Computer "face control" is now in Spanish casinos

The gambling regulator of gambling in Spain announced the introduction of new computer technologies in the casino industry. Now every client who comes to the gambling establishment will be pursued by the vigilant eye of a specialized facial recognition system.

The new face recognition system has already been successfully tested in the capital's casino Gran Madrid de Colรณn. Also, computer "face control" is already used in the casino of Las Vegas. The system not only remembers the client's face but also immediately checks the visitor for the presence of weapons and punches through the database of criminals. Also, the face recognition system can measure customer behavior, preventing the possibility of fraud by gambling casino visitors.

Microsoft taught artificial intelligence to unusual professions: Interesting details

Artificial intelligence is increasingly used in the most varied industries - from entertainment in social networks to super-complex animation installation based on several static frames.

Microsoft taught artificial intelligence to unusual professions: interesting details
Microsoft taught artificial intelligence to unusual professions: new details.

Neither the neural networks were ignored nor creative professions - at the final exhibition Artificial, Microsoft talked about the possibilities of modern II-algorithms and demonstrated achievements in various fields of art.

One of the most essential elements of the exhibition was the performance of "NeyroKandinsky." Microsoft's neural network, trained in the canvases of the abstract artist Vasyl Kandinsky and the musical works he inspired, painted a picture based on the song "At dawn" of the Alliance group.

The organizers of the exhibition also demonstrated other creative achievements, capable of creating a variety of works of art: paintings, music, and texts. Based on the analysis of 50 different tracks, the electronic composer wrote music and poems for the Christmas song, and after studying in the books of children's tales and works, Chekhov tried his powers as a writer.

Visitors were invited to get acquainted with some works of art, musical compositions and guess which of them was created by a person, and who created the neural network from Microsoft. At times, it was not possible to identify the author without a clue.

Xiaomi introduced the Oclean X toothbrush with a color display

Over the past few days, Xiaomi has presented many useful gadgets. There was also no updatable toothbrush. Meet Ocean X, which at the start of the sale, sold 20,000 copies.

Xiaomi introduced the Oclean X toothbrush with a color display
Xiaomi introduced the Ocean X toothbrush with a color display.

Ocean X is trying to be your personal toothbrush consultant. The brush will tell you how efficiently you are doing it, where the hat and the mode suit you the most. Also, there is an estimate of the force of pressing and the duration of cleaning.

Information for all this is collected based on sensors that capture all movements of the device, as well as their intensity. The results are displayed on the color display of the brush. With touch control, data can be rotated like on Mi Band 3.

There is also support for the app on the smartphone, which will provide much more detailed information about the device. With his help, you can find out if there is a "blind zone" where you do not usually clean or clean it effectively.

The brush itself has replaceable nozzles with a vibrating head. They have a set of setae with a diameter of 0.152 mm. In motion, the administrator results in a micromotor with a rotational speed of up to 40,000 oscillations per minute.

More than 20 types of programs with different vibration intensities are available. There are appropriate regimens for sensitive gums, for teeth whitening, and so on. Also provided are manual settings of the brush.

Ocean X is protected against moisture and dust by the IPX7 standard. The same applies to a charger stand that can be placed on the table or attached to a wall or mirror.

Xiaomi introduced the Oclean X toothbrush with a color display
Xiaomi introduced the Ocean X toothbrush with a color display

Regarding the autonomy of the device, it is claimed to be from 20 days depending on the intensity of use and mode of operation. Weighs a total of 99 grams. Bluetooth 4.2 LE is used to connect to mobile devices.

The recommended price for Ocean X in China is 249 yuan (≈ 950 hryvnias). The start of sales will take place on July 5, 2019, and then the brush should appear on AliExpress.

The first Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder appeared on the net

Thanks to the spy photos, we have already seen the camouflaged Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder in all angles, but now the light roadster has become more than ever closer to its debut. At least, this hints at the official video.

A short corporate video claims "a storm rides," and the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder demonstrates it as a proof that runs at a high speed. Considering the car is not possible, but it is known that it will receive a soft folding roof and racing seats.

The interior of the car remains a mystery, but it will definitely prove to be very Spartan, taking into account the concept of the vehicle. You can expect a lot of carbon fiber parts and, traditionally for lightweight Porsche, fabric door handles.


The sound of a motor clearly hints at the atmospheric optic motor. Probably Spyder will be the latest model with an engine in the line Boxster. The gearbox will be mechanical, but the PDK will also appear in the options list. It remains to find out what they mean in Porsche, calling the roadster in teaser "absolutely irrational."

Artificial intelligence has been taught to determine the appearance of the voice

Scientists do not stand still, teaching artificial intelligence so that he can perform as many tasks as possible. For example, now he can generate human faces based on gender, ethnicity, and age, not individual characteristics.

Artificial intelligence has been taught to determine the appearance of the voice
Artificial intelligence has been taught to determine the appearance of the voice.

Scientists named this method of definition - Speech2Face. The neural network, which "thinks" like the human brain, showed a million educational video clips from the system, which featured over 100,000 speakers.

