Advertima is an artificial intelligence software solution service from Switzerland for real world advertising to upgrade digital signage using Advertima Engine to detect people's age, gender, mood, motion behaviour and even fashion style. Advertima enables content to be catered to specific groups of people such as advertisements, articles, or entertainment for more relevant content. The service can also be used in train stations to change the displays for peak hours and to optimize advertising space through the digital signage market.
Synote, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, unlocks the value of multimedia by creating synchronised online and paper notes and automatic transcripts from lecture recordings. Synote helps universities improve students’ learning experience, satisfy disability legislation and recruit more international students. Synote uses artificial intelligence and models to recognize speech and automatically generate the captions for lectures and any audio file as part of video or not.
Straight out of Tel Aviv, Israel, Fringefy is a startup backed by two professors and a venture company that aims to make devices capable of recognising any storefront in a city using a phone’s camera. Implementing machine learning and image recognition, the demo app showcases the simplicity of the entire design – one just points the camera to a place and it is recognised irrespective of people moving around it, traffic, and time of day. Fringefy is mature enough to be immediately implemented.
Tyler Baker discusses and demos http://kernelci.org, where development boards all over the world are being booted with the bleeding edge upstream kernel to provide validation results to the kernel community.
At http://performance.linaro.org/, in anticipation of ARM’s new 64-bit architecture, Linaro reviewed some of the source code of a typical GNU/Linux system and found over 1400 source code modules that included ARM assembly language which might need to be ported and does need to be tested to work on new ARM 64-bit processors (Aarch64).
Linaro also recognized that some of the modules were written a long time ago (by computer standards) when CPUs were single core and not multi-core, compilers were not as optimized and RAM memories were smaller and more expensive leading to trade-offs in portability and algorithm selection. In today’s era, it might be better to re-evaluate the use of assembly language and perhaps replace it completely with a higher-level language such as “C”. It might also be worthwhile to review algorithms that made sense in an earlier time, but have outlived their usefulness.
In some cases the assembly language that exists in the code was “transposed” from existing assembly language of a different architecture and did not necessarily utilize the best features of each assembly or machine language architecture. In other cases it might make more sense to create a compiler intrinsic to do certain functions such as identifying the architecture of the machine.
Finally, while the code in the modules may be very efficient and highly portable, the compiler invocations may need review to take advantage of new optimization switches.
All this amounts to a major opportunity to not only ensure GNU/Linux based systems will operate efficiently on new ARM 64-bit processors, but also to optimize the performance of these systems across architectures. In pursuit of this performance goal, Linaro decided to create a long-running performance contest directed at these modules, and in the future extend the contest to even more modules which may or may not have assembler language in them.
To get started, click on the “Getting Started” Tux Penguin: http://performance.linaro.org/start/
Enplug, winner of CES's ShowStoppers Startup Competition, is the developer of the first public computing platform. Enplug's software turns any display into a public computer, enabling businesses to seamlessly engage with their audience. Businesses with displays of all sizes use Enplug to show interactive and live social media feeds, news, games, and many other apps developed by third-parties. Enplug wants to partner with display and set-top box makers to have its software pre-loaded for free and revenue-share with the hardware maker. It is looking for other display and set-top box makers to work with you can contact them here by phone: +1-855-536-7584 or email: Hello@enplug.com
BlueID software technology makes it possible to use a smartphone app as a digital key for a physical object that needs to be secured. The basic function of BlueID is to identify the user on the basis of their mobile device and to provide secure communication between the system components. You can open and start cars, open parking barriers and roller doors, enter doors, open gates and turnstiles via their smartphone app. The BlueID uses a very strong encryption which secures these operations. All these operations can be proccessed throught 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart and NFC communications. The company was founded in 2006 in Munich, Germany.
Cybercom is a consulting company that makes products for their customers on all sorts of software development. Cybercom Poland is based in Warsaw, Poland. They have made a bluetooth car key which is in the market already. Cybercom works on Connectivity Management, Digital Solutions, Secure Connectivity and Mobile Software Development. Cybercom is trying to revolutionize the multimedia in the automotive industry by showing some of their innovative concepts.
ViewAR is a worldwide Augmented Reality Catalog System providing an Augmented Reality App to browse all kinds of 3D models.
Mark Orvek, Linaro VP of Engineering chats with Joakim Bech, Tech Lead Security Working Group; and Deepak Saxena, Tech Lead Kernel Working Group about the work that their teams are focusing on in 2014.