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The Machine Ethics Podcast: AI readiness with Tim El-Sheikh

AIHub

Hosted by Ben Byford, The Machine Ethics Podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, designers and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technology's impact on society. Tim El-Sheikh is a biomedical scientist, entrepreneur, and CEO and co-founder of Nebuli, the world's first Augmented Intelligence Studio. A self-taught coder since the age of 10, he has a real passion for designing and intelligent algorithms. After a master's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, Tim combined his experience in design, neuroscience, and engineering to start as an entrepreneur in online multitier system architectures in the media and advertising sectors, scientific publishing, and social enterprises. From there, he founded Nebuli, an augmented Intelligence studio that focuses on building dynamic user experiences, solving complex problems and bringing positive impact into people's lives by harnessing the power of ethical AI.


Google is redesigning its smart home Developer Center to support Matter device makers

Engadget

At I/O 2021, Google reiterated its commitment to Matter with a handful of smart home-related Nest and Android updates. If you need a refresher, Matter was known as Project CHIP, or Connected Home over IP, before a rebranding this past May. It's a pact between some of the biggest companies in tech, including Google, Amazon and Apple, that aims to bring standardization to the fragmented smart home space. When it launches in the first half of 2022, it will support a variety of voice assistants and networking protocols, including Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri as well as WiFi, Thread and Bluetooth LE. At its simplest, the promise of Matter is that you'll be able to buy a new device and it will simply work with your existing smart home setup.


AI Processing Is Critical For Smartphones And Benchmarks Show Snapdragon Out In Front

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When's the last time you chirped, "Hey Google" (or Siri for that matter), and asked your phone for a recommendation for good sushi in the area, or perhaps asked what time sunset would be? Most folks these days perform these tasks on a regular basis on their phones, but you may not have realized there were multiple AI (Artificial Intelligence) engines involved in quickly delivering the results for your request. In these examples, AI neural network models were used to process natural language recognition, and then also inferred what you were looking for, to deliver relevant search results from internet databases around the globe, but also targeting the most appropriate results based on your location and a number of other factors as well. These are just a couple of examples but, in short, AI or machine learning processing is a big requirement of smartphone experiences these days, from recommendation engines to translation, computational photography and more. As such, benchmarking tools are now becoming more prevalent, in an effort to measure mobile platform performance. MLPerf is one such tool that nicely covers the gamut of AI workloads, and today Qualcomm is highlighting some fairly impressive results in a recent major update to the MLCommons database.


Unleashing Google's Pixel 6 with AI Camera and Advanced Processor

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Initially, when Google announced its plan to make mobiles, the world thought that it was on the agenda of the company to gather more data. For many years now, Google has been working on organizing world data and making it universally accessible and useful for everyone. Besides the well-known Google Search, the company has initiated other efforts like Google maps, Google Ads, Google Assistant, etc to proclaim the effort. On the same line is Google mobile phones that could both bring profit to the company and strengthen its data motive. But as the trend in the mobile phone market evolves, Google's Pixel 6, the recently launched mobile, has come out with outstanding camera advances and real-time processing.


With Real Tone, Pixel 6 aims to improve your portraits, whatever your skin tone – TechCrunch

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It makes sense that phone manufacturers are paying extra attention to how faces show up in photos, and the new Pixel 6, announced by Google today, introduces a suite of new AI-powered tools to make humans show up better than ever. The two highlights are Face Unblur -- which helps reduce blur on moving faces -- and Real Tone. The latter is some AI-powered post-processing magic – powered by Google's brand new Tensor chip – aiming to make faces with all skin tones show up as well as possible. Whether you're taking selfies or someone-elsies, the vast majority of photos taken with a smartphone are of human beings. Traditionally, it has been extremely hard to get the exposure to look good for photos where multiple faces appear in the photo -- especially if the faces all have different skin tones.


Google's Pixel 6 camera smartens up snapshots with AI tools – TechCrunch

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Google's latest flagship phones have an impressive set of automated, AI-powered tools to help make your photos look better, with smart blurs, object removal and skin tone exposure. While we'll have to test them out to see if they work as advertised, they could be useful for everyone from pixel peepers to casual snapshot takers. The new cameras themselves are pretty impressive to start with. The main rear camera, shared by the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, is a 50-megapixel beast with decent-sized pixel wells and an f/1.85 equivalent aperture (no, it doesn't capture as much light as an f/1.8 on a DSLR, but it's still good). The ultrawide one, also shared, is 12 megapixels and f/2.2 on a smaller sensor, so don't expect mind-blowing image quality.


iCan't believe it! Apple launches cloth to clean screens of tech devices... at an eye-watering £19

Daily Mail - Science & tech

This allows for features like Live Translate that allows users to message people with different languages and have it automatically translate your words. It currently works with English, French, German, Italian and a beta version in Japanese, and detects whether a message in WhatsApp, Snap or chat app is different from your system language, and automatically translates it. This detection and processing happens entirely on-device, with no data leaving to be processes elsewhere, and ensuring it works even without data access.


Applications of AI in Your Household: Top 10 Use of AI at Home

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You might think that artificial intelligence is only something the tech giants are focused on and that it doesn't have any impact on your household or everyday life. But the reality is different. Whether you realize it or not, Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. The application of AI is not only for big sectors or finance or manufacturing, it is also impacting our daily lives. So, let's find out about the applications of AI in your daily life.


Google reveals Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

Daily Mail - Science & tech

This allows for features like Live Translate that allows users to message people with different languages and have it automatically translate your words. It currently works with English, French, German, Italian and a beta version in Japanese, and detects whether a message in WhatsApp, Snap or chat app is different from your system language, and automatically translates it. This detection and processing happens entirely on-device, with no data leaving to be processes elsewhere, and ensuring it works even without data access.


Pixel 6 and 6 Pro hands-on: Google's return to premium phones

Engadget

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are finally here, and they're the most promising phones from Google in years. We've already seen plenty of pictures and videos of the Pixel 6, but now we actually have devices to play with and detailed specs to share. One of the highlights of the Pixel 6s are the cameras, which not only received a processing boost thanks to Tensor, but also a serious hardware upgrade. Additionally, these handsets bring faster-refreshing screens, Android 12-exclusive features and significant voice recognition enhancements. But the best thing about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is the reasonable price.