Category Archives: Machine Learning

Determining familial matches with Facial Recognition

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Last month, researchers at the University of Central Florida presented a new facial recognition tool at the IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Columbus, Ohio.  While there is no shortage of facial recognition tools used by companies and governments the world over, this one is unique in that its aim is to unite or reunite Continue Reading

Grammar-like algorithm identifies actions in video

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Body language is a powerful thing, allowing us to gauge the tone and intention of a person, often without accompanying words. But is this a skill that is unique to humans, or are computers also capable of being intuitive? To date, picking up on the subtext of a person’s movements is still not something machines Continue Reading

Roboray: the next step toward human-like robots

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Many people have imagined a day where robots would be advanced enough to help them with simple and complex tasks alike, and now researchers at the University of Bristol have joined forces with Samsung and taken steps toward accomplishing that. Roboray is the name of the robot, who relies on cameras, real-time 3D visual maps, Continue Reading

Robots discovering objects through Computer Vision

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While having a personal robot ala Judy in the television show, the Jetson’s, may have been the dream of every child, now such a thing is closer to becoming a reality. Meet HERB, a Home-Exploring Robot Butler created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, as part of the Lifelong Robotic Object Discovery. The robot, which Continue Reading

Image recognition used with Instagram, other social media sites

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Instagram users threw a fit late last year when the popular photo app announced its new terms of services, many which users felt were a violation of privacy. The main thing users took issue with was the ownership of photos, that is, if Instagram is allowed to take photos from its users and re-appropriate them Continue Reading