Geoffrey Hinton, aka the Godfather of AI, has been instrumental in the AI revolution we are now living in. However, he’s not content just to rest on his laurels and has dream up something new: capsule networks.

Check out this excerpt from an article in the Seattle Times.

With his capsule networks, Hinton aims to finally give machines the same three-dimensional perspective that humans have — allowing them to recognize a coffee cup from any angle after learning what it looks like from only one. This is not something that neural networks can do.

Here’s an interesting article in Forbes on how John Deere is using computer vision to optimize agricultural output.

In just 30 years’ time, it is forecasted that the human population of our planet will be close to 10 billion. Producing enough food to feed these hungry mouths will be a challenge, and demographic trends such as urbanization, particularly in developing countries, will only add to that. Intelligent […]

In something straight out of science fiction, the high tech city of Shenzhen, a local subway operator is testing facial recognition subway access, powered by a 5G network.

From the article:

The trial is limited to a single station thus far, and it’s not immediately clear how this will work for twins or lookalikes. People entering the station can scan their faces on the screen where they would normally have tapped their phones or subway cards. Their fare then gets automatically deducted from their linked accounts. They will need to have registered their facial data beforehand and linked a payment method to their subway account.