Items tagged with computer vision

OpenAI’s CLIP, a general-purpose vision system, is gaining attention this week for some rather interesting findings regarding its performance. From being tricked using text to perhaps being a little bit racist, CLIP still has a lot to learn. As the OpenAI blog explains, fifteen years ago, “Quiroga et al. discovered that the human brain possesses multimodal neurons,” which are neurons that react to abstract concepts rather than specific things. Recently, researchers found that CLIP had these multimodal neurons as well, and they only fired for specific things. In CLIP's case, the researchers found a “Spider-Man” neuron that fired when images of spiders, the text... Read more...
Google is no stranger to the Raspberry Pi platform, as witnessed by its Artificial Intelligence Yourself (AIY) Projects initiative. Today, the company is launching a new product under the AIY umbrella that is called the Vision Kit. The AIY Vision Kit includes a VisionBonnet circuit board, RGB button, piezo speaker, macro/wide lens and a cardboard outer shell (among other things). You will have to provide a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a Raspberry Pi Camera, a power supply and an SD card. However, once you have all the necessary components together, the VisionBonnet's onboard Intel Movidius MA2450 vision processing unit is able to get to work. Using Google's included software, tinkerers will find three... Read more...
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are two intertwined and fast-growing fields that are getting attention from some of the world's biggest technology companies, including Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, Google, and now Apple. The latter joins the fray after having published its first AI paper this month (it was submitted in November) that describes a technique on how to greatly improve computer vision and pattern recognition in machines. This is a pretty big deal, and not just because of the technology involved in the paper. Unlike many other companies involved in AI research and machine learning technologies, Apple has kept its research tight lipped and out of the public eye. Publishing... Read more...