Articles by Tyler Schulze

Stanford ai indexing 12.1.17

Stanford Index Reveals AI Image and Speech Recognition Equaling or Exceeding Human Levels

One of the biggest questions facing the world is exactly when artificial general intelligence (AGI) will achieve the technological singularity, i.e., the point when AI will equal and then surpass human levels. However, new findings from Stanford University indicate that artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) technologies like image and speech recognition are already attaining a technological…

11.30.17

Chinese Tech Behemoths Join Forces to Bring Conversational AI to IoT

Consider artificial intelligence and the internet of things (IoT). Separately, they are among the most impactful technological trends reshaping human society. Together—using the interface of conversational AI—they can become much more powerful, potentially transforming everyday items into virtual partners able to leverage the vast resources of the internet and put them at everyone’s disposal via…

11.28.17

Facebook Tackles Terrorism with AI Photo and Video Matching

Facebook in November announced it is successfully stamping out nearly all terrorist content posted on its site due to advances in the company’s AI photo and video matching technology. “Today, 99 percent of the ISIS and Al Qaeda-related terror content we remove from Facebook is content we detect before anyone in our community has flagged…

11.18.17

Lenovo Aims to Feed the World Using Geospatial Image Analysis

It’s a troubling and inescapable equation: The global population will rise by nearly 50 percent by 2050, requiring a doubling in food production, according to the United Nations. However, in a time of increasingly constrained resources, such a massive expansion will test the limits of worldwide agriculture. To address this paramount challenge facing humanity, Chinese…

11.11.17

AI Robots for Offshore Energy Inspection and Maintenance

Remote locations, adverse weather, dizzying heights—all these issues can make the task of inspecting offshore energy assets like oil rigs and wind turbines a slow, hazardous and expensive endeavor. However, robots can cut the cost and risk of these tasks dramatically. That’s why a consortium of UK universities and companies are working together to develop…

Cars AI 10.13.17

MIT Computer Vision Technology Allows Cars to See Around Corners

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have devised a computer vision system that monitors subtle shadows to detect objects that are hidden from view. The CornerCameras system from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) observes light reflections to perceive unseen people or things. The computer vision system uses these reflections to estimate the…

10.11.17

Taking on Terrorism with Face Recognition

Following a surge in terrorist incidents, Turkish defense contractor HAVELSAN is preparing to introduce an artificial intelligence-based security system that uses face recognition to identify suspects before they commit violent acts. The system, called ASTARUS, is designed to recognize faces and license plates, according to the Daily Sabah. ASTARUS can scan all photos and personal…

10.3.17

Zoom Adds Transcription to Conferencing Solution

Workers tired of having to take notes to chronicle their teleconferences now have a better solution: automated transcription from Zoom Video Communications. Zoom, which provides cloud-based video and web conferencing services, is offering a new feature called Recording Transcripts. Recording Transcripts transcribes the speech from a conference recording into text. The text is searchable, allowing…

Object Recognition 10.2.17

Object Recognition for ISIS Insights

The U.S. military this year plans to deploy artificial-intelligence algorithms, including object-recognition technology, to sift through its intelligence database to gather insights about the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group. The military will leverage existing commercial AI technologies to accelerate the deployment of these algorithms, as reported by Breaking Defense. Such algorithms will take on the…

Alzheimers AI 10.1.17

Machine Learning Breakthrough Delivers Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Italian researchers have devised a machine learning algorithm that uses MRI brain scans to identify signs of Alzheimer’s disease far earlier than current non-invasive methods. The algorithm, developed by a team at Italy’s University of Bari, can detect changes in the brain that signal the onset of the disease nearly 10 years before the appearance…