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American Airlines will use Google Assistant as an AI translator

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

CES 2020 - American Airlines will be using Google Assistant's interpreter mode as a means of making travelers more comfortable in lounges.


If you weren't aware, Google Assistant has a really cool Interpreter Mode that allows for people to communicate over the language barrier. Engadget managed to spot Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode at the Los Angeles International Airport's Admirals Club lounge, where American Airlines was testing it out on Google Nest Hubs.

Interpreter Mode can currently translate 29 different languages in real-time; those languages are the following: Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Engadget has also said that according to American Airlines Interpreter Mode will only be used if a multilingual team member isn't present to assist travelers.

KamiBaby is the Ferrari of baby monitors, giving parents some peace

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

CES 2020 - If you are a parent, a baby monitor is an essential thing to have around you when you are trying to relax. So why not get a baby monitor that can do it all?


KamiBaby seems to be the cream of the crop when it comes to baby monitors, as this small cute device can do it all when it comes to giving you everything you need to know about your baby while he/she is sleeping. So how is this baby monitor different from the one you already have?

KamiBaby uses a neural network AI to monitor everything your baby is doing; it can read breathing, magnify motion when it happens, has a high-resolution camera, gives sleep summary's, temperature readings, has crying detection, and more. The invention of KamiBaby originated from an Indiegogo fundraiser that accumulated over $62,000. YI Technology, the company behind the invention, is giving people a 50% discount on pre-orders priced at $99. When KamiBaby hits stores, it will be sold off the shelf for $199.

Here's an AI-driven vibrator backed by analysis on 30,000 orgasms

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

CES 2020 - Experience and AI-driven orgasm with the Lioness Generation 2, the latest vibrator that uses massive pools of data to give you the best experience possible.


The Lioness Generation 2 is a new vibrator that uses an astonishing 30,000 individual orgasms to deliver the user the best experience yet. It was shown off at this year's CES, and according to the slide above, "knowledge is power. And pleasure. Have better orgasms more often with AI-assisted guidance, backed by years of research and analysis of over 30,000 orgasms."

Not only does Generation 2 have a massive data set to work off of, but it also tracks a user's individual session, saves the data, and then relays tips back to the user. Of course, this vibrator wouldn't give the full experience unless it had an app to go along with it -- which is does. The app shows off all the previously mentioned data in graphs and gives further details on how to improve pleasure.

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Samsung is going to unveil an artificial human at CES 2020

By: Anthony Garreffa | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

CES 2020 - Samsung has been teasing something about 'Project Neon' for a while now, and while some thought it would be some fancy full artificial human being -- in reality, it seems it's just an ultra-realistic human avatar.

Neon would be used for entertainment and business use, so think of a virtual person greeting you at a hotel, a receptionist, or even as an actor in guiding someone through a building or tutorial. We don't know what to expect exactly, but the head of Neon and computer-human interaction researcher Paranav Mistry tweeted a tease above.

He said that the company's new "Core R3" technology is capable of "autonomously create new expressions, new movements, new dialog (even in Hindi), completely different from the original captured data".

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AI is outperforming experts at spotting breast cancer

By: Anthony Garreffa | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: Jan 1, 2020 @ 22:16 CST

AI is being used for one of the best causes on this planet -- cancer. DeepMind, the Google-owned and UK-based artificial intelligence company is now using AI towards breast cancer detection.


Breast cancer detection isn't a perfect science, as there are a high number of false positives (this is when a doctor or expert sees a mammogram and says there's an issue, like breast cancer is spotted, but there is, in fact, no cancer). AI on the other hand, isn't having as many issues with false positives.

DeepMind trained its AI using de-identified data from patients in the US and UK, where it saw false positives reduced by 5.7% and false negatives by 9.% in the US. But in the UK the numbers were much different, with 1.2% and 2.7% respectively. The AI in question only had access to the most recent mammogram of each patient, but it was able to make screening decisions with higher accuracy than their human counterparts.

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This $40 off A.I. device translates 12 unique languages in real-time

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: Dec 5, 2019 @ 1:42 CST

If you have traveled to different countries and encountered a strong language barrier, then you would understand how much of a hassle it can be trying to work out simple things like directions.

