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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Apple Publishes its first Artificial intelligence(AI) Research paper on Advanced Image Recognition

Earlier this month, When Apple announced to publish its artificial intelligence research at NIPS 2016, many have doubted the move and raised a number of questions. NIPS (Neural Information Processing systems)  2016 is recently held at Barcelona  from December 5- December 10, 2016. Many have even wondered with this move, since Apple does not have the reputation for revealing any of its trade secrets as it likes to keep the things secret. So that created a lot of enthusiasm and buzz among the tech community. Pulling down curtains on the speculations Apple researchers has published its first research paper on artificial intelligence.

Apple Publishes its first Artificial intelligence(AI) Research paper on Advanced Image Recognition


According to the report from Forbes, The newly published research paper is titled “Learning from Simulated and Unsupervised Images through Adversarial Training” and credits Ashish Shrivastava, Tomas Pfister, Oncel Tuzel, Josh Susskind, Wenda Wang, Russ Webb and Apple Inc. as its authors.It focusses on advanced image recognition.

The paper shows it was published on December 22 although it was submitted for publication on November 15. The paper describes a technique to improve algorithms ability to decipher and understand digital images. 



In the paper, Apple discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using real images compared to computer images.It analyses the Annotations added to real images and computer generated images. Annotations to real images are tiresome and expensive as it involves human workforce to label objects in the image. On the other hand, annotations with computer generated images are easier as they are readily available in the system.

The full description of Apple's first published research article can be read here.



2 comments:

  1. #3
    I don't know if it's because of Apple's recent acquisition and hiring spree in AI, but I found the (Italian) Siri vastly improved recently.

    Using Siri with the Airpods is the best so far, she perfectly gets all sentences, including odd names.

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  2. Apple's first AI paper marks a major step for the company. For years, the AI research community has been critical of Apple's secretiveness. Its secrecy has even hurt the company's recruiting efforts for AI talent.

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