computer vision

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

Wearable Medical Tech to Leverage Biometrics For Vision Restoration

“[Orion is] a visual cortical prosthesis, comprised of an implant designed to communicate with a pair of smartglasses with an affixed camera.” California-based Second Sight is developing potentially groundbreaking medical technology that could help the blind to see again, and is planning to experiment with facial recognition and eye tracking technologies to further enhance its…

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…

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…

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…

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

“With its integration of CyberLink’s FaceMe biometric engine, the robot is able to identify known customers, and to determine demographic information pertaining to age and gender.” CyberLink‘s facial recognition technology has been incorporated into a new robot that’s just hitting the Taiwanese and Japanese markets. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Taiwan-based facial…

Eyesight Announces New Passenger Monitoring System to Make Driving Safer

Eyesight Announces New Passenger Monitoring System to Make Driving Safer

Eyesight Technologies has announced the launch of a new Occupancy Monitoring System that will make the ride safer for everyone in the car. Dubbed “CabinSense”, the new system uses sensors to determine the number of passengers in a vehicle while also gathering information about their age, gender, and relative position. CabinSense can then use that…

Ping An Announces AI-Driven Car Insurance Claims Processor

Ping An Announces AI-Driven Car Insurance Claims Processor

Ping An Insurance continues to be an unlikely innovator in the field of artificial intelligence, announcing a new, mobile-based auto insurance claims system. Developed by subsidiary Ping An Property and Casualty Insurance Company of China, or “Ping An P&C”, the solution is designed to allow drivers to immediately make insurance claims through a specialized app,…

Computer Vision Startup Takes $4M in Series-A Funding Round

Computer Vision Startup Takes $4M in Series-A Funding Round

“The platform’s tools will allow for the development of computer vision systems that can detect, classify, count, and track objects, and that can perform facial recognition.” San Diego-based computer vision startup AlwaysAI has brought in $4 million in funding through a series-A investment round, the company has announced. The round was led by BRV, a…

Singapore Hosts Advisory Council on AI Ethics, Featuring Google, Microsoft Execs

Singapore Hosts Advisory Council on AI Ethics, Featuring Google, Microsoft Execs

“Together, the council members discussed a draft model framework on the responsible use of AI published by Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission earlier this year…” Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence and Data has just convened its inaugural meeting. The group includes representatives from some high-profile global companies, including Google’s Asia…

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

“In addition to other applications, Qualcomm’s new AI investment fund could help to shore up the company’s capabilities in biometric identification and authentication.” Qualcomm has announced a new $100 million investment fund. Aptly called the Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund, it’s kicking off with a series-A investment in AnyVision, an Israel-based computer vision specialist that previously…

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

AWS Facilitates Machine Learning for Autonomous Car Platform

An autonomous driving specialist is going to use Amazon Web Services to power its machine learning-driven computer vision platform. Based in Israel, Mobileye is a subsidiary of Intel with a team of over 450 engineers. The company is working toward technology that can power fully autonomous vehicles, and has chosen AWS as its “preferred public…

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant will soon be able to buy and sell stocks via voice command. The functionality is currently being developed by DeepSearch, a Korea-based data analytics service whose platform is designed to deliver important information about publicly traded companies to end users. Accordingly, as the Korea Herald reports, the new Bixby capability will…

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

The GSMA is looking to tie Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to the growing momentum around 5G connectivity, announcing a new initiative aimed at encouraging the development of cloud-based AR and VR services. Called “The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum”, the program has the backing of major mobile network operators including China Mobile, China Telecom,…

Neurotechnology Announces Machine Learning Image Recognition Platform

Neurotechnology Announces Machine Learning Image Recognition Platform

“The platform offers detailed statistical output to track results as a given computer vision model performs, helping end users to tweak and refine their systems; and Neurotechnology also offers expert consultation to assist with users’ projects.” Biometrics software expert Neurotechnology has announced a new image recognition platform. Called SentiSight.ai, the platform is designed for a…

Global Image Recognition Market to Hit $86 Billion by 2025: Research

Global Image Recognition Market to Hit $86 Billion by 2025: Research

The global image recognition market will grow at an annual rate of 21.8 percent between 2018 and 2025, when it will be worth $86 billion, according to a new forecast from Allied Market Research. Cloud-based image recognition services will grow the fastest, according to the firm’s report, with a CAGR of 23.3 percent over the…

NXP’s New Development Platform for Machine Learning in the IoT

NXP’s New Development Platform for Machine Learning in the IoT

“…eIQ and its other processor solutions can be used to support a range of machine learning applications including facial recognition, wake word and voice control systems, and computer vision technologies including traffic sign recognition and even food recognition.” NXP Semiconductors has launched a new machine learning toolkit. Called “eIQ”, it’s a software development platform that supports…

IntelliVision Announces Upgrade for Automotive Computer Vision Software

IntelliVision Announces Upgrade for Automotive Computer Vision Software

IntelliVision has upgraded its Advanced Driver Assistant System, an aftermarket software solution aimed primarily at dashboard camera integrations. The software is designed to use computer vision to trigger ‘Forward Collision Warnings’ (FCWs) and ‘Lane Departure Warnings’ (LDWs), while an ‘Advanced’ version of the solution offers ‘Pedestrian Collision Warnings’. Running on an Ambarella H22 camera, it…

Computer Vision Takes Spotlight in Latest Google Smartphones

Computer Vision Takes Spotlight in Latest Google Smartphones

Google’s focus on artificial intelligence has been central to its strategy in delving into hardware over the last couple of years, and with this week’s launch of its latest Pixel smartphones, that focus is sharper and clearer than ever, with computer vision in particular at its center. To be clear, the voice-based Google Assistant is…

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