Guide dogs will be giving the side-eye to self-driving car tech coming for their jobs

Guide dogs will be giving the side-eye to self-driving car tech coming for their jobs

The visually impaired are getting a helping hand (or a helping belt, as it were) from Korean startup AI Guided. At CES in Las Vegas, the company was showing off some pretty neat tech that incorporates optical and Lidar technology along with AI-powered on-device computing to identify obstacles and help with navigation. The company claims […]

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WeWalk raises cash to bring computer vision to smart cane for visually-impaired people

WeWalk raises cash to bring computer vision to smart cane for visually-impaired people

WeWalk, a U.K.-based startup developing a “smart cane” for visually-impaired people, today announced it has raised £2 million ($2.4 million) in venture funding from several notable institutional and angel investors — this includes Manchester City and German international footballer İlkay Gündoğan. Founded out of London in 2019, WeWalk has developed a GPS-enabled smart cane and […]

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PreciTaste lands cash for tech that checks restaurant orders for accuracy

PreciTaste lands cash for tech that checks restaurant orders for accuracy

The food service industry faces steep labor, quality control and sustainability challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. According to NSF International, a product testing and certification organization, more than half of quick-service restaurant (QSR) managers found staff turnover to be an issue for their business, with 20% saying that it had the biggest negative impact on […]

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Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

Shared micromobility companies have been adopting startlingly advanced new tech to correct for the thing that cities hate most — sidewalk riding. Some companies, like Bird, Neuron and Superpedestrian, have relied on hyperaccurate GPS systems to determine if a rider is riding inappropriately. Others, like Lime, have started integrating camera-based computer vision systems that rely […]

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Lime has built its own camera-based sidewalk detection technology

Lime has built its own camera-based sidewalk detection technology

Shared micromobility giant Lime is finally bringing on some of its own city-appeasing advanced rider assistance system (ARAS) technology. At a Lime event in Paris, the startup shared plans to pilot an in-house built computer vision platform that will leverage cameras to detect when users are riding on the sidewalk. While it will be at […]

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Perceptron: Analyzing images in the blink of an eye and tracking the life cycle of snow

Perceptron: Analyzing images in the blink of an eye and tracking the life cycle of snow

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron (previously Deep Science), aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in, but not limited to, artificial intelligence […]

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AI-powered parking platform Metropolis bags $167M

AI-powered parking platform Metropolis bags $167M

Metropolis, a startup building payment infrastructure for parking facilities, today announced that it raised $167 million in a Series B round co-led by 3L Capital and Assembly Ventures with participation from Dragoneer, Eldridge Industries, Silver Lake Waterman, UP Partners and former deputy mayor of New York Dan Doctoroff. CEO Alex Israel told TechCrunch via email […]

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The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think

The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think

To understand what’s happening, but also what’s coming if synthetic data does get more broadly adopted, we talked to various CEOs and VCs over the last few months.

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Perceptron: AI bias can arise from annotation instructions

Perceptron: AI bias can arise from annotation instructions

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron (previously Deep Science), aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in, but not limited to, artificial […]

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Datagen raises $50 million Series B to empower computer vision teams

Datagen raises $50 million Series B to empower computer vision teams

With its self-serve platform, Datagen now has a much more scalable way to help clients themselves generate the visual data that they need to train their computer vision applications.

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