Intel Visual Sensing Controller AI module coming soon to PCs

Intel has introduced a new AI chip that the company says will bring low-power capabilities to laptop computers. The Intel Visual Sensing Controller, code-named “Clover Falls” is what Intel calls a “companion chip” designed to work with the Intel Core processor in a notebook rather than replace it. Among other things, it could allow laptops […]

Microsoft’s “Eye Contact” makes it seem like you’re looking at the camera

A lot of us are spending more time on video calls than ever before… and perhaps noticing that it can be a lot tougher to maintain eye contact than in face-to-face meetings. If you’re looking at the picture of the person you’re talking to, then you’re probably not looking directly at the camera… so it […]

ECS is positioning its tiny Liva computers as AI machines (as well as commercial or entertainment PCs)

ECS is showing off its latest small form-factor computers at CES this week. That includes updates to existing models with newer, faster processors as well as a a few models with brand new features — including a mini PC with support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service and another that uses a camera and Intel’s Movidius […]

Gigabyte’s new Aero 15 “AI Laptop” uses machine learning for better performance

Gigabyte’s Aero 15 laptops are designed for gaming or professional use and they’ve got the horsepower to prove it. The latest model is available with up to an 8th-gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. But it’s still a relatively compact machine: it measures just 14″ x 9.84″ x 0.74″ […]

MediaTek launches Helio P90 processor with emphasis on AI and augmented reality

MediaTek’s latest Helio P-series processor for smartphones and other mobile devices in an octa-core chip with PowerVR graphics, support for devices with up to a 48MP camera and display resolutions up to 2520 x 1080. But the key features setting the┬áMediaTek Helio P90 apart from its processor is the APU 2.0 AI processing unit which […]

Draw This camera prints crappy drawings of the things you photograph (DIY)

Point a camera at an object, click the shutter button, and you can save an image. Some cameras do this better than others. And some can print your images right away, Polaroid-style. And then there’s Draw This. It’s DIY camera that uses artificial intelligence to identify the item you’re photographing and print a line drawing […]

Google Duplex gets limited launch: will call businesses to check holiday hours on your behalf

One of the most surprising things Google showcased at its annual developer conference in May wasn’t a new feature for Android, Chrome OS, search, or web. It was an audio clip of someone making phone calls to book an appointment at a hair salon and make a reservation at a restaurant. And when I say […]

Google Photos will use AI to suggest edits, colorize B&W photos, convert documents to PDF

Google Photos already uses machine learning in some pretty cool ways to do things like let you search for all the photos with a certain friend, family member, or pet just by tagging them once and then searching by name. Soon it’ll get a whole bunch of new artificial intelligence features, including the ability to […]

Microsoft is building support for AI apps into Windows 10 with Windows ML

Some parts of Windows 10 already include artificial intelligence/machine learning to things like letting Cortana and Bing Search answer your questions and recognize your voice, allowing Windows Hello recognize your face, and enabling Windows understand your handwritten input. But this spring Microsoft will include a brand new API that lets third-party apps leverage your computer’s […]

ARM’s Project Trillium brings on-device machine learning to smartphones (and speakers, cars, and more)

Chip designer ARM is unveiling two new categories of processors designed to bring machine learning to low-power devices without the need to phone into a cloud server. The new ARM ML processor is a new type of chip designed for on-device machine learning, while the ARM OD processor is designer specifically for one type of […]