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We had a lot of fun presenting our demo of face detection using OpenCV, OpenVINO, and the Intel RealSense D415 depth camera in the Intel AI booth at NeurIPS 2018 in Montreal in the first week of December.
We also managed to recruit a few volunteers to read through our script while we captured them using the Intel RealSense D415 depth camera, and are now working on training a lip reading model based on the data. More about this work to come in 2019!
This week, many elementary schools are doing an “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education week. Since I’m attending the NeurIPS conference in Montreal this week, I’ll help out with Hour of Code sessions at my kids’ school next week instead! I wanted to share a quick shout out from the Intel AI booth at the show, where I met with Sara Jennings of the NASA Frontier Development Lab. She showed me a cool lunar mapping game that we’ll try out next week. Please see the video attached!
If you want to try the game yourself, please click this link: LunaRush
You can find resources for your own Hour of Code here: https://code.org/
#HourOfCode #NeurIPS2018 #IntelAI
It’s Halloween Night, a fine time for our new animated AI DJ persona, Viola, to make her debut. Here she is with a special message!
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During the World Summit AI in Amsterdam, we announced a partnership with Volumio, the open source audio player. Since then, we’ve been working hard on an initial prototype for an AI assistant to provide voice control of the Volumio player. These efforts have paid off and we should have a demo version of our AI control application available soon. Please check back here or sign up for our mailing list for further details!
For more information on the leading open source music player, Volumio, please visit their website, https://volumio.org. They’ve also got a discussion going about the partnership and potential applicability of an AI assistant for their community in their online forums, here:
A quick update on one of my activities during World Summit AI in Amsterdam. XPRIZE hosted a panel discussion on “Over the edge AI – startups making breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity”. I was proud to be on stage with other IBM Watson AI XPRIZE team members and the moderators from the XPRIZE Foundation, Amir and Devin! I think it was an interesting discussion and we had a good turnout.
I was able to capture this photo of the opening of the show this morning. It was quite the big production, and the conference appears to be about full!
The program today should be exciting, but I need to head out to prepare for the panel discussion and workshop with the XPRIZE team this afternoon.
I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion at World Summit AI on “Over the edge AI – Startups making breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity” moderated by Amir Banifatemi and Devin Krotman of XPRIZE. Very proud to join them as well as a couple of my esteemed competitors from the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. For more information, please see here: https://worldsummit.ai/xprizeworkshop/
#WSAI18 #XPRIZE #AIforGood
CloudConstable Founder Michael Pickering to Participate in Discussion Panel at AI Conference in Amsterdam
Founder Michael Pickering is delighted to participate in a discussion panel at the World Summit AI (WSAI) conference in Amsterdam, which runs from October 10-11, 2018. For more info about WSAI, please check out www.worldsummit.ai
We’re defining the technology needed to operate an expressive robot head, including the use of the Intel OpenVINO framework to run face gaze detection algorithms to be used for automatic servo control for maintaining ‘virtual’ eye contact between animated avatar and our user. This project supports our entry into the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition.
We are proud to announce that we are one of the 146 teams from 22 countries selected to advance into the first round of the $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. We’re one of about 20 teams from Canada and the only competing team from the Greater Toronto Area!
The competition will end in 2020 when the top three teams will present at the TED conference and from which an overall winner will be chosen.