06.7.18

How to train a spam detector with a 97% accuracy with Machine Box

Let’s face it, a lot of people out there are needing to integrate machine learning into their products and services, but don’t have the time or resources to go back to school to learn Tensorflow, or the money to hire expensive PhDs. And even if they do, its still a huge challenge to get it…

06.5.18

China is Investing Heavily in AI-Based Surveillance

A Chinese face recognition startup aiding government surveillance effort scores another $620 million Chinese face recognition firm SenseTime announced it has raised $620 million in a new funding round, bolstering its position as the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) startup—and helping advance China’s initiative to build a nationwide AI-powered video surveillance system. This represents SenseTime’s…

05.26.18

Deploy Docker containers in Google Cloud Platform

TL;DR: Check out a working example project of how to deploy Docker containers (boxes) to Google Cloud Platform. Delivering complex software solutions inside a neat container is exactly the promise of Docker, and Machine Box has truly benefited from this. This article shows you how to spin up Machine Box in Google Cloud Platform, but the technique works for any…

05.23.18

Deploy Docker containers into Digital Ocean

Machine Box delivers the services via Docker containers, and Digital Ocean is a great place to host these containers in production. This guide will walk you through the steps required to deploy Facebox with Digital Ocean. TIP: Before you start, it’s important to remember that hosting on Digital Ocean comes with a small cost — it’s very competitive,…

05.11.18

Machine Learning on Premise

There are a lot of really great Machine-Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) providers out there; Azure, Google, Rekognition, etc. But for those of us who can’t send our data to the cloud, who need to train and tune models locally, and who need more control and ownership over our machine learning models, we have to look to a…

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…

05.9.18

How I write Go HTTP services after seven years

I’ve been writing Go (Golang when not spoken) since r59 — a pre 1.0 release — and have been building HTTP APIs and services in Go for the past seven years. At Machine Box, most of my technical work involves building various APIs. Machine Learning is complicated and inaccessible to most developers, so my job is to…

05.8.18

Students Turn to Object Recognition for Safety

Recent school shootings have spurred students across the country to mobilize. However, instead of hitting the streets in protest, one group of students has turned to object recognition technology to detect and warn of possible threats to schools. The University of Texas at Dallas students have developed a system called iNotify that’s designed to stop…

05.4.18

Introducing Facebox Faceprint

Since releasing Facebox, people have started to come up with some very interesting use cases. For example, partners like Pixitmedia have integrated Facebox into their storage platform so that customers can search and access all of their assets quickly. Another use case involves using face-verify.js to increase the security of any website by validating who is…

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…