The AI (artificial intelligence) industry is evolving and developing at a dizzying pace every day. Various companies are launching new services or working on experiments.
Therefore, in this article, we took up Ledge.ai,All the latest AI news you need to knowdo. If you read this article, you should be able to see the trends of AI, including examples of AI utilization as well as stories related to new demonstration experiments.
- Professional baseball Seibu Lions, AI sets the price of the parking lot of the home dome
- AI automatically detects cheating during exams and finds out suspicious movements of examinees
- AI proposes today’s coordination from clothes on hand, utilizing purchase history
- “Surprisingly easy” high school students develop AI for comfortable school life
- AI development environment for individuals without programming, price is 2980 yen per month
- Toshiba develops world’s first AI technology, recognizes voice and speaker at the same time with home appliances alone
- In Aomori Prefecture, elderly people start AI Japanese annotation work
- Events canceled one after another, how will companies using AI respond to coronavirus?
- Expectations are rising for AI to reduce the stillbirth rate of cattle, with the aim of raising farmers’ income
- Free AI programming learning for elementary, junior high and high school students
- Lawson without cash register opens in Kawasaki, purchase is automatic payment, clerk only sells items
- AI-equipped lower limb paralysis rehabilitation support robot developed by Toyota Motor Corporation
Professional baseball Seibu Lions, AI sets the price of the parking lot of the home dome
Seibu Lions Co., Ltd. announced on February 20 that it will introduce “dynamic pricing” in some parking lots of the MetLife Dome on the day of the MetLife Dome 1st Army official match, including open games, from the 2020 season.
Of the four parking lots in the MetLife Dome area operated by our company, two parking lots that can accommodate approximately 430 vehicles are eligible.
AI automatically detects cheating during exams and finds out suspicious movements of examinees
Cheating on smartphones often becomes a hot topic in entrance exams for high schools and universities, as well as exams for national qualifications.
On February 18, User Local Co., Ltd. announced the development of an automatic cheat detection AI as a countermeasure against cheating in exams.
Gaze estimation AI and posture estimation AI technology detects abnormalities in the examinee’s gaze, head and hand movements. To use it, all you have to do is set up an edge terminal and a web camera at the test site. In addition to assisting the examiner’s job of “monitoring,” it can also be expected to have the effect of protecting examinees who are suspected of cheating from unfounded suspicion.
AI proposes today’s coordination from clothes on hand, utilizing purchase history
On February 25, Aeon Group’s Cox Co., Ltd. introduced the smartphone app “XZ (Closet)” operated by STANDING OVATION Co., Ltd. to the Cox official online store.
If you use Cox’s closet, you can solve the worries of those who don’t know what to match with the purchased product, or those who are always in a rut about coordination.
In addition, if you are a member of the “COX MEMBERS CLUB” that can be used at Cox Group stores nationwide and the official online store, you can also suggest coordination from products purchased in the Cox official online store in the past.
“Surprisingly easy” high school students develop AI for comfortable school life
Grid Co., Ltd., an AI development venture company, held a special AI model development class for high school students at Luke’s High School for about two weeks from February 3rd to 19th.
The purpose of the classes conducted by Grid was to teach the key points about “what kind of themes AI can be used for” and “what kind of data need to be prepared” through a series of developments.
In the development work, we identified the issues in school life and decided on the theme of the AI model to solve them. In addition, high school students took on the challenge of collecting image data for AI to learn, annotating, selecting algorithms, learning, and a series of steps.
AI development environment for individuals without programming, price is 2980 yen per month
On February 26, MatrixFlow Co., Ltd. added a plan for individual users to its programming-free AI construction platform “MatrixFlow”.
MatrixFlow is a very easy AI development environment service that says, “All you need is a mouse and a browser.” Originally, there was a plan for corporations, but it seems that some functions have been made cheaper and offered for individuals. The price is 2980 yen per month (excluding tax).
Toshiba develops world’s first AI technology, recognizes voice and speaker at the same time with home appliances alone
On February 20, Toshiba Corporation announced the development of AI technology that simultaneously processes keyword detection and speaker recognition.
Toshiba has developed an AI technology that simultaneously processes keyword detection and speaker recognition “on an edge device even if it is not connected to a network.” Internet connection was required to use voice keyword detection and speaker recognition in home appliances, but the AI technology developed by Toshiba can be used even without an Internet connection, so it is expected to be more convenient to use.
In Aomori Prefecture, elderly people start AI Japanese annotation work
Light Cafe Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, announced on February 26 that it will start AI annotation work by “silver human resources” from March 2 at its satellite office Aomori office in Aomori Prefecture.
At Light Cafe, part of the annotation work was carried out offshore. Image annotation that can be determined visually is easy to implement, but text annotation using Japanese is said to be highly difficult due to language differences.
Therefore, by having silver human resources handle the work, we will cover the Japanese annotations that we were not good at offshore.
Events canceled one after another, how will companies using AI respond to coronavirus?
Companies that use AI are taking various measures against the new coronavirus.
For example, JX News Agency has opened a special page on FASTALERT that uses AI to collect breaking news on the number of infected people in Japan and overseas and trends in corporate countermeasures for the new coronavirus.
You can get real-time graphs and maps of the number of infected people, the latest information on companies’ measures against new coronavirus infections, breaking news on coronavirus from overseas, and information from the government and experts.
Expectations are rising for AI to reduce the stillbirth rate of cattle, with the aim of raising farmers’ income
Ecomot Co., Ltd., in collaboration with Ochs Co., Ltd., Top Farm Co., Ltd., and Kitami Institute of Technology, has built a system that detects labor pains, which are signs of delivery in cows, using image analysis using AI and issues an alert.February 26 announced on the day.
The announced system processes the video sent from the IP camera with the edge AI camera. From there, the image analysis results are sent as an alert by e-mail to the person in charge of the night shift.
Free AI programming learning for elementary, junior high and high school students
AI Academy announced on its representative Kazunori Tani’s Twitter account (Twitter) that it will provide free AI programming learning services for one month to elementary, junior high and high school students nationwide.
Lawson without cash register opens in Kawasaki, purchase is automatic payment, clerk only sells items
From February 26th to May 25th, Lawson will open a demonstration store that will allow automatic payment just by taking the product out of the store. The location is inside Fujitsu Shin-Kawasaki Technology Square, Fujitsu’s development base, which has technical cooperation with Lawson, and can only be used by the company’s employees.
Store employees are only in charge of stocking products and do not perform any cash register work.
The shortage of workers due to population decline is a major issue for the retail industry. By introducing an unmanned cash register, the aim is to eliminate the cash register work during peak hours, improve the efficiency of product selection, and reduce opportunity loss.
AI-equipped lower limb paralysis rehabilitation support robot developed by Toyota Motor Corporation
In November last year, Toyota Motor Corporation announced the Welwalk WW-2000, a robot designed to support rehabilitation of lower limb paralysis caused by stroke. Delivery will start in February 2020.
This Welwalk WW-2000 is equipped with functions that enable patients to continue rehabilitation. On February 21, Next System Co., Ltd. announced that AI was used for some of its functions.
Next System Co., Ltd. announced that “VisionPose” has been adopted for Welwalk WW-2000 to check whether the patient’s posture is in the correct position.