Woman at an Amazon Go using Just Walk Out technology
Business

No Cashier? No Problem

Shoppers at Amazon’s newest grocery store can skip the checkout line. Amazon opened its first full-scale supermarket that monitors which items customers place in their cart and charges them automatically when they leave. It calls the system Just Walk Out.
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Automated nail-painting devices working
Business

Every Problem Looks Like a Nail

Robots are brushing their way into the beauty market. A trio of companies is developing automated nail-painting devices that integrate robotics and computer vision.
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Animation showing Tesla car's vision system
Business

Tesla All-In For Computer Vision

Tesla is abandoning radar in favor of a self-driving system that relies entirely on cameras. The electric car maker announced it will no longer include radar sensors on Model 3 sedans and Model Y compact SUVs sold in North America.
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Animation of SourceAI working
Business

Robocoders

Language models are starting to take on programming work. SourceAI uses GPT-3 to translate plain-English requests into computer code in 40 programming languages. The French startup is one of several companies that use AI to ease coding.
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Tractable app determining the cost of a car's damage
Business

Wreck Recognition

Automobile insurers are increasingly turning to machine learning models to calculate the cost of car repairs. The pandemic has made it difficult for human assessors to visit vehicles damaged in crashes, so the insurance industry is embracing automation.
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Annual list of the most promising private AI companies in different fields
Business

Cream of the Startup Crop

AI startups continue to roared ahead, global pandemic or no. Tech industry analyst CB Insights published its fifth annual list of the 100 most promising private AI companies.
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Operators working with factory machinery
Business

Who Watches the Welders?

A robot inspector is looking over the shoulders of robot welders. Farm equipment maker John Deere described a computer vision system that spots defective joints, helping to ensure that its heavy machinery leaves the production line ready to roll.
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Selected data from AI Index, an annual report from Stanford University
Business

AI for Business Is Booming

Commercial AI research and deployments are on the rise, a new study highlights. The latest edition of the AI Index, an annual report from Stanford University, documents key trends in the field including the growing importance of private industry and the erosion of U.S. dominance in research.
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Mark Zuckerberg talking about Facebook's smart glasses
Business

ID By Eyeglasses?

Smart glasses in the works at Facebook may be equipped with face recognition. The social media colossus plans to market augmented-reality headgear, and it’s considering a feature that would overlay a person’s name on their face.
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Some findings from a study by the U.S. nonprofit National Bureau of Economic Research.
Business

Annual Report, Robot Edition

Corporations are tailoring their financial reports to be read by machines. Automated systems download far more company financial reports than humans, according to a study by the U.S. nonprofit National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Gun detecting system working and alerting the police
Business

Draw a Gun, Trigger an Algorithm

Computer vision is alerting authorities the moment someone draws a gun. Several companies offer deep learning systems that enable surveillance cameras to spot firearms and quickly notify security guards or police.
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Rebag app working on a cellphone
Business

How Much For That Vintage Gucci?

Computer vision is helping people resell their used designer handbags. Rebag, a resale company for luxury handbags, watches, and jewelry, launched Clair AI, an app that automatically appraises second-hand bags from brands like Gucci, Hermes, and Prada.
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Results of Algorithmia's survey of 750 business leaders
Business

Enterprise AI on the Rise

A survey of AI in large companies sees boom times ahead — if AI teams can get past issues that surround implementation. Businesses of all sizes are using more machine learning, spending more on it, and hiring more engineers to wrangle it.
2 min read
Robotaxi in different angles
Business

Robotaxi Reimagined

A new breed of self-driving car could kick the autonomous-vehicle industry into a higher gear. Zoox unveiled its first product, an all-electric, driverless taxi designed fully in-house.
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Examples of Xpression app working (people in pajamas looking like they're wearing suits)
Business

GAN Makes Pajamas Safe For Work

A new camera app uses a generative adversarial network to let users look like they’re dressed for success while they videoconference in their jammies. Xpression is an iPhone app that maps facial expressions onto till images in real time, allowing users to look clothed in digital costumes.
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