Happenings
  • Facebook highlights AI that converts 2D objects into 3D shapes

    Oct 29, 2019

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  • AI And Cybersecurity: Plague Or Promise?

    Oct 28, 2019

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  • The Robot Will See You Now

    Oct 26, 2019

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  • New Radio Brings AI Voice Assistant to Law Enforcement

    Oct 26, 2019

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  • Stanford institute calls for $120 billion investment in U.S. AI ecosystem

    Oct 23, 2019

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  • Evolution of Speech Recognition Technology

    Oct 22, 2019

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  • Health leaders ramp up AI investments as confidence in the technology grows

    Oct 10, 2019

    Administrative process improvements top the list of investment priorities, led by technologies to help automate business processes like administrative tasks or customer service.

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  • Artificial Intelligence Could Be a $14 Trillion Boon to the Global Economy—If It Can Overcome These Obstacles

    Oct 9, 2019

    Global growth is stalling. Trade wars are hammering manufacturers, from Shanghai to Stuttgart to Seattle. But, awful as today’s economic outlook appears, Industry 4.0 is alive and well, its most ardent backers say.

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  • Microsoft's AI generates high-quality talking heads from audio

    Oct 7, 2019

    A growing body of research suggests that the facial movements of almost anyone can be synced to audio clips of speech, given a sufficiently large corpus. In June, applied scientists at Samsung detailed an end-to-end model capable of animating the eyebrows, mouth, and eyelashes, and cheeks in a person’s headshot. Only a few weeks later, Udacity revealed a system that automatically generates standup lecture videos from audio narration.

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  • Toronto's Pearson airport to use AI-powered technology to detect weapons

    Oct 2, 2019

    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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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