Fish Out of Water: Using Drones to Help African Nations Spot Illegal Fishing

The undulating western coast of Africa is one of the most diverse fishing zones in the world, with more than 1,000 identified fish species. It’s also one of the most at risk. One of the World Wildlife Fund’s “Critical Regions of the World,” the West African marine region has been overfished for decades, with rampant Read article >

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Whale of an Idea: Tapping AI to Keep Ships from Striking Endangered Sea Mammals

After centuries of steadily decimating the world’s whale populations, humans have taken significant steps to reverse their catastrophic impact. One of the latest: an AI-powered project spearheaded by the Canadian government that aims to minimize collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales, 50-foot-long creatures that got their name from early whalers for being the Read article >

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Startup Deploys AI-Enabled Vision to Deliver Clicks to Retail’s ‘Bricks’

Amazon knows exactly how many seconds you pace around their site while shopping for running shoes. But brick-and-mortar retailers stumble when it comes to measuring foot traffic. Motionloft promises to put them in step. The San Francisco startup offers a device that sports a specialized video “super sensor” and NVIDIA Jetson-powered AI for monitoring pedestrian, Read article >

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Keep on Rockin’: Startup Develops AI for Mapping Tunnels and Mineshafts

RockMass is digging a niche for itself in mining and tunnels. The Toronto-based startup is developing an NVIDIA AI-powered mapping platform that can help engineers assess tunnel stability in mines and construction. Today, geologists and engineers visually assess the risks of rock formations by standing five meters away from the rock as a safety precaution. Read article >

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Robot Tamer Madeline Gannon: New Platform Will Bring Machines to Heel at Scale

Training, testing and coding robots is a grueling process. Our recently launched Isaac platform promises to change all that. Few know that better than roboticist Madeline Gannon. For the past month, she’s been hard at work developing a robotic art installation in her research studio in the Polish Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Her development sprint Read article >

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Kampai to AI! GTC Japan Celebrates Robotics Innovations

We’re throwing a get-together in Tokyo next week for 5,000 or so of our closest friends. Actually, it’ll be more than that if you count all of the robots. GTC Japan 2018 marks our 10th GPU Technology Conference in the country, and it’s going to be the biggest and best yet. Come see how robots Read article >

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NVIDIA’s High School Robotics Interns Dive into Deep Learning

Age is just a number. And nothing proves that adage better than our latest group of high school “Jetson” interns, who spent eight weeks using deep learning and neural networks to build robots that may one day be used on our campus in Santa Clara. These talented students from local high schools brought their passion Read article >

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Augmented Reality Lets You Slip Inside Magritte’s Surreal Scenes at SFMOMA

Exhibit provides AR experience inspired by 20th-century surrealist Rene Magritte’s art.

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SoundHound Digs Deeper Into Voice AI Market

SoundHound is learning some new AI tricks. The Silicon Valley startup, which creates AI-based voice services, has fetched $100 million in strategic investment capital as it expands its offerings. In addition to its eponymous music recognition app, SoundHound offers its Hound voice search app and Houndify voice platform for companies to create AI-powered voice services. Read article >

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Jetson TX2 Powers Top Two Teams in RoboMaster AI Challenge

Take the best and brightest engineers on the planet. Give them a challenge that’s equal parts engineering, strategy and teamwork. Bring them to a battlefield in front of hundreds of roboticists and researchers. And throw in a healthy bounty of prizes for the winners. Now kick it up a notch with robots and AI. This Read article >

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