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SoundHound builds in-car voice assistant for Mercedes-Benz
September 17, 2018

Voice assistants aren’t just the stuff of smartphones, PCs, and smart speakers any longer — they’re migrating to cars. Amazon recently launched Alexa Auto SDK, a toolkit that lets developers adapt the retailer’s natural language processing to infotainment systems, and both Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay platforms support voice interactions. Now Mercedes-Benz is joining the fray. The carmaker’s MBUX voice features...

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MIT CSAIL designs AI that can track objects over time
September 16, 2018

Humans draw on an implicit understanding of the physical world to predict the motion of objects — and to infer interactions between them. If you’re presented with three frames showing toppling of cans — one with the cans stacked neatly on top of each other, the second with a finger at the stack’s base, and a third showing the cans lying on their sides — you might guess that the finger was responsible for their demise. Robots...

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Scale and nuTonomy release nuScenes, a self-driving dataset with over 1.4 million images
September 16, 2018

Datasets are the lifeblood of machine learning algorithms — they “teach” artificial intelligence (AI) facts about the world, in a manner of speaking. And in domains such as autonomous driving, it’s vitally important they’re of the highest quality. That’s why nuTonomy today released a self-driving dataset called nuScenes that it claims surpasses in size and accuracy public datasets like KITTI, Baidu’s ApolloScape, and the...

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CB Insights: AI health care startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013
September 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence is transforming health care, which is hardly news to folks who’ve followed Google subsidiary DeepMind’s collaboration with the U.K.’s National Health Service or Nvidia’s recent investments in medical imaging. But for those who haven’t, a report published today by research firm CB Insights nicely sums up the state of the sector. CB Insight’s latest AI in Healthcare dispatch packs more than a few juicy...

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Microsoft acquires AI startup Lobe to help people make deep learning models without code
September 14, 2018

Microsoft today announced it has acquired Lobe, creator of a platform for building custom deep learning models using a visual interface that requires no code or technical understanding of AI. Lobe, a platform that can understand hand gestures, read handwriting, and hear music, will continue to develop as a standalone service, according to the company’s website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. People have only started to...

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MIT CSAIL researchers develop computer vision system for robots - SD Times
September 11, 2018

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have announced a breakthrough in their robotics research. The team is presenting the Dense Object Nets (DON) method, a new system that they say will one day make robots useful in home and office situations. The system uses computer vision to enable robots to understand and manipulate objects as well as find and detect an item in clutter....

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NewtonX raises $3 million for AI that connects executives with experts in any industry
September 7, 2018

There’s no definitive guidebook to C-Suite decision-making — the literature will only get you so far. Sometimes a consultation is just the thing for the questions keeping you up at night, but finding the right expert can be costly and time-consuming. Germain Chastel, a Harvard graduate and former associate partner at McKinsey & Company, experienced the frustration firsthand — and decided to do something about it. He’s the...

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Google’s Launchpad Studio introduces class of financial AI startups
September 6, 2018

Google today announced a new cohort of AI startups selected to join its Developer Launchpad Studio, a four-month, product-focused startup accelerator held at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. Participating companies come from four continents, so the majority of startups selected to participate — eight of the 10 — are from outside the United States. The Launchpad program started in 2015, but a machine...

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11th-century glyphs classified through AI research project
September 5, 2018

Artificial intelligence can detect faces, grocery items, and even potentially poisonous mushrooms. So why not historical graffiti? In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org (“Open Source Dataset and Machine Learning Techniques for Automatic Recognition of Historical Graffiti“), researchers at the National Technical University of Ukraine and Huizhou University’s School of Information Science and Technology describe a...

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