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OrangeHealth Seeking Investors for Mobile App Peer-to-Peer Platform for Managing Diabetes, Other Health Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Madhuri Trivedi, an engineer, scientist, entrepreneur and immigrant, has launched her new company OrangeHealth and is currently seeking investors for its product. Trivedi is seeking seed funding in the range of $200k to $350k to further launch the app in various geographical areas, add more features, and launch a peer-to-peer platform app for sharing information. The new app will provide peer-to-peer crowd sourced community support with deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) to better manage diabetes.

She also has created and launched a new mobile health improvement app that is already used by more than 6,000 people to manage allergies, find a doctor, is used for predictive analytics for eating habits, and reminders at the time of eating.

“Prevention is key for managing illness like diabetes, but it’s just as important that people can gain the information and support,” says Trivedi.

“Right now, because of some challenges in my immigration status, while I have the technical support to build the app, I need funding to help with its launch because I am unable to work. The only way to get this app off the ground is through investors willing to support this important work,” adds Trivedi.

She wrote heavily about precision medicine in April 2104, received a job offer in 2014 with Harvard Medical to create a cancer vaccine, artificial protein. President Obama in the 2015 State of Union Address, launched precision medicine initiative. Trivedi has been unable to take the Harvard position because of immigration denials and challenges. While at General Electric, Trivedi’s labor certificate for immigration was approved as “a person of exceptional ability” EB2 category. GE, however, didn’t file the next step so she could work in the U.S. 

After leaving GE, with the Harvard medical job offer and her entrepreneurial start-up, Trivedi filed for immigration under “a person of extra-ordinary ability” EB1 category, which DHS denied. Trivedi has a number of letters of support from professionals associated with her scientific and technical work .

Trivedi has a long career as an expert in her field. While at Raindance, Trivedi developed the world’s first digital-equivalent to personal computer instrument for genome sequencing used for drug discovery in 2009. Here she was part of a 20 people start up that went on to generate hundreds of millions for revenue. Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, founder of the startup, was awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama and made $700 million selling the sister company to Life Technology. Trivedi did not make any money from the sale of the company.

She has made major significant contributions in extraordinary ability and national interest while working at Fortune 10/50 corporations, successful entrepreneurial startups. Only individuals with both exceptional technical ability as well as persistence and commitment can deliver what Trivedi has in a high-risk environment with do or die start up success.

About OrangeHealth
OrangeHealth provides quality and affordable healthcare tools and services through a software portal and peer to peer network. For more information, visit orangehealth.

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Global 2017 Service Robotics Global Strategic Business Report – Research and Markets

DUBLIN, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Service Robotics – Global Strategic Business Report” report to their offering.

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The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Service Robotics in US$ Thousand and Units by the following Product Categories:

  • Personal Use Robots
  • Professional Use Robots

The global market for Personal Use Robots Service Robotics market is analyzed by the following Application Segments:

  • Domestic Robots
  • Entertainment Robots
  • Others

The global market for Processional Use Robots Service Robotics market is analyzed by the following Application Segments:

  • Defense
  • Field
  • Logistics
  • Medical
  • Others

The report profiles 113 companies including many key and niche players such as

  • Aethon, Inc. (USA)
  • Gecko International Corporation (USA)
  • Hanool Robotics Corp. (Korea)
  • Honda Motors Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Husqvarna AB (Sweden)
  • Iberobotics S.L. (Spain)
  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (USA)
  • iRobot Corporation (USA)
  • KUKA Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
  • LG Electronics, Inc. (South Korea)
  • RedZone Robotics (USA)
  • RoboBuilder Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • ROBOSOFT (France)
  • SeaRobotics Corporation (USA)
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan)
  • Yujin Robot Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
  • WowWee Group Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Zucchetti Group (Italy)

Key Topics Covered:


  • Robots: The Marvels of Modern Engineering
  • Cost-Benefit Ratio
  • Service Robotics: The New Emerging Frontier
  • Outlook
  • Developing Countries to Spur Future Market Growth
  •  Competitive Landscape
  • Funding in Robotics Companies Continues to Grow
  • Innovative Companies in Service Robotics Market
  • Challenges Confronting Service Robotics Market


