If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Fox News correspondent Grady Trimble has the latest on fears the technology will spiral out of control on'Special Report.' This is what you call speedy service. UVeye is a new system that uses artificial intelligence to perform multi-point vehicle inspections in seconds, saving hours of work compared to traditional methods. "It's kind of like an MRI for your car," UVeye Chief Marketing Officer Yaron Saghiv told Fox News Digital. The technology uses computer vision and deep learning originally developed in Israel as a security system that could scan below vehicles for explosive devices and other smuggled items.
General Motors is bringing artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process. The automaker is making an undisclosed "strategic investment" in Israeli startup UVeye, which makes vehicle diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to quickly identify damaged parts or maintenance issues. The investment in UVeye was made by GM Ventures, the automaker's venture fund, which also has investments in a variety of other AI-themed startups. As part of the collaboration, GM will sell UVeye's technology to its dealer network to upgrade their vehicle inspection systems. GM will also work with UVeye on a variety of vehicle inspection technology projects involving used car auctions, fleet operations, and automotive dealership sales.
This is a fascinating discussion on how UVEye is applying computer vision and machine learning to vehicle inspection for use cases such as terrorism prevention. Sramana Mitra: Let's start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to UVEye. Amir Hever: I'm the Co-Founder and CEO of UVEye. We are introducing to the market the new standard of inspection. There are a lot of different use cases to understanding the exterior or expanse of a vehicle that range from security to commercial. That includes car manufacturers, public transportation, rental companies, and insurance companies. Sramana Mitra: Let's take three customer use cases that illustrates three different aspects of how you create value. You choose whatever you want to highlight. Amir Hever: The first use case would be the one that we started with. It was a security organization trying to understand whether the vehicle was modified, especially in the undercarriage. If someone attaches something to the
An Israel start-up has created an inspection technology based on artificial intelligence to check cars for problems and defects. FREMONT, CA: The Tel Aviv-based Israeli company, UVeye provides high-end solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles, using advanced technologies. Recently they have introduced a smart-machine inspection service driven by AI. The company raises 31 million USD to expand AI-driven inspection systems since 2017. The new artificial intelligence-based system will thoroughly inspect a moving car in three to four seconds.
Intelligent machines may not be driving us to the movies yet. But a small Israeli company called UVeye has created a smart-machine inspection service that should help end those nasty damage arguments at the rental-car return counter. "It started out as a smuggling and bomb-detection inspection system," explains CEO Amir Hever. Then it leapt over to the auto industry. Hever tells us that his artificial-intelligence-based system can fully inspect a moving car in three to four seconds for any kind of fluid leak and for dents or defects as small as 0.08 inch.
UVeye, an Israeli startup that is building computer vision and machine learning technology to be used to help detect security threats by scanning the underside of passing vehicles, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Ahaka Capital, with participation from angel network SeedIL. Initially being applied to roadside security -- such as stopping car bombs or drugs smuggling -- UVeye's tech claims to be able to analyse any vehicle from underneath to identify and detect threats that would otherwise be concealed to the human eye, even as it is moving, up to 28 MPH, apparently. It does this using "strategically angled and synchronised hi-res cameras" to build a 360 degree digital model, and says that three seconds after a vehicle passes over UVeye's ground installed device, the system is able to process multiple images to create a 3D model of the undercarriage and provide high resolution full colour visuals to rule out any security risks. This is also where UVeye's combination of vehicle manufacture-supplied data and machine learning kicks in, which can compare and track characteristics of different vehicle models for differentiators, such as weight and part placement.