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Hour of Code Intro – NASA Lunar Mapping App

Hour of Code Intro – NASA Lunar Mapping App

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

At the Intel AI booth at NeurIPS in Montreal with Sara Jennings, Deputy Director, NASA FDL

You can find resources for your own Hour of Code here: https://code.org/

#HourOfCode #NeurIPS2018 #IntelAI

Volumio Partnership – AI Voice Control

Volumio Partnership – AI Voice Control

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:
https://volumio.org/forum/myvolumio-voice-assistant-t10823.html.

Panelist: Over the edge AI – startups making breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity

Panelist: Over the edge AI – startups making breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity

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.

World Summit AI – The Show Begins!

World Summit AI – The Show Begins!

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.

Panelist at World Summit AI – XPRIZE Workshop

Panelist at World Summit AI – XPRIZE Workshop

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

Expressive Robot Head: Automatic Face Tracking & Gaze Direction Estimation for Animated AI Avatar

Expressive Robot Head: Automatic Face Tracking & Gaze Direction Estimation for Animated AI Avatar

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.

Robotics, Intel RealSense™, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things

CloudConstable Selected To Compete In IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

CloudConstable Selected To Compete In IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

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.