As a part of the tech in Techstory, we bring you the latest in the technology from around the world under “TECH THIS WEEK!” every Sunday! This week we saw Google AI had around 94% accuracy while captioning images and its self driving car met with another accident. We also saw Sandisk unveiling 1 TB memory card and SnapChat (Snap Inc) leaking its spectacle. In case, if you’ve missed any of those, along with Google’s latest chat app Allo, don’t worry just keep reading !
Google AI Gives 93.9% Accuracy While Captioning Images!
Google has open-sourced a model for its machine-learning system, called Show and Tell, which can view an image and generate accurate and original captions.
Google stated in a blog, “Today’s code release initializes the image encoder using the Inception V3 model, which achieves 93.9% accuracy on the ImageNet classification task. Initializing the image encoder with a better vision model gives the image captioning system a better ability to recognize different objects in the images, allowing it to generate more detailed and accurate descriptions. This gives an additional 2 points of improvement in the BLEU-4 metric over the system used in the captioning challenge.”
To attain such accuracy, the scientists at Google Brain Team had to train both the vision and language frameworks with captions created by real people. This enables the technology to avoid simply naming the objects in the image.
It added, “Another key improvement to the vision component comes from fine-tuning the image model. This step addresses the problem that the image encoder is initialized by a model trained to classify objects in images, whereas the goal of the captioning system is to describe the objects in images using the encodings produced by the image model. For example, an image classification model will tell you that a dog, grass and a frisbee are in the image, but a natural description should also tell you the color of the grass and how the dog relates to the frisbee.”
SanDisk Unveils the World’s First 1TB SD card!
Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader, today unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype at the world’s leading trade fair for photo and video professionals.
With increasing demand for high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K, the company continues to push the boundaries of technology with solutions that support the exponential growth of data-intensive production demands.
WDC is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed.
SanDisk, a WDC brand, provides trusted and innovative flash storage products that have transformed the electronics industry. SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world’s largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Google Says Hello To Allo For Users To Hangout !
Google today announced the launch of its latest consumer-centric instant messaging app Google Allo. The latest product from Google comes out little more than a month after the tech giant’s release of Google Duo, a video calling app.
The smart features include “Smart Reply” where you can quickly respond on the go with just a tap. Other than the text features, Allo also allows you to send images and stickers over chat. Google has worked with independent artists and studios around the world to create custom sticker packs. Another unique feature of Allo is the freedom to vary the text size for every message being sent by simply dragging the send button up or down.
Google Allo lets you search any where in the web right in the middle of your chat and share it with your recipient. All you need to do is add “@Google” in your chat and get the help from Google Assistant. Over the coming months Google plans to release Google Assistant for its other products and multiple language support.
Snapchat Unveils Spectacles That Can Do Wonders to Your Social Life!
Snapchat’s first hardware product is coming to the market sooner than anyone expected. The company said tonight that it will sell Spectacles, a set of connected sunglasses that record 10-second snippets of video, for $130 sometime this fall.
Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create Memories.
Snapchat has created one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world, capable of taking a day’s worth of pictures on a single charge, and integrated it seamlessly into a fun pair of sunglasses – available in 3 different colors!
Spectacles connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer your Memories directly into the app in our brand new circular video format.
Circular video plays full screen on any device, in any orientation, and captures the human perspective with a 115 degree field of view.
Google’s Self-Drive Car Crashed in Mt. View
Google confirmed that one of the company’s self-driving cars was involved in an accident Friday afternoon on city streets in Mountain View as per CBS report.
Neither driver was taken to the hospital from the scene, but a Google spokesperson says the driver of the Google car did end up going to the hospital with a sore neck. Google also says its self-driving car was not at fault.
Google stated, “We’ve made a lot of progress with our self-driving technology over the past 6 years, and we’re still learning. Every day we head out onto public streets so we can keep challenging and refining our software” on their website.
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