Information Technology


Bosch Launches An IoT App Store To Bring AI Surveillance To The Mass Market

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The video analytics market sits as a fast-growing segment within the equally-fast-growing video surveillance market: with the former expected to reach $9 billion within the latter's $62 billion by 2023. Now Bosch, one of the industry's leading players, thinks it's rife for a shake-up. Gone are the days of aging CCTV cameras rusting on poles, piping feeds to control rooms where no-one is watching or to data warehouse systems'just in case' something happens. Nowadays, pixel-counts have been joined on camera spec sheets by intelligent analysis and automation; in the three-way space race that is Cloud, IoT and AI, video surveillance and analytics tick all the boxes. And with more of a focus now than ever before on computer vision techniques, driven by sectors as diverse as automated vehicles and the Internet of Battlefield Things, and by next-gen edge-AI chips and GPUs, innovation shows no signs of slowing.


How AI Drives Better SEO Performance

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When I mention "artificial intelligence" or "machine learning," the first thing that crosses your mind is probably humanoid robots. However, AI goes far beyond that. It represents an umbrella term used for sophisticated technologies, such as super-smart algorithms, machine learning, and natural language processing. Download our free e-book to learn everything you need to know about chatbots for your business. The recent ISG report claims that businesses are starting to recognize the importance of AI.


AI-powered relevance is driving digital transformation

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Once an internet buzzword, digital transformation is now a strategic initiative being pursued across every industry. Companies in all sectors are investing significant time and capital into the digital infrastructure necessary to compete in tomorrow's business landscape. However, enabling digital business and increasing digital presence is not enough. Leading companies understand that they also need to address their relevance across all digital interactions. Digital success is binary, and 100 percent driven by relevance.


MY CELL PHONE CAN THINK: A Textbook on Artificial Intelligence - Kindle edition by Michiro Negishi. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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This book by Michiro Negishi is for students and it's written in a textbook style. I felt that anyone who is interested in this subject will benefit from this book. I am not interested in technology, but the title of the book is so appealing that I started to read it and loved it thoroughly. Artificial Intelligence is a topic that we read about in news and it has many implications for our society. The book gives a very good view of the history and evolution of AI and explores intriguing stories about its development.


Giant Food Stores will place robotic assistants at 172 locations, company says

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He goes by the name "Marty." Tall, slow-moving and gray, he has big cartoonish eyes that disguise something unique about the newest employee at Giant Food Stores: Marty is deliberate and relentless, and -- unlike his fellow employees -- he has the ability to work a seemingly endless number of hours without pay. Though he doesn't say much, a small message is always plastered to his slender trunk: "This store is monitored by Marty for your safety," it reads. "Marty is an autonomous robot that uses image capturing technology to report spills, debris and other potential hazards to store employees to improve your shopping experience." After a pilot program that kicked off in several Pennsylvania stores this past fall, Giant Food Stores announced Monday that it will place Martys in each of the supermarket chain's 172 stores across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.


The Fascinating Ways Facial Recognition AIs Are Used In China

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The country on the cutting edge of facial recognition technology and the amazing ways it can be put to use is definitely China. While the Chinese government and many of the country's current systems, large population (more than 1.3 billion citizens) and centralized identity data bases might make adopting facial recognition technology easier than in Europe or the United States, Chinese-based technology companies are also leaders in investing and building useful innovations to find new ways to profit from the use of computer vision. Unlike your fingerprint, your faceprint can be scanned at a distance. Your individual faceprint is a unique code that is applicable to you. It's created by measuring distances between points on your face such as the width of your nose or the distance between your eyes.


Artificial intelligence reduces the pain of online bookkeeping

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Bench, a Vancouver-based online accounting firm, has transformed its bookkeeping business with artificial intelligence. The series: We look at decision makers among Canada's mid-sized companies who took successful action in a competitive global digital economy. Whether someone grows up wanting to be a photographer, a writer or to partake in any other skilled freelance or self-employed craft, they generally don't get into it for the love of filing taxes. But that's exactly where Ian Crosby sees Bench, a Vancouver-based online accounting firm, fitting into the work landscape, helping small businesses to stay on top of their financial obligations. "They start bringing in money and all of a sudden the government is like, 'Hey, you have to do this very specific math thing or you're in big trouble,' " says the co-founder and chief executive officer of one of North America's largest bookkeeping services.


How AI Is Transforming The Next Generation Of Vehicles

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After more than a century on the road, the automobile is ready for a major redesign. Instead, it was the production-ready technologies that will infuse AI into the next generation of cars for safer, more efficient driving in the near term. And, making these compute-intensive products a mass-market reality is the high-performance, energy-efficient NVIDIA DRIVE platform. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and Mercedes-Benz Executive VP Sajjad Khan announce new partnership at CES 2019.NVIDIA These new vehicles are being redesigned from the inside out. To handle the compute requirements of autonomous driving and an intelligent cockpit, Mercedes-Benz is working with NVIDIA to develop a new centralized vehicle computing architecture.


'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

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And the problem with living through a revolution is that it's impossible to take the long view of what's happening. Hindsight is the only exact science in this business, and in that long run we're all dead. Printing shaped and transformed societies over the next four centuries, but nobody in Mainz (Gutenberg's home town) in, say, 1495 could have known that his technology would (among other things): fuel the Reformation and undermine the authority of the mighty Catholic church; enable the rise of what we now recognise as modern science; create unheard-of professions and industries; change the shape of our brains; and even recalibrate our conceptions of childhood. And yet printing did all this and more. Because we're about the same distance into our revolution, the one kicked off by digital technology and networking. And although it's now gradually dawning on us that this really is a big deal and that epochal social and economic changes are under way, we're as clueless about where it's heading and what's driving it as the citizens of Mainz were in 1495. That's not for want of trying, mind. Library shelves groan under the weight of books about what digital technology is doing to us and our world.


機械学習モデルの判断根拠の説明

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The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her. 2. Paragraph 1 shall not apply if the decision: is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or is based on the data subject's explicit consent. In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c) of paragraph 2, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision. Lasso Given:!", $" ℝ' ℝ) 1, 2, …, . The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her. 2. Paragraph 1 shall not apply if the decision: is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller; is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or is based on the data subject's explicit consent. In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c) of paragraph 2, the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.