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Tags results for 'vision'

Google Glass will usher in an era of superhuman vision

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Rapidly increasing processor power will help fuel a new world of powerful new photographic tools.

Study with totally blind people shows how light helps activate the brain

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Light stimulates brain activity during a cognitive task even in some people who are totally blind.

Americans’ media consumption to soar in 2015

Posted in Games on 5th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
By 2015, average media consumption will be 15.5 hours a day per person.

This amazing device gives those who are nearly blind the power of reading

Posted in Hardware on 8th Nov, 2013 04:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The glasses can interpret nearby visual inputs, including letters, faces, objects, products and places, bus numbers and traffic lights.

Carnegie Mellon computer searches web 24/7 to analyze images and teach itself common sense

Posted in Software on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
NEIL program labels images, learns associations with minimal help from people

Face-reading software that can detect your emotions

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Developers will be able to use the software to tell whether you’re enjoying a particular advertisement, or reacting negatively to a streaming video.

New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos

Posted in Online on 8th Dec, 2013 01:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto could change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.

This is What it’s Like to See the World as an Animal

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
If you’ve ever wondered how animals view the world, this video should satisfy your curiosity.

An AI Chip to Help Computers Understand Images

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Hardware designed specifically to run complex neural networks could let personal devices make sense of the world.

Augmented reality contact lens prototype to be unveiled at CES

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jan, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Innovega will be showcasing its fully functioning prototypes of iOptik, an augmented reality system which projects a display through contact lenses.

Facial Recognition App For Glass Challenges Google's Ban on the Technology

Posted in Online on 12th Jan, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology is, in some ways, the epitome of the loss of privacy in a digital world.

In the blink of an eye

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT neuroscientists find the brain can identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds.

Gene therapy 'could be used to treat blindness'

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

A smart-object recognition algorithm that doesn’t need humans

Posted in Software on 18th Jan, 2014 01:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An algorithm that can accurately identify objects in images or video sequences, without human calibration.

With Emotion Recognition Algorithms, Computers Know What You're Thinking

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Algorithms that can read human emotions to maximize advertising and market research campaigns.

How EnChroma’s smart sunglasses can help solve color blindness

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jan, 2014 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is proving to be hugely beneficial to people with a variety of disabilities and health conditions.

Is Google Cornering the Market on Deep Learning?

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
A cutting-edge corner of science is being wooed by Silicon Valley, to the dismay of some academics.

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.

Creepy new Google Glass app can identify whoever you’re looking at

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s called NameTag, and in Robocop-like fashion, the app can scan a person’s face and compare it to a records database consisting of millions of people.

Dyson invests £5m in robotic vision lab with Imperial

Posted in Hardware on 9th Feb, 2014 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Dyson, the engineering company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, is to invest £5m in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London.

Google’s “Project Tango” is a smartphone with Kinect-style computer vision

Posted in Software on 21st Feb, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is launching yet another crazy moonshot project. Project Tango squeezes computer vision technology into a smartphone.

Newly developed chemical restores light perception in blind mice

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2014 04:35 AM
by AlexMuller
A potential drug candidate for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders.

Steering wheel camera 'detects angry drivers'

Posted in Software on 16th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A concept to embed facial recognition cameras into steering wheels to detect angry or upset drivers is being worked on by researchers.

Researchers discover fish with a previously unknown type of eye

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The glasshead barreleye is one of only two vertebrates known to have reflector eyes.

New AI lets your smartphone identify objects

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The Purdue team developed new software and hardware and showed how a smartphone could run deep learning on its own.

Smartphone overuse may 'damage' eyes, say opticians

Posted in Medicine on 30th Mar, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Opticians are worried over exposure to light from devices could cause long term eye problems.

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
New research points the way to how we could see in the dark with our own eyes.

Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs

Posted in Software on 17th Apr, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Google researchers say that they've developed an algorithm that can accurately solve Google's own CAPTCHA puzzles.

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.

