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NVidia’s new chips; Mammograms: AI prevents false positives; Real reasons why AR not present in retail

Nvidia GTC 2016 shows artificial intelligence innovations, (DigiTimes)

Nvidia’s new Pascal-based Tesla P4 and P40 GPUs, which are able to detect and sense images, texts and voices, and feature improved performance and response time, will begin shipping in November and October, respectively.

Artificial Intelligence Reads Mammograms With 99% Accuracy, (Futurism)

Their algorithm allows for a more comprehensive and accurate analysis that helps avoid false positives — a very common incident.

Augmented Reality and IoT Transform Elevator Maintenance Operations, (Sourceable)

The maintenance of elevators and other mechanical systems housed by built environments is set to undergo radical change thanks to emerging technologies such as augmented reality and the Internet of Things

“I Wonder How This Would Look” – The AR Revolution In Retail, (Huffpost Tech)

The current stumbling block? It’s prohibitively expensive. Just take Magic Leap, the darling of Augmented Reality and the forefront of conceptualizing and developing this concept. It has raised over $1bn to date in funding, yet very little output in terms of products; the industry is still firmly in the research phase. It may be a number of years before it trickles down enough to be common use.

RideOn Is Bringing Augmented Reality To The Outdoor Sports World, (SportTechie)

RideOn is the first company in the world to have a viable augmented reality headset for outdoors. We have achieved this through a technology called anchoring that we have created thanks to our vast experience in the field of AR. Our hunger and vision mean that we are currently seeking funds to pursue our research. We already had a successful 1 million dollar seed round and are currently in our round A.

A.I. might prevent the next E. coli outbreak, (Barfblog)

Researchers at University of Edinburgh say they’ve designed software to do just that. The A.I. compares the genetic signatures of E. coli samples that have caused infection in humans to bacterial samples from humans and animals. The technology will allow researchers to identify deadly strains of E. coli before the threat becomes an outbreak.

Huawei shares insights on challenges for computer vision at RACV2016, (Huawei)

Cognitive computing uses powerful algorithms to enable high-volume data analytics for perceiving people, things, events, and the environment, and supporting fast decision-making. It will be the key to future communications networks, data centers, smartphones, robotics, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and other industries. Computer vision is one of the key technologies for cognitive computing. The goal is to simulate human vision, so that computers can perceive and complete tasks more efficiently and precisely. Computer vision is already in use in certain domains, and can greatly boost the competitiveness of some products.


George Popescu
George Popescu

About the author

George Popescu

I am presently the co-founder and CEO of Lampix, a glass-less augmented reality and smart surface company based in San Francisco and New York.

I am also the founder and Editor in Chief of Lending Times, and a partner at LunaCap Ventures, an early hybrid growth fund.

Previously I built and sold 5+ companies in Fintech, Exotic Cars and Craft Beer. I built the #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011, and my companies were in Inc500/5000 for 4 years in a row.

I was born in Romania and grew up in France.

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