Artificial Intelligence

Galaxy S10’s secret weapon just leaked: Life Pattern

Galaxy S10’s secret weapon just leaked: Life Pattern

Tipped this morning in a report from South Korea is a new element in the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup called Life Pattern. This Life Pattern feature will appear in the most expensive Samsung Galaxy S10 model, the Samsung Galaxy S10 X. That model will also feature 5G connectivity - where available, and more importantly, WHEN available. We've begun narrowing down the Galaxy S10 X release date range as well.

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AI and drones give farmers an edge as SeeTree takes off

AI and drones give farmers an edge as SeeTree takes off

The smart farmer may want to park a drone next to their tractor, with startup SeeTree promising to use AI and sensor-packed UAVs to bring big data to agriculture. Hovering out of stealth mode today, SeeTree is promising to make a new "intelligence network" for trees, as a way to squeeze more efficiency out of food production.

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US Army considers using AI to speed up weapons systems

US Army considers using AI to speed up weapons systems

The U.S. Army is considering the use of artificial intelligence for some weapons, its acquisitions assistant secretary revealed late last week. Officials are cautioning against policies that restrict its ability to use AI for these systems, arguing that such limitations will prevent it from developing weapons that can adequately compete against potential threats from advanced foreign powers.

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Livio AI hearing aids get fall detection, heart rate monitoring, voice assistant

Livio AI hearing aids get fall detection, heart rate monitoring, voice assistant

The Livio AI hearing aid from Starkey Hearing Technologies has received an update that adds fall detection, heart rate measurement, a new assistant built on Google Assistant, and other new features. The abilities put Livio AI hearing aids nearly on par with smartwatches and activity trackers, bringing advanced features and functionality not available on competing hearing aid products.

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OBSBOT Tail AI camera tracks your unforgettable dances and stunts

OBSBOT Tail AI camera tracks your unforgettable dances and stunts

Smartphone cameras are getting more sophisticated and more powerful these days and their AI-powered features and autofocus capabilities are becoming even more reliable. But no matter how good a smartphone camera may be, it still requires someone to hold it if you want to film your award-winning performances or death-defying stunts. Sometimes, the best smartphone camera for the job is not a smartphone camera. It’s really a job for Remo’s OBSBOT Tail, dubbed the world’s first Auto-Director AI Camera.

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Facebook has a plan to track you offline

Facebook has a plan to track you offline

This week a plan for a future Facebook app feature was revealed in a patent for "Office Trajectories" by the USPTO. In this patent, Facebook detailed a method for determining the current location of an individual - even when their phone is turned off and/or their GPS is deactivated. How might Facebook achieve this, you might scream? They'll just use all the information you've already given them, jam it all in a computer with Machine Learning, and spit out the most likely location - it's easy, really!

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Microsoft Hummingbird uses AI for smarter, personalized news

Microsoft Hummingbird uses AI for smarter, personalized news

News feeds, a.k.a. RSS/Atom, have been said to have gone the way of the dodo. In its place has risen curated news services, initially like Flipboard. Pretty soon, however, that was no longer enough and companies, including Google, have started riding on the AI train to spread the news around. The latest to hop on board is Microsoft but not via its existing MSN News app. Instead, it has just silently released Hummingbird, offering “stories for you” as selected by AI.

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Huawei StorySign uses AI to translate kids books into sign language

Huawei StorySign uses AI to translate kids books into sign language

Huawei has unveiled StorySign, a new free product that uses artificial intelligence to help kids who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to read. The app utilizes a smartphone's camera to follow along with the text on a storybook page, presenting an animated character who translates the words into sign language. The app is powered by Huawei AI.

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Amazon Alexa explained in 5 steps

Amazon Alexa explained in 5 steps

Your family might have a question or two about Amazon's Alexa and/or a very inexpensive Echo device this holiday season. As such, we've compiled a list of 10 simple points that you might want to relay. This isn't a cheerleading list, and it's not the list you'll want if you're looking to convince your family that Echo devices and Alexa are a great idea. Then again, it's not all bad.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall gets AI makeover to celebrate the past and dream the future

Walt Disney Concert Hall gets AI makeover to celebrate the past and dream the future

The Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH) is located in LA and is the home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The building was designed by architect Frank Gehry and is full of curved exterior surfaces that looks like something out of a Disney cartoon. The 100th anniversary of the Philharmonic will be celebrated next fall and to celebrate that anniversary an artist called Refik Anadol has teamed up with the Artists and Machine Intelligence Program at Google.

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Hover 2 AI camera drone flies itself so you won’t have to

Hover 2 AI camera drone flies itself so you won’t have to

Artificial intelligence is permeating almost every electronic product today, from consumer electronics all the way up to cloud services and, of course, software. Most of these consumer AIs are designed to take the drudgery out of things we should be handing over to computers rather than doing them ourselves. Two years ago, Zero Zero Robotics brought that idea to the field of camera drones and now it’s back with the Hover 2, now smarter than ever and an extra pair of eyes to keep an eye on the target while not bumping into trees and posts.

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Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 promises 8x the power at a silly price

Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 promises 8x the power at a silly price

Intel has revealed its second-generation artificial intelligence USB stick, with the Neural Compute Stick 2 promising up to eight times the performance of its predecessor, despite the compact size. It's part of Intel's push to place its silicon the heart of AI, by making developing new machine learning and AI projects and applications far more straightforward.

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