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Artificial Intelligence: Apple Shells Out $50M For Video AI Startup Vilynx

October 29, 2020

Earlier this year, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) acquired Vilynx, a Barcelona-based startup that uses AI and computer vision technology to analyze a video’s visual, audio, and text elements. Reportedly, the iPhone maker clinched the acquisition for $50 million. (Bloomberg)

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Artificial Intelligence: The USPTO Deploys AI To Gauge AI Trends In Patents

October 28, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) said in its October report, “Inventing AI – Tracing The Diffusion Of Artificial Intelligence With US Patents,” that annual AI-related applications rose from 30,000 in 2002 to more than 60,000 in 2018. That showed more than a 100% increase.

Artificial Intelligence: Intel First To Deploy AI “On Edge” In Space

October 27, 2020

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has the distinction of launching the first onboard AI processing chip into space. Earlier this month, the European Space Agency and Intel announced the successful deployment in space of PhiSat-1, the first-ever satellite with onboard AI-processing capabilities. Launched from a rocket dispenser on September 2, the PhiSat-1 is positioned about 530 km above our heads, moving at a speed of 27,500 km per hour in a sun-synchronous orbit.

Artificial Intelligence: How AI Watches For Pirates On The High Seas

October 26, 2020

A maritime anti-piracy system from a Singaporean engineering company uses AI to deliver fully automated piracy alerts to ocean-going vessels, particularly in pirate-infested waters such as near Somalia and the South China Seas.

Artificial Intelligence: Saudi Crown Prince Calls For AI To Tackle The “New Global Normal”

October 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia hosted a two-day Global AI Summit commencing Wednesday at Riyadh. In a speech on its opening day Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that 2020 presented the “perfect opportunity” to test the potential of artificial intelligence in the face of the unprecedented challenges from the Covid 19 pandemic.

Artificial Intelligence: Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ Robot To Work On Construction Sites

October 22, 2020

Autonomous robots will now work on construction sites to collect data and perform repetitive tasks such as site scans, surveys, and tracking progress of work. On Tuesday, Trimble Construction (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Boston Dynamics announced their partnership to integrate Trimble’s construction data collection technologies with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robotic platform.

Artificial Intelligence: By 2070, Robotic Judges Will Analyze Body Language To Pin Guilt

October 21, 2020

AI specialist Terence Mauri believes that robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will advance to a point where a robot judge could pass judgment with 99.9% accuracy using body language to detect signs of lying. 50 years from now, these robots will be fluent in every known language, show courtesy in the court, and deliver verdicts with near-total fairness and accuracy.

Artificial Intelligence: Aiden, The AI-Powered Electronic Trading Platform From RBC

October 20, 2020

RBC Capital Markets has leveraged Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve improved trading results and insights for its clients. Aiden, RBC’s electronic trading platform uses a deep neural network, centralized learning, a robust reward system, and exploration as the four key components in its global framework. The platform can learn from its interactions with the market and adjusts itself on the fly to fast-changing trading conditions.

Artificial Intelligence: Use Of AI To Monitor Construction Progress

October 19, 2020

Buildots launched in 2018 to turn construction sites into digitized environments using computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI). Projects are ever-expanding and often are controlled by just a handful of managers. A small error or delay can jeopardize the critical path for the project to complete on time and within cost. However, Buildots’ technology can help manage all that complexity and detail.

Artificial Intelligence: Singapore Researchers Develop Robots That Feel Pain And Heal Themselves Using AI

October 16, 2020

The NTU scientists innovated memtransistors, which are “brain-like” electronic devices that can process information and are capable of memory functions. They embedded these memtransistors, which function as artificial pain receptors and synapses, into AI-enabled sensor nodes in the robot. These nodes can process and respond to “pain” caused by impact from a physical force. In case of a minor injury, the robot can also repair its damage without human assistance.

Venture Capital: Whisper gets $50M For Its AI-Powered Hearing Aids

October 16, 2020

San Francisco-based Whisper, which launched in 2017, announced Thursday its Whisper Hearing System. The company simultaneously announced the successful close of its $ 35 million Series B which was led by Quiet Capital and received participation from Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital, and IVP.

Artificial Intelligence: FireCompass Launches AI-Powered Red Teaming Platform To Counter Hackers

October 15, 2020

FireCompass Technologies, a Bangalore headquartered technology company, launched today its new artificial intelligence-powered Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART) platform named FireCompass.

Artificial Intelligence: Agroknow’s AI-Powered Platform Flags Food Safety Risks

October 14, 2020

As a company, it may be crucial to monitor and minimize food safety risks in your supply chain. Agroknow, a specialist in the analysis of food and agricultural data over the past 12 years, has created FOODAKAI, a platform that helps the food industry safe from potential hazards in raw materials, ingredients and products.

