Tag: neuralnetwork

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 ……


DroNet’s neural network teaches UAVs to navigate city streets

Scientists from ETH Zurich are training drones how to navigate city streets by having them study things that already know how: cars and bicycles. The software being used is called DroNet, and it’s a convolutional neural network. Meaning, it le……


Facebook tries giving chatbots a consistent personality

Dig into the personalities of chat bots and you’ll find that they’re about as shallow as they were in the days of Eliza or Dr. Sbaitso. They respond with canned phrases and tend to be blithely unaware of what you’ve said. Facebook wants to fix……


Google researchers use AI to spot distant exoplanets

Hunting for exoplanets is a very data-intensive and time-consuming task. Sifting through piles of data to find subtle signs of distant planets takes quite a lot of work, but researchers at Google have been developing a way to use AI to make th……


Microsoft unveils improved AI-powered search features for Bing

Microsoft unveiled a handful of new intelligent search features for Bing at an event held in San Francisco today. Powered by AI, the search updates are meant to provide more thorough answers and allow for more conversational or general search ……


Neural network creates photo-realistic images of fake celebs

While Facebook and Prisma tap AI to transform everyday images and video into flowing artworks, NVIDIA is aiming for all-out realism. The graphics card-maker just released a paper detailing its use of a generative adversarial network (GAN) to c……


Android 8.1 preview unlocks your Pixel 2 camera’s AI potential

Remember how Google said the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both have a custom imaging chip that’s just laying idle? Well, you can finally use it… in a manner of speaking. Google has released its first Developer Preview for Android 8.1, and the hi……


Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos

Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and quality controls), researchers are tackling the i……


Smartphones could someday assess brain injuries

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a simple way to assess potential concussions and other brain injuries with just a smartphone. The team has developed an app called PupilScreen that uses video and a smartphone’s camera……


AI writes Yelp reviews that pass for the real thing

On any given day, hordes of people consult online reviews to help them pick out where to eat, what to watch, and products to buy. We trust that these reviews are reliable because they come from everyday folk just like us. But, what if the feed……