Pepper Robot that can read emotions

Pepper is the world's first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen.  The emotional robot. Cognitive computing and the quest for artificial intelligence. Humans and computers are fundamentally different. Apart from the ungainly exterior of the latter, the main difference is the way in which they process information. Computers follow the...
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University Of Pennsylvania’s researcher Mohsen Azadi and his team levitate object using light.

At University of Pennsylvania in the mechanical engineer Igor Bargatin’s lab, Mohsen Azadi and his team were able to successfully demonstrate levitation of an object using light. Team built a "nanocardboard,” a material that’s as thin as a few strands of DNA and weighs less than a thousandth of a gram, but stiff enough to resist flopping for levitation. Crookes radiometer - also known as a light mill, the instrument is essentially a glass bulb under partial vacuum with paper vanes that are b...
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NFC Tags

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 4cm or less to initiate a connection. NFC allows you to share small payloads of data between an NFC tag and an Android-powered device, or between two Android-powered devices. Tags can range in complexity. Simple tags offer just read and write semantics, sometimes with one-time-programmable areas to make the card read-only. More complex tags offer math operations, and have cryptogra...
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ZigBee wireless Technology – like your home Wi-Fi network, just for smart devices.

Zigbee is a wireless technology developed as an open global standard to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless IoT networks. The Zigbee standard operates on the IEEE 802.15 Applications include wireless light switches, home energy monitors, traffic management systems, and other consumer and industrial equipment that requires short-range low-rate wireless data transfer. Zigbee creates flexibility for developers & end-users while delivering stellar interoperability...
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Turn your iPhone into a smart universal remote

Your smartphone can be used as a universal remote control for your home devices. App on your smart phone communicates via Wi-Fi with the base station / hub / IR - InfraRed Transmitter, which then translates the command into IR for the devices. Many products are available that allow you to use your smartphone as a remote. You can build your own using 'arduino'. https://github.com/e-tinkers/esp32_ir_remote Some Sample products - Pronto is a small hub that's able to turn your iPhon...
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‘BotsAndUs’ – Customer service robot

Bo is a fully-autonomous customer service robot designed to interact with and guide customers in dynamic public spaces. 'BotsAndUs' mission is to create a fleet of autonomous service robots to work alongside people in dynamic, public spaces. Their goal is to drive efficiency across customer service, operations and analytics. BotsAndUs develop state of the art robotics and AI products by combining social sciences with human-centred design and cutting edge engineering. https://youtu...
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Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems – allowing us to gain new insights about many-body quantum kinetics

Terahertz spectroscopy detects and controls properties of matter with electromagnetic fields that are in the frequency range between a few hundred gigahertz and several terahertz (abbreviated as THz). Terahertz (THz) represents the portion of the electromagnetic radiation between the microwave and the infrared region. Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy systems are widely employed to retrieve the chemical and material composition of a sample. This is single-handedly the most important driving mo...
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‘Wire’ – secure collaboration platform. (messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration)

Wire is an encrypted communication and collaboration app created by Wire Swiss. It is available for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, Linux, and web browsers. One account works on up to 8 devices. Messages are encrypted for each device. https://youtu.be/tw-prmbqRAg Trusted conversations Verifies each conversation partner’s device fingerprints for maximum security. Forward and backward secrecy New encryption keys are used for each message, so a compromised key has minimal impact....
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‘Deep Learning ‘

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning where artificial neural networks, algorithms inspired by the human brain, learn from large amounts of data. Deep learning allows machines to solve complex problems even when using a data set that is very diverse, unstructured and inter-connected. Deep Learning uses a Neural Network to imitate animal intelligence. There are three types of layers of neurons in a neural network: the Input Layer, the Hidden Layer(s), and the Output Layer. Neur...
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‘Cheetah Talk’ – Portable Instant Language Translator Device

Smart translator that delivers two-way translation through a simple, one-button design. Just press and hold while you talk. There’s no need to switch languages or change settings to interrupt your conversation. One device that supports 42 most spoken languages with one-button. Developed with Microsoft Azure AI technology to support smarter, faster, and accurate translations. Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) software enables it to speak like a real person — shaping your conversations to ...
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GraphCore – Intelligence Processing Unit – new era of machine intelligence.

