Tag Archives | Artificial Intelligence

Disrupt Me.

Disruption for many people generates discomfort, shakes the status quo and breaks routines. We all have an emotional response to this process: for some hesitation, doubt, confusion, fear, anger, bewilderment, and for others excitement, rejuvenation, inspiration, motivation and energizing or a combination of the above. The Digital Disruption Has Already Happened” image on twitter challenged [...]

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IBM Watson Meetup—Part 2 (Cognitive Computing)

This is a continuation from Part 1. Cognitive Computing Following Robert High’s Watson overview, Dr. Jeffrey Kreulen, responsible for the cognitive systems architecture for IBM Watson Group, took the stage to talk about cognitive computing. The meetup was intended to be an introduction to IBM Watson at a level that is a little more detailed [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Toshiba and Mitsubishi

Toshiba As the other usual suspects in Japan are moving towards the artificial intelligence market, Toshiba is not sitting idle. Like other large companies in Japan, it has many subsidiaries and related companies. Toshiba Solutions (hereinafter, Toshiba-Sol) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Solutions Logo Dialogue System for Inheritance Advice Several companies [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – NTT Group

The NTT Group consists of many companies, as shown below. The group employs more than 240,000 people, and its total revenue was greater than $110B at the end of March 2015.   (Source NTT Group Home page) Among these companies, NTT DoCoMo is well known in the US, but NTT Communications and NTT Data are [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – Fujitsu

Fujitsu issued a press release on their AI in November 2015. The release said that they had been conducting research on AI for more than 30 years. They packaged these results as Zinrai. This set of slides gives more information on Fujitsu’s AI work and Zinrai. Zinrai Architecture The Zinrai architecture below covers many aspects [...]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises — NEC

It appears that Artificial Intelligence (AI) research is getting a lot of attention in the US and the UK, but Japan may not be too far behind. In this blog, I summarize what is going on with AI research, products, and services in Japan. I need to warn you that some of the links are [...]

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What’s Wrong Current Approaches to AI?

In an interesting keynote speech at the SmartData Conference, Dr. Gary Marcus said statistics and Big Data are not helping the AI field, and we should go back to cognitive science to improve our approaches to AI.   Gary Marcus is: a research psychologist whose work focuses on language, biology, and the mind. Dr. Marcus [...]

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New UI for K-Glass 2 that Works with Eye Blinking

New UI for K-Glass 2 that Works with Eye Blinking

A newly developed user interface, the “i-Mouse,” in the K-Glass 2 tracks the user’s gaze and connects the device to the Internet through blinking eyes such as winks. This low-power interface provides smart glasses with an excellent user experience, with a long-lasting battery and augmented reality. Smart glasses are wearable computers that will likely lead [...]

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Reading Speed Harnessed to Automatically Control Text Display Rates

Reading Speed Harnessed to Automatically Control Text Display Rates

Reading a text is something that each of us does at our own individual pace. This simple fact has been exploited by computer scientists in Saarbrücken who have developed a software system that recognizes how fast a text on a display screen is being read and then allows the text to scroll forward line by [...]

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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words, But How Many Emotions?

Researchers use big data to progressively train computers to understand sentiments conveyed by images ‪Log on to Twitter, Facebook or other social media and you will find that much of the content shared with you comes in the form of images, not just words. Those images can convey a lot more than a sentence might, [...]

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