With the help of the Kaggle data science community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting an online competition to build machine learning-powered tools that can augment agents, ideally making the entire system simultaneously more accurate and efficient.
Today’s competition to improve threat recognition algorithms will be Kaggle’s third launch this year featuring more than a million dollars in prize money. With a top prize of $500,000 and a total of $1.5 million at stake, competitors will have to accurately predict the location of threat objects on the body. The TSA is making its data set of images available to competitors so they can train on images of people carrying weapons.
In this article, Topos, who is transforming the way we understand cities with artificial intelligence, explore what happens when we abandon the century-old partitioning and remap the city to reflect the realities of New York City in 2017.
Using data from dozens of different sources and techniques from a wide range of technologies and disciplines including computer vision, natural language processing, statistics, machine learning, network science, topology, architecture and urbanism, they constructed a new partitioning of the city that resonates with our contemporary moment — 5 boroughs for the 21st century.
The widely anticipated new Nissan LEAF will feature state-of-the-art ProPILOT Assist technology, Nissan’s driver-assistance technology that reduces the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving.
In the coming years, Nissan’s ProPILOT technology will offer increasing levels of autonomy, with the system eventually able to navigate city intersections. Set to help
make driving more secure and more enjoyable, ProPILOT Assist is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
A lot of really interesting stats in this new report, like the fact that 70% of Smart Speaker owners say they are listening to more audio at home since acquiring their device. Also, 42% of owners say that their device is now “essential” to their everyday lives.
One of the more intriguing findings was the appeal of these devices to parents. Eight in ten parents say these devices have made it easier to entertain their children, and nearly 90% say their children enjoy Smart Speakers. In fact, 57% of owners with children at home say that entertaining children was a reason for wanting the speaker. You’ll be able to download the report next week, but you can check out the summary here.
Researchers at the Carlos III University of Madrid developed a humanoid robot called TEO that has mastered the art of ensuring your shirts and trousers are wrinkle-free — courtesy of some smart image recognition algorithms.
“Our goal is to develop the first robot household companion that can assist people with their domestic tasks,” David Estévez Fernández told Digital Trends. “The key requirement for us was that our method must be implementable in a real-world domestic scenario, using the same tools as we humans use, without any modifications.”
While there’s concerning hype about AIin the market today, Salesforce’s chief scientist says researchers don’t have to fear that interest in in the field will disappear again.
“At the same time, I don’t think there will be an ‘AI winter’ again, where hype cycles happen and there’s no more funding, and so on, because AI is now running in production,” Richard Socher said during an onstage interview at a Bloomberg event. “Google search and social media, and now enterprises, are using AI on an ongoing basis — they’re seeing great returns on those investments.”
The e-commerce giant filed a patent application for a “multi-level fulfillment center” that would allow drones to deliver packages in urban areas. Basically, it sounds like a giant robot-powered tower that would make it easy for drones to zip in and out as they deliver packages around a city.
There’s a “growing need and desire to locate fulfillment centers within cities, such as in downtown districts and densely populated parts of the cities,” Amazon says in the patent application, published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office along with several other drone-related applications by the company.