New lip-reading technology developed at the University of East Anglia (UEA) could help in solving crimes and provide communication assistance for people with hearing and speech impairments.
The visual speech recognition technology, created by Dr Helen L. Bear and Prof Richard Harvey of UEA’s School of Computing Sciences, can be applied “any place where the audio isn’t good enough to determine what people are saying,” Dr Bear said.
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The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a Cognitive Computing Competition, was announced on the TED Stage on Feb 17, 2016. It is a $5 million competition challenging teams from around the world to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world’s grand challenges.
Every year leading up to TED2020, teams will go head-to-head at World of Watson, IBM’s annual conference, competing for interim prizes and the opportunity to advance to the next year’s competition.
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Two tech titans have launched a billion-dollar non-profit that they hope will keep the world safe from an artificial intelligence takeover.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator announced the launch of Open AI, a project to democratize technology and ensure that one one person or entity ever controls enough artificial intelligence to take over the world.
It’s a lofty premise, but one that takes its cue straight from a James Bond movie: every villain had a wicked plan to rule mankind. Musk and Altman believe a real-life Dr. Evil could someday bring the world to its knees.
Basically, Open AI is a research lab where a cadre of scientists work to create and advance digital intelligence and make that information available to everyone. The open source philosophy will serve as a balance to the private, for-profit model, in which technology is created in service to a few.
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Developers can now easily build powerful applications that understand the content of images thanks to new machine vision tools released by Google.
The company unveiled the beta of its Cloud Vision API on Wednesday, giving select developers an opportunity to run advanced image processing services that let their applications more easily handle pictures. Applications can use the tools to do things like identify the most important thing in an image, determine how someone feels from their picture, and detect whether the content of an image is inappropriate.
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“A couple of years ago, you could not talk to the Google application in the urban noise, or read a sign in a foreign language through an interpreter Google Translate, and instantly find photos of your labradudelya – says Google’s official blog. – Our applications simply were not smart enough. But in a short time they became much, much smarter. Now, thanks to machine learning all that is available. Despite all the progress we have made, still remains room for improvement. Therefore we have created a completely new system of machine learning, called TensorFlow. It’s faster, smarter and more flexible than our old system, so it is much easier to adapt to new products and research. ”
So, Google posted its latest development TensorFlow into the public domain under the freedom of the license Apache 2.0.
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announces that he will invest $500 million to fund two teams of researchers pursuing breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Allen, who is 62 and has an estimated worth of $17 billion, has developed a plan and a research team to systematically attack gaps in artificial intelligence know-how. “We are starting with biology” he explains, “But first you have to figure out how you represent that knowledge in a software database. I wish I could say our understanding of the brain could inform that, but we’re probably a decade away from that. Our understanding of the brain is so elemental at this point that we don’t know how language works in the brain.”
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Short Bytes: Using the Internet of Things we will control our future lives by inculcating electronics and internet in each and every small thing around us. Now take the Internet of Things + cloud in one hand and pick up the power of artificial intelligence + open source in the other, and mix these two. This is how Mycroft was born – an artificially intelligent and open source internet of things platform.
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