Hi-tech glasses aim to assist the blind with directions and obstacle detection

Posted in Hardware on 22nd May, 2014 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Mexico are building lenses that help the visually impaired navigate their environment.

Seeing sound: visual cortex processes auditory information too

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears when viewing the world.

New way to regrow human corneas using adult derived stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings by Harvard-affiliated researchers could overcome major cause of blindness.

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of Boston medical researchers has identified a way to trigger regrowth of human corneal tissue using stem cells.

Microsoft working on Alice-band device to help blind

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been working on a device like an Alice band that could help blind people "see" things around them.

Microsoft Research demos Project Adam, machine-learning object-recognition software

Posted in Software on 19th Jul, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The goal of Project Adam is to enable software to visually recognize any object.

Declining intelligence in old age linked to visual processing speed

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014 09:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Age-related declines in intelligence are strongly related to declines on a very simple task of visual perception speed.

SVOne turns the iPhone into an eye test kit

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
New York-based Smart Vision Labs has created a low-cost, portable iPhone-based gadget to help people in developing countries to diagnose vision problems.

Is Screen Time Bad For Your Eyes?

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s no direct evidence that TVs, computers, or cell phones cause nearsightedness.

Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2014 09:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.

Stem cell therapy allows blind to see again

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A major milestone in the development of the field of regenerative medicine.

Eye implants signal the end for reading glasses

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Implants are set to get far more common, with the development of an implantable ring that combats the effects of blurriness in ageing eyes.

University's £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Dundee University are to lead a £1.1m study into whether eye tests can reveal the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Health watchdog warns on 3D usage for children under age 6

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A French health watchdog has recommended that children under the age of six should not be allowed access to 3D content.

An artificial retina based on nanorods and nanotubes

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2014 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), for example, could potentially benefit from such a device.

Google makes big advances in image recognition and computer vision

Posted in Software on 19th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Google have created AI software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before.

Deep-learning startup MetaMind launches with $8M from Benioff & Khosla Ventures

Posted in Software on 7th Dec, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
MetaMind may have the ability to understand images and text better than any other available technology out there.

AI as good as primates at visual object recognition

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep neural networks have studied millions of images and some can now recognize the objects in all of these images in a similar manner and speed to primates.

Contact lens can detect eye disease before it strikes

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, affecting some 60 million people worldwide. It’s also highly treatable, if caught early.

Baidu image recognition has fewer errors than Google and is claimed to be close to human level

Posted in Software on 18th Jan, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Baidu has a state -of-the-art image recognition system, Deep Image, developed using end-to-end deep learning.

New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes.

Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists claim to have overturned standard thinking on how the brain is able to perform different tasks.

Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2015 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Be My Eyes is a new mobile app that aims to help blind people in situations where they need to see something.

Deep learning startup Clarifai offers video analysis

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup with a service for recognizing images, today introduced a pretty nifty new capability. Now their technology can quickly point out the things that appear in videos.

The age of superhuman visual comprehension:

Posted in Reviews on 4th Feb, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
What could we do with superhuman computer visual understanding driven by advances in deep learning?

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans, and Google

Posted in Software on 11th Feb, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The AI got a 4.94 error rate for image classification in the ImageNet data set compared with a 5.1 percent error rate for humans.

Training AIs to understand sentiments conveyed by images

Posted in Software on 13th Feb, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
‪Once trained, the AI can be used to determine what sentiments (feelings) that a given image is likely to elicit.

Telescopic contact lenses could magnify human eyesight

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2015 07:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A workaround for certain kinds of vision loss, or a futuristic upgrade to human sight.

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye that allows the light to enter.

Shape of eye's 'light pipes' is key to colour sorting

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Physicists have pinned down precisely how pipe-shaped cells in our retina filter the incoming colors.

A 'visual Turing test' of a computer's understanding of images

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2015 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way to evaluate how well computers can understand the relationships between objects in photographs, videos, and other images.

Too much time indoors and using technology could explain the myopia boom

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.

Biotech company working on a cure for Colorblindness

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Injectable genes may make life in full color possible.

