Turn Your Selfie Into Realistic VR Avatar

California-based startup ObEN uses artificial intelligence to create a personalized and realistic 3D virtual self with just one smartphone image, and transports your virtual self into any AR and VR environment … Read more

Using Virtual Reality at the IBM Watson Image Recognition Hackathon

Five teams of developers gathered at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) headquarters in California last month to learn about the new features of IBM Watson’s Visual Recognition service, like the ability to train and retrain custom classes on top of the stock API, that allow the service to have new and interesting use cases … Read more

GPUs Help Cut Siri’s Error Rate by Half

To make Siri great, Apple employed several artificial intelligence experts three years ago to apply deep learning to their intelligent mobile smart assistant. The team began training a neural net to replace the original Siri. “We have the biggest and … Read more

Reshaping the Light on Extreme Diameter Telescopes with GPUs

The atmospheric turbulence that distorts the trajectory of lights rays have been a source of frustration for astronomers using huge telescopes. Damien Gratadour, an associate professor at Université Paris Diderot, was at the GPU Technology Conference last month to talk about how … Read more

First Emotionally Intelligent Speaker Trained on GPUs

Created by researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the MoodBox speaker is billed as the first ever high quality wireless speaker that senses human emotions. Using NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and deep learning, the speaker operates with cutting edge sensory recognition technology named “Emi” … Read more

Spotting Keywords in Audio and Video Files

United States call centers generate more than a billion hours of audio recordings every year and less than 25% of the audio is made searchable or analyzed. Launching out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, DeepGram uses deep learning and GPUs hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud to quickly index audio and make it searchab … Read more