AI

  • Background blur arrives in Skype thanks to AI

    Microsoft has a fancy new feature in Skype, where it’ll use AI to determine edges of people live, in real time and apply a depth of field effect to the background. This kind of effect looks professional and is something many have spent hundreds creating, using prosumer or professional...
  • Huawei Mate20 Pro AI is streets ahead of Not Hotdog

    While my review of the Huawei Mate20 Pro is already up, one of the features I’m really enjoying is the camera’s ability to detect objects in the real world using AI.  The Computer Vision system works by firing up the camera app, selecting the standard Photo mode and tapping...
  • Interview: AI expert Kriti Sharma

    Kriti Sharma is the amazingly talented Artificial Intelligence expert that was recently named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for advancements in AI. While there's a lot of talk about AI, it's rare to get insights into the industry and our interview with Sharma is particularly revealing. Sit...
  • Google Duplex AI demo was impressive, but was also a lie

    Google’s annual developer conference kicked off today and one of the most impressive demos was a new product known as Google Duplex. Part of the Google Assistant features, Duplex leverages years of investment from Google in natural language processing, deep learning and text to speech. The on stage demo...
  • If you do anything this weekend, watch this AI documentary

    Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly growing industry spreading throughout almost every industry. AI has amazing potential to transform our careers, our lives and through the physical expression of AI through robotics, driverless vehicles how the world fundamentally works. For decades now we’ve been focused on the speed improvements of...
  • Microsoft Teams will use AI to add depth of field to video calls

    The successor to Skype for Business and Yammer and Groups is Microsoft Teams and the services is maturing quickly. In February the Teams developers added many important new features like PSTN calling and voicemail on mobile for Enterprise Voice licensed customers. That’s interesting for those that are impacted by it, but...
  • Google AI is now powering the ads on this website

    Last month, Adsense Product Manager Violetta Kalathaki announced AdSense Auto Ads and now they’re running on techAU. This is fundamental change in how AdSense works and now leverages Machine Learning to determine the most relevant (and profitable) ad selection for content. While website owners never chose the ads, rather...
  • Google’s Quickdraw AI Experiment is powered by 1 billion doodles

    Google are a crazy company that do crazy things, but their Quickdraw AI game is a incredibly friendly way to show off the power of AI and machine learning to everday people, while getting developers excited about the possibilities. The project comes was developed by Google staff, including Jonas...
  • International Conference on Machine Learning coming to Sydney, featuring NVIDIA AI

    In early August, Sydney, Australia will play host to the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) which brings together the best of minds and technologies in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Since 2012, the conference has been held in locations across the globe including the UK, US, China, France...