Luckily, that problem can now be solved with the ONE Mini. The ONE Mini was created from a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign that birthed what is now fully called the ONE Mini Pocket Multilingual Assistant. This pocket-sized device allows users to translate languages in real-time and is a fantastic purchase for any avid traveler.

The device has the ability to translate 12 different foreign languages and also comes with a multitude of features. The device comes with artificial intelligence that captures the audio that has been spoken, and then produces extremely accurate text or audio in the requested language. Most likely, the best feature of the ONE Mini is that upon purchasing, users will gain access to a 24/7 live interpreter service that can assist in more complex conversations.

World's 1st AI cameras that detect drivers using phones hit Australia

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: Dec 3, 2019 @ 1:10 CST

A state in Australia has rolled out the world's first AI cameras that are designed to detect drivers who are using their mobile phones.


New South Wales (NSW), a state in Australia has said that these new cameras use artificial intelligence to determine whether some is or isn't using their phone while operating a moving vehicle. The system will flag a driver if they are suspected as using a phone, and then the images will be reviewed by a human before fines are issued out. NSW police assistant commissioner, Michael Corboy, told Australian media that "It's a system to change the culture."

At the moment, the plans for these cameras include forty-five of them to roll out across the state over the next three years. The Australian law is giving drivers a small grace period, as for the first three months if a driver is caught by one of these cameras they will be issued an official warning -- after the three months fines of $344 AUD ($233 US) will be sent out as well as penalty points. The NSW government has said that having these cameras on the roads could prevent 100 fatal crashes across a five year period.

Quantum milestone reached: world's first quantum computing benchmark

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: Nov 26, 2019 @ 2:09 CST

Researchers have managed to create the very first quantum computing benchmark, paving the way forward for more universal standards of measuring their immense performance.


Researchers out of the University of Waterloo have developed a new form of quantum computing benchmarking called 'cycle benchmarking'. This new form of benchmarking allows researchers to see the potential scalability of the quantum computer that's being tested, while also being able to compare the results to another. Joel Wallman, an assistant professor at Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics and Institute for Quantum Computing, said "This finding could go a long way toward establishing standards for performance and strengthen the effort to build a large-scale, practical quantum computer".

This new method records the total probability of errors under any quantum computing application. This means that this benchmark marks the first time that researchers will be able to compare the capabilities of quantum processors that are customized for specific applications. This new breakthrough couldn't of come at a better time, with companies like Google, IBM and Microsoft all slowly but surely making progress in the quantum computing field.

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Self-driving cars are 25% better at predicting an idiot driver's move

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: Nov 19, 2019 @ 0:40 CST

One of the main problems with self-driving cars is that artificial intelligence inside the vehicle assumes all humans drive and act in the same way. This just simply isn't the case.


Luckily, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have taken that issue and begun examining it for potential solutions. Through their examination of this issue, they began predicting the behavior of other drivers on the road using social psychology techniques. They then fed these techniques to the artificial intelligence to help classify drivers into two basic categories "collaborative or competitive".

Through these classification techniques, the system was able to predict drivers' movements better when it came to lane mergers, faster turning, and more. The paper says that after these techniques were implemented, the artificial intelligence's accuracy increased by 25%. Wilko Schwarting, the lead author on the new paper, said, "Working with and around humans means figuring out their intentions to better understand their behavior. People's tendencies to be collaborative or competitive often spills over into how they behave as drivers."

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Microsoft AI can diagnose cervical cancer and save many lives in India

By: Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Posted: Nov 12, 2019 @ 5:39 CST

A team of researchers have managed to train an artificial intelligence to spot cervical cancer in patients. Saving doctors an uncountable amount of time.


Microsoft and SRL Diagnotics have developed an AI tool that can assist doctors in detecting cervical cancer in patients. This was done by letting the AI process "thousands" of annotated cervical smear images as examples. Once this was completed the AI was able to detect abnormalities within the images, this speeds up the diagnosing process for doctors who have an abdundant of patients that need testing.

At the moment the AI isn't live in the field as of yet, but it is ready for an "internal preview" at SRL. TechCrunch noted that in India roughly 67,000 women die due to cervical cancer each year. This number exceeds the amount of doctors that can process pap smears. So just imagine the time impact this AI would have on doctors, and how much they will be able to help more people that they just couldn't before, ultimately saving more lives in the long run.

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