AI Could Be Used To Help Reduce Food Wastage
How often have you bought food from the grocery store but you don’t end up finishing it. Instead, you might eat it halfway and then forget about it and throw it away because it has gone bad. We’re sure that many of us have experienced that and done that ourselves, but did you also know that food wastage actually contributes to greenhouse gas emissions?
Dutch Politicians Tricked By Deepfake Video Chat
Deepfake videos have become quite a big concern. This is because not only do these videos have the potential to mislead the public, but it can also be used for even more nefarious purposes, like pretending to be someone else. Unfortunately, that’s what happened to a group of Dutch politicians.
Google Delays Its Page Experience Algorithm To Mid-June
What exactly goes on behind the scenes when Google determines if a website is worthy enough to be on the first page of search results? There are obviously many factors involved, such as the actual content and how relevant it is to the search. Then there is also the experience that users have when they load the page.
Researchers Develop AI Backpack That Helps Guide People With Vision Impairment
People who are vision impaired might have a hard time getting around as they might not be able to see or might have a hard time seeing, especially if they’re going to some place new that they’re not familiar with. However, researchers at the University of Georgia have created a backpack system powered by AI that can help guide people around.
AI Used To Predict Where Poachers Might Show Up Next
How do we stop illegal poaching of animals? It seems like a tall task, especially when there’s a lot of money involved. Asking poachers to stop would obviously be ideal, but not exactly possible, nor would it be financially feasible or realistic to have wildlife rangers cover the entire area and patrol all day.
Mom Uses Deepfake Video To Frame Her Daughter’s Cheerleading Rivals
It goes without saying that with the surprising accuracy of deepfake videos, it’s not hard to imagine that they could be used for nefarious purposes and could present a host of legal issues in the future. Take for example Raffaela Spone from Pennsylvania, who used deepfake technology to allegedly frame her daughter’s cheerleading rivals.
NVIDIA And Harvard Use AI To Speed Up Genome Analysis
There are certain science experiments that can take a while before the results are returned. Take for example genome analysis. This is a process that can take a little over twos for it to be completed, but that could change in the future, thanks to the efforts of researchers at NVIDIA and Harvard.
Chanel Debuts AI Powered App That Can Find Lipstick In Any Shade
If you’ve ever seen a person in an advertisement or on TV or in a photograph wear a lipstick whose shade you like, you’ll be able to find that shade for yourself. This is thanks to Chanel who recently debuted an app called the Lipscanner that uses the power of AI to help find the exact shade in the image.
Thanks To AI, We Can Now Enjoy Being Rickrolled In 4K Resolution
By now if you’ve been on the internet for long enough, you might be familiar with “rickrolling”, which basically involves someone linking or playing a clip of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. The music video itself is pretty old as it was filmed back in 1987 where concepts like Full HD, let alone 4K, weren’t even fathomable yet.
Researcher Prove That These So-Called Deepfake Detectors Can Be Tricked
Deepfake can be fun when you superimpose your photo or a photo of a friend onto someone else and make it look like they’re talking. However, it’s not difficult to see the potential problem behind this, where people could easily manipulate photos and videos to spread misinformation. This is why tech companies are working on deepfake detectors.
Makers Of The Sophia Robot Plan A Massive Rollout In 2021
The concept of robots aren’t new. We see them in factories where they help to make all kinds of products, but they are exactly common outside of those settings. Sure, you might see a couple if you go to Japan or Korea, but like we said, it’s not very often that you would encounter a robot in a home or in a shop.
GTA 6 Could Introduce Smarter NPCs
Let’s face it, the AI used to control NPCs in video games aren’t exactly very smart, but then again, maybe they were never meant to be that smart to begin with. Typically, NPCs in video games are just used to advance the storyline or sell players items, so we guess there was never really a need to make them very smart.
Jooxter Smart Occupancy Management App Helps Social Distancing at Work
French startup Jooxter, a pioneer in smart occupancy management, uses technology tools such as AI, Cloud, and IoT to reinvent the COVID / Post- COVID hybrid work model. Part of the French Tech delegation at CES 2021, Jooxter launched its new web application that maximizes office space, reduces cost, and keeps employees productive and socially engaged. The innovative and secure platform facilitates both remote and physical team management to help […]
Sony Announces New Bravia TVs With Cognitive Processor XR
When we think of smart TVs, we think of TVs that come with features like the ability to support apps, streaming services, and more. However, it seems that Sony is really trying to redefine what we know as a smart TV because ahead of CES 2021, the company has announced a new lineup of Bravia TVs that will be powered by Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR.
Microsoft Wants To Make A Chatbot That Could Let Us ‘Talk’ To Dead Loved Ones
The way AI learns is similar to how humans learn – feed it information and it will take that information and make decisions based on it. It’s useful because computers can work faster than humans and be more objective when presented with information, but it’s also a bit scary when you think about what else it can be used for.
This AI Playing A Non-Stop Bass Solo Is All Kinds Of Impressive
Playing a musical solo can be difficult, especially if you’re required to think and improvise on the spot. This is because our brains need to make the connection as to which note that we should go to next, whether or not it’ll sound good, the different rhythms we can apply, and so on. However, it’s a different story when it comes to AI which can think of these things more […]
Netflix Details How They Use AI To Help Market Shows To Its Subscribers
When it comes to marketing and determining if a show or movie is going to be a success, there are various tests and focus groups involved. However, it seems that Netflix is going a slightly more hi-tech route because in a blog post, the company has outlined how they are leveraging AI to help market shows to subscribers to try and get them to watch it.
This Is How Google Trained Its Portrait Lighting AI
While companies were eagerly putting out smartphones with dual cameras, Google stuck with a single camera but instead opted to use AI to help boost its photos quality. It worked out remarkably well, although the company’s subsequent handsets did eventually include more than one camera.
DeepMind AI Might Have Just Predicted How Proteins Fold And Form Their Shapes
Many of us are familiar with protein. It’s the thing we get when we consume certain foods, and it is also the building blocks of life where it helps with the formation of bones, muscles, skin, blood, and so on. While scientists have familiarized themselves with it, one of the mysteries is how it forms.
YouTube Testing AI-Generated Video Chapters
One of the newer features that YouTube had introduced to its platform was the ability for creators to add chapters to their videos. This helped longer form videos where creators can break down their videos into different chapters so that users can easily and quickly skip to the section that they want.