Health leaders ramp up AI investments as confidence in the technology grows
Oct 10, 2019Read More
Administrative process improvements top the list of investment priorities, led by technologies to help automate business processes like administrative tasks or customer service.
Toronto's Pearson airport to use AI-powered technology to detect weapons
Oct 2, 2019Read More
Canada’s busiest airport will soon be using artificial intelligence-powered technology to detect weapons. The operator of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport says it has agreed to test the new system developed at an Ivy League American university and marketed by a B.C. company. Vancouver-based Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. says the technology, known as Hexwave, can detect both metallic and non-metallic weapons ranging from guns and knives to explosives.
Why Facebook Views AR As Its Next Big Platform
Sep 28, 2019Read More
Smartphones are great, but they are not the future of communication. Big technology companies know this. That’s why, with the help of the company that makes Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses, Facebook wants to put artificial intelligence computers on your face, according to a CNBC report September 17.
Mount Sinai announces plans for BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute
Sep 23, 2019Read More
The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City announced Monday, Sept. 23, the creation of its new BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII). The center, expected to be fully operational by early 2020, will focus on using Mount Sinai’s data for the development of new solutions related to medical imaging, nanomedicine, AI, robotics, sensors and more. At least nine researchers and their teams will be invited to work within the BMEII.
The future of image recognition technology is deep learning
Sep 16, 2019Read More
Compared to typical machine learning, deep learning works by building neural networks that simulate the mechanism of the human brain and then interpreting and analyzing data, such as image, video and text.
AI Companies Raise More Money Across Fewer Rounds
Sep 9, 2019Read More
In the startup world, it seems like everyone wants to either be an artificial intelligence company or throw money at one. That was true several years ago, and it still holds true today. However, the funding dynamics have changed some.
Microsoft Debuts Icecaps, An Open Source AI Conversation Modeling Toolkit
Sep 2, 2019Read More
Microsoft Research has unveiled Icecaps, a new open source solution for neural conversational networks. The toolkit leverages multitask learning to improve conversation AI systems, such as giving them multiple personas.
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Issue 18 - The Impact of Deep Tech + Imagery on the Future of Healthcare
In the second issue of our Special Report Series, we turn our focus to the imagery modality and the impacts already being felt in the future of healthcare.Read more
Issue 18 - tagSpace: Augmented Reality for the Masses, now Covid Ready
tagSpace (Azafran Portfolio I) provides a no-code solution for location-based Augmented Reality - With a focus on markets such as music festivals, events and experiences, tagSpace has pivoted to also helping fight the spread of Covid-19.Read more