Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

  • Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images.
  • Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance — the models being released today have performed well in benchmarking and have become regularly used in research.
  • The handful of models included in the detection API include heavy duty inception-based convolutional neural networks and streamlined models designed to operate on less sophisticated machines — a MobileNets single shot detector comes optimized to run in real-time on a smartphone.
  • Earlier this week Google announced its MobileNets family of lightweight computer vision models.
  • Google, Facebook and Apple have been pouring resources into these mobile models.

Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying..
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Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in #AI initiative  via @techcrunch

  • Apple couldn’t miss out on this opportunity if it wants to hire some of the best AI engineers.
  • Apple aims to up its AI smarts with iCloud user data in iOS 10.3
  • The Partnership on AI could also be a great lobbying tool, proving that tech companies are acting responsibly.
  • The Partnership on AI was officially unveiled back in September 2016 .
  • While the Partnership on AI has to clarify its areas of work, you can expect to see research papers on AI.

Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech..
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Something New Is Coming – AltspaceVR – Medium

Something New Is Coming  #vr #ar #ai

  • Co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel lead a discussion in virtual reality about how technology got us this far and why AR/VR and AI is next
  • Scoble and Israel, looking down the path of the future with AR, VR, and AI, also want to remind us: “Something new is .”
  • With his first reading, Israel introduced us to the book’s theme by way of its opening sentence – one with a leading clause that sounds particularly familiar. “
  • Entrenched in the tech and digital worlds since before DOS was popular, tech evangelist Robert Scoble and prolific writer Shel Israel performed a reading of their newest collaboration, a book entitled The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Everything.
  • In the beginning,” Israel started, “there were mainframes.

Co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel lead a discussion in virtual reality about how technology got us this far and why AR/VR and AI is next Entrenched in the tech and digital worlds since before…
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Self-driving car startup now valued at $1.5B

#SelfDriving car #startup #Zoox now valued at $1.5B  #VC #AutonomousVehicles #AI

  • An early computer rendering of Zoox’s Boz sports car, in which passengers face each other as the car drives itself.
  • IHS Automotive has predicted that by 2025 there will be 300,000 self-driving cars and just as many driverless vehicles on the road; by 2030, there will be 2.2 million self-driving and driverless cars on the road; and by 2035, there will be 11 million self-driving and 10 million driverless vehicles in operation.
  • is not a self-driving car any more than the automobile is a horseless carriage.
  • As the auto industry races toward shipping fully autonomous vehicles, self-driving technology startups have become attractive acquisition targets for traditional automakers and others.
  • Ford Motor Co. plans to begin mass producing a fully autonomous vehicle by 2021 that it will sell for ride-hailing markets such as Uber.

Zoox Labs, a two-year old Silicon Valley autonomous vehicle start-up, just raised another $50 million in investment funding, which skyrocketed the company’s market value to $1.5 billion even before it’s shipped a single car.
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Apple acquires Indian machine learning company Tuplejump

Apple acquires Indian machine learning company Tuplejump

  • Apple acquires Indian machine learning company Tuplejump was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by applenws
  • Apple is increasingly acquiring firms with expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Tuplejump offered software services to companies to store, process, and visualize data.
  • Apple has confirmed it has acquired Tuplejump, a small Indian machine learning company with operations in India as well as the United States.
  • Though the confirmation of Tuplejump’s acquisition came this week, the deal may have occurred sometime in April.

Apple has confirmed it has acquired Tuplejump, a small Indian machine learning company with operations in India as well as the United States.
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Apple buys Tuplejump, makers of FiloDB

Apple purchased a small company that specializes in advanced artificial intelligence

  • Apple just bought another company to make Siri better
  • Apple has bought Tuplejump, a machine learning…
  • Apple continues to buy companies with machine learning expertise.
  • ” Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
  • Apple confirmed the purchase to TechCrunch with its standard non-denial.Â

Apple has bought Tuplejump, a small machine learning technology company with operations in both India and the United States.
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