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Step up your security with nearly 20% off this day and night vision camera

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TL:DR: Get an extra pair of eyes with the TOKK CAM C2: Discreet Day/Night Vision Camera for $64.99, a 18% savings. The TOKK CAM C2: Discreet Day/Night Vision Camera is a camera worth considering. It connects to Wi-Fi and has a built-in microphone, so you can easily pick up high-quality sound wherever you take it -- whether that's your car, your home, or even your bike. It also has night vision, which means it can capture video in dark conditions. The TOKK CAM C2 comes with a free iOS and Android app, which gives you wireless control of the camera on your phone. The battery will run for 90 minutes on a full charge, so make sure to have the charger nearby in case you're planning on capturing longer recordings.


Israeli startup wins $7m investment for retail vision platform

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Israeli computer vision startup, Trigo Vision, has won $7 million in a seed funding round by UK-Israel based Hetz Ventures and Vertex Ventures Israel. Trigo Vision's vision platform is designed for the retail market. It combines a network of ceiling-based cameras with machine vision algorithms to identify customers' shopping items, similar in principle to the Amazon Go store in Seattle, which doesn't have a checkout because it can track what customers put in their shopping basket. The funding will be used to grow the company's core R&D team and build new applications for its technology. 'The founding team has managed to assemble a world-class R&D team to tackle an enormous user experience problem in retail,' commented Yanai Oron, general partner at Vertex Ventures.


The Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept is completely, irredeemably ridiculous

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In introducing the car, Rolls-Royce referred to it as "her," and with good reason. The Spirit of Ecstasy figurine that sits proudly at the front of the car has also been personified in the form of an AI called Eleanor inside the car. "She's your ethereal concierge," says Rolls-Royce, and she handles most things around the vehicle in response to your voice commands. Like any good AI, she will learn about you over time, remembering your preferred routes, restaurants, and apparently even your taste in art. The Vision 100 is a fully autonomous, zero-emissions vehicle, and it serves to underline BMW's expressed belief that electric drive is the future.


Is Computer Vision Still AI?

AI Magazine

Recent general AI conferences show a decline in both the number and the quality of vision papers, but there is tremendous growth in, and specialization of, computer vision conferences. Hence, one might conclude that computer vision is parting or has parted company with AI. This article proposes that the divorce of computer vision and AI suggested here is actually an open marriage: Although computer vision is developing through its own research agenda, there are many shared areas of interest, and many of the key goals, assumptions, and characteristics of computer vision are also clearly found in AI.


Computer Vision

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Computer vision is the field of study surrounding how computers see and understand digital images and videos. Computer vision spans all tasks performed by biological vision systems, including "seeing" or sensing a visual stimulus, understanding what is being seen, and extracting complex information into a form that can be used in other processes. This interdisciplinary field simulates and automates these elements of human vision systems using sensors, computers, and machine learning algorithms. Computer vision is the theory underlying artificial intelligence systems' ability to see and understand their surrounding environment. There are many examples of computer vision applied because its theory spans any area where a computer will see its surroundings in some form.