IPU is a parallel processor to accelerate machine intelligence inside the processor. Graphcore's "Intelligence processing unit" (IPU) aims to do for AI what the graphics processing unit did for computing. Graphcore first chip, called the Colossus GC2, was a "16 nm massively parallel, mixed-precision floating point processor",packaged with two chips on a single PCI Express card called the Graphcore C2 IPU, it is stated to perform the same role as a GPU in conjunction with standard machine ...
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Hapbee – for happiness, relaxation, focus. Using low-energy magnetic fields, it mimics signals that your brain already understands.

Hapbee smart health connected headband is able to instantly make you feel the emotions you desire. Hapbee is powered by patented ultra-low radio frequency energy (ulRFE®) technology invented by EMulate Therapeutics, Inc., a technology company based in Seattle, WA. Hapbee - for happiness, relaxation, focus. Using low-energy magnetic fields, it mimics signals that your brain already understands. Hapbee imagines a world where every human can unleash thepotential they're born with — the p...
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Plant consciousness & Biocommunication

Research is being conducted to understand Plant consciousness & Biocommunication. Research still is in progress, but some suggest - Plants may not have feelings but they are indeed alive and have been described as sentient life forms that have “tropic” and “nastic” responses to stimuli.  Plants can sense water, light, and gravity — they can even defend themselves and send signals to other plants to warn that danger is here, or near. ...
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AWS Panorama – automate tasks that have traditionally required human inspection

AWS Panorama is a machine learning Appliance and Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows organizations to bring computer vision (CV) to on-premises cameras to make predictions locally with high accuracy and low latency. With AWS Panorama, you can automate tasks that have traditionally required human inspection to improve visibility into potential issues. For example, you can use AWS Panorama to evaluate manufacturing quality, identify bottlenecks in industrial processes, and monitor ...
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Amazon – DeepLens – a fully programmable video camera.

AWS DeepLens - fully programmable video camera that allows - Developers to get started with deep learning through sample projects with practical, hands-on examples which can start running with a single click.Models trained in Amazon SageMaker can be sent to AWS DeepLens with just a few clicks from the AWS Management Console.AWS developers can run any deep-learning framework, including TensorFlow and Caffe. AWS DeepLens comes preinstalled with a high performance, efficient and optimised infe...
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Supercomputers – Powering the next generation of Industrial revolution

A supercomputer is a computer with a high level of performance as compared to a general-purpose computer. The performance of a supercomputer is commonly measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS) https://youtu.be/oegYLRXcw3o Innovative Computing Lab with the University of Tennessee Fugaku – exascale supercomputer, at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan. It's one of the top in performance in c...
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Sensely – Virtual Avatar Conversational AI Chat Bots

Sensely is a developer of avatar and chatbot-based platform designed to assist insurance plan members and patients. Sensely's avatar and chatbot-based platforms assist insurance plan members and patients with the insurance services and healthcare resources they need, when they need it. With offices in London and San Francisco, Sensely's global teams provide virtual assistant solutions to insurance companies, pharmaceutical clients, and hospital systems worldwide. Using Sensely's platf...
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Binah.ai – SmartPhone Video-based Vital Signs Monitoring

Binah.ai - Video Camera based Real-time, vital signs measurements using only a smartphone, laptop or tablet camera. From remote or on-premises. Just by looking at the device's camera. In less than two minutes. Binah.ai’ vital signs monitoring solutions remove the need for wearables to allow users to take more control of their personal wellbeing just by using a device they already have and constantly use – a smartphone camera. The unique mix of signal processing and AI technologies al...
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Bare Conductive – Interactive Wall – transforms any surface into a smart surface.

Create robust and reliable interactive walls and murals with the Interactive Wall Kit. Intelligent coating technology that turns ordinary surfaces into smart ones. Use the Interactive Wall Kit to create touchless interfaces. By tuning its capacitive proximity sensors, users can interact with your wall without having to touch the surface. https://youtu.be/3Cd-5ZJOYdw Dynamically Functional Surfaces™ Bare Conductive’s groundbreaking Dynamically Functional Surface Technology makes...
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Google’s Dialogflow – natural language understanding platform for conversational user interface & interactive voice response system