Artificial Intelligence: India’s Potential To Be A World Leader In AI

October 13, 2020

Intel India has joined hands with IIIT Hyderabad, Public Health Foundation of India, and the Telangana government for the establishment of an AI Research Centre. The establishment will leverage artificial intelligence to address challenges facing India in healthcare, smart mobility, and other sectors.

Artificial Intelligence: InoBat Auto Launches “Intelligent,” AI-Built EV Batteries

October 12, 2020

European electric vehicle (EV) battery producer, InoBat Auto announced Friday the launch of the world’s first intelligent electric vehicle battery. The company said the battery was developed through a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and High Throughput (HTP) technologies within just a year of research and development.

Artificial Intelligence: U.K. Plane Manufacturer Plans Pilotless Flight By 2030

October 9, 2020

Britten-Norman, the only commercial aircraft manufacturer in the U.K., manufactures the world-renowned Islander aircraft. The short take-off and landing plane is a reliable workhorse that serves multiple functions such as transportation of cargo or passengers, search and rescue, and medevac. It also specializes in short-haul flights and is in operation between the Scottish islands, with a capacity of nine passengers. By 2025, Britten-Norman plans to have just one pilot in its planes, and none at all by 2030. For this, it has partnered with Blue Bear, a pioneer and leader in unmanned flight systems.

Artificial Intelligence: Skoda Car Maintenance And AI’s Growing Role

October 8, 2020

Skoda Auto Digital Lab is testing a new smartphone app called Sound Analyser that uses artificial intelligence to identify whether the car needs servicing. The app is trained to compare the noise made from a running vehicle with a stored library of sound patterns. The artificial intelligence algorithm determines what the problem is after identifying any discrepancies between the actual noise from the car and what it should be.

Artificial Intelligence: BlackBerry Now Arms Its Mobiles With AI-Powered Threat Defense

October 7, 2020

BlackBerry Protect Mobile is the new AI-powered mobile threat defense solution from BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE: BB).
BlackBerry Protect Mobile is an extension of the BlackBerry Protect AI-based endpoint security solution that prevents breaches and provides additional controls to guard against sophisticated threats. BlackBerry Protect does not need human intervention, cloud connections, signatures, heuristics, or sandboxes.

Artificial Intelligence: NVIDIA To Build AI Supercomputer For Healthcare

October 6, 2020

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), the US tech giant that specializes in GPUs for computer gaming and artificial intelligence and has a market capitalization of $337 billion, is building the U.K.’s most powerful supercomputer. According to a Reuters report, the machine will power AI for the solution of problems in drug discovery and other medical challenges such as COVID-19.

Artificial Intelligence: AI Helps Firmenich Create “Lightly Grilled Beef” Flavor

October 5, 2020

Plant-based meat alternative makers will welcome the new “lightly grilled beef flavor” launched by Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company. Created using AI, the new flavor is the result of a collaboration between Firmenich and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).

Artificial Intelligence: Kroger Enlists AI To Smoothen Self-Checkout

October 2, 2020

Retail chain The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has selected AI company Everseen to deploy artificial intelligence technology at 2,500 stores across the U.S. Kroger’s objective is to reduce the errors that occur occasionally at self-checkout. The technology will allow customers to self-correct the errors.

Artificial Intelligence: Spanish Insurer Settles Auto Claims Using Tractable AI

October 1, 2020

Spanish insurer Admiral Seguros, which is a subsidiary of global insurer Admiral, has made it very easy for its customers to report and claim for vehicle damage. Admiral Seguros has deployed technology company Tractable’s AI solution to accurately assess vehicle damage. The insured person simply has to upload photos of the car crash via the web, and the AI does the rest.

Artificial Intelligence: Zhu Songchun, UCLA’s Prized AI Expert, Returns To China

September 30, 2020

A statement last Friday from Peking University said Professor Zhu Songchun, the renowned computer vision expert at the University of California at Los Angeles, had returned to China to lead its Institute of Artificial Intelligence.

Venture Capital: SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 Leads $319M Funding In XtalPi

September 30, 2020

American-Chinese biotech XtalPi, an AI-based drug discovery company, is known for its Intelligent Digital Drug Discovery and Development (ID4) platform. The platform uses quantum physics, artificial intelligence, and high-performance cloud computing algorithms for predictions in drug discovery and development.

Artificial Intelligence: Early Detection Of Osteoarthritis Using AI

September 30, 2020

Osteoarthritis, the painful and incurable joint disease that afflicts over 3 million Americans, may soon be detected much earlier thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Carnegie Mellon University have harnessed AI to detect osteoarthritis years before symptoms even start to appear.