Articles by Hong Bui

05.10.18

Face Value: Face Recognition at the Profitability Forefront

How crucial is AI to the future? So crucial that Chinese face recognition firm SenseTime has become one of the most valuable startups in the world, as reported by Bloomberg. SenseTime in April said it generated $600 million in Series C funding. This gave the company a valuation of more than $4 billion, exceeding the…

05.3.18

AI Prediction System Extends Forecasts of Chaotic Systems

Chaotic systems are hard to predict because—well—they’re chaotic. However, given that humanity is constantly at the mercy of the vagaries of chaotic systems—such as weather, solar storms and sometimes even road traffic—scientists are striving to develop methods to forecast such disorganized events. The latest breakthrough on this front comes from researchers leveraging AI prediction technology…

04.13.18

How Avoiding Using “AI” Can Promote Acceptance

Elon Musk warns that artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to robot death squads prowling the streets. Nearly three-quarters of Americans fret that AI could take away jobs. More than half of U.S. citizens are more concerned about AI’s impact on employment than they are about immigration or offshoring. So why then do 79 percent of…

04.10.18

Artificial Intelligence Takes on Doping

Artificial intelligence (AI) may become the best weapon against AI-enhancing drugs, with word that the World Anti-Doping Agency is planning to use AI pattern-recognition technology to detect signs of violations among athletes. WADA will use AI algorithms to search the repositories of data gathered by global anti-doping bodies, according to a report from iNews. The…

04.4.18

Startup Takes Market Research to the Next Level with AI

Market research firms use a range of techniques to gauge consumer views—such as survey forms and phone interviews. However, such methods often present an incomplete and inaccurate picture, with consumer responses reflecting their views of just one moment in time—or indicating their aspirations rather than the realities of their views and habits. However, one startup…

03.24.18

Amid AI’s rise and Moore’s Law’s demise, companies must enhance chip expertise

Moore’s Law: It’s the foundation of the technology industry—and it’s responsible for the advent of countless gadgets, paradigm shifts, and technological empires that have shaped our lives during the past half century, from the PC and smartphone revolutions, to the internet boom, to the creation of corporate powerhouses like Google and Amazon. Now it’s dead….

AI for Healthcare Prediction 03.8.18

Prognosis is Good for AI Healthcare Prediction

Doctors have a lot of questions about their patients, from the precise nature of their conditions, to the expected length of their next hospital stay, to their estimated lifespan. Luckily, there’s an algorithm for that—a new AI prediction system developed by Google that can forecast the outcome of patients’ hospital visits by improving diagnoses, enhancing…

AI Chips in Smartphones 03.7.18

Smartphones Get Smarter as AI Chips Become Standard

Artificial intelligence chips will be integrated into all new smartphones within five years, as the focus in the wireless business shifts away from flashy hardware features and toward innovations designed to promote ease of use and increased functionality, according to Deloitte. In 2017, the first year that high-end smartphones began integrating artificial intelligence chips, 300…

Heart Disease AI 02.20.18

Scanning Retinas for Heart Disease with AI Prediction

Researchers have devised a deep-learning algorithm that uses AI prediction techniques to forecast cardiovascular risk based on scans of patients’ retinas. A team of researchers from Google, Verily Life Sciences and the Stanford School of Medicine trained their deep-learning algorithm using data from 284,335 patients. The algorithms were able to predict cardiovascular (CV) issues with…

AI Chips 02.7.18

Massive Opportunity for AI Chips

After years of focusing on software development and investments, the technology industry has rediscovered the value of semiconductors as it recognizes the critical role AI chips are playing in the burgeoning market for artificial intelligence solutions. Artificial intelligence hardware—specifically AI chips like graphics processing units (GPUs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)—are essential to processing any…