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Models Trained to Keep the Trains Running

Aug 7, 2020 |

Steady advances in machine vision techniques such as convolutional neural networks powered by graphics processors and emerging technologies like neuromorphic silicon retina “event cameras” are creating a range of new predictive monitoring and maintenance use cases. Read more…

AI Startup Aims to Extinguish Wildfires

Jul 23, 2020 |

Based on the last two wildfire seasons, including 2018 when an entire California town was destroyed, utilities blamed for recent wildfires need all the help they can get maintaining aging grids. Read more…

‘Visual DNA’ Effort Looks to Outdo Deep Neural Nets

Aug 29, 2018 |

A new AI initiative aims to catalog about 1 million high-resolution images according to their “visual DNA” using supercomputer-powered vision and an emerging technique called volume learning.

The Visual Genomes Foundation said this week it is launching the “public global catalog” project to enable new AI applications. Read more…

Feds Seek Off-the-Shelf Imaging Technologies

May 2, 2018 |

Government agencies are increasingly looking to the commercial sector and particularly innovation hot spots like Silicon Valley for new machine vision and object detection technologies.

The latest example comes from the U.S. Read more…

AI Heads to Factory Floor

Dec 14, 2017 |

AI pioneer Andrew Ng is launching a startup that would initially focus on revitalizing manufacturing, a strategy that parallels the first enterprise deployments of Internet of Things technologies.

Separately, Ng announced partnership with Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to develop AI technologies and expertise. Read more…

Google AutoML Claims Machine Vision Advance

Dec 4, 2017 |

Google has taken the first steps toward enabling machines to build their own AI models, an advance that prompted one observer to note: “Machines may end up being better coders than humans.” Read more…

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

Feb 16, 2017 |It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

MIT Uses Video to Train Machine Vision System

Jun 22, 2016 |

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory reported this week they have developed a deep learning algorithm that could help machines using predictive vision anticipate human interactions. The approach uses unlabeled YouTube videos as its source material to train deep networks to predict human interactions. Read more…

Machine Vision Used to Wrangle Image Explosion

Apr 7, 2016 |

We live in a world besotted with images: selfies, Instagram photos, video clips running on social media platforms that make it easy to instantly post images captured by smartphones and other devices. Read more…

Mapping Startup Leverages Machine Vision

Nov 19, 2015 |

A Swedish mapping startup that uses machine vision to stitch together street-level photos is ramping up a service that uses proprietary algorithms to connect crowd-sourced photos of street scenes “over space and time.” Read more…

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