US Coast Guard Plans To Use Voice Recognition To Stop Prank Calls

International Business Times

The U.S. Coast Guard has seen an uptick in the number of fake distress calls it has received in recent months and is looking to counter the problem with voice recognition technology, the Verge reported.

Object Detection Using CNTK - Real Life Code


We recently collaborated with InSoundz, an audio-tracking startup, to build an object detection system using Microsoft's open source deep learning framework, Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK).

Transcribing Audio Sucks--So Make the Machines Do It


A new voice-transcription technology can tell you not only what's being said, but who is saying it.

The realities of machine learning systems - SD Times


In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution introduced complicated farm machinery that changed the way farmers planted, cultivated and harvested their crops. These machines meant fewer farm hands were needed, but it created jobs for people to build and repair farm equipment. The improved benefits of utilizing farm machinery impacted the quality of life, it produced food faster, and it created jobs and a new life for farmers.

Speech-imitating algorithm can steal your voice in 60 seconds


A Canadian start-up has developed a voice imitation programme capable of mimicking a person's voice after just a minute of listening to them speak.

Apple AI Expert Says Computers Should Augment Human Failings


Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:29 pm PDT by Juli Clover Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk today, where he covered his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence. "It's the difference between a life of isolation and one of dignity and connection," he said.Privacy, is of course, a key part of artificial intelligence and future computing capabilities. Apple has already taken the first steps towards linking artificial intelligence and memory, with its Photos app. It also incorporates facial recognition and deep levels of privacy - facial recognition features are not cross-device and do not sync over iCloud.

Samsung Admits Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Technology Is Not Secure For Mobile Payments

International Business Times

Samsung has now admitted that its Galaxy S8's facial recognition technology is not fit for carrying out mobile payments. The feature is said to be not as secure as fingerprint and iris recognition, and it would take time before it could be used in authenticating Samsung Pay transactions.

The Robots Are Coming For Your Wardrobe


Retail was the last of our experiments, by the way. We've done stuff in gaming, we've done stuff in analytics. We've done quite a few of our experiments in the space of facial recognition and motion expression recognition. We've built up quite a few models. Finally, the models that we ended up doing actually didn't use a lot of those core technology pieces.

Machine Learning


What is the potential of machine learning over the next 5-10 years? And how can we develop this technology in a way that benefits everyone?