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r/MachineLearning - [R] Multi-task Deep Learning for Real-Time 3D Human Pose Estimation and Action Recognition


Abstract: Human pose estimation and action recognition are related tasks since both problems are strongly dependent on the human body representation and analysis. Nonetheless, most recent methods in the literature handle the two problems separately. In this work, we propose a multi-task framework for jointly estimating 2D or 3D human poses from monocular color images and classifying human actions from video sequences. We show that a single architecture can be used to solve both problems in an efficient way and still achieves state-of-the-art or comparable results at each task while running at more than 100 frames per second. The proposed method benefits from high parameters sharing between the two tasks by unifying still images and video clips processing in a single pipeline, allowing the model to be trained with data from different categories simultaneously and in a seamlessly way.

iPhone 8 Rumors: Next Apple Smartphone Release Date Could Feature Face Recognition, 'Wraparound' Screen

International Business Times

The iPhone 8 could include face recognition and a "wraparound" screen design, analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company said, according to Business Insider. Arcuri predicts three iPhone models later this year, according to a research note circulated to Cowen and Company clients. The next iPhone 8 is referred to in the note as the "iPhone X." The note says one of the models, the iPhone X, will be a 5.8 inch OLED iPhone 8 with a "wraparound" "fixed flex" screen design with embedded sensors, according to Apple Insider, who also obtained the note. The model is rumored to come with features such as, face recognition.

Virtual assistant spies, saving texts, burner phones, and more: Tech Q&A

FOX News

One of Google's Home smart speakers is seen above. Q: So, do YOU have an Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker in your house? I am freaked out that it's always listening. A: Yes, smart speakers are handy. Yes, they can be fabulous for people with physical challenges.

Artificial Intelligence in Smartphones: Revolutionary or Just Hype? Consumer Cellular Plans


Artificial intelligence has gone from the imagination of people like Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke, and is now a part of every aspect of technology. The future of smartphones revolves around terminologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. We're starting to see this happen already, as most smartphone manufacturers now stress that their devices have AI baked in. But is the hype justified, or are we hearing about AI now because the hardware seems to have reached a plateau? What's clear is that the next revolution lies in software, in bringing actual intelligence to "smart" phones, and that's why AI has to be implemented at all stages of the smartphone experience.

Clearview AI, which has facial recognition database of 3 billion images, faces data theft

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Facial recognition software firm Clearview AI, which has been criticized for scraping together a database of as many as 3 billion online images, has been hit with a data breach. The New York-based firm apparently had its list of customers including numerous law enforcement agencies stolen, according to The Daily Beast, which first reported the incident. The news site reported it had obtained a notice sent to Clearview's customers that an intruder had "gained unauthorized access" to its customer list, the number of searches customers have conducted and other data. Clearview said in the notice that the company's servers were not breached and that there was "no compromise of Clearview's systems or network." Video game legacy:Kazuhisa Hashimoto, creator of the'Konami Code' for video games, has died However, Clearview's attorney Tor Ekeland said, in a statement sent to USA TODAY, "Security is Clearview's top priority. Unfortunately, data breaches are part of life in the 21st century. Our servers were never accessed. We patched the flaw, and continue to work to strengthen our security."