Google’s new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos

Google’s new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos

  • At its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google today announced the launch of a new machine learning API for automatically recognizing objects in videos and making them searchable.
  • The new Video Intelligence API will allow developers to build applications that can automatically extract entities from a video.
  • Until now, most similar image recognition APIs available in the cloud only focused on doing this for still images, but with the help of this new API, developers will be able to build applications that let users search and discover information in videos.
  • Besides extracting metadata, the API allows you to tag scene changes in a video.

Google’s new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos
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Create Realistic Synthetic Faces That Look Older With Deep Learning – News Center

New face aging #AI system can help identify people who have been missing for decades.

  • Developers from Orange Labs in France developed a deep learning system that can quickly make young faces look older, and older faces look younger.
  • Using CUDA, Tesla K40 GPUs and cuDNN for the deep learning work, they trained their neural network on 5,000 faces from each age group (0-18, 19- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+ years old) taken from the Internet Movie Database and from Wikipedia and then labeled with the person’s age — this helped the system learn the characteristic signature of faces in each age group.
  • A second neural network, called the face discriminator, looks at the synthetically aged face to see whether the original identity can still be picked out.
  • If it can’t, the image is rejected, which they call the process in their paper, Age Conditional Generative Adversarial Network.
  • Grigory Antipov of Orange Labs mentioned the technique could be used in applications such as helping identify people who have been missing for many years.

Developers from Orange Labs in France developed a deep learning system that can quickly make young faces look older, and older faces look younger. A number of techniques already exist, but they are expensive and time consuming.
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Blockchain, IoT, chatbots, and connected finance: Built.io predicts 2017

#chatbots will be all about the ecosystem

#AI #IoT #fintech #blockchain #bitcoin

  • In 2016 there was a massive shakeup in the bitcoin developer community with developers splitting up into two different branches.
  • For example, Facebook is already making chatbots mainstream through its Messenger platform and we’ll see more of that in the year to come.
  • Blockchain, IoT, chatbots, and connected finance: Built.io predicts 2017
  • Blockchain is critical in this because it is very difficult to fool blockchain and it creates a method of transaction verification.
  • Chatbots will be less about the services you use them for and instead be all about the ecosystem

Blockchain will play an integral role in improving IoT securityIn 2016 we saw multiple hacks and data breaches, including the massive DNS attack that .
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Wells Fargo’s CEO explains the five ways tech will change banking

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan: How tech is changing banking 

 #fintech #api #ai #payments

  • A customer leaves an ATM at a Wells Fargo branch in Denver.
  • Wells Fargo has been opening up APIs to enable consumers and commercial customers to bank the ways they want to bank.
  • Wells Fargo has a startup accelerator investing in young companies focusing on technology such as interactions through natural language and the use of predictive tools.
  • By the time the order is up, the customer can use a brand new Wells Fargo credit card to pay.
  • 2) Artificial intelligence – Personalization in banking requires the use of sophisticated software to understand as much as possible about the customer in order to serve up recommendations and offers at the right time.

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan lays out the five ways that technology is altering the face of financial services.
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Blockchain, IoT, chatbots, and connected finance: Built.io predicts 2017/

#chatbots will be all about the ecosystem

#AI #IoT #fintech #blockchain #bitcoin

  • In 2016 there was a massive shakeup in the bitcoin developer community with developers splitting up into two different branches.
  • For example, Facebook is already making chatbots mainstream through its Messenger platform and we’ll see more of that in the year to come.
  • Blockchain, IoT, chatbots, and connected finance: Built.io predicts 2017
  • Blockchain is critical in this because it is very difficult to fool blockchain and it creates a method of transaction verification.
  • Chatbots will be less about the services you use them for and instead be all about the ecosystem

Blockchain will play an integral role in improving IoT securityIn 2016 we saw multiple hacks and dat.
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Elon Musk and Google Want You to Make Their Artificial Intelligence Smarter

  • Google’s DeepMind , the AI system that famously defeated the world champion of the board game Go earlier this year, and OpenAI , an AI collaboration from Elon Musk and others, are making their software platforms available to researchers, developers, and anyone else who wants to use them.
  • Elon Musk and Google Want You to Make Their Artificial Intelligence Smarter
  • Open sourcing an AI system allows it to access troves of new learning data, so the more people who use it, the stronger it becomes.
  • Developers could conceivably use these platforms to make the AI in their own games and apps smarter.
  • The two platforms both use deep learning, a form of machine learning that allows AI systems to grow smarter.

Musk’s OpenAI and Google’s DeepMind are opening their platforms to the public.
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