The Robot Will See You Now
Oct 26, 2019Read More
New Radio Brings AI Voice Assistant to Law Enforcement
Oct 26, 2019Read More
Stanford institute calls for $120 billion investment in U.S. AI ecosystem
Oct 23, 2019Read More
Evolution of Speech Recognition Technology
Oct 22, 2019Read More
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.
Artificial Intelligence Could Be a $14 Trillion Boon to the Global Economy—If It Can Overcome These Obstacles
Oct 9, 2019Read More
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.
Microsoft's AI generates high-quality talking heads from audio
Oct 7, 2019Read More
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.
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.
Speech and Voice Recognition Market Worth $26.79 Billion by 2025
Oct 1, 2019Read More
According to a new market research report “Speech and Voice Recognition Market by Type (Speech and Voice Recognition), End User (Automotive, Healthcare, BFSI, Education, Legal), Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Non-Artificial Intelligence), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2025”, published by Meticulous Research®, the global speech and voice recognition market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.2% from 2019 to reach $26.79 billion by 2025.
AI needs patients' voices in order to revolutionize health care
Sep 30, 2019Read More
Patients’ stories — what doctors call patient histories — are the bedrock of medicine. “Listen to your patient; they are telling you the diagnosis,” an aphorism attributed to Dr. William Osler, the founder of modern medicine, still holds true today. The disappearance of patients’ stories from electronic health records could be one reason that artificial intelligence and machine learning have so far failed to deliver their promised revolution of health care.
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