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Amazon's Echo Loop discreetly wraps Alexa around your finger

ZDNet

The debut of the Always Home Cam proved that Amazon is still willing to fly in the face of convention as well as potential home intruders. However, as I noted when I wrote about the home security drone last month, Amazon's 2020 device launch provided a stark contrast to previous years' events when Alexa's steward pushed boundaries into novel products like clocks and eyeglasses. Indeed, Amazon recently began shipping Day 1 Editions of one of these products: The Echo Loop ring, a $130 black titanium chunk of an extremity accessory that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth. It allows users to issue Alexa commands by pressing a button prior to speaking closely into it as well as hear responses by holding its back up to one's ear. It can thus act as an impractical Bluetooth headset.


Artificial intelligence accelerating nation's industrial upgrade efforts - Chinadaily.com.cn

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Artificial intelligence, the latest facet of information technology, has gained increasing momentum and been widely applied in various sectors with tremendous potential, thus becoming a driving force of scientific and technological development during China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period. It has also injected new impetus into the digital economy and played a key role in bolstering high-quality development and accelerating the nation's push for industrial upgrading, experts said. According to the 13th Five-Year Plan, the country called for developing AI, with a focus on fostering the industrial ecology of AI and promoting the integration and application of AI into key industries and fields. In July 2017, the State Council, China's Cabinet, issued a plan that set benchmarks for the country's AI sector, with the value of core AI industries predicted to exceed 1 trillion yuan ($150 billion) and making the country one of the global leaders in AI innovation by 2030. China has made tremendous strides in AI over the past five years as it has outpaced the United States in the number of worldwide AI-related patent applications, said a report from a Ministry of Industry and Information Technology research unit. The report also pointed out that AI is considered an important direction for industrial upgrading, and the country's strategic plan for AI offers a broad space for the research and development of AI technologies and related industries.


Teledyne DALSA Unrivaled CMOS X-Ray Detectors at CMEF 2020

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Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in digital X-ray image sensing technology, is pleased to announce its presence at the CMEF 2020 Technical Exhibition, October 19-22, Shanghai, PR of China, in booth #4.1C27. Teledyne DALSA's full portfolio of groundbreaking CMOS imaging technology delivers superior resolution in real-time, with switchable saturation dose, high dynamic range, and calibration stability and unsurpassed low dose signal-to-noise performance. The innovative Xineos CMOS X-ray detectors deliver superior quality and performance, and provide the best digital imaging solutions for mobile C-arm surgical systems, diagnostic 2D and 3D mammography, CBCT and other demanding X-ray imaging applications. Teledyne DALSA will showcase its proprietary software for generic tomosynthesis reconstruction, which supports various imaging geometries and scanning approaches. The new software technology enables X-ray tomosynthesis imaging modalities that speed the integration of X-ray detectors and deliver new opportunities for system-level innovation.


It's Time For Startups To Use AI To Battle Tech Giants In Patent Wars

International Business Times

Technology giants such as Alibaba and IBM are eating startup innovators' lunch. These behemoths are seeking to devour even more market share by publishing patents at unprecedented speed in emerging technologies such as blockchain. As some of the richest companies on the planet, the corporations have the resources to manage the laborious search of existing patents and to overcome the outdated administrative hurdles so that they can file for intellectual property rights. Patents are definitely old school. Patent laws started with the rise of the nation-state, so they began in the 18th century and were then fully developed in the 19th century.


USPTO releases report on artificial intelligence and intellectual property policy

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today released a report titled "Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy." The new report represents the agency's firm commitment to keeping pace with this rapidly changing and critical technology in order to accelerate American innovation. "On February 11, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13859 announcing the American Artificial Intelligence Initiative, our nation's strategy on artificial intelligence," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. "As artificial intelligence technologies continue to advance, the United States will not cede leadership in global innovation. The Department of Commerce recognizes the importance of harnessing American ingenuity to advance and protect our economic security." "The USPTO has long been committed to ensuring our nation maintains its leadership in all areas of innovation, especially in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence," said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.


Patents and Disruptive Technologies (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Drones)

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Unauthorized surveillance: It is well known that drones can be easily utilized for mass surveillance This is to be comprehended in setting of computerized advances that mean to reform our day by day lives, by having more point by point records about those lives. In the name of national security and fear based oppression, observation systems are used to track and profile the residents by the state too and private offices. By the ideals of their plan and size, drones can work undetected, permitting the client to screen individuals without their insight. For occurrence, there are drones with too high goals gigapixel cameras that can be utilized to follow individuals and vehicles from heights as high as 20,000 feet. They can convey gear for example, counterfeit towers, which can break Wi-Fi codes and block instant messages and mobile phone discussions without the information on either the correspondence supplier or the client.


Making Artificial Intelligence ethical, safe and innovative

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This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs approved proposals to address long-term opportunities and legal challenges posed by AI in the area of ethics, civil liability and intellectual property. The Legal Affairs Committee adopted three reports on Thursday on specific issues linked to the increased development and use of artificial intelligence systems. The Commission is expected to put forward a legislative proposal on the matter in early 2021. The legislative initiative by Iban García del Blanco (S&D, ES), adopted with 20 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, urges the EU Commission to present a new legal framework outlining the ethical principles to be used when developing, deploying and using artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies in the EU, including software, algorithms and data.


Making Artificial Intelligence ethical, safe and innovative

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The Legal Affairs Committee adopted three reports on Thursday on specific issues linked to the increased development and use of artificial intelligence systems. The Commission is expected to put forward a legislative proposal on the matter in early 2021. The legislative initiative by Iban García del Blanco (S&D, ES), adopted with 20 votes in favour, none against and 4 abstentions, urges the EU Commission to present a new legal framework outlining the ethical principles to be used when developing, deploying and using artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies in the EU, including software, algorithms and data. MEPs adopted proposals on several guiding principles that must be taken into account by future laws including a human-centric, human-made and human-controlled AI; safety, transparency and accountability; safeguards against bias and discrimination; right to redress; social and environmental responsibility, and respect for fundamental rights. When it comes to AI with machine-learning (self-improving) capacities, it should be designed to allow for human oversight.


Artificial Intelligence and its challenges for Intellectual Property

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or computer-controlled products to perform tasks that only intelligent beings are able to do. The most common use for this term is to categorize projects, systems, or products that are able to develop intellectual processes normally performed by humans, such as reasoning, analyzing, generalizing, learning from previous experiences, etc. Business analysts expect that the AI industry invade business processes around the world, estimating that the AI market will grow at an annual rate of 20%. In the past four years, there has been a 270% increase in organizations that have recently implemented AI products. Additionally, analysts estimate that 80% of emerging technologies will have an AI component. The recent disruption of this sector has also reached the intellectual property sector.


The question mark over AI and intellectual property - Tech Wire Asia

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Artificial intelligence has become a general-purpose technology. Not confined to futuristic applications such as self-driving vehicles, it powers the apps we use daily, from navigation with Google Maps to check deposits from our mobile banking app. It even manages the spam filters in our inbox. These are all-powerful, albeit functional roles. What's perhaps more exciting is AI's growing potential in sourcing and producing new creations and ideas, from writing news articles to discovering new drugs -- in some cases, far quicker than teams of human scientists.