machine learning

OnePlus In-display Fingerprint Sensor Learns and Becomes Faster

OnePlus In-display Fingerprint Sensor Learns and Becomes Faster

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

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…

Acceptto Emerges From Stealth Mode, Launches Cognitive Authentication Platform

Acceptto Emerges From Stealth Mode, Launches Cognitive Authentication Platform

“The Cognitive Authentication platform powers a specific Single Sign-On solution called “It’sMe”, which is designed to operate across mobile devices, web browsers, and enterprise applications.” Portland-based authentication startup Acceptto has officially launched, announcing its new Cognitive Authentication platform. The company says that its platform is based on machine learning, and that it’s designed to replace…

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…

Researchers Develop AI System That Can Build DeepMasterPrints

Researchers Develop AI System That Can Build DeepMasterPrints

“The system was developed using a generative adversarial network, a machine learning system in which one deep neural network is pitted against another, allowing the spoofing system to refine its efforts over time until it had established its highly effective DeepMasterPrints.” Researchers at New York University have developed a neural network system that they say…

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…

Apple Wants Siri to Work During Off-Hours, Patent Suggests

Apple Wants Siri to Work During Off-Hours, Patent Suggests

A newly-surfaced patent application suggests that Apple is trying to extend Siri’s working hours to times when a user’s iPhone is offline. As AppleInsider reports, the patent filing, entitled “OFFLINE PERSONAL ASSISTANT”, describes how Siri queries could be performed on a given device (ie. an iPhone or iPad), rather than automatically outsourced to external servers…

NXP Semiconductors Launches IIoT R&D Lab

NXP Semiconductors Launches IIoT R&D Lab

NXP Semiconductors is intensifying its efforts in the emerging industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. The company has announced the launch of an ‘Industrial Competency Center’, or ICC, based in a laboratory in Hamburg. The ICC will focus on research and development concerning machine learning applications. In a statement announcing its launch, ICC director Sylvain…

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…

Human Behavior-Focused AI Startup Gets $10M in Funding Round Led by Microsoft’s M12

Human Behavior-Focused AI Startup Gets $10M in Funding Round Led by Microsoft’s M12

TwentyBN, an AI startup with offices in Berlin and Toronto, has announced that it just brought in $10 million through a funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture capital fund. As VentureBeat reports, the startup is focused on computer vision technology designed to interpret human actions. TwentyBN has been training its AI technology on a…

Zighra Aims For Completely Decentralized AI to Protect User Privacy

Zighra Aims For Completely Decentralized AI to Protect User Privacy

Zighra is revealing some trade secrets in a new blog post, provided you’ve got the kind of math-oriented brain that can take them in. The post, authored by Zighra’s Chief Data Scientist, Hari Koduvely, isn’t really about Zighra’s mobile authentication technology in particular, but rather covers an approach to AI training called “Bayesian Learning”. It’s based…

San Diego Firm Starts Work On AI-Driven Object Recognition Engine

San Diego Firm Starts Work On AI-Driven Object Recognition Engine

“When fully developed, these architectures are expected to allow Avant! to recognize objects without the need for human intervention.” Danny Rittman, CTO, Gopher Protocol San Diego-based Gopher Protocol has announced its entry into the field of AI-driven object recognition, with the company starting work on a system called “Avant!”. The system will be based on…

Waldo is Latest Victim of Face-Scanning Surveillance

Waldo is Latest Victim of Face-Scanning Surveillance

There is now a robotic arm that can find Waldo in almost any Where’s Waldo picture, pointing to a dark future of surveillance in which the European Union’s ‘right to be forgotten’ is a distant memory. Developed by marketing firm Redpepper, the tool is the latest product of Google’s AutoML machine learning platform, a piece…

Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google is getting ready to launch a new artificial intelligence research center in Africa, the company has announced. The lab will be located in Accra, Ghana, and will launch “later this year”, according to a post on the company’s blog. In announcing the new research center, the company explained, “AI has great potential to positively impact…

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

“Samsung has a long history of pursuing innovation and we are excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership to AI,” – Hyun-suk Kim, President and Head of Samsung Research As part of Samsung’s global and collaborative efforts to advance the practical applications of AI, Samsung Research has added three new AI Centers:…

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