This week in AI & Machine Learning: AI for summarizing Google Docs, a heart attack-predicting algorithm, insights from Plainsight, and more.

Author’s Note

Hollywood’s biggest night is almost here, and Plainsight couldn’t resist getting into the Oscars spirit. Check out this blog to learn more about how we developed an AI model for classifying red carpet fashion. 

Plainsight News

Vision AI Use Cases for Restaurant Industry Pros

Last week, we hosted a webinar for restaurant industry professionals. The session provided an opportunity to discuss the ways computer vision is helping quick-service and fast casual restaurants manage surging demand to capture the advantages. Check out a recording of the event below and visit our blog to learn more about vision AI for restaurants.


Vision AI and Luxury Goods: Spotting Defects and Fakes

The online secondary marketplace exploded throughout the pandemic and demand shows no signs of slowing down. Unfortunately, counterfeits and product defects present a growing concern for this growing sector. Plainsight’s CEO and Co-Founder, Carlos Anchia, shared his thoughts on how vision AI and video analytics can address these issues and improve the marketplace for buyers and sellers alike. Check out the article on Toolbox.

Artificial Intelligence News

Predicting Heart Attacks Could Get Easier 

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have developed a new AI-based tool for measuring plaque levels within a patient’s arteries and predicting their heart attack risk over the next five years. The project began with training an algorithm on medical images (computed tomography angiography scans, to be specific) collected from more than 900 patients. Learn more about how the tool was developed and what it could mean for the future of medical science.  

Summaries: A New Feature for Google Docs Users

From grammar suggestions to autocorrect, Google has a history of using ML models to improve its Google Docs application. The latest such improvement is the addition of auto-generated summaries for business customers. This section supplements the outlining tool to help users understand documents more quickly and navigate them more easily. Read up on how Google’s team introduced this new feature.

A Legal Ruling on AI-Generated Art

It’s official, a computer is not entitled to U.S. copyright protection for its artwork. The U.S. Copyright Office has neglected to revise a 2019 ruling which found that AI-created art “lacks the human authorship necessary to support a copyright claim.” Both the initial and recent requests were filed by Stephen Thaler on behalf of his algorithm, “Creativity Machine.” Take a look at the painting in question, A Recent Entrance to Paradise, below. Thaler has had more legal success elsewhere: South African courts granted Thaler a patent for one of his products last year that lists A.I. as the inventor.

Stephen Thaler/Creativity Machine

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About the Author & Plainsight

Bennett Glace is a B2B technology content writer and cinephile from Philadelphia. He helps Plainsight in its mission to make vision AI accessible to entire enterprise teams–the ML power users, as well as the subject matter experts and non-technical users.

Plainsight’s vision AI platform streamlines and optimizes the full computer vision lifecycle. From data annotation through deployment, customers can quickly create and successfully operationalize their own vision AI applications to solve highly diverse business challenges.

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