Apple’s focus on the image isn’t just about marketing; it’s about unleashing whole new ways of interacting with devices as the company quietly moves to twin machine intelligence with computer vision in a host of new ways.
What has Apple done?
WWDC 2018 saw numerous OS improvements with this in mind. These enhancements extend across most of its platforms. Think about:
Core ML: Apple’s new machine learning framework that lets developers build computer vision machine learning features inside apps using very little code. Supported features include face tracking, face detection, landmarks, text detection, rec… Computerworld Software
Austin Russell, founder and CEO of lidar startup Luminar Technologies, is much taller in person than in pictures. We met at a hotel lobby in Midtown Manhattan, where he and co-founder Jason Eichenholz were recuperating after a whirlwind New York City press tour last week. Luminar was named one of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 companies, and Russell had…Read More… VentureBeat
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Apple has been involved in education for 40 years, and has placed itself squarely at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. This event was a showcase of their continued dedication to education, and provides a clear picture of how they see the future of the classroom.
(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
A fledgling augmented reality (AR) startup launched out of stealth today backed by $ 17 million in funding from some big names in the venture capital (VC) world. London-based Blue Vision Labs has today announced a fresh $ 14.5 million series A investment round led by Alphabet’s VC arm GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from exist…Read More… VentureBeat
Apple is slated to play a role in the Israel Machine Vision Conference in Tel Aviv next month. The company is listed as a sponsor for the event, while one of its video engineering leads is slated to lead a presentation…
Poachers illegally hunting elephants and rhinoceroses under the supposed cover of darkness may soon find themselves being tracked by “Predator” vision drones armed with artificial intelligence. The new AI system that enables surveillance drones to automatically detect both humans and animals could help conservation experts and rangers protect endangered wildlife starting in 2018. A wildlife conservation group called Air Shepherd has already tested the AI system in a field demonstration an… Technology