Tag: AI

Tech

Google is reportedly working on a smaller smart speaker to take on Amazon’s Echo Dot

Google is reportedly planning to release a smaller version of its Google Home smart speaker later this year. The features available in the mini Google Home are not yet known, but if true, Google Home could be complimented by a series of smaller, potentially cheaper speakers throughout one’s home similar to how Amazon Echo owners can…

Tech

Baidu’s ambitious plan for ‘everyone on this planet’ to use its conversational AI DuerOS

Last month was huge for Baidu. On the same day it opened its conversational AI platform DuerOS to businesses and third parties at its first-ever artificial intelligence developer conference, the Chinese search giant announced it had acquired Kitt.ai , a creator of bots for chat apps like Facebook Messenger, intelligent assistants like Alexa, and smart…

Tech

Google researchers made an algorithm to delete watermarks from photos

Researchers at Google have found a vulnerability in the way watermarks are used by stock imagery sites like Adobe Stock that makes it possible to remove the opaque stamp used to protect copyright. The consistent nature in which the watermarks are placed on photos can be exploited using an algorithm trained to recognize and automatically…

Cloud

Box taps Google’s AI for image recognition

Box is bringing more artificial intelligence to its content services offering for enterprises, the company announced today. Using the Google Cloud Vision API, customers will be able to get automatic tagging of objects, optical character recognition of text in images, and other information when they upload files. With this move, Box is adding a new…

Cloud

Robotic digitization startup Ripcord raises $40 million to make paperless offices a reality

Ripcord , a startup that’s using robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” has raised $40 million in a series B round of funding led by Icon Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. The funds constitute $25 million in equity financing and $15…

Science

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Microsoft using artificial intelligence to teach a machine to stay aloft

Microsoft’s autonomous glider soars through the air above Hawthorne, Nev. Once airborne, the glider uses artificial intelligence to find and rely on thermals, or columns of air that rise due to heat, to stay aloft. (Microsoft Photo / John Brecher) Paying attention to the “rise of the machines” increasingly means scanning the skies for things…

Mobile

DoorDash trials food delivery via Marble’s autonomous robots

DoorDash is doubling down on its efforts to embrace robots and enhance its on-demand food delivery service. The San Francisco-based company is partnering with robotics startup Marble for a pilot program that will kick off initially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marble began life in San Francisco in 2015, but only emerged out of…

Mobile

Mari Smith, Facebook secrets, and Walmart’s creepy AI – VB Engage

In this week’s episode, Travis and Stewart interview the Queen of Facebook, Mari Smith, at Unbounce ‘s CTAConf . Mari divulges what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to using Facebook for your business. We also discuss two big funding rounds for two very different data analytics tools, and we dig into what…