A digital voice that sounds human

Voicery offers something most companies probably didn’t know they needed even just five years ago: a customized digital voice that sounds like an actual human, not a computer. It only needs a few hours of a voice actor’s speech, on which it trains a deep neural network to imitate that person’s voice. Voicery’s AI-synthesized voices sound human enough to convey carefully designed emotions that can act as an extension of a company’s brand. www.fastcodesign.com/90166206/the-future-of-branding-synthetic-voices-that-sound-100-human

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Emotionally intelligent Digital Humans

When we, as human beings interact face-to-face, it’s on the basis of both intellectual and emotional engagement. Sole Machines in New Zealand are building life-like Digital Humans which can connect with us in a human way by analyzing reactions and learning in real time. They have a virtual central nervous system so they can recognize emotional expressions then respond appropriately and interactively in real time. This allows a personalised experience at scale. Presented at the Financial Review BHP Business Summit 2018. www.soulmachines.com

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Sunglasses with facial recognition

Police officers in Zhengzhou, China have been spotted wearing sunglasses equipped with facial recognition software that allows them to identify individuals in a crowd. Not only do the surveillance glasses actually work, but they also work better — and faster — than traditional CCTV setups. Security footage is notoriously grainy, and even if cameras are being monitored in real-time, the lag between spotting someone who might be a person of interest and calling authorities can be enough time for that person to make a clean getaway. The sunglasses are connected to a handheld device that uses facial recognition software to compare who the wearer sees against a pre-loaded database packed with photos of 10,000 suspects. And it does so in just one tenth of a second. https://futurism.com/chinese-police-facial-recognition-glasses-surveillance-arsenal/

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A robot as your housekeeper

An Aeolus Robot can clean your home and even bring you a drink from your fridge. It can assign objects to specific individuals whose faces it has memorized, so that, for example, a child’s toy picked up off the floor doesn’t end up in an adult’s closet. It’s the first multi-functional robot that can act like a human being. Currently it’s like a child, but its capability will grow from a child to an adult with more use. Each robot will be connected to a network that allows it to share information using artificial intelligence to make it increasingly intelligent over time as it adapts to your home and your routines. www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/01/11/this-robotic-maid-takes-us-one-step-closer-to-the-jetsons/

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The world’s first Ai-driven healthcare service.

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GP at Hand is an app-based primary care service in London that offers video consultations 24/7 and face to face appointments. It uses technology provided by Babylon Health. Their purpose is to “put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth.“ They promise that patients will be able to book an appointment within seconds via a smartphone app and have a video consultation with a GP typically within under two hours of booking “anytime, anywhere”. Those who need it can then see a GP face to face within 48 hours at one of six sites across London. https://www.babylonhealth.com/

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An empathetic customer service agent

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AVA chatbot is an ideal customer service agent: empathetic, patient and unflappable under pressure. AVA, which stands for Autodesk Virtual Agent, was designed by New Zealand AI startup Soul Machines to have “emotions” and a virtual “nervous system” to listen to customers’ voices and respond to queries with humanlike precision. Ava can understand what the customer is asking for and even if they need to direct the customer to a human agent. https://www.soulmachines.com/

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AR that brings training materials to life

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The German startup ioxp develops training manuals that work with AR glasses to place step-by-step instructions directly into your field of vision. The software combines artificial intelligence with AR to produce a system that can quickly and easily understand almost any work environment and process and teach it to workers step-by-step. Besides the immediate self-supervision and the reduced error rate this system can greately contribute to workplace safety. www.ioxp.de

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More rights for women led by a robot who’s now a citizen

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Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to Sophia, a humanoid robot. It’s the first time a country has granted a robot the same basic status and privileges as humans. This clever idea could lead to more recognition of women’s rights in some countries. http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/27/robot-becomes-first-in-the-world-to-be-given-citizenship-7031214/

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A virtual fitting room

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Alibaba has partnered with a virtual fitting room startup called Haomaiyi to allow customers in its TMall to try on as many outfits as possible, without the hassle of putting on and taking off clothes. You can visit an offline shop and try on clothes by just tapping the clothes on the screen of a smart mirror, and the 3D image on the mirror can demonstrate 90% of the look. Haomaiyi aims to give AI-driven fashion recommendations to its customers in the future. http://technode.com/2017/10/18/alibaba-tech-showcase/

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A Minister for Artificial Intelligence

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the first nation with a government minister dedicated to AI. As tech companies begin to center their business models around AI, the UAE want to be at the forefront of this development. Dubai, for example, plans to put robot cops on the streets by 2030 and they’ve been pushing to get autonomous vehicles on the city’s roads and in its skies. https://futurism.com/dubai-just-appointed-a-state-minister-for-artificial-intelligence/

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Next generation AI

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In May this year. Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Recently Google announced that AutoML has beaten the human AI engineers at their own game by building machine-learning software that’s more efficient and powerful than the best human-designed systems. http://www.sciencealert.com/google-s-machine-learning-software-has-learned-to-replicate-itself?

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