computer vision

Qualcomm Teams with Startup Developing ‘3D Map of the World’

Qualcomm Teams with Startup Developing ‘3D Map of the World’

Qualcomm Technologies has teamed up with a San Francisco-based startup to develop ‘spatial understanding’ capabilities for its XR headsets and viewers. The partnership will build on the startup’s wildly ambitious aim of building “a 3D map of the world” based on smartphone camera imaging. Founded in the autumn of 2017, 6D.ai grew out of Oxford…

Report: Machine Vision Market Expected to Grow Leading Up to 2024

Report: Machine Vision Market Expected to Grow Leading Up to 2024

“For instance, cameras that can read license plates will enable automated toll collection, while cars with machine vision capabilities would be able to identify cyclists and pedestrians and stop them accordingly…” ResearchAndMarkets.com has released a new report on the machine vision market that forecasts growing demand for 2D and 3D machine vision technology leading up…

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

Tech Innovation Rules This Week’s Top Mobile Identity Stories

This week saw some pretty big news in the world of mobile identity, and a lot of it pointed the way forward for multiple different technologies. A salient example is mobile ID technology. Gemalto has announced its big foray into this area in the form of its Digital ID Wallet, designed to store virtual versions…

Kandao Releases 360-Degree Video Conferencing Camera Featuring Facial Recognition

Kandao Releases 360-Degree Video Conferencing Camera Featuring Facial Recognition

The Chinese imaging specialist Kandao has released a 360-degree video conferencing camera designed to improve remote collaboration. The 8K camera has been dubbed the Kandao Meeting, and the camera combines two fisheye lenses and an eight-microphone array and speaker setup on a single USB device. The Kandao Meeting can capture a view of the entire…

Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

A new Y Combinator startup called Traces AI is working on a surveillance alternative to facial recognition. The computer vision solution tracks people moving through crowds based on a number of other visual factors. “It’s a combination of different parameters,” explained Traces AI Co-Founder Veronika Yurchuk. “We can use your hair style, whether you have…

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

The AI specialist VeriSilicon has released the latest version of its Vivante VIP Neural Network engine. The VIP9000 is a customizable processor built specifically for artificial intelligence and computer vision, and is compatible with a range of different data sets and computing platforms. VeriSilicon is pitching the solution as a Silicon-Platform-as-a-Service (SiPaaS), and argues that…

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

The Montreal computer vision specialist Algolux has formed a research partnership with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila). The two organizations will work together to develop new technology aimed at improving the safety of autonomous vehicles and the accuracy of video surveillance. “Breakthroughs in AI and computer vision are fundamental to improving the accuracy…

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

“In addition to helping to ensure safe driving, the DSW system is also capable of performing driver identification, and could be used to trigger personalization of in-car settings.” Just a few months after its investment in computer vision specialist Deep Glint, automotive components supplier Hyundai Mobis has announced a new Driver State Warning (DSW) system…

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…

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…

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