Tagged: Artificial Intelligence

Google Pixel and Pixel XL, innovative Android phones with AI assist

Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones-2

The long awaited Google Pixel phones are here, and they are billed flat against the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus phones from Apple. Unveiled at the Google Pixel event the two – Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are tailor-made to reflect the future of AI integrated hardware and software that Google visions. The Pixel phones are made inside out by Google using a few parts sourced from HTC. Both Pixel phones – the Pixel and Pixel XL contain almost the same specs, except that the Pixel has a 5-inch Full-HD AMOLED display while the Pixel XL features Quad HD AMOLED 5.5-inch screen. Read More…

AI-enabled Kawasaki motorcycles will talk to you to ride better

Kawasaki AI bike talks to rider

We all talk to our bikes; now imagine if the bike replies back? This is exactly the future Kawasaki visions for the bikes of the future. Kawasaki has announced that it will include an Artificial Intelligence program in its forthcoming motorcycles, which will allow riders to talk with their motorcycles. The still-in-development program is called Kanjo Engine (translates to Emotion Engine), and it is being developed to understand and react to riders in normal human speech. Read More…

UK brewery IntelligentX is using AI to brew beer

AI brewed smart beer

Using Artificial Intelligence a UK-based brewery is trying to bring beer drinkers in the same room as brewers. The virtually meeting is made possible using a Facebook Messenger bot that is asking drinkers question to help evolve their beer. IntelligentX, the first brewing company to employ AI for improving its beer is a collaborative effort of two companies – machine learning company Intelligent Layer and creative agency 10x – that have developed an algorithm which processes consumer feedback received via AI bot to improve their beer. Read More…

LifeBEAM Vi headphones can coach you to fitness with AI

LifeBeam Vi earbuds

World of fitness trackers is still in its infancy. While there are endless fitness tracking devices out there, a smart coach that can entice you to push that extra bit for fitness is still not where it should be. You know we all need to be pushed for fitness, else we are too lazy. This is where wireless Vi headphones comes in. Developed by LifeBEAM, that considers picking data from the ear more accurate than from the wrist, Vi is a pair of biosensing earbuds bundled with logic artificial intelligence app, fitness tracking and coaching ability.   Read More…

Anki launches AI-powered robot Cozmo and it’s so damn cute

Anki Cozmo robot toy

We all love the Wall-E and we’re pleased to sight a glimpse of the little robot in the Cozmo. Cozmo is Anki’s – Artificial Intelligence startup that first grabbed limelight with their robot cars that race with a smartphone, first follow up robot that will charm the owners with its Wall-E like expressiveness. The palm-sized robot is stuffed with AI allure, and being a cusp of a dog and a cat (somewhat), Cozmo can easily remember your face, name and chase you around like any other pet at home. Read More…

Russia unveils high-tech humanoid military robot ‘Ivan the Terminator’

Russian Military robot

Although, AI experts suggest Russia is already well equipped with significant power to launch attack on other countries, a new high-tech entrant has fueled this assumption. Russia seems to have scared western nations as it has gone one step ahead in creating a humanoid robotic soldier, Ivan the Terminator, as replacement to humans in battlefield or in any situation that pose risk to humans. Russia is extensively working on artificial intelligence and considering its advancement in robotics, it is competing with US and China. People think such developments in military weaponry could lead to increase in threat of war. Read More…

Developers of Siri demonstrate Viv – New advanced voice assistant

Viv voice assistant

The founders of Siri, a sort of slow AI software used only by iOS devices so far, has decided to step onto the next level with their new voice assistant named “Viv”. Dag Kittlaus had co-founded Siri for Apple, but as he doesn’t work anymore for Apple, Viv comes out to be the advanced rival to Siri voice-assistant. Siri can’t handle complex inquires, but Viv is faster and smarter. Viv was demonstrated publicly at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday and it impressed people who were present.
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NHTSA rules Google’s self-driving system as a legal driver

Google self driving car

Google self-driving car project is one of the most daring ones in current era with Google looking to strike gold with a fully autonomous safe car hitting the roads by 2020. One major achievement in that quest is the acceptance by U.S. vehicle regulators of the artificial intelligence system as a driver under federal law. This is one big accomplishment for Google who have invested a lot of money and time in self-driving car project. In a letter to the company, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration accepted the proposal filed on November 12 on design for a self-driving car which needs no driver.
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Drones will soon be the guardian angels for lost hikers

Drone with AI for search and rescue missions_1

Drones are becoming a major tool in search & rescue operations with quite a lot of them already being tested for the same. The next step in making drones do all the decision-making and fly autonomously in search of human trails in the forest is by providing AI to the flying machines. For this a team from the University of Zurich, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and NCCR Robotics have developed a machine-learning software which allows drones to identify and follow man-made trails in a confusing forest. That would be able help for search & rescue teams on the lookout for missing hikers.
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First ever AI designed car will be the epitome of automotive technology

Hack Rod AI designed car

We could be on the verge of witnessing the first ever car build by artificial intelligence. This future forward venture by design software giant Autodesk and wall media company Bandito Brothers could be the next frontier in automotive design and only time will tell if it has got the legs to go forward. The brainchild of this project are actually two individuals; Autodesk research fellow Mickey McManus and Bandito Brothers CEO & Creative Director Mouse McCoy.
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