This week in AI & Machine Learning: Happy new year, computer vision applications in Chipotle, trends for 2022, how to democratize AI, using computer vision to better understand speech and more!

Artificial Intelligence News:

Computer Vision Adoption in Restaurants Continues to Grow

Since 2020 we’ve seen a large increase of computer vision applications making their way to all types of restaurants! Chipotle’s CEO, Brian Niccol is expecting the industry to continue adopting technology for food preparation, analytics, supply chain, and more. Read the full interview with Brian here.

Plainsight Vision AI Monitoring Drive-through Wait Times

Current Trends in Computer Vision with Georgia Gkioxari

2021 saw a lot of growth in the computer vision field! Georgia Gkioxari, a research scientist at Meta AI joined the TWiML Podcast to break down some of the most exciting trends and what we can look forward to in 2022.

How to Democratize AI for All with Plainsight and Intel®

Plainsight’s Co-Founder & CPO, Elizabeth Spears, was a recent guest on the IoT chat Podcast. The discussion covered new opportunities for businesses to succeed in AI by making it faster, easier, and more accessible across all industries. Listen to the podcast below or read more here.

An AI Framework that Improves Speech Recognition by Using Computer Vision and Audio

Meta AI announced HuBERT (Hidden unit Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers), a framework for understanding speech from visually observing and listening to audio. Read more and see great visualizations here.

Elon Musk on AI, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and More

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink, joins the Lex Fridman Podcast to discuss artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, applied robotics, and much more.

Google’s Lead AI advocate launches new online course

Laurence Moroney, Google’s head of AI advocacy and popular machine learning author has launched his new course “AI for Anyone” on Edx. Read more about the course on Laurence’s website.

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