Tag Archive: AI

Self Driving Cars AI 09.30.17

The Battle for AI Chips in Self-Driving Cars

For decades, Silicon Valley semiconductor rivals Intel and AMD have fought it out in the PC microprocessor business. However, two recent developments illustrate how the battleground for these firms has spread to AI chips, specifically the market for semiconductors used in self-driving cars. Intel in September announced its chips are being used in the newest…

Midterm Elections 09.20.17

How AI Can Help Shape the 2018 Midterm Elections

Next year’s midterm elections may be the most controversial yet, and both parties have started gearing up for highly contested races. Millions of dollars have been raised, field offices have been assembled, passionate staffers have been hired, and candidates are ready to kick off an exhausting effort in an attempt to make it to Washington….

09.15.17

AI Takes on Law Enforcement

diginomica – Big city police departments are drowning in data that creates 10,000 hours of video a week alone. That is far too much information for human beings to process and analyze. Much of it is wasted. The good news for law enforcement agencies is that they have never had more relevant information to work with…

CIA AI Cognitive Engines 09.14.17

Central Intelligence Turns to Artificial intelligence, with Extensive Adoption of Cognitive Engines

U.S. spy services are making extensive use of artificial intelligence cognitive engines to sift through ever-growing mountains of intelligence data. Dawn Meyerriecks, the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director for technology development, said her organization now is engaging in 137 separate AI projects, many of which involve companies in Silicon Valley, according to an article in…

09.13.17

Object Recognition Drones for Shark Detection

Worried that sharks might be lurking near your beach? There’s no need to get a bigger boat; instead contact Australia-based Westpac Group, which is offering Shark Spotter, a system that uses drones equipped with object recognition to detect signs of sharks in the water. Shark Spotter works with Little Ripper drones, which are military-grade unmanned…

08.15.17

Companies Should Make More Use of Cognitive Engines

Despite massive investments in artificial intelligence in the tech market, few companies in other industries have engaged in large-scale implementation of AI, according to McKinsey & Co. Only a small percentage of non-tech companies have adopted AI cognitive engine technology, with an even smaller portion employing multiple cognitive engines. This finding reveals a massive opportunity…

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…

Public Safety AI 07.18.17

The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Government Agencies

Freedom of information: It’s not just an act – it’s a fundamental principle of democracy. Without unfettered access to facts, informed judgments cannot be made about agency and mission directions, causing a breakdown of the marketplace of ideas. Unfortunately, much of the vast troves of data compiled by the government today are trapped in silos…

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…

06.19.17

Veritone Launches New Division, Veritone Government, to be Led by US Government Veteran

Artificial Intelligence Platform Arms Government Agencies with a Future-Proof Solution for Managing Audio/Video Data Veritone Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and cognitive solutions, announced today that it has formed a new division, Veritone Government, to provide solutions for federal, state and local government agencies to analyze audio and video…