Tag: computer vision

The Metaverse Is Coming, and the World Is Not Ready for It

Digital espionage has already been used by dozens of countries to gain access to commercial intellectual property, proprietary military technology and personal and financial information. A metaverse that contains nearly all aspects of life — work, relationships, assets, identity — could be susceptible to breaches or manipulation from across the globe. Countries and corporations alike […]

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Replai uses computer vision and data analysis to figure out the best video ads

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Replai automates analysis of video ad effectiveness and it makes recommendations for how to fix details to make ads more engaging. The […]

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Design’s new frontier

In the 1960s, the advent of computer-aided design (CAD) sparked a revolution in design. For his PhD thesis in 1963, MIT Professor Ivan Sutherland developed Sketchpad, a game-changing software program that enabled users to draw, move, and resize shapes on a computer. Over the course of the next few decades, CAD software reshaped how everything […]

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Nexar, which sells analytics services on top of dash cam footage, raises $53M

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Nexar, a startup developing an analytics service on top of car dash cam footage, today announced that it raised $53 million in […]

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Deep tech, no-code tools will help future artists make better visual content

This article was contributed by Abigail Hunter-Syed, Partner at LDV Capital. Despite the hype, the “creator economy” is not new. It has existed for generations, primarily dealing with physical goods (pottery, jewelry, paintings, books, photos, videos, etc). Over the past two decades, it has become predominantly digital. The digitization of creation has sparked a massive […]

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Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease

At just one year old, a baby is more dexterous than a robot. Sure, machines can do more than just pick up and put down objects, but we’re not quite there as far as replicating a natural pull toward exploratory or sophisticated dexterous manipulation goes.  Artificial intelligence firm OpenAI gave it a try with Dactyl […]

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Video-level computer vision advances business insights

This article was contributed by Can Kocagil, data scientist at OREDATA. From spatial to spatiotemporal visual processing Instance-based classification, segmentation, and object detection in images are fundamental issues in the context of computer vision. Different from image-level information retrieval, the video-level problems aim at detection, segmentation, and tracking of object instances in spatiotemporal domain that […]

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Standard AI acquires ThirdEye and teams up to bolster autonomous checkout tech

San Francisco headquartered Standard AI, a startup providing autonomous checkout technology for the retail industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition and hiring of the London-based computer vision startup ThirdEye Labs. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2017, Standard enables retailers to set up a cashier-free checkout experience. The company […]

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VergeSense secures $60M to help businesses monitor office usage during the pandemic

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  VergeSense, a San Francisco, California-based company developing technologies to track physical office usage, today announced that it raised $60 million in a series C round led by Scale Venture Partners. According to CEO Dan Ryan, the proceeds […]

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MLOps platform Landing AI raises $57M to help manufacturers adopt computer vision

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Palo Alto, California-based Landing AI, the AI startup led by Andrew Ng — the cofounder of Google Brain, one of Google’s AI research divisions — today announced that it raised $57 million in a series A funding […]

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Facebook Plans to Shut Down Its Facial Recognition System

The change affects more than a third of Facebook’s daily users who had facial recognition turned on for their accounts, according to the company. That meant they received alerts when new photos or videos of them were uploaded to the social network. The feature had also been used to flag accounts that might be impersonating […]

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Computer vision platform Cogniac nabs $20M to bolster its customer acquisition efforts

Cogniac, a San Jose, California-based startup developing computer vision tech for task automation, today announced that it raised $20 million in a series B1 financing round led by National Grid Partners with participation from National Grid, Autotech Ventures, Cisco Investments, Energy Innovation Capital, London Technology Club, Vanedge Capital, and Wing Venture Capital. CEO Chuck Myers […]

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Computer vision platform Cogniac nabs $20M to bolster its customer acquisition efforts

Cogniac, a San Jose, California-based startup developing computer vision tech for task automation, today announced that it raised $20 million in a series B1 financing round led by National Grid Partners with participation from National Grid, Autotech Ventures, Cisco Investments, Energy Innovation Capital, London Technology Club, Vanedge Capital, and Wing Venture Capital. CEO Chuck Myers […]

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Anonymity No More? Age Checks Come to the Web.

Richard Errington clicked to stream a science-fiction film from his home in Britain last month when YouTube carded him. The site said Mr. Errington, who is over 50, needed to prove he was old enough to watch “Space Is the Place,” a 1974 movie starring the jazz musician Sun Ra. He had three options: Enter […]

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Drone data analytics provider DroneBase nabs $20M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  DroneBase, a company providing drones as a service to capture high-resolution aerial photos, today announced that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by Euclidean Capital with participation from Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Energy […]

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Deep North, which uses AI to track people from camera footage, raises $16.7M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Deep North, a Foster City, California-based startup applying computer vision to security camera footage, today announced that it raised $16.7 million in a series A-1 round. Led by Celesta Capital and Yobi Partners, with participation from Conviction […]

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Amazon’s on-premises device for vision apps, AWS Panorama Appliance, launches publicly

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series: AI and Surveillance. Amazon today announced the general availability of the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Panorama Appliance, a device that allows customers to use existing on-premises cameras and analyze video feeds with AI. Ostensibly designed for use cases like quality checks and […]

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Instacart acquires smart checkout startup Caper AI for $350M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Instacart today announced that it acquired Caper AI, a startup developing technologies to automate brick-and-mortar checkout experiences, for approximately $350 million in cash and stock. With the purchase, Instacart says that it aims to help retailers “unify […]

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Geospatial analytics startup AiDash lands $27M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  AiDash, a company using satellite imagery and AI to monitor infrastructure, today announced that it raised $27 million in series B funding led by G2 Venture Partners, with BGV, National Grid Partners, and additional strategic investors participating. […]

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Workplace monitoring platform Aware takes in $60M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Aware, a platform that analyzes employee behavior across messaging platforms like Slack, today announced that it raised $60 million in a series C round led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, with participation from Spring Mountain Capital, Blue […]

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Facebook quietly acquires synthetic data startup AI.Reverie

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Facebook has quietly acquired AI.Reverie, a New York-based startup creating synthetic data to train machine learning models, VentureBeat has learned. In an apparent nod to the HBO show Westworld, where visitors to a theme park encounter hordes of artificially intelligent […]

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AI-powered document processing platform Mindee lands $14M

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Document processing automation startup Mindee today emerged from stealth with $14 million in series A funding led by GGV Capital, with participation from Alven, Serena Capital, and Bpifrance through its Digital Venture fund. The company plans to use the funding […]

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A robot that finds lost items

A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they’ve misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers at MIT have created a robotic system that can do just […]

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AI-powered meeting plugin Read AI emerges from stealth with $10M

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Read AI, a startup developing an AI-powered platform for meeting metrics, today emerged from stealth with $10 million in seed funding from Madrona Venture Group with participation from PSL Ventures and individual investors. With the funding, cofounder and CEO David […]

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