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Facial Emotion Classification

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Human beings do have a lot of emotions and we as humans are able to distinguish between all of them. What if I tell you that we can expect some sort of same results from an'emotion-less machine. In this article, we will be talking about the use of the deep learning model in classifying two different emotions at a time. However, this thing can any day be extended to multi-class classification. In this project of mine, I have worked on Keras, and I have handpicked some images to make the dataset from scratch, feel free to use a pre-defined dataset of your choice. For the very initial steps, let's just import the necessary libraries and the dataset.


Artificial Intelligence to ensure safe driving on Indian roads - The Statesman

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered solutions may soon make roads in India safer to drive. A unique AI approach that uses the predictive power of AI to identify risks on the road, and a collision alert system to communicate timely alerts to drivers, to make several improvements related to road safety, is being implemented in Nagpur City with the objective of bringing a significant reduction in the number of accidents. A project, 'Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering' (iRASTE), has been launched to identify potential accident-causing scenarios while driving a vehicle and alert drivers about the same with the help of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The project will also identify'grey spots', i.e., by data analysis and mobility analysis by continuously monitoring dynamic risks on the entire road network. Grey spots are locations on roads, left unaddressed could become black spots (locations with fatal accidents).


Artificial intelligence investment grows, but barriers remain

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While the potential of machine learning and AI has helped address several problems across many industries, it has also created an acute imbalance in the supply and demand of AI talent, says Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra. Cybersecurity companies have to deal with this shortage as they compete with major organizations for talent and "have resorted to AI-as-a-sidecar (solving a small number of peripheral problems through the application of AI) rather than AI-as-the-engine (building the core of their offerings around AI and solving peripheral problems with conventional techniques). Predictable, the former approach has resulted in a large gap in what they deliver vs. the value customers think the AI should be delivering," Tavakoli explains.


Microsoft brings support for Arm-based AI chips to Windows – TechCrunch

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Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform that's designed to let developers explore "AI scenarios" via Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (SNPE) for Windows toolkit. The hardware arrives alongside support in Windows for neural processing units (NPUs), or dedicated chips tailored for AI- and machine learning-specific workloads. Dedicated AI chips, which speed up AI processing while reducing the impact on battery, have become common in mobile devices like smartphones. But as apps like AI-powered image upscalers come into wider use, manufacturers have been adding such chips to their laptop lineups. M1 Macs feature Apple's Neural Engine, for instance, and Microsoft's Surface Pro X has the SQ1 (which was co-developed with Qualcomm).


Building an AI-powered PDF Search Engine with Python: Part 1

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With neural search seeing rapid adoption, more people are looking at using it for indexing and searching through their unstructured data. I know several folks already building PDF search engines powered by AI, so I figured I'd give it a stab too. How hard could it possibly be? This is just a rough and ready roadmap -- so stay tuned to see how things really pan out. If you want to follow along at home (and maybe fix a few of my bugs!), check the repo: I want to build a search engine for a dataset of arbitrary PDFs.


Men who pose topless on Tinder are seen as less competent and more promiscuous, study reveals

Daily Mail - Science & tech

While dating apps were once seen as taboo, they're now one of the main ways that singletons find love around the world. But if you have a profile on a dating app, a new study may encourage you to reassess which pictures you include. Researchers from the University of Colorado have revealed that men who pose topless on Tinder are seen as less competent and more promiscuous. The first dating app can be traced back to 1995 when Match.com was first launched. The website allowed single people to upload a profile, a picture and chat to people online.


'Project Volterra': Microsoft is building an Arm dev kit on the Snapdragon compute platform

ZDNet

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek, and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2. Microsoft is working on a new Windows-on-Arm dev kit powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon compute platform that will allow Windows developers to build Arm-native apps. Codenamed "Project Volterra," the dev kit, coming sometime later this year, will allow developers to use coming Arm-native versions of Microsoft dev tools to build apps -- especially apps that handle AI processing on the device. Microsoft announced Volterra on Day 1 of its virtual Build 2022 developers conference on May 24, hoping to generate more excitement around its Windows on Arm (WoA) platform. Microsoft has been working on Windows on Arm for years, but there are still few (if any) compelling PCs and devices running on it.


Microsoft Teams and Power Platform to get more collaboration, AI-assisted additions

ZDNet

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek, and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2. Among the 50 new product and technology announcements at Microsoft's Build 2022 developers conference are several new tools and functionality for Teams and Power Platform developers. Teams is getting a new feature called "Live Share," which will allow apps to go beyond passive screen sharing and enable participants to watch, edit/annotate and create together inside of Teams meetings. Developers can use new extensions in preview for the Teams Client software development kit (SDK) to extend existing Teams apps and create Live Share scenarios in meetings. Live Share in Teams is not the same as Live Share in Visual Studio; the two technologies with the same name are built on top of different technology stacks.


Google claims its text-to-image AI delivers 'unprecedented photorealism'

Engadget

Google has shown off an artificial intelligence system that can create images based on text input. The idea is that users can enter any descriptive text and the AI will turn that into an image. The company says the Imagen diffusion model, created by the Brain Team at Google Research, offers "an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep level of language understanding." This isn't the first time we've seen AI models like this. OpenAI's DALL-E (and its successor) generated headlines as well as images because of how adeptly it can turn text into visuals.


Data Engineer

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Plum Guide is on a mission to build the definitive collection of the world's most remarkable homestays. We are taking a systematic approach to vetting every single home on the planet and accepting only the top 3%. We do it by putting every home in a destination through a systematic vetting process, which includes identifying candidate homes through proprietary AI, interviewing hosts and sending our Home Critics to visit and test nominated homes in person. Since then we have grown incredibly quickly; expanded to 345 locations in 29 countries; tested over 600,000 homes; and developed a customer experience that's returning the highest NPS scores in the industry. We are a small but high performing team who work with every team across the business as well as building our own projects.