Articles by Aaron Edell

Face recognition on physical kiosks 08.15.19

Face recognition on physical kiosks

There has been a lot in the zeitgeist recently about face recognition, and I think some of the better uses of face recognition are getting overlooked. One of my favorite customer use cases of ours is using it to speed up payments and other activities on physical kiosks. Here’s why customers are coming to us…

Next Frontier 08.12.19

The Next Frontier in Machine Learning Is Something Anyone Can Master

If I see one more article about Bayesian Forest’s being Random whilst also being Convolutional I’m going to disconnect my cable modem and let all of the internet spill out. It is frustrating trying to learn about machine learning. Do I use YOLO, Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch or all of them together somehow? And even if you…

Is the market finally ready for mass AI adoption? 07.19.19

Is the market finally ready for mass AI adoption?

Five Aha Moments from VentureBeat Transform Featured Image Includes: Greg Brockman, Co-founder & Chairman and Ilya Sutskever, Co-founder & Chief Scientist, OpenAI; Kyle Wiggers, Staff Writer, VentureBeat I just came back from the Venture Beat Transform 2019 conference here in San Francisco, and I have to say, for the first time in many years, I’m…

Machine Learning is sometimes wrong 06.28.19

Machine Learning is sometimes wrong — how you deal with that is EVERYTHING

Imagine if you were using a calculator to do some just fantastic calculations like π^π , !2, or the old standard 2+2, and every once-in-a-while, the answer would came back wrong. Better yet, you’ve implemented a microservice in your stack that occasionally just returns {[“No”]}. This is what working with machine learning can feel like sometimes. You’re…

Use object recognition to make sure your car hasn’t been stolen 04.30.19

Use object recognition to make sure your car hasn’t been stolen

What? What a strange title for a blog post. That is like saying “Don’t not use your telephone to avoid not making phone calls”. But I think it accurately describes the way in which I’m going to show you how to use machine learning to make sure your car is still in your driveway. Several…

Too_many_upside_down_photos__take_20_minutes_and_use_ai_to_flip_them 03.29.19

Too many upside down photos? Take 20 minutes and use AI to flip them.

Its great when you’ve spent 2 hours scanning photos only to suddenly notice you’ve scanned some random number of them upside down. Rather than painfully go through each one and flip them, you might feel like you’d rather just jump in front of a truck. Well, when a customer came to us with a similar…

02.22.19

Make OCR Great Again

OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, is an awesome tool for turning printed text into digital deliciousness. Existing open source libraries and tools work great… on documents. Where they fall down is in just about every other scenario… until now (hopefully). If you are a lawyer, and have been for 30 or so years, you’ve probably…

02.6.19

Introducing Objectbox — Super Simple Object Detection

We are extremely excited to announce the release of a brand new box from Machine Box. Introducing Objectbox, the super-simple, fully trainable, object detection solution…in a box. Now, you can tackle use cases like; Tracking the prevalence and value of brands and logos across all your media content. Counting the number of people walking by your booth at a trade show. Improving OCR results by selecting specific sections of your video to process.

12.13.18

Build a fake news detector

What is fake news? That is a difficult question to answer. Is it satire? Is it opinions pieces? Is it factual inaccuracies? With the proliferation of social sharing and user submitted content, we’ve opened up our democracies and institutions to a level of abuse, rhetoric, and influence that is unprecedented. Fortunately, we think machine learning can help.