From this dataset, Speech2Face has formed an association between voice signals and specific physical features of the human face. Then the AI ​​used a sound recording to model a photorealistic look that would match the voice. The results were published online on May 23.

Fortunately, artificial intelligence (so far) does not precisely determine what a particular person looks like, based only on her voice. The authors of the study reported that the neural network recognizes in the language-specific markers indicating gender, age, and ethnicity, as well as the peculiarities that are inherent in many people.

The faces generated by Speech2Face - all in the position of full and neutral expressions - were inaccurately answered by people whose voice studied the AI. However, images usually illustrate the correct age, ethnicity, and gender identity of people.

In the event of a collision with language variations, AI also showed errors. For example, when the neural network "listened" to the audio recording of an Asian speaking Chinese, the program generated an image of an Asian face. However, when the same person spoke English in another audio tape, artificial intelligence formed the front of a person of a European race.

The algorithm also demonstrated gender bias, linking low voices to male faces and high voices with women.

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence. In simple words, let's explain what it is

To many people, it seems that artificial intelligence is a distant mantra, but we face it every day.

Saudi Arabia, 2017. The world's first robot gets citizenship. This is Sofia, the most prominent representative of artificial intelligence technologies in the media space. She can maintain a conversation, plays up to 62 plausible facial expressions, makes provocative statements and jokes about Ilona Mask and the destruction of mankind.

It would seem that such technologies are far from "simple mortals," but in fact, we interact with artificial intelligence every day. So what is this, where to find it, and how can the machines manage to learn?

Asked what Artificial intelligence (AI) is, Wikipedia will respond that it is a section of computer linguistics and computer science that formalizes tasks that resemble things that a person performs.

In simple words, artificial intelligence (English Artificial intelligence, AI) is a broad field of computer science that is aimed at simulating human intelligence by machines. And although this technology has been actively spoken sometime since the early 2000s, it is far from new.

The term "artificial intelligence" was introduced in 1956 by the professor at Dartmouth College John McCarthy when he led a small team of scientists to determine whether machines could be taught as children by trial and error, eventually developing formal thinking.

In fact, the project was based on the intent to find out how to force machines to "use language, abstract forms, solve problems that people usually solve and improve." And it was over 60 years ago.

Artificial intelligence technologies capture public imagery for decades, but many people do not realize that they use them every day.

So, the profiled company SpotHub conducted a random survey of 1,400 people from different parts of the world, and it turned out that 63% of them did not realize the daily value of AI.

Perhaps this is because when it comes to artificial intelligence, we expect to see quick work that speaks and thinks, like us. And although Sofia and her similar machines may now seem "greetings" from the future, this is still a technology that is far from self-consciousness.

At the moment, we are surrounded by a host of incredibly complex instruments of artificial intelligence, designed to ease all aspects of modern life. Here are just a few of them:

Voice Search

Search engineers such as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are equipped with human voice processing and recognition software that makes them an AI tool. Currently, voice search capabilities are available on 3.9 billion Apple devices, Android, and Windows worldwide, without taking into account other manufacturers. Because of its prevalence, voice search is one of the most advanced technologies supporting AI.

Video games

Video games have long been using AI, the complexity and effectiveness of which has increased in geometric progression over the last few decades. As a result, for example, virtual characters are capable of behaving in a totally unpredictable way, analyzing the environment.

Autonomous Autos

Fully autonomous cars are getting closer to reality. This year Google announced an algorithm that can learn how to drive a car exactly as a person does - through experience. The idea is that in the end, the vehicle will be able to "look" on the road and make a decision that corresponds to what has been seen.

Offer of goods

Large retailers, like Target and Amazon, earn millions thanks to the ability of their stores to anticipate your needs. Yes,'s recommendations service works based on machine learning technology, but they also help to select optimal routes for automatic moving in processing and ordering centers.

Based on these technologies, a supply chain and a system for forecasting and distributing resources are working. The techniques of understanding and recognizing natural language formed the basis of the Alexa service. On the foundation of in-depth training, a new initiative by the company using drones, Prime Air, as well as technology with the use of machine vision in modern retail outlets, Amazon Go, was built.

by Manish (NITK) 

Artificial intelligence has learned to distinguish the "language" of infants

Artificial Intelligence Developers from New Jersey College has introduced a neural network that can distinguish baby cries from each other and classify them.

The study was published in the journal Journal of Automatica Sinica.

Artificial intelligence, built on speech recognition technology, works by the method of compressed sounding - with the help of which the neural network can receive and restore the signal value using data from its previous context.

As part of the experiment, engineers used 26 infants aged from three days to six months in the intensive care unit of newborns. With the help of doctors, the algorithm remembered five main cries, which mean the desire for a baby to eat, sleep, change diapers, the need for attention and discomfort.

According to the leading author of Luchuan Liu's article, in the sounds that are issued by children, as in the case of adults, there is a wealth of health information. For all five categories of sounds, scientists have identified specific frequencies and time intervals.

Within a few days, artificial intelligence recorded 422 cries of hunger, 182 shouts of discomfort, 151 screams of attention, 137 cries of change of diapers, and 79 cries of a dream. In the future, engineers are going to conduct more extensive research.