Sushi Meets AI: Jap Inventor’s App Scopes Out Selection Tuna Cuts

If you’ve ever bought supermarket sushi, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But “disappointing” tuna sparked an idea: he’d develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system to make sure your sashimi is always delicious. Shimura, a director at advertising firm Dentsu Group’s Future Creative Center, came up with the concept …

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China Tech Veterans to Release ‘Home Substitute’ Fund Amid US Sanctions

Chinese tech veterans, including former executives at Huawei and SMIC, are planning to launch a “domestic replacement” fund by the end of the year to help create China’s next tech giant and support Chinese companies sanctioned by Washington. Venture capital firm China Europe Capital aims to raise CNY 5 billion (roughly Rs. 5,399 crores) for the fund …

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Deepfake’ Detector Forward of US Vote

Microsoft has unveiled software that can help spot “deepfake” photos or videos, adding to the list of programs designed to fight the hard-to-detect images ahead of the US presidential election. The Video Authenticator software analyses an image or each frame of a video, looking for evidence of manipulation that could even be invisible to the …

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Sony Goals to Make Symbol Sensors Smarter to Extend Past Smartphones

Sony on Thursday said it would make its cash-cow image sensors smarter to broaden their application, as the Japanese electronics maker seeks to reduce reliance on a saturated smartphone market. The company said it has developed the world’s first image sensor with an integrated artificial intelligence (AI) processor, which can perform tasks such as determining …

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