Tag: imagerecognition

ARM’s latest processors are designed for mobile AI

ARM isn’t content to offer processor designs that are kinda-sorta ready for AI. The company has unveiled Project Trillium, a combination of hardware and software ingredients designed explicitly to speed up AI-related technologies like machine ……


Sotheby’s wants AI to find your next art purchase

Most folks don’t know much about art, but do know what they like. Auction firm Sotheby’s has embraced that idea with its acquisition of Thread Genius, a company that uses AI to find art based on images of paintings, watches, furniture and othe……


Google tool lets you train AI without writing code

In many ways, the biggest challenge in widening the adoption of AI isn’t making it better — it’s making the tech accessible to more companies. You typically need at least some programming to train a machine learning system, which rules it ou……


Facebook’s revenge porn prevention test has users upload photos

The Australian government and Facebook have teamed up in the fight against revenge porn. As the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports, alongside Australia’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Facebook has launched a pilot program aimed ……


Google Photos can pick your pet out of a furry lineup

Google Photos has long been adept at recognizing animals in a generic sense. But let’s be honest: the real reason you’re digging through photos is to find shots of your specific pets when they were little balls of fur. Accordingly, Google ha……


Samsung is the latest tech titan to open an AI lab in Canada

If it wasn’t already clear that Canada is becoming a hotbed for AI research, it is now: Samsung has opened an AI lab (shown below) at the Université de Montréal. The school’s faculty and students (including long-time Samsung part……


Fujifilm’s X-E3 overhauled with 4K video and a touchscreen

Fujifilm fans have waited a long time for an X-E2 replacement, but it appears to have been worth it. The X-E3 rangefinder-style mirrorless has arrived with thoroughly modern features and is now Fujifilm’s smallest viewfinder-equipped camera. I……


Google’s new Street View cameras help AI map the real world

Google’s Street View cameras haven’t changed significantly in 8 years, and that’s a problem when the technology world most certainly has. How is the company supposed to fulfill its AI ambitions with 2009-era hardware? Thankfully, it won’t have……


Drones will watch Australian beaches for sharks with AI help

Humans aren’t particularly good at spotting sharks using aerial data. At best, they’ll accurately pinpoint sharks 30 percent of the time — not very helpful for swimmers worried about stepping into the water. Australia, however, is about to ……


You can confuse self-driving cars by altering street signs

While car makers and regulators are mostly worried about the possibility of self-driving car hacks, University of Washington researchers are concerned about a more practical threat: defacing street signs. They’ve learned that it’s relatively ……