Vision Systems Design
Free tools and training data, easy-to-find tutorials, and low hardware costs have made deep learning no longer a method available only to researchers or people with highly specialized skills and/or big budgets.
This presents both opportunities and threats as new players emerge to disrupt established names and spur innovation. It also provides opportunities for a machine vision system to do things previously unimaginable. Deep learning can recognize unexpected anomalies, typically very difficult or almost impossible to achieve with traditional rules-based coding, for example. Full Article
For years, artificial intelligence seemed on the cusp of becoming the next big thing in technology — but the reality never matched the hype. Now, the changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic may mean AI’s moment is finally upon us.
Over the past couple of months, many technology executives have shared a refrain: Companies need to rejigger their operations for a remote-working world. That’s why they have dramatically increased their spending on powerful cloud-computing technologies and migrated more of their work and communications online. (Full Article)
You probably won’t see them marching in any demonstrations or holding up “save the planet” signs, but nonetheless, robotics greatly help the environment via the important role they play in the recycling industry. Currently, the United States finds itself in the throes of a recycling crisis. Because China has stopped accepting most of the country’s scrap plastic and cardboard, many cities and towns are now drowning in garbage. (Full Article)