- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- Customers in the Seattle store can walk in, grab items and walk out.
- Amazon’s new store may be the future of easy
- Amazon announced its Amazon Go “just walk out” store on Dec. 5, 2016.
- The service is called Amazon Go.
- An Amazon Go app and sensors track everything the customer has taken, charging their Amazon account as they leave.
Customers in the Seattle store can walk in, grab items and walk out. No lines, no checkout.
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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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International Business Machines Corp. showed off its artificial intelligence software as a foundation for programmers to build on, as it welcomed about 1,300 software developers to the first Watson Developer Conference in San Francisco.
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- 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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- How Machine Learning Can Help Fight Off Cyber Attacks
- Stuart McClure, the CEO of security startup Cylance, told Fortune’s Robert Hackett that “there is nothing new” in how hackers are breaching computer defenses.
- Although cyber attacks against businesses like the recent one against Yahoo are increasing, hackers are using the same techniques they always have.
- McClure has worked with the federal government on cyber security issues to help repair the damage from a major 2015 hack on the Office of Personnel Management .
- By amassing large amounts of data and crunching it with machine learning algorithms, organizations could better recognize how hackers are trying to exploit their computer systems, and better protect themselves.
Cylance CEO Stuart McClure explains how machine learning algorithms can help prevent major cyber attacks.
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