The 7 big myths about AI in traditional businesses

Usually, when I talk to decision-makers and executives in companies starting their AI journey, I hear some questions, misconceptions, and concerns shared by most of them. Many of these business owners are diving into the subject for the first time and ask us for advice on how to approach and “tame” these technologies that may seem too wild at a first glimpse. Based on those conversations, I came up with some quick tips to inform business owners and allow them to consider AI as a new, powerful tool in their toolset.

Releasing MaskCam: an open-source smart camera based around Jetson Nano

Last year, we built one of the first computer vision applications that could reliably perform face mask detection to gather statistics from real video feeds. Our article became very popular, and the work even made headlines in the international press. This year, we took things further. But we weren’t alone. We were approached by our friends at Berkeley Design Technology (BDTI), a fellow member of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance with whom we have worked on several occasions.

Using AI to connect every school with the internet

UNICEF has been expending great effort to map schools in developing countries. Part of the United Nations (UN), UNICEF provides humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. One of their goals is to facilitate children’s access to education. By combining high-resolution satellite imagery, UNICEF’s Office of Innovation created a model capable of recognizing schools . Distinctive features of schools as viewed from above allowed the model to distinguish them from other buildings.

Data Science Virtual Salon: Retail & E-Commerce

We have been curating our list of machine learning conferences for several years now. Even in this particular year, the number of events kept growing, but with a little twist: online events seem to be the safest way to gather people and keep the networking and knowledge flowing around the community while maintaining social distancing. Over time, we have been highlighting those events we believe are especially relevant for our audience.

AI for finance: where are the opportunities for financial services

AI for finance opportunities by Ernesto Rodríguez. AI is impacting many industries, with new breakouts and interesting cases, from disease detection in healthcare to style transfer in digital art. It seems AI has something to offer for everyone. In this article we want to talk about how AI is used in financial services and explore use cases related to this industry. AI is not new there, it is already being used by innovative companies in the sector as a competitive advantage, and the big players are realizing this and starting to adopt it more and more.

Enhancing business storytelling with data

This blog post has been written with the collaboration of Guzmán López. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a global economic recession that impacts businesses across all sectors, and real estate is no exception. According to World Bank forecasts, the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year. In this uncertain scenario, data becomes a highly valuable asset for identifying patterns, trends, and ultimately insights that can help us navigate the new decision-making pandemic landscape.

Releasing Norfair: an open source library for object tracking

At Tryolabs, we are always on the look for the next big thing in detection models. This search usually involves fiddling with newly released research repositories and mixing and matching ideas between them. One thing that has come up time and time again has been evaluating how these new detectors, combined with other models like Person ReID networks, work for tracking in video. To make this process easier we have built, and are now sharing, our tracking code in the form of an open source library we call Norfair.

Predictive maintenance using Machine Learning

This blog post has been written with the collaboration of Juan Olloniego and Germán Hoffman. Even if machines have done a big part of the heavy lifting for us since the industrial revolution, they still depend on us for their maintenance. As they have that annoying tendency to break from time to time, their conservation becomes essential to keep up with our daily activities. Now, with the industry 4.0, the internet of things, and the artificial intelligence advent, we are letting a new kind of machines take care of their older counterparts.

Machine Learning in your marketing mix strategy: taking the guesswork out

This blog post has been written with the collaboration of Gonzalo Marín. Designing a pricing solution involves shuffling a fundamental piece in the company’s marketing mix puzzle. While the price may look like the most fundamental piece to maximize profit it can rarely be defined independently of the others. This is why, in this post, we will dive into how Machine Learning systems can be beneficial to automate and optimize other marketing tasks, and how globally they can help improve your company’s pricing strategy.

Face mask detection in street camera video streams using AI: behind the curtain

This blog post has been written with the collaboration of Marcos Toscano. In the new world of coronavirus, multidisciplinary efforts have been organized to slow the spread of the pandemic. The AI community has also been a part of these endeavors. In particular, developments for monitoring social distancing or identifying face masks have made-the-headlines. But all this hype and anxiety to show off results as fast as possible, added up to the usual AI overpromising factor (see AI winter), may be signaling the wrong idea that solving some of these use cases is almost trivial due to the mighty powers of AI.

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