Computer Vision

Asos adds search-by-photo to its fashion ecommerce app

Computer vision continues to find its way into all sorts of apps as the underlying tech powering convenience-oriented image searches. Latest -- and it must be said late -- to the party is fashion ecom

VergeSense’s AI sensing hardware tackles facility management

Facility management might not sound like the sexiest use of AI technology. But office space can be a huge expense for larger businesses -- the biggest after staff costs -- which is why Y Combinator-ba

Ebay to launch visual search tools for finding products using photos from your phone or web

Ebay this morning announced its plans to introduce new image search capabilities that will allow the company to better compete with the likes of Pinterest, Google and Amazon, all of which already supp

Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg might not be able to agree about much when it comes to AI these days, but the pair do seem to see the same potential in Vicarious, a startup applying unsupervised learni

This facial recognition system tracks how you’re enjoying a movie

As moviemaking becomes as much a science as an art, the moviemakers need ever-better ways to gauge audience reactions. Did they enjoy it? How much... exactly? At minute 42? A system from Caltech and D

The Canvas autonomous cart can ferry goods around chaotic factory floors

Most Econ 101 classes start with an explanation of fixed and marginal cost in the context of factories. The factory is the principal fixed cost — expensive and permanent. Canvas wants to smash this

The OrCam MyEye helps visually impaired people read and identify things

Meet the OrCam MyEye, a tiny wearable device that can give you secret powers if you have vision problems. It's a tiny device that you clip to your glasses. It has a camera, a speaker and a cable that

Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity

Let's step back from politics and look at some cold, hard numbers to assess the current state of cross-border investment and other transactional activity between the U.S. and China. We’ll look at on

Miso Happy is a 3D selfie app that rocks the uncanny valley

Move over duckface. Shove off rainbow spew. There's a new selfie game in town and it wants to turn your 2D visage into uncannily accurate 3D -- then splice that axiomatic piece of you into animated ca

Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically

Google has an indoor positioning tech in the works, called VPS

Google has announced it's working on a service to offer detailed indoor location positioning using its Tango 3D sensing computer vision tech.

Google Lens will let smartphone cameras understand what they see and take action

At Google's I/O developer conference, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new technology called Google Lens. The idea with the product is to leverage Google's computer vision and AI technology in order to b

Deep Science AI monitors security feeds for masks and guns to quicken response times

You're working late at the 7-Eleven when a guy comes through the door with a mask and a gun. You raise your hands, follow his instructions, empty the cash register and throw some burners in the bag. A

Brightlamp wants to use AI to spot concussions

Can an app look you in the eye and know if you have a brain injury? That's something being worked on by Startup Battlefield company Brightlamp, a computer vision and machine learning startup out of Pu

Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there

A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer

Facebook posts its fast and accurate ConvNet models for machine translation on GitHub

In its latest paper, the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) team dropped some impressive results for its implementation of a modified convolutional neural network for machine translation. And to complement i

GrokStyle is putting computer vision to work on home decor with $2M in funding

One of the things I've always wanted out of technology is the ability to point my phone at something or take a screenshot, and have it say, here's what that thing is and here's where you can buy it. M

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the informati

Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device

Hardware that responds to voice commands is already out there and probably in your hand or house right now. Whether it’s a smartphone, smart speaker or wearable, it has to connect to the cloud to de

DeepScale raises $3 million for perception AI to make self-driving cars safe

Automakers are scrambling to develop cars with advanced driver-assistance systems that are so good they’re “crash-proof,” or fully autonomous vehicles, each safer than the next. But automakers a
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