Meet Canada, the Queen of AI – ROSS’ #LegalTech Corner

Meet Canada, the Queen of #AI  #RandD #CanadaAI via @ROSSIntel #deeplearning @CanadaNY

  • Meet Canada, the Queen of AIIt’s not often big business, government, non-profits and universities agree on anything, but when it comes to Canada being THE place for AI research and development, everyone is on board, including ROSS Intelligence.The news seemed to arrive all at once, even though Canada has long been at the forefront of technology, from Vancouver’s film studios to Montreal’s world-class animation talent.
  • Everyone seemed to come together (a rarity) and as a group, all parties were thinking ahead (another rarity): academia, government, non-profit organizations and businesses all came out in strong support of artificial intelligence research and development.The announcements were made in relatively quick succession: A new federal budget would provide $125 million to improve Canada’s competitive and strategic advantage in AI.
  • “Deep learning is the cause of the AI renaissance and Canada was one of the only places that would fund deep learning research,” says Jimoh Ovbiagele, Co-founder and CTO at ROSS Intelligence.
  • Image: Kenny LouieAnd although Ovbiagele says American companies hired many of Canada’s deep learning pioneers, offering them large salaries and resources like data (the key ingredient for machine learning) to support their research, Canada is still a leader in the field.
  • We will be working with Canadian research institutions, like the University of Toronto, to advance deep learning research and application,” says Ovbiagele.As for companies like Google and Microsoft, their role in advancing AI and technology is absolutely critical.

The news seemed to arrive all at once, even though Canada has long been at the forefront of technology, from Vancouver’s film studios to Montreal’s world-class animation talent. But in the past few…
Continue reading “Meet Canada, the Queen of AI – ROSS’ #LegalTech Corner”

​Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland

#ArtificialIntelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland  #NZ #AI

  • Tags Soul Machines university of auckland
  • Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest ” for University of Auckland
  • Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture.
  • Dr Sagar won two academy awards for his work on the Avatar blockbuster, and becomes CEO of Soul Machines.
  • The company is developing a completely new user interface between humans and machines, based on technology created by Dr Mark Sagar and his team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland.

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland.
Continue reading “​Artificial Intelligence deal “biggest yet” for University of Auckland”

Blurring sensitive information no longer keeps it safe on the Internet

#Blurring sensitive info no longer safe! #MachineLearning can recover original faces, text

  • It doesn’t technically de-blur the image for humans to see, but it can identify the content of the image by matching it to the original.
  • For some data sets, the neural network was able to correctly identify the YouTube blurred image with 80 or 90% accuracy .
  • The team fed the images into the neural network until it could recognize them at greater than 90% accuracy, then the images were obfuscated with the three methods listed above.
  • Going forward, you might want to simply remove all sensitive information from images with a solid black bar.
  • With mosaic processing, the computer was able to identify the most aggressively pixelated images with 50-75% accuracy.

We have long relied upon simple image manipulation like blurring and pixelation to obscure sensitive information on the internet, but that may not work for much longer. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Cornell Tech have developed a machine learning system that can identify faces and text in images with alarming accuracy. And it wasn’t even very hard to do.
Continue reading “Blurring sensitive information no longer keeps it safe on the Internet”