Night vision eyedrops allow vision of up to 50m in darkness

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2015 08:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision.

A new wearable collision warning device for the visually-impaired

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2015 09:54 PM
by AlexMuller
A new pocket-sized device beeps to warn wearers of impending collisions as they approach obstacles.

A leap in 4K video streaming technology

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method of data compression could see ultra-high definition video being streamed to devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

A Smartphone Eye Exam Service Launches in New York

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2015 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.

Gene therapy's 'temporary benefits' for retina disease

Posted in Medicine on 4th May, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown some patients' eyesight can be improved, but only temporarily.

The Ebola virus can 'live on in eyes of survivors'

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Ebola can persist in the eye and lead to further damage.

MIT deep-learning system autonomously learns to identify objects

Posted in Software on 15th May, 2015 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A deep-learning system designed to recognize and classify scenes has also learned how to recognize individual objects.

Wolfram launches online computer vision system

Posted in Software on 17th May, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The deep learning system will get better with experience, so test out it's current abilities for yourself

Bionic Lenses that deliver eyesight three times better than 20/20 vision

Posted in Medicine on 19th May, 2015 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Webb says people who have the specialized lenses surgically inserted would never get cataracts because their natural lenses, which decay over time, would have been replaced.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2015 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere extending protein to human cells. Cell proliferation was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers.

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Posted in Medicine on 26th May, 2015 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the nasty effects diabetes can have, leading to permanent loss of vision.

Some blind people can train themselves to use echolocation

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015 04:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Some blind people have learned to use echolocation to tell the size, density, and texture of objects around them.

OculusVR buys computer vision startup to help the Rift understand the world

Posted in Games on 27th May, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The Rift understands where you are looking and how you’re moving your body, and now, it may soon understand the space around you.

Bionic contact lens becomes reality

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The new contact lens allows the user to zoom in and out in literally a wink.

Our eye sockets give us a wider field of view than other apes

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2015 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
This may have given our ancestors an edge when they descended from the forests into savannas.

Bionic eye clinical trial results: long-term safety, efficacy

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
3 year clinical trial results of the Argus II retinal implant (“bionic eye”) have found that it restored some visual function in 30 people blinded by a degenerative eye disease.

Implantable pump to regulate fluids in the eye and preserve vision

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2015 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Though there are treatments for both glaucoma and phthisis bulbi, these only slow the progression of damage and loss of vision, rather than reverse their symptoms.

Computers can now know what we’re doing

Posted in Software on 19th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
We dont have fully human-like artificial intelligence just yet, but we're steadily teaching computers how to see, read, and understand our world in complex ways.

AI triumphs at Pictionary-like sketch recognition task

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system has beaten humans at a sketch-recognition task.

Age-related macular degeneration patient receives bionic eye transplant

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is designed to stimulate remaining retinal cells, allowing them to obtain useful visual information.

Research suggests that eye drops could spell the end of cataract surgery

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating cataracts by way of an eye drop might not be all that far away.

Opternative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Opternative says it’s the only online eye exam that can deliver a physician-approved prescription for glasses and contacts.

Rise of facial recognition queried by US agency

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition systems are increasingly being used in public areas, such as shopping centers.

Gene Therapy Makes Near-Blind Patients See by Strengthening Neural Connections

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2015 02:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Gene therapy restored vision to blind patients by strengthening visual pathways from the retina to the brain’s visual cortex.

New software provides an animal-eye view of our colorful world

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a piece of free software that lets you see the colors in photos the way that various animals would see them.

Glasses let the colorblind see pigments for the first time

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Since they first went on sale in 2012, glasses from the company EnChroma Labs have allowed people to see colors as they’ve never seen them before.

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans see color differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time.

Singularity University students use AI so the blind may see the world

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Aipoly is an intelligent assistant for the visually impaired that empowers them to explore and understand their surroundings through computer vision and audio ­feedback.

Gene Leads to Nearsightedness When Kids Read

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2015 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other 'nearwork'.

