Articles by Nirel Marofsky

AI for Sign Language 02.16.18

Startup Devises Translation Solution for Sign Language

It seems that every new day brings a new advancement in AI translation technology, with algorithms continually adding support for new languages or enhancing the accuracy of their interpretations. However, all these advancements have one thing in common: They are limited to interpreting spoken tongues. However, one startup is bringing AI translation to the realm…

VW Microbus 02.2.18

VW Resurrects Iconic Microbus with Facial Recognition

When the hippies of the 1960s embarked on a journey to change the world, their vehicle of choice was Volkswagen’s Microbus van. Today, VW is resurrecting the Microbus in a new bid to overturn the status quo, using Nvidia AI technology to reshape the automobile. Together, VW and Nvidia plan to develop the I.D. Buzz,…

AI Book Translation 01.26.18

AI Translation Interprets Mysterious Book

For more than a century, academics, cryptographers, and conspiracy theorists have debated and theorized about the meaning of the Voynich manuscript, an ornate tome written in an unknown language and encrypted with an obscure code. With the cipher proving unbreakable, theories about the document’s purpose have run wild, with hypotheses ranging from an alchemist’s guide…

ID Payment Systems 01.12.18

Face Recognition is Taking Over Payment and ID Systems

No matter how much you might love your credit cards, the day is coming when your VISA will go the way of the dinosaur, with plastic payment systems replaced by face recognition technology. What’s more, this event could happen soon, with the migration to face recognition technology possibly starting this year, according to one business…

11.22.17

Chinese Motor Vehicle Department Adopting Face Recognition

Anyone who has spent hours waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has probably thought, “There HAS to be a better way to do this.” The Chinese may have come up with just such a way, with a DMV office/police station that uses face recognition and other artificial intelligence technologies to automatically…

Job Evaluation AI 10.8.17

Face Emotion AI to Evaluate Job Candidates

Finding the right candidate for a job can be hard—but a new solution from Utah-based ZIFF Inc. may make the process easier by using face emotion technology. ZIFF said its program can observe subtle behaviors that could indicate the suitability of applicants for specific jobs, according to Scripps Media. The program can be taught to…

AI for Animals 08.14.17

Artificial Intelligence Translation Device for Animals Within a Decade

Paging Dr. Doolittle: Artificial intelligence translation technology capable of interpreting dog language could become a reality within 10 years, according to a report from futurologist William Higham working in cooperation with Amazon. “Innovative products that succeed are based on a genuine and major consumer need,” Higham commented to The Guardian. “The amount of money now…

Human Ethnicity Recognition 07.10.17

Face-Recognition Site Reveals Shades of Gray in Human Ethnicity

Asian, black, Latino or white? In the ethnic melting pot that is the United States today, these overgeneralized racial classifications are becoming increasingly inadequate when it comes to describing someone’s background. To address the shortcomings of these blanket classifications, a company called Kairos is using face-recognition software to estimate the percentage of a person’s ethnic…