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Placer.ai raises $4 million to use AI to track foot traffic

Placer.ai launches the first free online tool providing anyone instant access to deep consumer insights for any physical location, driving smarter decision-making

AI on a MEMS Device Brings Neuromorphic Computing to the Edge

For the first time, artificial intelligence has been integrated into a MEMS device

Spot Robot Testing at Construction Sites

We have begun field testing the Spot robot for commercial usage around the world. After an initial mapping run, Spot autonomously navigated two dynamic construction sites in Tokyo and used a specialized payload for surveying work progress. An additional camera in its hand lets Spot do even more detailed inspection work on site. The Spot robot will be available in the second half of 2019 for a variety of applications.

MIT to invest $1bn in major bet on AI and the...

Investment will more than double the size of AI-focused faculty at MIT.Investment will more than double the size of AI-focused faculty at MIT.

SpotMini Can Dance Now

A quadruped robot dance-off is inevitable. At IROS in Madrid a few weeks ago, Marc Raibert showed a few new videos during his keynote presentation. One was of Atlas doing parkour, which showed up on YouTube last week, and the other was just a brief clip of SpotMini dancing, which Raibert said was a work in progress. Today, Boston Dynamics posted a new video of SpotMini (which they’re increasingly referring to as simply “Spot”) dancing to Uptown Funk, and frankly displaying more talent than the original human performance.

China’s central bank recruiting cryptography experts to help develop its own...

China’s central bank is hiring cryptography experts in the latest efforts to develop its own digital money, even as it bans the trading of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

DARPA (US Military) wants to create AI standardised tests

It’s a funny thing, AI. It can identify objects in a fraction of a second, imitate the human voice and recommend new music, but...

5G will Drive $1.3 Trillion in New Revenues in Media and...

5G will inevitably shake up the media and entertainment landscape. It will be a major competitive asset if companies adapt. If not, they risk failure or even extinction.

Deep Learning: A Brief history

In the early days of artificial intelligence (AI), Hans Moravec asserted what became known as Moravec’s paradox: “it is comparatively easy to make computers...