Flying AI vacuum cleaner can dust your house
A hovering vacuum cleaner powered by artificial intelligence was among the cutting-edge inventions at the University of Brighton’s Product Design showcase. VacHumme, created by student Tom Harding, is an almost fully automated ‘dusting drone’. It operates via an AI mapping function and is designed to fly around a single room, cleaning every surface it can reach.
2019 predictions on AI and automation
In 2019, AI will move out of the boardroom and into the enterprise. Neil Murphy, Global VP at ABBYY, has offered his thoughts on the future of AI and automation in 2019: “2019 will see AI move from a top-level discussion to start impacting on day to day work in businesses of all shapes and sizes. But this requires one thing of businesses: incorporating their AI and data strategies.”
Smart transport needs data sharing
The global autonomous vehicle market is expected to grow at a rate of almost 40% from 2019 to 2026 as at least 46 companies, including the likes of Tesla and Alphabet, develop self-driving vehicles that will add $7 trillion to the global economy. By: Dr Bryan Marshall, Head of IoT and AV Technology, Nominet.
Improved facial classification accuracy
Neuromorphic computing company, BrainChip Holdings, has announced the BrainChip Studio 2018.3 update for its BrainChip Studio AI-powered video analysis software. The latest update boasts a powerful new mode that improves the software’s face classification accuracy by ten to thirty percent.
AI for better identification of road traffic disturbances
Artificial intelligence can be applied to enable the better detection of road traffic disturbances in real-time without significantly adding costs, a test by the Finnish Transport Agency and Tieto has shown. The findings were the result of a Proof of Concept experiment conducted by the two organisations in spring 2018 that combined LiDAR measurement technology with sensor fusion and AI techniques to analyse traffic flows.
The next generation of automated driving technology at CES
The full-service autonomous driving technology provider, AImotive, will showcase its new next-generation products at CES 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada, January 8th to 12th. The newly announced modular self-driving software stack aiDrive will be demoed alongside aiSim2, the autonomous technology simulator running on AImotive’s purpose-built simulation engine.
Scientists develop lie detector for written text
Scientists have developed a computer tool that can spot if somebody has filed a fake police statement based purely on the text included in the document. Using a combination of automatic text analysis and advanced machine learning techniques, the tool has been able to successfully identify false robbery reports with over 80% accuracy.
Automated facial recognition tech in major policing operations
Academics at Cardiff University have conducted the first independent academic evaluation of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology across a variety of major policing operations. The project by the Universities’ Police Science Institute evaluated South Wales Police’s deployment of Automated Facial Recognition across several major sporting and entertainment events in Cardiff city over more than a year, including the UEFA Cha...
What’s in store for 2019 in terms of Artificial Intelligence?
We live in an age in which noise about the challenges and dangers of machine learning is the norm, the barrage of fake news is no longer a shock and we are still trying to understand the implications of AI on privacy and ethics. Hot new developments in automation, machine deception, hardware, and more will continue to shape AI as we move into 2019. Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist at O'Reilly and Programme Director of both the...
AI platform-as-a-service to improve success rates
High growth artificial intelligence (AI) company, Peak, has today launched its AI Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) beta programme to improve AI success rates and data scientist productivity across the enterprise. Peak's AI PaaS beta program sees the company's AI System opened up to the data science and engineering community for the first time, helping enterprise users to build, train and deploy machine learning solutions across their organisations at...