Expert.ai | June 13, 2022
WebCrow 2.0, a software developed by the University of Siena in partnership with expert.ai, a prominent business in artificial intelligence (AI) for natural language processing (NLP) and interpretation, can now solve crossword puzzles (NLU).
Because of the intricacy and nuance of human language, crossword puzzles have been an exciting challenge for humans for over a century. This is also one of the most difficult and complicated aspects in AI. In fact, the most advanced linguistic technology must have a large breadth and depth of information to detect the correct meaning of words based on context. They must also be able to decipher slang, catchphrases, puns, and other ambiguous expressions. WebCrow 2.0 accomplishes all of this and more.
"We're excited to introduce our intelligent machine, WebCrow, and discuss its evolution and ability to create and solve a daily standard of life, the crossword puzzle. Can machines solve these as well as humans? How do they compare definitions and answer clues with niche or abstract references? Can they pick up on plays on words, linguistic nuances and even humor? We're ready to demonstrate how leveraging context can enable humans and software to work together and take AI-based cognitive abilities to new levels."
Marco Gori, Professor, Department of Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of Siena
WebCrow 2.0 has been given human-like abilities to imitate human-like reading, comprehension, and reasoning processes. This enables the software to recognize the meaning of words in crossword puzzles based on definitions and other clues.
"It's our business to help organizations improve any activity or process based on understanding and managing the immense wealth of information at their disposal," said Marco Varone, CTO of expert.ai. "It was very gratifying to work with researchers from the University of Siena and support their efforts with our tools for disambiguation, knowledge graph and expertise in applying AI to language. Anyone who has been challenged by a crossword is familiar with nuanced clues, so automated puzzle solving is a great way to illustrate just how far we've come in advancing natural language technologies."
Siemens | April 20, 2021
Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and software, announced a new collaboration today to simplify factory operations and increase shop floor productivity. Siemens plans to combine Google Cloud's leading data cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technology with its factory automation systems to assist manufacturers in innovating for the future.
Today's manufacturing processes are driven by data, but many factories prefer to use legacy software and multiple systems to analyze plant data, which is resource-intensive and necessarily requires regular manual upgrades to ensure accuracy. Moreover, while several businesses have implemented AI projects in "islands" around the factory floor, manufacturers have failed to incorporate AI at scale across their global operations.
Siemens has built its company on pioneering technologies that have propelled the automotive industry forward for more than 170 years. Manufacturers will be able to align their factory data, run cloud-based AI/ML models on top of that data, and deploy algorithms at the network edge by integrating Google Cloud's data cloud and AI/ML technologies with Siemens' Digital Industries Factory Automation portfolio. This allows applications such as visual product inspection and predicting machine wear and tear on the assembly line.
Deploying AI on the factory floor and incorporating it into automation and the network is a dynamic task that necessitates highly technical experience as well as innovative products like Siemens Industrial Edge. The collaboration between Google Cloud and Siemens aims to make AI integration in connection with the Industrial Edge—and its management at scale—easier by inspiring employees on the factory floor, automating mundane tasks, and optimizing overall productivity.
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Siemens is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, Siemens provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions, and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, Siemen's unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. Siemens is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.
LG | December 15, 2020
Combining its core competencies in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles with a deep understanding of customer needs, LG Electronics declared that it is building up a self-ruling robot that will utilize bright (UV-C) light to sterilize high-contact, high-traffic territories. LG Business Solutions USA intends to offer the UV robot to U.S. friendliness, training, corporate, retail, eatery, and transportation clients in mid 2021.
"We trust LG's first UV scattering robot will give our clients, and thus their clients, significant serenity," clarified Michael Kosla, VP, LG Business Solutions USA. "Regardless of whether it's lodging visitors, understudies in study halls or supporters of eateries and different organizations, they can have confidence that the LG self-sufficient UV robot will help decrease their presentation to unsafe microorganisms and germs," he said.
To be formally uncovered at Digital CES® 2021, LG's new robot is relied upon to empower another norm of cleanliness by assisting with sanitizing high-contact, high-traffic regions. As a result of its self-ruling plan, the robot will have the option to move effectively around tables, seats and other furnishings, by and large illuminating a room's accessible surfaces in 15 to 30 minutes, sanitizing various zones on a solitary battery charge.
Designed to be anything but difficult to work, the robot can be coordinated into set up cleaning schedules without requiring broad staff preparing or experts to work it. Staff will have the option to screen progress by means of distant updates to cell phones or tablets. Worker presentation to UV beams will be limited through an implicit wellbeing lock initiated by human movement identification sensors, squeezing of a crisis stop button or by means of the portable application.
"A more elevated level of sterilization will turn into the new client desire in the new contact less economy where we presently all live, work, learn and play," Kosla said. "LG is bringing to endure its ability in advanced mechanics, computerized reasoning and self-ruling vehicles for imaginative arrangements like this to meet explicit client necessities."