artificial intelligence

Facebook’s Online Speech Recognition Framework Becomes Widely Available

Facebook’s Online Speech Recognition Framework Becomes Widely Available

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

Digital Twins and Interactive Experiences Lead Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2020

Digital Twins and Interactive Experiences Lead Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2020

Deloitte has released the 11th iteration of its annual Tech Trends report. The 2020 edition explains how enterprises are blending multiple technologies to drive innovation and deliver more rewarding interactive experiences for consumers. The report places a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence, analytics, and digital technologies, all of which have transformed the way that large…

OrCam Updates Computer Vision Tech, Announces New Products at CES 2020

OrCam Updates Computer Vision Tech, Announces New Products at CES 2020

OrCam has announced an update to its most popular device, and will be unveiling a series of new products at CES 2020 this year in Las Vegas. On the update front, OrCam’s most popular product — the OrCam MyEye 2, a small device that users clip onto their glasses to help them see the world…

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

The 3D camera manufacturer Orbbec is highlighting the many potential applications of its technology at CES 2020. The company’s cameras offer object, face, and gesture recognition in addition to 3D measurement and mapping capabilities, and have already been deployed in thousands of products for the international market. The main attraction at CES is a biometric…

iFlytek Eyes Chinese Market with Improved Voice Recognition Platform

iFlytek Eyes Chinese Market with Improved Voice Recognition Platform

The Chinese startup iFlytek is hoping to introduce its voice recognition platform at a national scale within the next two to three years. The company leverages AI and big data to identify users based on unique vocal traits, and is now claiming to have made a research breakthrough that will enable a more widespread deployment…

CyberLink Facial Recognition Engine Integrated with iMEdtac’s Automatic Dispensing Cabinet

CyberLink Facial Recognition Engine Integrated with iMEdtac’s Automatic Dispensing Cabinet

AI and facial recognition company CyberLink and Taiwan-based iMedtac have announced a partnership that will see Cyberlink’s FaceMe artificial intelligence-driven facial recognition integrated with iMedtac’s Automatic Dispensing Cabinet (ADC), providing enhanced security. iMedtac’s is integrated into its iHospital medical services platform, billed as part of the AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things). To enhance the protection…

Image Recognition Market to Reach $81.88B by 2026: Report

Image Recognition Market to Reach $81.88B by 2026: Report

Facial recognition will help to drive considerable growth in the overall image recognition market over the next several years, according to a new forecast from Fortune Business Insights. The market research firm estimates that the global image recognition market had a value of $20.19 billion in 2018, and that it will reach a whopping $81.88…

AI Accelerator Card Offers Face, Object Recognition Applications

AI Accelerator Card Offers Face, Object Recognition Applications

Innodisk has released a new AI accelerator card designed for edge devices. The card is built with a third-generation Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) from Intel, which is particularly well-suited to computer vision applications like face and object recognition. According to Innodisk, the AI accelerator card essentially functions like the video card on a…

ID R&D Survey Finds People May Be Overconfident About Ability to Spot Deepfakes

ID R&D Survey Finds People May Be Overconfident About Ability to Spot Deepfakes

ID R&D has released a survey that suggests that the American public may have too much faith in its anti-spoofing capabilities. The survey found that 36 percent of Americans were confident that they could distinguish a real human voice from a computer generated fake. Of course, the fact that Americans believe they could tell the…

Katai Integrates SAFR Tech Into New Video Conferencing Device

Katai Integrates SAFR Tech Into New Video Conferencing Device

Katai has integrated the SAFR computer vision platform into its BlueJay 360 video conferencing device. SAFR’s tech will allow the BlueJay to recognize every single person sitting at a table, moving the camera in real time to focus on the person speaking. With safer, the BlueJay will essentially function like an automated cameraman, directing the…

Latest Update Expands TrulyHandsFree’s Wake Word Vocabulary

Latest Update Expands TrulyHandsFree’s Wake Word Vocabulary

Sensory Inc., a pioneer in embedded voice and biometric AI technologies, announced an update to its TrulyHandsFree wake word engine giving it support for multiple wake words from a number of leading brands. The new capabilities for TrulyHandsFree also allow for custom-branded wake words, where the user can create their own word or phrase to…

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM has officially opened a 12,000 square foot facility to test video surveillance equipment. The new facility was built to determine how well different surveillance solutions perform in a simulated real-world setting, and whether or not those solutions live up to the marketing expectations. “Increasingly, security products claim to include AI, deep learning, and facial…

New US Bill Seeks to Develop Countermeasures for Deepfake Technology

New US Bill Seeks to Develop Countermeasures for Deepfake Technology

The U.S. House of Representatives has officially passed a bill that seeks to curb the growing threat of deepfakes and other forms of manipulated media. The Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act (the IOGAN Act – also known as bill H.R. 4355) was first introduced by Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican representative from Ohio.…

Cerence to Issue First Quarterly Report Next Week

Cerence to Issue First Quarterly Report Next Week

Automotive AI specialist Cerence will issue its results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019 on December 17th, the company has announced. The firm’s first fiscal report since spinning off from its parent company will include a “business outlook”, according to a statement. Cerence made its official split from Nuance Communications on October 1st, allowing…

SenseTime Anticipates $750 Million in Revenue Despite U.S. Blacklisting

SenseTime Anticipates $750 Million in Revenue Despite U.S. Blacklisting

Chinese Artificial Intelligence startup SenseTime has reported that it expects revenue for the 2019 fiscal year to come in at $750 million, despite being one of a number of Chinese entities placed on a U.S. blacklist in October. SenseTime, which has its headquarters in Hong Kong and has reported its valuation at more than $7.5…

Panasonic Mirror Uses Facial Recognition to Recommend Beauty Products

Panasonic Mirror Uses Facial Recognition to Recommend Beauty Products

Panasonic is teaming up with the KOSÉ Corporation in an effort to provide shoppers with more personalized make-up recommendations. The joint initiative will leverage Panasonic’s Snow Beauty Mirror, a new device that uses facial recognition and image recognition tech to analyze a customer’s skin and suggest KOSÉ beauty products based on the results. The Snow…

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

“Amazon claims that its system can be used to train an AI to detect an object using as few as 1- images, as opposed to the hundreds or thousands that are usually required for object recognition.” Amazon has announced a new machine learning capability for object recognition through its Rekognition platform. Called “Amazon Rekognition Custom…

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

China’s air travel industry is investing heavily in AI technology. According to SITA’s latest 2019 China IT Insights report, 88 percent of the country’s airlines and airports plan to have some form of AI program in the development or deployment phase by 2022, with a heavy focus on chatbots and virtual assistants. Roughly half (43…

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

Fujitsu has developed a new behavioral analytics platform that can learn to identify specific human behaviors with minimal amounts of video data. Dubbed ‘Actlyzer’, the platform is able to recognize approximately 100 basic actions like head movements, hand movements, and walking patterns, which can in turn be used to train the AI to recognize more…

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