Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Nike Fit Is Here To Determine The Perfect Fit Nike Shoes For Your Feet

I don’t shop online for shoes because, getting shoes online is like life and life, according to Forrest Gump‘s mum, “is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get.” I prefer hitting up brick and mortar stores to get my feet measured. Even then, Nike thinks that in-store foot ruler is not enough to determine the right fit for an individual. Nike has taken a simple process, dissected it and written a rocket science text book about it. Continue reading Nike Fit Is Here To Determine The Perfect Fit Nike Shoes For Your Feet

First, It Was Just Head Shots And Now The Entire Body Is Not Real Either

Just when we thought artificial intelligence-generated head shots are creepy, a Japanese AI development company, DataGrid, took it to the next level by generating the entire body, complete with movements. Yeah, this is not KFC hunk. These are fake people with the entire body that move like real people too. According to a video posted by DataGrid on YouTube, they have successfully generated high-resolution (1,024 x 1,024 pixels) images of whole body of non-existence people using Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), a similar technology used by NVIDIA. Continue reading First, It Was Just Head Shots And Now The Entire Body Is Not Real Either

AI And Face Recognition Lets Dogs Do Their Own Online Shopping

How far would you go to pamper your pet dog? Would you go as far as letting it do its own online shopping if it could? Well, if your answer is yes, then you will be delighted that you can actually do that (let fido does the shopping). But the caveat is, it is only happening in Brazil. Petz, a chain of pet shops in Brazil, has launched an e-commerce website, aptly called Pet-Commerce, that will let your furry friend “choose” the products that interest him/her. Continue reading AI And Face Recognition Lets Dogs Do Their Own Online Shopping

Meet OBSBOT Tail, Your Personal Cameraman And Director

Forget about recruiting a cameraman for whatever professional videos you are going to make because, here’s the world’s AI-powered autonomous director camera is here. Despite the fact that it does not have legs, it can do pretty much everything a cameraman can do. Called OBSBOT Tail Autonomous Director Camera, this iF and reddot design award winner first debuted at CES earlier this year and since then, it has swoon many people over, including the 700+ folks over at Kickstarter who helped to roll in $400,000 in funding. Continue reading Meet OBSBOT Tail, Your Personal Cameraman And Director

Google Honors J.S. Bach With First AI-powered Google Doodle

Google search has grown so big that it has a team that specializes in creating temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures. Yes. That thing that most of us wouldn’t have paid attention anyways. It is called Google Doodle. Today’s Doodle is a little special and the first for Google. Today is the day when Baroque period composer extraordinaire, Johann Sebastian Bach, was born. Continue reading Google Honors J.S. Bach With First AI-powered Google Doodle

AI Cameras That Spots Potential Shoplifters: Pre-Crime Unit Is Real?

Can a human spot potential shoplifters before the deed is done? Possibly. If given enough training and experience, a person may be able to pick out those who intend to pay for the products and those who don’t. But lets be honest, other than big retail stores, no other retail stores will dedicate staff just to spot and/or deter potential shoplifters. More often than not, this task is delegated to security cameras, but even then, CCTV are there to record the act for the purpose of identifying the perpetrator and possibly, for us as evidence in a prosecution. Continue reading AI Cameras That Spots Potential Shoplifters: Pre-Crime Unit Is Real?

China’s Xinhua AI News Anchors Join By A New Female AI Anchor

After becoming the first in the world to ‘employ’ not one, but two artificial intelligence (AI) news anchors, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has announced that a female AI new anchor will be joining the duo of AI news anchors. As before, this world’s first female artificial intelligence news anchor is developed in collaboration with China search engine company Sogou and employs deep learning techniques to pull off facial expressions and lip movements. Continue reading China’s Xinhua AI News Anchors Join By A New Female AI Anchor

Believe It Or Not, These ‘People’ You See Here Are Generated By AI

If you have not heard, we are now living in a world where what-you-see-may-not-be-what-you-get (WYSMNBWYG). Case-in-point: the photo you see here. The people you see in the above image are not real people. I repeat. They are NOT real people. They were generated by artificial intelligence, or in technical terms, generated by a Style-based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks. How this creepy AI tech works is basically pulling the features of several human faces and fuse them together to create images of people who do not exists. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, These ‘People’ You See Here Are Generated By AI

China’s Xinhua News Agency Now ‘Employs’ Two AI News Anchors

I have a strong urge to tag this post with “weird” because, seeing and hearing a life-like artificial intelligence (AI) news anchors spitting out news is beyond weird. You read that right. As of today, AI anchors is a thing and China’s state-run news agency Xinhua is the first in the world to ‘employ’ not one, but two AI anchors. The anchors, officially known as “AI Synthetic Anchors,” are modeled after the agency’s human anchors, but with voices, facial expressions and lip movements animated and synthesized using deep learning techniques. Continue reading China’s Xinhua News Agency Now ‘Employs’ Two AI News Anchors

Relationship Apocalypse Begins With Gateway Virtual Home Robot

It has been a while. It was on pre-order started two years ago and it is now finally available to the masses. We are talking about the kinda sad gadget from Gatebox called Gatebox Virtual Home Robot. The name sounds harmless enough, but this ‘robot’ is in fact a virtual wife of sort (yes, you heard that right!). You see, while this device does home automation, let you in on news, weather and whatnot, it is capable of even more. Something more, well, humanly. Continue reading Relationship Apocalypse Begins With Gateway Virtual Home Robot