artificial intelligence

Zighra Details AI Secrets for the Left-Brained

Zighra Details AI Secrets for the Left-Brained

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…

Apple HomePod Upgrade Supports More Languages

Apple HomePod Upgrade Supports More Languages

Apple is hoping to leverage last week’s excitement about its new product announcements into some extra enthusiasm for its HomePod smart home speaker system, with a software update enhancing its capabilities. It’s essentially an AI upgrade. On the HomePod, Siri, Apple’s virtual AI assistant, can now search for songs by their lyrics, and perform other…

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

Biometrics Will Let You Talk to Your New BMW

Biometrics Will Let You Talk to Your New BMW

“…BMW Group emphasized its artificial intelligence, asserting that it can learn the driver’s habits, allowing it to offer directions based on a command like, ‘Take me home.’” BMW cars will get their own virtual assistant early next year, dubbed the “BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.” The system will allow drivers to adjust various in-car settings on…

Sir Richard Branson to Talk AI and FinTech at Money20/20

Sir Richard Branson to Talk AI and FinTech at Money20/20

Money20/20 has announced a high-profile addition to its lineup of keynote speakers: Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group. Branson’s participation comes by way of a partnership with artificial intelligence specialist Feedzai, whose CEO, Nuno Sebastiao, will interview Branson onstage. Their talk is entitled, “Nuno & Sir Richard: New Tech, New Banks, New…

Biometrics and AI Power Self-Driving Smart Bus

Biometrics and AI Power Self-Driving Smart Bus

A Shanghai-based AI firm has launched an autonomous electric bus that features biometric authentication and a conversational AI system. Called the Smart Panda Bus, the solution was developed by DeepBlue Technology, a firm that has thus far demonstrated its AI prowess with smart vending machines and retail solutions. The bus of course features computer vision…

In New York, Facial Recognition Debate Goes to School

In New York, Facial Recognition Debate Goes to School

Prompted by an outcry from the New York Civil Liberties Union, officials with New York State Department of Education and the Lockport City School District are trying to hammer out the protocols for a new school security system based on facial and object recognition. The system, called “Aegis”, is being provided by Canadian firm SN…

Voice Recognition Helps Google Assistant Protect Your Smart Home

Voice Recognition Helps Google Assistant Protect Your Smart Home

“…a key security component of all of this is voice recognition.” Google is highlighting the home security solutions enabled by its virtual assistant and third party hardware in a new blog post. Authored by Google Smart Home Ecosystem Director Michele Turner, the post highlights several new and recent offerings. Arlo Security Lights, for example, can…

Voice and Speech Recognition Market to Reach $6.9B by 2025: Tractica

Voice and Speech Recognition Market to Reach $6.9B by 2025: Tractica

“Clinical documentation in the healthcare market will be a leading driver going forward, Tractica says – good news for companies like Nuance Communications, which is already gaining a foothold with its Dragon Medical platform. “ Tractica is predicting some major growth for the voice and speech recognition market over the next several years. The market…

Nuance Reports Strong Int’l Demand for Dragon Medical Tech

Nuance Reports Strong Int’l Demand for Dragon Medical Tech

Nuance says it’s seeing growing international demand for its clinical dictation technology, and that it’s expanding accordingly. In a statement, the company elaborated on these efforts by focusing on its initiatives in the UK and Canada. In Britain, Nuance has begun to roll out its Dragon Medical One platform, which it has connected with the…

AI Emerges as Key Theme Ahead of Money20/20

AI Emerges as Key Theme Ahead of Money20/20

Money20/20 is still a couple of months away, but artificial intelligence is already shaping up to be a major topic of conversation. It’s a prominent theme in four high-profile presentations slated for the event. One of them will see Morgan Stanley’s Chief Digital Officer of Wealth management, Naureen Hassan, deliver a talk entitled “AI in…

Biometric Vending Machine Features EyeLock Tech

Biometric Vending Machine Features EyeLock Tech

EyeLock‘s partnership with smart vending machine maker ViaTouch Media has born fruit, with the latter’s Vicki device now available. The companies first announced they had teamed up last November, explaining that ViaTouch’s Vicki vending machine would feature artificial intelligence and EyeLock’s iris recognition technology. Now, that vision has been realized in ViaTouch’s automated machine, which…

Waldo Can’t Hide From Facial Recognition

Waldo Can’t Hide From Facial Recognition

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…

Multi-Year Field Study Documents Benefits of Clinical Speech Recognition

Multi-Year Field Study Documents Benefits of Clinical Speech Recognition

A multi-year study on the benefits of clinical speech recognition software in hospital environment has produced some compelling results. The technology assessed was Nuance Communications’ Dragon Medical platform, which is designed to let healthcare practitioners record patient stories via dictation. Nuance provided the technology about three years ago to Health Quest, a nonprofit hospital network…

Data Theft to Jump 175 Percent by 2023: Juniper Research

Data Theft to Jump 175 Percent by 2023: Juniper Research

Juniper Research is predicting a significant jump in data breaches over the coming years. In a new report entitled “The Future of Cybercrime & Security”, the market research firm predicts that the number of stolen digital records will rise from an anticipated 12 billion records this year to 146 billion records in 2023 – a…

ENACOMM Enters Distribution Partnership with Alcor Consulting

ENACOMM Enters Distribution Partnership with Alcor Consulting

“Consumers are ready for conversational banking, and ENACOMM’s secure and convenient solution allows financial institutions not counted among the megabanks to offer technology-enhanced customer interactions that rival those presented by the biggest players.” -David Spore, President, Alcor Consulting ENACOMM has another distribution partner for its Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA) and ENACOMM Financial Suite (EFS) offerings. Alcor…

BRIEF: The Flip Side of the Biometric Facial Recognition Debate

BRIEF: The Flip Side of the Biometric Facial Recognition Debate

Facial recognition has been a hot topic for a long time now. But with technological advances now pushing the technology into the public sphere more than ever, it has started to attract even more heat in the form of controversy. Police use of the technology in particular has become the subject of a contentious debate…

Credit Unions Trial Amazon’s Alexa as a Customer Service Rep

Credit Unions Trial Amazon’s Alexa as a Customer Service Rep

Two Canadian credit unions are now testing a system that lets customers do their banking through Alexa, Amazon’s voice-based virtual assistant. The technology comes by way of Vancouver-based FinTech specialist Central 1, which developed it in collaboration with San Francisco design agency Point One Digital. Essentially, the idea is to make Alexa a customer service…

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