Google Clips is a smart camera meant to capture the little things

#GoogleClips uses #AI to capture life's spontaneous moments #MachineLearning #SmartCamera

  • The camera, which will be priced at $249, use artificial intelligence to take pictures all on its own.
  • It was designed with parents and pet owners in mind, said Google product manager Juston Payne, and will capture spontaneous moments like smiles and an infant’s first steps.
  • “We imagined this camera from the inside out and allows it to take photos for you.”
  • Payne said Google Clips has three hours of battery life and has a feature called Moment IQ, a machine learning algorithm that automatically chooses which moments to capture and keep, so users don’t have to be behind the camera.
  • He added that users won’t need an internet connection to take pictures as Clips can be connected to a phone to view photos.

The $249 smart camera brings together the best of AI, software and hardware, says Google.
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Ever takes on Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and others with AI facial recognition service

Ever takes on Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and others with #AI facial recognition service

  • The company has spent a lot of time honing its facial recognition technology for the purpose of building a system that can recognize people in consumer photos, and it’s now bringing those same models to commercial customers.
  • That provides a benefit to enterprise customers, because it means that Ever can continue optimizing its facial recognition model on its consumer data set without having to tap the data of their enterprise clients.
  • Customers who license Ever’s APIs will be entitled to ongoing updates as the company continues to revise its models in the future.
  • Ever chose to make its APIs available under a self-hosted license that provides ongoing service, support, and upgrades rather than through a cloud service because its customers wanted the flexibility for unlimited use and the ability to run Ever AI in their own data centers.
  • Ever AI has the potential to power products like improved multi-factor authentication, since its facial verification technology can let companies ensure that the person who’s looking at a camera matches an image they have on file for the same identity.

Ever, maker of a consumer app for storing and organizing digital photos, is getting into the enterprise market. Today, the company announced Ever AI, a set of APIs that are supposed to provide a wide variety of visual intelligence capabilities to companies that need them.
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Apple Watch detects heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy

Apple Watch detects heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy

  • An Apple Watch app can detect a common form of heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy, according to results presented at the Heart Rhythm Society last week.
  • This is promising because people with the heart condition — called atrial fibrillation — often have no symptoms, making screening and diagnosis difficult.
  • Cardiogram — a heart rate monitoring app used with the Apple Watch — worked with the University of California, San Francisco on its Health eHeart Study.
  • Next, Bollinger and the Cardiogram team are interested in using heart rate data to detect other forms of disease.
  • “There’s a little evidence that even areas like diabetes can show up in heart rate data and there are other conditions, too,” says Bollinger.

An Apple Watch app can detect a common form of heart irregularity with 97 percent accuracy, according to results presented at the Heart Rhythm Society last week. This is promising because people…
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This robot ‘ageing companion’ is like an Alexa for the elderly

This AI robot companion wants to keep old people company

  • Béhar says that while the robot can’t replace human interaction, it can offer a companion to elderly people living alone.
  • Tech startup Intuition Robotics unveiled an artificial intelligence-based robot companion that aims to improve the quality of life of elderly people on Wednesday.
  • AI Robot Companion Wants to Keep Old People Company
  • ElliQ is an “active aging companion” aimed at making elderly people feel less lonely.
  • “The idea of having a robot companion is quite dystopian, especially for older generations,” said Yves Béhar, CEO of Fuseproject-a design studio that collaborated with Intuition Robotics on the ElliQ.

The ElliQ is a voice-activated, AI-based companion for the elderly.
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How Self-Driving Cars Work

How Self-Driving Cars Work #fintech #selfdriving #insurtech #AutonomousVehicles #AI

  • Measure the distance from the car to various obstacles.
  • If a car moves into your lane, your car keeps its distance.
  • Car is a Lexus model modified by Google.
  • Displayed some self-driving cars in June.
  • Uses parallax from multiple images to find the distance to various objects.

Uber and Google both made announcements this week that offer the latest signs that autonomous cars have arrived — and may be driving our city streets sooner than we think.
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Google announces artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud

Google announces artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud

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  • Alphabet’s Google announced the formation of an artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud, the tech company’s latest gambit to increase its market share in the lucrative cloud computing business.
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  • “What really attracted these two people to come and be in Google Cloud is a chance to democratize machine learning and artificial intelligence,” Greene said.
  • Google says it will expand operations in London

Alphabet’s Google announced the formation of an artificial intelligence group for Google Cloud, the tech company’s latest gambit to increase its market share in the lucrative cloud computing business.
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