A $30 AR Headset?

Much like Google Cardboard enabled cheap and easy access to VR applications, an augmented reality (AR) kit called HoloKit is now providing low-cost access to the world of AR. HoloKit made its debut this June at the Augmented World Expo USA, the world’s largest AR and VR conference and vendor exhibition. When paired with AR […]

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CVPR 2017: The Fusion of Deep Learning and Computer Vision, What’s Next?

The 2017 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) was hosted from July 21st to July 26th in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s conference accepted 783 papers out of 2,620 valid submissions, which included 215 long and short presentations and 3 parallel tracks. The conference attracted 127 sponsors with $859,000 in sponsorship funds, and close […]

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A New World Led by Information Science — SoftBank World 2017

SoftBank’s annual two-day event — “SoftBank World 2017” — was held on July 20 and 21. Since the announcement of the humanoid robot “Pepper”, SoftBank has been rapidly developing applications around robots, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things), which took up a large proportion of this year’s keynote speeches and special lectures. This […]

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Chinese Computer Vision Startup Turns Heads With ‘SensePose’

In the filming of movies like Avatar or Pirates of the Caribbean, actors donned motion capture suits, allowing special cameras to record their physical actions, which were then processed and played back in the form of an animated 2D or 3D digital character. Now, a Chinese AI startup called SenseTime is creating similar results using […]

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One Night at CVPR 2017 : Exploring IJCV and the Asia Research Force

This year, it’s in Hawaii. The Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR), one of the top three events of its kind, is making Honolulu an even busier attraction this year. According to organizers, the conference received 2,620 valid submissions, accepted 783 papers, 215 long and short orals, 3 parallel tracks, attracted 127 sponsors with […]

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Canvassing Switzerland’s AI Landscape

Synced canvases the Swiss artificial intelligence landscape: from software research in Lugano to hardware development in Zurich, with supporting vertical markets spanning the country’s west side, backed by EU investments and reaching consumer markets in Germany and around the world.   To begin surveying the artificial intelligence landscape in Switzerland, we should first consider the […]

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Apple is in a Dilemma on iPhone’s 10-year-old Birthday

“On June 28, 2007, Steve Jobs gave the most incredible keynote presentation of his life, introducing the mobile phone that would revolutionize the industry, and to some extent the world — the original iPhone. However, Apple is faced with a big dilemma while celebrating iPhone’s 10-year-old birthday.   Image source: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/e7EfxMOElBE/maxresdefault.jpg A Miracle in Smartphone History […]

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A Sneak Peak of Our Upcoming “AI Tech Report”

Synced has recently begun putting together a research report on the technologies powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify their development paths. You may sign up to receive the report as soon as the rolling out starts. The Background In the report, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be represented together with a brief history […]

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Giving Robots a Sense of Touch

GelSight Technology Lets Robots Gauge Objects’ Hardness and Manipulate Small Tools. Watch Video Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office June 5, 2017Press Inquiries Two papers from MIT using GelSight sensing technology were published in ICRA 2017. The GelSight sensor was first introduced 8 years ago [Fig 1]. This sensor consists of a piece of transparent, […]

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