computer vision

IBM Developing Huge Public Dataset to Help Eliminate Bias from Facial Recognition

IBM Developing Huge Public Dataset to Help Eliminate Bias from Facial Recognition

“IBM is going to release a dataset of 36,000 facial images that will be equally distributed across a range of ethnicities, genders, and ages.” As the competition to develop sophisticated facial recognition systems continues to escalate, IBM is preparing to make a decidedly counterintuitive move, with plans to release a huge dataset for training facial…

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

China-based online entertainment service provider iQIYI has announced a new competition aimed at pushing the boundaries of video-based biometric identification. It’s called the “Celebrity Video Identification Challenge”, and it will test various AI systems on their ability to identify a celebrity, whether it’s by face, voice, gait, or some other consistent metric. iQIYI says it…

NXP, LG and HELLA Announce Computer Vision For Smart Cars

NXP, LG and HELLA Announce Computer Vision For Smart Cars

“The system’s announcement comes at a time of considerable excitement over smart and connected car technologies…” NXP Semiconductors, LG Electronics, and automotive components supplier HELLA Aglaia have announced a new computer vision system for smart cars that is designed to detect and classify pedestrians and cyclists. Not only can the system identify such vulnerable groups…

Google Study Suggests Multi-Ethnic Training for Computer Vision

Google Study Suggests Multi-Ethnic Training for Computer Vision

Training computer vision systems to recognize the facial biometrics of a range of ethnicities can help to improve their accuracy, suggests a new Google study. Google’s researchers focused their efforts on algorithms designed to detect smiles in images of faces, training them on four race subgroups – Asian, black, Hispanic, and white. The algorithms set…

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm’s New Camera Modules Will Bring Advanced Computer Vision To Android Devices

Qualcomm has announced a new set of camera modules that could bring advanced computer vision to Android phones and tablets. The solutions come by way of Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies, and are an extension of the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program. The trio of new modules support passive depth sensing, active depth sensing, and iris authentication,…

Neurotechnology Wins Fisheries-Focused Computer Vision Competition

Neurotechnology Wins Fisheries-Focused Computer Vision Competition

Neurotechnology researchers have won first place in a competition designed to find AI solutions for fisheries monitoring. The competition was organized by Kaggle, an online crowdsourcing platform aimed at the tech and research communities. Organized by The Nature Conservancy and aimed ultimately at applying sophisticated computer vision technology to the fight to protect global fisheries…

Neurotechnology Integrates Upgraded Facial Recognition Tech Into New SentiVeillance SDK

Neurotechnology Integrates Upgraded Facial Recognition Tech Into New SentiVeillance SDK

Neurotechnology has integrated its latest VeriLook facial recognition algorithm into its SentiVeillance SDK. As the name suggests, the SentiVeillance SDK is intended to offer sophisticated computer vision for surveillance and security purposes. Its technology can identify and track objects, vehicles, and pedestrians, and can trigger alerts when the enter or exit designated areas. Now, with…

KnuEdge to Host Machine Learning Conference with Calit2

KnuEdge to Host Machine Learning Conference with Calit2

KnuEdge has teamed up with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego to organize a conference on machine learning. Called the Heterogeneous Neural Networks (HNN) Conference, the event will take place next spring in San Diego. KnuEdge is a big new player in the computing market. Founded by former…

Computer Vision Tech Market to Reach $48.6B by 2022: Tractica

Computer Vision Tech Market to Reach $48.6B by 2022: Tractica

The computer vision hardware and software market will be worth $48.6 billion by the year 2022, according to a new report from Tractica. Entitled “Computer Vision Technologies and Markets”, the report forecasts a CAGR of 32.9 percent between 2015 and 2022, with the market having been worth about $6.6 billion last year. Tractica predicts that…