Google’s New ML Kit Features Bring Machine Learning To Your Apps


Google launched ML Kit last year at I/O with the mission to simplify Machine Learning for everyone. ML Kit has enabled thousands of developers to create new and exciting experiences. More importantly, user engagement due to features powered by ML Kit is growing more than 60% per month! Google has been working with the following companies and their apps: Air Cognizer, Adidas, Dominos, IKEA, VSCO, Gradeup School, Fishbrain, WPS Office, Turbotax, and many others. There were many new and exciting features introduced at I/O this past May. The Object Detection and Tracking API allows you to identify the [...]

Google’s New ML Kit Features Bring Machine Learning To Your Apps2019-07-19T19:14:20+00:00

Google Announces Recipients of 25 Million in AI Impact Grants


The Google 'AI Impact Challenge' was part of Google’s ‘AI for Social Good’ program. This challenge is based on the belief that emerging technologies will help us identify and address social, humanitarian and environmental problems on a large scale. The winners of the challenge are to be awarded $25 Million in grants from, credit, and counseling from Google Cloud, mentoring from Google AI Experts and the opportunity to be part of an accelerator program from the Google Developers Launchpad. They received 2,602 applications from 119 countries, which is nearly two-thirds of the world’s countries. Almost half the [...]

Google Announces Recipients of 25 Million in AI Impact Grants2019-05-17T21:21:59+00:00

Machine Learning Approach To Help Antibiotics Kill Bacteria


A new MIT study develops a machine learning approach to discover an additional mechanism that helps some antibiotics kill bacteria. The secondary mechanism involves activating the bacterial metabolism of nucleotides that cells need to replicate their DNA. This mechanism could help researchers discover new drugs that could be used in conjunction with antibiotics to enhance their bacterial killing abilities. Before researchers began computer modeling, they performed hundreds of experiments in E. Coli. Treating the bacteria with one of three antibiotics; ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, or gentamicin, and in each experiment, they added one of about 200 different metabolites including an [...]

Machine Learning Approach To Help Antibiotics Kill Bacteria2019-05-13T19:55:40+00:00

Berklee Students Use AI To Create Metal Music


Databots is a band powered by deep learning software developed by CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski who met during their time at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Databots, which is actually an AI generating its own renditions of what death metal sounds like, was based on the Canadian extreme metal band, Archspire. The creators wanted to prove a neural network was capable of capturing subtle differences between death metal, math rock, and other underground genres of metal. It’s based on a recurrent neural network-computing architecture that learns patterns within a large amount of user [...]

Berklee Students Use AI To Create Metal Music2019-05-13T19:23:36+00:00

AI Used to Confirm Existence of a New State of Matter


While we all remember there being solids, liquids, and gasses from school, a new team of physicists has uncovered several exotic varieties that can exist under extreme pressure and temperatures. One of these new states is one in which Potassium atoms exhibit properties of a solid and liquid at the same time. It would be like a sponge dripping water, that’s also made of water. This unusual state could exist in the earth’s mantle but is generally not found in pure form, as it’s usually bound with other material(s). These types of simulations could help us study minerals [...]

AI Used to Confirm Existence of a New State of Matter2019-04-09T21:07:10+00:00

Google and Other Companies Using AI For Positive Social Change


Google and many other companies have already been using AI over the past few years to come up with social solutions that are intended to improve our everyday lives. AI (artificial intelligence) computer programming tools that help identify patterns in complex data make many everyday products more useful. AI already powers much of the technology we see around us and has been used to address a lot of our biggest unsolved challenges. Core Google AI research and engineering have been applied to projects with a positive impact on society, including flood forecasting, protecting whales and our oceans, as [...]

Google and Other Companies Using AI For Positive Social Change2019-04-04T23:32:13+00:00

How Machine Learning Can Help Prevent Future Hospitalizations


We don’t need machines to tell us that ending up in the hospital for something that could have been prevented is a waste of resources. Hospital stays expose us to potential airborne viruses and bacteria, keep us away from work, friends, and family, and increase the potential for being given or prescribed the wrong medications and/or anesthesia. In 2010, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported that one out of every ten hospitalizations were potentially preventable and that the attributing symptoms or conditions accounted for almost 4% of all hospital stays. Additionally, it stated that preventable chronic conditions [...]

How Machine Learning Can Help Prevent Future Hospitalizations2019-04-02T16:25:44+00:00

How AI is Changing the Retail Consumer Experience


While there has been a lot of talk and speculation regarding the end of brick and mortar shopping with the massive increase in online purchasing on sites like Walmart and Amazon, not only are offline retailers here to stay, they are evolving with the power of AI. Shopping in the future will more than likely be a mix of physical and digital purchasing, and with this shift, there will be a new focus on customer experience and an increased use of artificial intelligence. Department stores are finding new ways for their customers to find items and item information [...]

How AI is Changing the Retail Consumer Experience2019-04-01T22:09:38+00:00

The “Farm Cloud” Drives Data-Driven Agricultural Precision


Most city dwellers probably don’t realize that cloud, AI and data-driven technologies have been adopted in the agriculture industry as farmers increasingly recognize that this technology is increasing crop yield sizes, lowering costs and helping in other ways. More and more farmers are using software tools and data-driven approaches on the “farm cloud” in a shift known as “precision agriculture.” This shift has helped farmers become less wasteful and save on operating costs by more carefully calibrating the use of fertilizers, pesticides and crop seeds. Cloud-based platforms are increasingly used to collect and organize field data that is [...]

The “Farm Cloud” Drives Data-Driven Agricultural Precision2019-03-26T18:29:04+00:00

The Pentagon’s Renewed Interest in AI


Did you know that the earliest beginnings of Artificial intelligence are owed to the Pentagon? It’s true, the Department of Defense began investing in AI in the 1960s and basically established the science of AI. Fast forward 60 years later. The Pentagon is seeking to invest heavily in AI again for various projects, including making AI the central part of the national security strategy for the U.S. The Pentagon either has been or is seeking to partner with technology companies such as Google, Oracle, IBM, and SAP to utilize AI capabilities to their full capacity by sourcing necessary algorithms, cloud [...]

The Pentagon’s Renewed Interest in AI2019-03-11T22:35:26+00:00