Tag Archive: Computer Vision

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,…

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…

NASA Google AI 01.9.18

NASA and Google Use Image Recognition to Discover New Worlds

It’s said there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand in all the earth’s deserts and beaches—10 times more, by some estimates. So, imagine the plight of planet hunters, who must sort through images of countless stellar bodies to find telltale images of alien worlds. However, by using neural-network-based technology…

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…

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…

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…