This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

  • While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial startup UIzard Technologies has leveraged the latest developments in the field of machine learning to build a neural network that, once fed with raw screenshots of graphical user interface, proceeds to automatically generate code.
  • What is particularly intriguing is that the so-called Pix2Code model has the capacity to produce code for three different platforms, including Android and iOS as well as other web-based technologies.
  • As UIzard founder Tony Beltramelli explains in his research, the novel approach could potentially “end the need for manually-programmed” user interfaces altogether.
  • At present, the method generates code from screenshots with an impressive accuracy of over 77 percent, but the consistency of the algorithm is likely to improve in the future.
  • Watch this brief video demonstration to see the AI-powered app in action:

    While UIzard has already shared some of the principles behind the technology powering its software, the company notes that the source code for the actual app will become available later this year.

Designers might no longer have to rely on front-end developers to turn their user interface mockups into source code – courtesy of artificial intelligence.
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ING Robot goes on tour to teach kids about money

ING Robot goes on tour to teach kids about money 🤖💬👶

 #fintech #ai #robotics

  • ING is taking a humanoid robot on a tour of its Dutch branches to teach kids how to manage their money.
  • The robot, named Ginger, will be conducting monthly workshops for nine to 11 year-old account holding at branches throughout the Netherlands.
  • Children attending the sessions will get to interact with bot as he offers budgetting tips and information on ways to make and save money.
  • ING says the workshops “are not only good for learning about money management, but also to introduce children to new developments in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence”.

ING is taking a humanoid robot on a tour of its Dutch branches to teach kids how to manage their money.
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Google Talks About the Machine Learning Technology Behind Gboard

Google talks about the machine learning tech behind Gboard

  • Google Talks About the Machine Learning Technology Behind Gboard
    Google has been heavily investing in machine learning and neural network technology for a few years now.
  • Once it was good enough to be announced, we started seeing Google apply various machine learning techniques to many of their applications and services.
  • So as Google’s machine learning technology gets better, we will continue to see them figure out ways to implement it into their products.
  • In a new post over on the Google Research Blog, Google spoke about how they’re using machine learning to improve the user experience of people using Gboard.
  • With Neural Spatial Models, Google is able to address the ‘fat finger’ issue that some people experience when typing on a smartphone keyboard.

Google has been heavily investing in machine learning and neural network technology for a few years now. Once it was good enough to be announced, we started seeing Google apply various machine learning techniques to many of their applications and services.
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AI Revolution

#AI revolution: 20 key business findings #CIO #CMO

  • To better understand the AI revolution in business, Salesforce Research compiled insights from previous studies, capturing input from 10,800 respondents from sales, services and marketing leaders and 7,000 consumers and business buyers around the globe.
  • AI steps into the business strategy spotlight: while a minority of businesses currently use AI, interest in the technology (machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, smart data discovery, etc) is pervasive and planned adoption is strong.
  • AI use cases span sales, service, and marketing: AI has the potential to become as ubiquitous as electricity or cloud computing.
  • All lines of business are starting to view AI as technology that can improve customer engagement, improve employee productivity and ultimately accelerate digital transformation and business growth (revenue).
  • The power of AI is the ability to gain more knowledge from data, and to augment sales, service and marketing intelligence to help accelerate and bolster a company’s ability to improve stakeholder (employees, partners and customers) performance and experience.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could double annual economic growth rates by 2035. – Accenture
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Blippar’s car-identifying app is like SeeFood for cars

Blippar's car-identifying app is like SeeFood for cars

  • In the HBO show Silicon Valley, an app is pitched to some credulous VCs called SeeFood that’s “like Shazam for food.”
  • Weeks later, Pinterest announced that exact functionality for its own app, and now, less than a month after SeeFood’s initial parody of tech culture, we have a Shazam for cars: Blippar.
  • The app can recognize any car made after the year 2000, and show you the make, model, and year of the car, along with customer reviews, a 360 panorama of the interior, and a price quote.
  • But specific car recognition is nice addition to the app’s skill set, and probably a lot easier to monetize.
  • To that end, the company is also launching an API, so other companies can add Blippar’s object-identification tech to their apps.

In the HBO show Silicon Valley, an app is pitched to some credulous VCs called SeeFood that’s “like Shazam for food.” Weeks later, Pinterest announced that exact functionality for its own app, and…
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Why Small Business Should Be Paying Attention to Artificial Intelligence

Why Small Business Should Be Paying Attention to Artificial Intelligence

  • While big business use of AI is generating the most publicity, small businesses should also consider how they can leverage the technology to meet customer needs.
  • Here are some proactive steps small organizations can take to lay the groundwork for business-applied AI:

    Before deciding if AI is appropriate for their companies, small business owners should put on their consumer hats and use the technology outside of work.

  • Small businesses shouldn’t approach AI without a set plan — it’s crucial to prioritize specific applications for artificial intelligence technology.
  • As the examples set by companies like Starbucks illustrate, businesses are pursuing AI to optimize operations and improve the customer experience.
  • By actively making an effort to learn about and embrace artificial intelligence, small businesses can prepare for a future powered by AI solutions.

As customers become accustomed to AI-powered solutions, they’ll expect the same from their local businesses.
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AI Voice Cloning & Perceived Reality – Fake News Has A New Friend

#AI #Voice #Cloning & Perceived Reality, Fake News Has A New Friend #3DMapping #Biometrics

  • A Canadian startup called Lyrebird has announced that it has developed a platform capable of mimicking human voice with a fraction of the audio samples required by other platforms such as Google DeepMind and Adobe Project VoCo.
  • The Lyrebird synthesis software requires only 60 seconds of sample audio to produce it’s synthetic sample.
  • We hope that everyone will soon be aware that such technology exists and that copying the voice of someone else is possible.
  • James Vincent at The Verge neatly summarizes the worrying outcomes of the combination of trick biometric software, 3D mapping and voice synthesizers.
  • We already know that synthetic voice generators can trick biometric software used to verify identity.

Realistic voice synthesis combined with trick biometric software and 3D mapping gives us a realistic video of Trump announcing that the US is bombing North Korea
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