8K ultra-high definition TVs could reach 1 million units by 2019

Posted in Hardware on 6th Sep, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The average screen size in the TV market has grown by an inch per year over the past decade, but it is still a long haul before sizes over 70 inches are commonplace.

Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2015 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been granted a patent for tech that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.

AI system solves SAT geometry questions as well as average American 11th-grade student

Posted in Software on 24th Sep, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
GeoS uses computer vision to interpret diagrams, natural language processing to read and understand text, and a geometric solver.

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.

New 'Light Meter' photosensitive cells discovered in the eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is a light-sensitive tissue, according to new research. This add to past work proving the retina senses light as part of its role in synchronizing our body clocks.

Affordable camera reveals hidden details invisible to the eye

Posted in Hardware on 19th Oct, 2015 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
HyperCam may enable consumers of the future to use a cell phone to tell which piece of fruit is perfectly ripe or if a work of art is genuine, and other things.

Like Your Glasses, Your Virtual-Reality Headset May Need a Prescription

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s hope for wearers of glasses who want a crisp virtual reality experience.

Deep Learning Researchers Create System that Annotates Video

Posted in Software on 29th Oct, 2015 11:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"The experiments show that our approach is able to generate multiple sentences or a paragraph for a long video and achieves the state-of-the-art results"

Facebook to share AI advances in image understanding

Posted in Online on 4th Nov, 2015 12:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook hopes artificial intelligence will be able to help blind people 'see' images by enabling our computers to distinguish what is in a picture.

Editas will test CRISPR gene editing in humans in 2017

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form of blindness using CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

Eye drops could clear up cataracts using newly identified chemical

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A chemical that could potentially be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts, the leading cause of blindness, has been identified by a team of scientists.

I’m going to make artificial intelligence that predicts what happens in videos

Posted in Software on 10th Nov, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Yann Lecun, Facebook's director of AI, reveals his ideas for the future of AI in an interview with New Scientist.

Exponential Medicine: AI Better Than Your Doctor at Finding Cancer

Posted in Software on 13th Nov, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'If you detect cancer early, your probability of survival is 10 times higher.'

High-tech glasses can treat lazy eye

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
For the 2 to 3 percent of children with amblyopia, or lazy eye, treatment options aren’t great. This is the first new treatment for the condition in 50 years.

Artificial intelligence in healthcare to replace jobs

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2015 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Technological innovations not only reinforce change but they also transform the future of industries, whether we like it or not

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab which could lead to cell transplants for blind people

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, cells that transmit visual signals to the brain, has been discovered.

YouTube's new trending tab shows you viral videos 'as they take off'

Posted in Online on 10th Dec, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s interesting to watch YouTube add more curation features to the mix as the Internet supplants traditional TV.

Computers are getting closer to copying the way humans learn

Posted in Software on 11th Dec, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A lot of work in machine learning, which is how we tackle AI, is centered around how to best represent objects and ideas so computers can understand them.

Implant could bring tears of joy to 'dry eye' sufferers

Posted in Medicine on 12th Dec, 2015 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The device may cause patients to produce more tears, when wirelessly activated.

Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and others commit $1B to nonprofit artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI

Posted in Software on 12th Dec, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'The research will focus on positive human impact.'

Facewatch 'thief recognition' CCTV on trial in UK stores

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A scheme widely used by UK stores to identify criminals is testing facial recognition technology, the BBC has learned.

New bionic eye will send images direct to the brain to restore sight

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2015 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The breakthrough should help restore basic vision in people without a working retina. 'You don’t need an eyeball at all'

Facebook says its object detection tech has improved by 60% in one year

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook placed second in the 2015 Microsoft Common Objects in Context image recognition competition, after Microsoft Research.

MIT scientists create algorithm that can make photographs more memorable

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The alogrithm can predict photo memorability at "near-human" levels

7 trends for artificial intelligence in 2016: 'Like 2015 on steroids'

Posted in Software on 21st Dec, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Its that time of the year again for predictions; TechRepublic caught up with some names in AI research to predict the year ahead:

Eric Schmidt: AI should have verification systems to avoid 'undesirable outcomes'

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Schmidt calls for the makers of AIs to follow three guiding principles:

6 startups that could change the face of AI in 2016

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
As part of the Hacker Unit accelerator program, the remote accelerator for disruptive startups, these companies aim to shape the future of AI.

