Samsung will bring Galaxy AI to its wearables

Samsung, following the successful launch of its Galaxy S24 series featuring Galaxy AI, is expanding its AI technology to wearables. The move aims to revolutionise digital health experiences and marks a significant step in Samsung's commitment to integrating AI across its product lineup.

In an editorial penned by TM Roh, CEO and President of Samsung MX, the company announced its intention to incorporate Galaxy AI features into future wearable devices. This initiative seeks to...

Robot guide dog to help the visually impaired

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have teamed up with industry partners and charities to develop RoboGuide—an AI-powered four-legged robot aimed at helping visually impaired people navigate museums, shopping centres, hospitals, and other indoor public spaces more independently.

The prototype integrates various cutting-edge technologies into an off-the-shelf robot body to address challenges preventing wider use of robots as assistants for the blind and visually impaired....

NTT DOCOMO uses AI to generate metaverse NPCs

NTT DOCOMO has developed a new generative AI system that can automatically create non-player characters (NPCs) for metaverse environments using just text descriptions. 

The technology is believed to be the first of its kind that can generate fully-formed NPCs including appearances, behaviours, and roles in around 20 minutes without needing programming expertise.

DOCOMO's system integrates three different generative AI models: one for behaviour logic, one for animations,...

TomTom and Microsoft unveil generative AI for connected vehicles

TomTom has joined forces with Microsoft to bring generative AI to the automotive industry. 

This collaboration has resulted in the development of a fully-integrated AI-powered conversational assistant that enhances voice interaction with infotainment, location search, and vehicle command systems.

The AI-powered assistant – a product of TomTom's expertise combined with Microsoft's advancements in AI – allows drivers to engage in natural conversations with their...

IoT Tech Expo: How emerging technologies are modernising financial institutions

Speaking at the IoT Tech Expo Global, Agata Grela, Digital Strategy Leader at RBS International, discussed how emerging technologies are driving sweeping change in the financial sector as firms undertake digital transformation initiatives.

Grela emphasised the importance of understanding and experimenting with emerging technologies to drive meaningful products and services for financial clients. The focus was on creating future-proof, agile, and resilient organisations capable of...

Samsung to elevate smart homes with GenAI-powered Bixby

Samsung aims to elevate smart homes by revamping its AI-powered voice assistant Bixby with generative AI.

During its recent IFA 2023 press conference, Samsung unveiled its plans to breathe new life into Bixby by upgrading it with advanced generative AI capabilities that will feature in all future smart home appliances.

Generative AI – as seen in popular tools like ChatGPT, Dall-E, and Google Bard – enables systems to understand complex sentences and provide...

Ericsson, AWS, and Hitachi showcase manufacturing transformation

Ericsson, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Hitachi America R&D have combined their expertise to showcase the potential of 5G, AI, and IoT solutions in transforming manufacturing.

A private 5G infrastructure trial was conducted at Hitachi Astemo Americas' electric motor vehicle manufacturing plant located in Berea, Kentucky. This initiative aims to demonstrate the immediate applicability of current technologies, debunking the notion that their benefits lie in the distant...

UKAEA will develop a fusion energy plant in the metaverse

The industrial metaverse is set to revolutionise the development of the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s prototype fusion energy plant, STEP, located in Nottinghamshire.

The immersive and connected virtual environment will serve as the digital realm where engineers and scientists will collaborate to design and refine the plant's engineering blueprint.

In partnership with Dell Technologies, Intel, and the University of Cambridge, UKAEA aims to leverage the power of...

SmartEye will monitor drivers’ vital signs to enhance road safety

Smart Eye is set to unveil its groundbreaking new Driver Monitoring System (DMS) metric at InCabin Brussels.

The feature incorporates vital signs detection into Smart Eye's DMS software, enabling fully remote monitoring of heart and respiration rates. The integration of physiological indicators aims to enhance road safety and ensure the wellbeing of drivers.

In response to the demands of automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Smart Eye has developed this...

Waymo’s vehicles are confused by San Francisco’s fog

The latest challenge that autonomous vehicles are struggling with is driving in fog.

Five of Waymo's fully driverless vehicles had to pull over by the side of a residential street in San Francisco on Tuesday when they encountered the city’s notoriously dense fog.

The incident caused significant traffic issues, as motorists were unable to pass the parked vehicles.

In a blog post a couple of years ago, Waymo highlighted the difficulties that fog...