Topic: computer vision

Microsoft researchers advance deep learning

Companies have been ramping up their research on convolutional neural networks or “deep learning,” which is a method of training computers to recognize images and speech. It’s an advancement in technology that, when developed correctly, makes computers almost as capable as humans at the task. Microsoft is one of these companies, and it recently announced … continue reading

Microsoft’s AI advancements, tech tattoos, and Dell addresses security vulnerability—SD Times news digest: Nov. 25, 2015

Microsoft researchers say they are making advancements in computer vision, deep learning, and understanding images. The company, along with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University, has developed a new system that analyzes images and interprets it as a human would. “The ability to answer questions is critical to developing artificial intelligence tools, and this breakthrough could … continue reading

Google expands Project Tango dev kits, Mirantis and CoreOS partner up, and Django 3.2 is released—SD Times news digest: Aug. 6, 2015

Google is expanding the reach of its Project Tango Tablet Development Kits to more countries worldwide. Starting today the dev kits for the mobile computer vision platform are available in Canada and South Korea, and on Aug. 26 the kits will be available in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the … continue reading

Researcher develops advanced computer vision technology

A researcher from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed a new artificial intelligent user interface designed to simplify the detection and analysis of images. While computer vision technology for images has been popping up more recently, this new UI allows users to visualize, navigate and manipulate visual media. The system was created … continue reading

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, Sencha releases Ext JS 6 beta and the Bash Data Platform—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2015

Oculus has announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a computer vision team that works on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. With Surreal Vision, Oculus will be able to create an accurate representation real-world objects in virtual worlds, according to the company. “At Surreal Vision, we are overhauling state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction algorithms to provide a rich, … continue reading

Nokia’s buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, MIT’s Picture programming language, and Talend adds Apache Spark to Big Data Sandbox—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2015

Nokia has announced it is joining forces with Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to become an innovation leader and provider of technology and services for the IP connected world. The combined company would focus on providing connectivity for people, such as with the Internet of Things. “I am proud that the joined forces of Nokia and … continue reading

New robot API designed to seek out feedback from forums, comments and reviews

Computer vision and machine-learning startup Diffbot is releasing a new developer API designed to scan the Web for forums, comments and reviews. “All of the long-tail discussion pages on the Web such as forums, comments and product review threads have previously been pretty difficult for people to access and scale,” said Mike Tung, CEO of … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Tinderbox

As with many a repetitive manual task, it was only a matter of time before a user on the popular dating app Tinder invented a robot to match and message other singles for them. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is Tinderbox a machine-learning program built on the Tinder API that learns what types … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Mermaid Mermaid is the whimsical name of a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text using JavaScript. Developed by Knut Sveidqvist, Mermaid simplifies documentation by rendering code as simple charts and graphs, styled in different shapes, nodes and classes. #2: Rocket is a new container runtime from CoreOS. Read all about Rocket … continue reading

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