Quanergy Announces $250 Solid-State LIDAR for Cars, Robots, and More

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2016 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
According to Quanergy, the S3 is better than traditional LIDAR in every way, and will make it easier for robots of all kinds to sense the world.

Jurgen Schmidhuber Explains the Big Expectations of AI

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'we can probably expect that once we have animal level AI, very soon afterwards we will have something like human-level AI and its not going to stop there.'

Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World

Posted in Software on 26th Jan, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A new database will gauge progress in artificial intelligence, as computers try to grasp what’s going on in scenes shown in photographs.

Australian Scientists to Begin Trials of Fully Implantable Bionic Eye

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are ready to begin trials of a new, fully implantable bionic eye. It is expected that it will be better than the current vision restoration devices.

Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2016 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
'For 50 years, we've ideated about this idea of AI. But it's only been in the last few years that we've seen a fundamental transformation in this technology.'

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists will inject gene-spliced viruses directly into patients eyes.

Google AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

Posted in Software on 26th Feb, 2016 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.

'Stunning' operation regenerates eye's lens

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The therapy was tested on children, but early trials on elderly people are "very encouraging" too.

Facebook is donating servers to speed up Artificial Intelligence research

Posted in Software on 14th Mar, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The big tech companies investing in AI research, as studies suggest that the impact of AI over the next decades will be enormous.

Blind Woman Is the First Person to Undergo Optogenetic Therapy

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2016 01:28 PM
by AlexMuller
If successful, the therapy will create light-sensing cells in one of her eyes and enable her to see again.

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st Mar, 2016 10:49 AM
by AlexMuller
'Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.'

The race is on to develop and control Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2016 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry’s biggest companies, like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook, are jockeying to become the go-to platform for A.I.

3D 'mini-retinas' grown from mouse and human stem cells

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016 12:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell technologies have the potential to develop therapies for the treatment of diseases such as age-related blindness.

Facebook lets blind people understand photos with the help of AI

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.

Outdoor light can slow or reduce nearsightedness

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Kids should be spending at least an hour a day to prevent it, study shows.

Scientists pinpoint where in the brain we process facial expressions

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
While we're not conscious of it, when you're looking at someone making a facial expression, there's a whole part of our brains that deals with decoding the information.

OpenAI launches Gym, a toolkit for testing learning algorithms

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2016 12:05 PM
by AlexMuller
OpenAI, the nonprofit artificial intelligence research company established last year with backing from several Silicon Valley figures, today announced its first product:

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The improvement is long-lasting so the therapy is suitable as a treatment.

Google has an idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball

Posted in Medicine on 1st May, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A patent filed in 2014 and published Thursday describes a device that could correct vision without putting contacts in or wearing glasses everyday.

Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
'we’re on the right track in developing machines with a visual system and vocabulary as flexible and versatile as ours.'

Bionic eye restores man’s vision after being blind for 40 years

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2016 12:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The rare procedure gained FDA approval in the United States only recently, and there are just a handful of doctors capable of performing the complex surgery.

Heart Drug Could Limit Diabetes Blindness

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2016 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
There are an estimated 422 million people globally who have been diagnosed with diabetes. One of the most common complications of the disease is vision loss.

Current stimulation to the brain partially restores vision in patients with glaucoma and nerve damage

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
There is now more light at the end of the tunnel for patients with low vision or blindness following glaucoma and optic nerve damage.

Google's DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google.

The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts’ sight

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The syndrome could interfere with plans for future crewed space missions, including any trips to Mars.

How to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s with a simple eye exam before symptoms

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new technology that can detect signs of Alzheimer’s before the symptoms, early enough to give drugs a chance to work.

