Google Search Upload Images

Google Search Enables Users to Upload Images for Searching with Visual Recognition. Yahoo and Bing…Not Yet

The ultimate goal, in my mind, is to have the capability within a Search Engine to be able to upload an image, then the search engine analyzes the image, and finds comparable images within some degree of variation, as dictated in the search properties.  The search engine may also derive metadata from the uploaded image […]

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Multi-tasking Assistant

Smartphone AI Digital Assistant Encroaching on the Virtual Receptionist

Businesses already exist which have developed and sell Virtual Receptionist , that handle many caller needs (e.g. call routing). However, AI Digital Assistants such as Alexa, Cortana, Google Now, and Siri have an opportunity to stretch their capabilities even further.  Leveraging technologies such as Natural language processing (NLP) and Speech recognition (SR), as well as APIs into the Smartphone’s […]

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SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants Still Open Thru 2017

Entrepreneurs / Science Guys (and Gals), Are you ready for a challenge, and 150,000 USD to begin to pursue your challenge? That’s just SBIR Phase I, Concept Development (~6 months).  The second phase, Prototype Development, may be funded up to 1 MM USD, and last 24 months. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is […]

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Knight Rider

Autonomous Software Layer for Vehicles through 3rd Party Integrators / Vendors

It seems that car manufacturers, among others, are building autonomous hardware (i.e. vehicle and other sensors) as well as the software to govern their usage.  Few companies are separating the hardware and software layers to explicitly carve out the autonomous software, for example. Yes, there are benefits to tightly couple the autonomous hardware and software: […]

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X-Ray-2

Amazon X-Ray Studios for Indie Movie Producers

I remember building a companion app for the Windows desktop that pulled music data from iTunes and Gracenote.   Gracenote boasts: “Gracenote technology is at the heart of every great entertainment experience, and is supported by the largest source of music metadata on the planet..” Gracenote, in conjunction with the iTunes API / data allowed me […]

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Tesla Supercharging Station

Accelerating Availability of EV Charging Stations through Legislation

Are you planning on traveling this week for your vacation?  Bought a gas guzzler instead of an EV because of the time it takes to charge, and chargers were not readily available on your commute or a road trip?  Don’t want to get stuck without a charge, or kill a half day recharging your wheels? […]

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