two year period during which Jumio invested heavily automation enabled through a variety of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optical character recognition…

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