New movie display allows for glasses-free 3D for a theater audience

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2016 05:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The prototype display uses a special array of lenses and mirrors to enable viewers to watch a 3D movie from any seat in a theater.

5 Ways Futuristic Technology is Helping Eye Care

Posted in Medicine on 12th Aug, 2016 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Amazing breakthroughs in vision technology are bringing the futuristic promise of bringing sight to the blind a reality.

Samsung turns IBM's brain-like chip into a digital eye

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM created a computer chip that works like a brain. Now, Samsung has used it to create a biologically inspired digital eye.

The Science Behind LASIK Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tens of millions of these procedures have been performed and the technology is only getting better.

These Contact Lenses Deliver Drugs Right to Your Eyeball

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
In addition to correcting vision problems, these flexible lenses can be used to deliver drugs directly into the eyeballs of glaucoma patients.

Projects investigating neural regeneration in the retina funded by NIH

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2016 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The National Institutes of Health will fund six projects to identify biological factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina.

The Blind Have High Hopes for Self-Driving Cars

Posted in Business on 14th Oct, 2016 02:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Advocates for the visually impaired are talking to companies and legislators about developing vehicles they will be able to drive independently.

Second Sight reveals 1st implant of Orion I visual cortical stimulator

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
'Based on these results, stimulation of the visual cortex has the potential to restore useful vision to the blind'

Robot surgeon can operate finely enough to remove cataracts

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2016 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Axsis, a system developed by Cambridge Consultants, is a small, teleoperated robot designed to operate on the eye with greater accuracy than a human.

Bionic Eyes Are Coming, and They’ll Make Us Superhuman

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Bionic eyes are already in development and could alleviate sight issues for hundreds of millions suffering from visual impairments or blindness.

New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision

Posted in Medicine on 14th Dec, 2016 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome.

Microsoft: 'Our Computer Vision Algorithms Have Surpassed Humans'

Posted in Software on 15th Dec, 2016 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The company is collaborating with leaders in a variety of areas to work towards the democratization of AI.

The Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jan, 2017 04:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Machines that are capable of making precise operations inside the human eye will make it possible to perform entirely new procedures.

Myopia cell discovered in retina:

Posted in Medicine on 11th Feb, 2017 10:05 AM
by Alex Muller
Dysfunction of cell may be linked to amount of time a child spends indoors.

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2017 08:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.

A Retinal implant could add years to your eyesight

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2017 07:25 PM
by Alex Muller
It may be possible to fight retinal degeneration in an unintrusive way.

First nanoengineered retinal implant could help the blind regain functional vision

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2017 06:50 PM
by Alex Muller
Nanowires provide higher resolution than anything achieved by other devices, closer to the dense spacing of photoreceptors in the retina.

A Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Just Prevented a Woman From Going Blind

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Age-related macular degeneration affects 10 million people in the U.S., and is the most common cause of vision loss.

New Lenses Could Give You Super Color Vision

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2017 02:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Thanks to the architecture in our eyes, we see but a small subset of the hues that make up the visible spectrum.

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
In mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers.

Soft artificial retina might make for smoother eye implants

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2017 12:29 AM
by Alex Muller
A number of devices under development that promise to restore vision by stimulating optical neurons at the back of the eye.

For the First Time Ever, a Robot Performed an Operation Inside a Human Eye

Posted in Medicine on 9th May, 2017 01:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have presented the results of a study using remotely operated robots to perform eye operations.

Vivid Vision raises $2.2 million to build VR tools to treat lazy eye

Posted in Medicine on 12th May, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Startup Vivid Vision said today it has raised $2.2 million in a seed round to build VR tools that could be used to treat eye problems known as lazy eye.

Google open-sources mobile-first computer vision models for TensorFlow

Posted in Software on 15th Jun, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a move by Google to capitalise on a trend of increased local machine learning processing.

Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017 01:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine – cataract surgery.

Halloween Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss' and eye damage

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2017 12:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections.

Scientists develop gene therapy that could restore partial vision

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2017 11:31 AM
by Alex Muller
The new gene therapy is under review by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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