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New Technology Allows AI Systems to have an Awareness of Their Physical Surroundings

09 October 2017

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Twenty Billion Neurons, a deep learning pioneer, has debuted an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that is the world’s first to show an awareness of its environment and the actions that are surrounding it.

The AI system observes the world through live video and automatically interprets the unfolding visual scene. The interpretation provides a comprehensive understanding of actions and human behaviors. It will also understand the concepts relating to the physical world that are beyond what still-image analysis can reveal.

At ReWork Montreal, a gathering event of AI researchers and practitioners, the company will publicly demonstrate the technology that takes in a real-time camera stream and describes the actions and behaviors it observes. The recent breakthrough is based on a new approach to video understanding. It leverages deep neural networks, a form of machine learning, applied to video data that was recorded for the purpose of teaching machines common sense about the physical world.

With the proliferation of connected camera devices, there is a need for better ways to analyze video. The vast majority of commercial use cases in video understanding are out of reach for current technological capabilities.

Twenty Billion Neurons is working with clients to deploy enterprise-grade systems in a range of industries. This includes smart homes, automotive, retail, robotics and healthcare. By providing a situational awareness through vision, the company’s new technology fills a gap in the market for intelligent systems.

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