machine learning

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…

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…

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…

Xiaomi Opens Imaging-focused R&D Hub in Finland

Xiaomi Opens Imaging-focused R&D Hub in Finland

Xiaomi has officially opened a new research and development hub in Tampere, Finland. The hub will focus on camera-related technology, specifically algorithms, machine learning, signal processing, and image and video processing, and is Xiaomi’s largest camera-dedicated team outside of China. The team, which consists of 20 people so far, is headed by Xiaomi Finland R&D…

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Recognized as Representative Vendor in Gartner Market Guide for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio has been recognized as a Representative Vendor by Gartner’s Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Corroboration for the second straight year. Jumio, a provider of biometric and artificial intelligence-enabled trusted identity as a service was recognized by the report from a field of several other providers of identity proofing and corroboration. The Guide states…

Dubious Biometric Data Collection Practice Puts Scrutiny on Goolge Subcontractor

Dubious Biometric Data Collection Practice Puts Scrutiny on Goolge Subcontractor

A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in exchange for their participation, while the images were…

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow has become an official member of the FIDO Alliance. The developer of the AutoIdent identity verification platform will lend its expertise to further the Alliance’s efforts to establish strong password-free security and authentication standards. “IDnow brings innovative AI-based identity verification technology and a high level of security experience to the Alliance,” said FIDO Executive…

Intel, Microsoft, and Duality Push for Better AI Encryption Standards

Intel, Microsoft, and Duality Push for Better AI Encryption Standards

Intel, Microsoft, and Duality Technologies recently convened for the fourth Homomorphic Encryption Standardization Workshop at Intel’s campus in Santa Clara, California. The workshop – which took place on August 17th – was organized in an effort to set industry standards for homomorphic encryption (HE), which is being used to ensure privacy in modern AI tech. “The…

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

Wavio Acoustic Awareness Solution to Benefit from ID R&D

ID R&D has found a new customer for its Acoustic Event Detection technology, which will be integrated into Wavio’s SoundAI platform. First announced back in March, Acoustic Event Detection allows any device with a microphone to detect and identify a range of ambient sounds, including sirens, barking dogs, breaking glass, and calls for help.  …

New EdgeVerse Brand Consolidates NXP’s Edge Computing Portfolio

New EdgeVerse Brand Consolidates NXP’s Edge Computing Portfolio

NXP has consolidated its entire edge computing portfolio under a single brand heading. The new EdgeVerse platform includes the company’s full range of embedded processing solutions, as well as the EdgeLock security suite with the new EdgeLock SE050 Plug & Trust Secure Element. According to NXP, the move will make it easier for potential customers…

Major Growth Coming For European Biometrics Market: Report

Major Growth Coming For European Biometrics Market: Report

“AI-driven behavioral biometrics will become the main identity verification element in two-factor or multifactor authentication…” A new report from Frost & Sullivan projects major growth for the European biometrics market, which is expected to climb from $4.98 billion to $11.5 billion by 2023. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will fuel much of that growth as performance improvements…

CyleronCentry Bolsters Keyboard Biometrics with Machine Learning

CyleronCentry Bolsters Keyboard Biometrics with Machine Learning

The AI software firm Cyleron has launched a new behavioral biometrics security solution designed for corporate customers. Dubbed CyleronCentry, the new platform uses keyboard biometrics and machine learning to build a user profile based on the typing habits of an employee. That profile can then be used as a template to provide ongoing passive authentication.…

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…

OneSpan Fiscal Update Shows Strong Results

OneSpan Fiscal Update Shows Strong Results

OneSpan has issued its results for the fourth quarter and 2018 fiscal year, showing strong results that exceeded the upper end of its revenue guidance for the year. The Chicago-based authentication specialist saw revenues of revenues of $64.8 million in Q4, up 19 percent year-over-year. For the full 2018 fiscal year, OneSpan reports revenues of…

OneSpan Launches AI-Driven ‘Risk Analytics’ Solution

OneSpan Launches AI-Driven ‘Risk Analytics’ Solution

OneSpan has launched a new Risk Analytics solution aimed at the financial services sector. It’s a cloud-based, open API platform that leverages AI to spot potential fraud attempts. Backed by machine learning, its AI system is designed to assess a range of metrics including device information, transaction data, and user behavior in order to deliver…

Nuance Makes it Easier to Develop Virtual Assistants with Project Pathfinder

Nuance Makes it Easier to Develop Virtual Assistants with Project Pathfinder

Nuance Communications is trying to make it easier to program a convincing Virtual Assistant. The company revealed its latest innovation at its recent Customer Experience Summit, explaining that Project Pathfinder uses machine learning to improve the conversational capabilities of chatbots and VAs. According to Nuance, Project Pathfinder examines existing chat logs and call transcripts to…

NTT to Highlight Biometrics, AI, and 5G at MWC19

NTT to Highlight Biometrics, AI, and 5G at MWC19

Japan’s biggest telecom has officially announced its plans to attend this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it’s going to put artificial intelligence and 5G technologies in the spotlight. Biometric technology will play an important role in NTT’s AI showcase. The company says one of its exhibits will be of “Smart Airport” solutions including…

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