Artificial intelligence

AI, machine learning and bots are taking ‘service’ away from customer service | Different on Lochhead

Each month, the “Lochhead on Different” episode explores the need to differentiate between people, products, and services in a world that encourages massive imitation. Christopher Lochhead is a best-selling author, top podcaster and former tech CMO. Today, Christopher and Bob talk about the nearly impossible task of getting help from a digital platform once AI …

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Google and TUAT’s WaveFit neural vocoder infers 240 times faster than WaveRNN

A neural vocoder is a neural network designed to generate speech waveforms from acoustic features—often used as a backbone module for speech recognition tasks such as text-to-speech (TTS), speech-to-speech translation (S2ST), and more. However, it is difficult for current neural vocoders to maintain high sound quality without incurring high computational cost. in new paper WaveFit: …

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Olive AI sells two of its products

Columbus, Ohio-based healthcare automation company Olive AI is selling its population health and 340B product lines to healthcare AI company Rotera. A spokesperson for Olive said it is shifting its product strategy to focus on revenue cycle management and utilization management techniques. It said population health and the 340B product line did not fit with …

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A simple AI eye test can accurately predict future fatal heart attacks

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease is the leading cause of death globally, accounting for an estimated 17.9 million deaths each year. Early detection of heart disease, which often leads to a heart attack, can save many lives by giving patients precious time to treat, the WHO said. Now, researchers have discovered …

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Spotify’s latest acquisition is a company that detects harmful content in podcasts

Acquired a company that it said will help it detect and address harmful content on its platform. Kinzen uses machine learning and human expertise to analyze potentially harmful content and hate speech in multiple languages. It added that Kinzen will “help us more effectively deliver safe, enjoyable experiences on our global platform” and that the …

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AML surveillance technology innovator Hawk AI forges strategic partnership with know-your-customers

AML monitoring technologist Hawk AI has entered into a strategic partnership with Know Your Customer, a provider of digital onboarding and business KYC solutions. The partnership will provide businesses with an integrated anti-fraud solution that helps them avoid siloed compliance technology issues. Munich, Germany-based Hawk AI made its Finovate debut in May, demonstrating its technology …

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Artificial intelligence may improve suicide prevention in the future

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Any loss of life can be devastating, but loss of life by suicide is especially tragic. About nine Australians commit suicide every day and it is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44. Suicide attempts are more common, with some estimates suggesting they occur up to 30 times as …

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Google’s latest AI generator creates HD videos based on text prompts

Google Imagen video creation example provided by Google. Today, Google announced the development of Imagen Video, a text-to-video AI mode capable of generating 1280×768 video at 24 frames per second based on written prompts. Currently, it is in the research phase, but its appearance on Google Image five months later shows the rapid development of …

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This AI-powered device tracks you (or your horse) as you create video content

My Pixel Pro 6 is connected to the Pivo Pod Active. Image: Jack Warren Over the years, I’ve sent more review gadgets than I’d like to admit. At best, I’d say maybe 50% of the units were delivered as promised, and 25% of them really impressed me. So when I received another device that promised …

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