Dialogflow is a natural language understanding platform that makes it easy to design and integrate a conversational user interface into your mobile app, web application, device, bot, interactive voice response system, and so on. Using Dialogflow, you can provide new and engaging ways for users to interact with your product. Dialogflow can analyze multiple types of input from your customers, including text or audio inputs (like from a phone or voice recording). It can also respond to your cus...
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Memory Mirror – Smart mirror with augmented reality and artificial intelligence

MemoMi is the creator of Memory Mirror®, an augmented reality and artificial intelligence platform. Memory Mirror transforms the in-store and online experience by enabling customers to try products virtually and get recommendations based on profile, style and preference. Multi-layer AR & AI engine. Using a physics and pixel-based algorithm, Memomi provides a realistic and personalized augmented reality experience. https://youtu.be/Xp7s_kCHJS0 Smart mirrors bring the retail sh...
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Google Sound Notification – to help user detect critical sounds-around you

Google has rolled out a new feature called Sound Notifications in the Live Transcribe app. It will make their phones flash, vibrate, and provide push notifications in case it detects a fire alarm, door knocking, beeps of household appliances and more such sound. Important household sounds become more accessible https://youtu.be/kLjFzY4TrEQ Appliances beeping. Water running. Dogs barking. These are all sounds that are meant to grab your attention when something important is happening....
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Microsoft underwater datacenter

The underwater datacenter concept splashed onto the scene at Microsoft in 2014 during ThinkWeek, an event that gathers employees to share out-of-the-box ideas. The concept was considered a potential way to provide lightning-quick cloud services to coastal populations and save energy. More than half the world’s population lives within 120 miles of the coast. By putting datacenters underwater near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel, leading to fast and smooth web surfin...
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Saudi Arabia’s new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia's new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City, a $500 billion city-state. Neom is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. Neom is a planned as a futuristic city with state of the art modern technology buildings, flying taxis, robot ... Saudi Arabia wants the country to become a technological and innovation hub. NEOM wi...
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ORCAM – Voice-activated device, communicating visual information, audibly.

Wearable technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Voice-activated device that provides increased independence by communicating visual information, audibly. With OrCam MyEye, you can read text, recognize faces, identify products & more https://youtu.be/bbEEmc0xtvw OrCam MyEyeFor People Who Are Visually Impaired OrCam MyEye is a revolutionary voice activated device that attaches to virtually any glasses. It can instantly read to you text from a book, smar...
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SAFR – AI-powered real-time facial recognition

SAFR for Security is the premier facial recognition solution for live video that’s both highly accurate and tuned for rapid performance. With 99.87 percent accuracy, SAFR for Security can instantly detect and match millions of faces in real time, even under challenging conditions where faces are in motion, at different angles, under poor lighting conditions, or partially obscured – reducing the number of false alarms and simplifying a security professional’s ability to secure an area with confi...
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‘Three Square Market’ Microchip – ‘RFID’

Three Square Market (32M) became the first company in the United States to offer implanted microchips to its employees.  Their August 1 chip party, where over 50 employees were microchipped, some on live television, sparked worldwide debate and coverage. Their story generated over 1.5 billion hits on their websites in a few weeks and brought visits from major media outlets, Katie Couric, the Today Show and more.  32M promised then to introduce technology that ...
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XIAOMI – TRANSPARENT TV

Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition is the world’s first mass-produced transparent TV. With an edge-to-edge transparent self-luminous display transmitting images that seem to be suspended in the air, this TV ushers in a new way to consume visual content previously only seen in science fiction films. Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition is priced at RMB 49,999, and official sales start at 10:00 on the morning of August 16.World’s first mass-produced transparent TVMi TV LUX Transparent Edition offers a perfec...
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Airborne Wireless Network is in the process of creating a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight.

Airborne Wireless Network Airborne Wireless Network is in the process of creating a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. Each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next creating a digital superhighway in the sky. ABWN intends is to be a high-speed broadband internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity where lacking. ABWN does not...
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‘KYON’ is a pet collar with embedded GPS technology and it has LED display that makes communication with your pet even easier.

KYON is the first pet collar with embedded GPS technology and the only one with LED display that makes communication with your pet even easier. What if you could know exactly what your little one is thinking about? KYON Sense makes this possible today with unique algorithms that can interpret your pets needs. KYON will immediately alert you if your pet is missing. Not only it will help you to track its location, but it will also display helpful contact information right on the collar, whe...
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