Tag Archive: Artificial Intelligence

AI Voice Assistant 02.26.18

App Uses AI to Create Voice Assistant

One of the reasons why text-based forms of communication are popular is their searchability; it’s easy to use search tools to comb through written words and find specific keywords and phrases. However, when it comes to spoken words, this kind of automated searching was impossible—until now. A new app launched in February makes it easy…

AI Immortality 02.23.18

Immortality May Be Within Reach, Courtesy of AI Robots

Swedish scientists may be on the verge of conquering death—in a fashion. The scientists plan to build robot replicas of deceased people that use AI technology to answer questions, according to Sputnik News. These robots could serve as replacements for dead family members, keeping loved ones close even after they’re gone. The robots represent “fully…

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 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…

Entercom AI 02.8.18

Veritone and Entercom Announce Agreement to Maximize Broadcaster’s Distribution and Reach with Artificial Intelligence

Entercom to Leverage Veritone Platform for Content-Based Data and Insights Veritone®, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive solutions, today announced that Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., has selected Veritone as a premier technology partner. This…

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…

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,…

Flu AI 02.2.18

Using Machine-Learning Prediction to Forecast the Flu Season

Just as you depend on your local weatherman to tell you whether you need to bring an umbrella to work, medical professionals rely on influenza forecasts to predict the severity of the flu season and plan accordingly. However, these flu predictions are notoriously inaccurate and vague, making it difficult to effectively prepare, allocate resources and…

01.30.18

Object-Recognition Technology and Google Street View

Want to learn about the demographics of a particular neighborhood, such as political tendencies, average incomes and buying habits? Then look no further than the cars on the streets, which can serve as effective guides to the identities and behaviors of local residents. What’s more, by using a combination of object-recognition technology and the Street…

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…