machine vision

  • Aipoly Puts Machine Vision In The Hands Of The Visually Impaired

    Aipoly Puts Machine Vision In The Hands Of The Visually Impaired

    It’s 3.30am in the featureless Singularity University meeting room I’m peering into via Skype and I’ve just asked Marita Cheng to take a photo of the buttons on her co-founder, Alberto Rizzoli’s, shirt. It’s definitely one of the stranger requests I’ve made of tech founders, at any time of day, but the pair don’t bat an eyelid — and in half a… Read More

  • New Google Research Project Can Auto-Caption Complex Images

    New Google Research Project Can Auto-Caption Complex Images

    Image recognition has come a long way over the last few years and maybe more so than anybody else, Google has brought some of those advances to end users. To see how far we’ve come, just try searching through your own images on Google Photos, for example. But recognizing objects (and maybe basic scenes) is only a first step. In September, Google showed how its approach, using the… Read More

  • Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

    Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

    Computer vision/robotics company Blue River Technology announced today that it has raised a $3.1 million Series A round of funding from Khosla Ventures. Steve Blank, Ulu Ventures and Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs also participated. Blue River is designing weed elimination robots for agriculture. No, the company’s not making marijuana crop destructobots — these machines will… Read More