  • Professional Service Robots
  • Largest Revenue Contributor for Service Robotics Market
  • Defense Applications: A Key Volume Contributor for Professional Service Robots
  • Government Spending on Military & Defense
  • A Determinant of Growth in Defense Robots Market
  • Innovative Robotic Developments in Military & Defense Sector
  • Iranian Researchers Develop Military & Rescue Robots
  • DARPA Developing Atlas, the Human-Sized Robot, for Rescue Operations
  • Robot Used for Clearing Tunnels
  • Medical Applications: A Promising Market for Professional Service Robotics Market
  • Hysterectomy and Prostatectomy
  • Service Robots Aid in Surgeries
  • Service Robots Aid in Patient Rehabilitation
  • Field Applications Drive Growth in Professional Service Robotics Market
  • Milking Systems with Advanced Features to Improve Adoption Rate
  • Positive Outlook for Dairy Industry Augurs Well for Robotic Milking Systems
  • Robots Find Favor in Automating Agricultural Tasks
  • Robot Usage in Logistics Sector Gains Momentum
  • Service Robots Take the Role of Assistants at Airports
  • Humanoid Robots for Personalized & Interactive Experience in Banks
  • Robotics in Hospitality Industry
  • Promising Future Ahead
  • Shortage of Labor for Dangerous Jobs to Drive Demand for the Bionic Man
  • Personal Robots Lead Charge in Service Robotics Market by Volume
  • Expanding Application Possibilities Broadens the Market
  • Aging Population Lends Traction to Eldercare-Assistive Robots
  • Paro: An Interactive Robot for Dementia Patients
  • GoCart Food Delivery Robot: Providing Care to the Elderly & Patients
  • GIRAFF+: Enabling Home-based Robotic Care
  • Home-Help Robots for Retirees: The Next Frontier of Robotic Advancements
  • Handicap Assistance Robots
  • A Key Opportunity
  • Robot Companions
  • A Major Draw
  • Despite Uncertainty over Acceptance, Companies Look to Launch Social Robots
  • Sales of Mobile Robots on the Rise
  • Robotic Vacuum Cleaners Market for Home Use: Promising Growth Opportunities
  • Personal Robots Market Moves towards Open Software Platform
  • Growing Value Proposition Augurs Well for the Future of Service Robotics Market
  • Technology Innovation Spurs Growth
  • Advances in Robotics Technology Underpinning Growth of Service Robotics
  • Technology Developments Aimed at Developing Smart Models
  • Use of Cloud Technology
  • A Noteworthy Breakthrough
  • Smart Mobile Devices
  • Enhancing Potential of Service Robots
  • Enhanced Machine Vision Critical to Service Robotics
  • Telepresence to Revolutionize Service Robots Industry
  • Customizable & Networked Robots: Emerging Revenue Spinners
  • Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Service Robotics Market
  • Collaborative Robots to Drive Growth in the Non-Industrial Robots Market
  • Robotics-As-A-Service (RaaS): The New Business Model
  • Open Source Software System Gains Prominence
  • Support Infrastructure: A Non-Technical Challenge for Service Robotics
  • Service Robotics Need Acceptance in Society
  • Growing Clout of Tertiary Sector Throws Spotlight on Service Robots
  • Technical Issues & Failure to Meet Performance Expectations Plague Recent Robot Launches
  • Dismal Performance of Robots in Restaurants
  • Faulty Operations Fails Robot
  • Twitter Bot Turns Racist
  • Robot Escaping from Lab
  • Facial Recognition Software Rejects Online Application
  • Safety: A Key Issue


  • What is a Robot?
  • Kinds of Robots Based on End-Use Application
  • Service Robots
  • Personal Use Robots
  • Domestic Robot
  • Entertainment Robots
  • Other Personal Use Robot Categories
  • Professional Service Robot
  • Defense Robots
  • Field Robots
  • Logistics
  • Medical Robots
  • Other Professional Service Robots
  • Kinds of Robots Based on Functional Capabilities
  • Articulated Robots
  • Cartesian Robots
  • Cylindrical Robots
  • Parallel Robots
  • SCARA Robots
  • Spherical Robots
  • Building Blocks of Robotics
  • Hardware Technologies
  • Practical Robot Software Platforms
  • Robot Cognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • Synergistic Technologies
  • Wireless Communications Technologies
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Advanced Materials and Electronics Technologies
  • High-performance and Low-cost Energy and Power Systems
  • The Future of Robotics
  • Power and Motion Technologies
  • Robotic Vehicles
  • Applications of Robotic Vehicles
  • Technology Used in Robotic Vehicles
  • Robot Standards and Safety
  • Killer Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial Life
  • Challenges & Limitations of Robotics
  • Programming Bottleneck
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Manipulation and Physical Interaction with Real World
  • Perception for the Unstructured Environments
  • Safety for Robotic Operation near Humans
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Networks of Users, Sensors and Robots
  • Rising Adoption of Robots
  • A Threat to Employment Opportunities?


  • UBTECH Robotics Unveils Cruzr Cloud-based Intelligent Humanoid Robot
  • Xiaomi Launches Mijia Robot Vacuum Cleaner in Taiwan
  • Panasonic Develops Human-like Robot
  • Lowe’s Deploys LoweBot In-Store Robot
  • iRobot Introduces Roomba® 960 Vacuuming Robot
  • Gamma 2 Robotics Unveils New Security Patrol Robot
  • Asus Introduces Zenbo Home Robot
  • iRobot Launches Braava jet Mopping Robot
  • ISS Introduces Cleaning Robot in Uppsala University Hospital
  • Panasonic Unveils Tomato-picking Robot and Parallel Link Robot
  • UBTECH Robotics Introduces Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot
  • iRobot Launches Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  • iRobot Unveils Ava® 500
  • ECOVACS Robotics Unveils New Products
  • Dyson Unveils First Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
  • Lowe’s Innovation Labs to Launch Retail Service Robots
  • European Union Introduces Research and Innovation Programme in Robotics
  • Savioke to Launch Service Robot for Hospitality Industry


  • iRobot Acquires Sales On Demand Corporation
  • KINOVA and HIT Service Robot Ink Distribution Agreement for China
  • Discovery Robotics and Diversey Care Sign Exclusive Supply Contract
  • Midea Takes Over KUKA AG
  • Worldline Enters into Partnership with Hease Robotics
  • Domino’s Inks Deal with Starship Technologies
  • Ubtech Robotics and FarEasTone Sell Robots in Taiwan
  • Intuition Robotics Raises Funding for ElliQ Robot
  • Fellow Robots Teams Up with Nihon Unisys
  • Papago Forays into Service Robots Market
  • Incheon International Airport and LG Ink MoU for Autonomous Cleaning Robots
  • Konica Minolta and Techmetics Enter into Strategic Partnership
  • OMRON Takes Over Adept Technology
  • Bell and Howell and Savioke Enter into Service Pilot Agreement
  • Johnson & Johnson Collaborates with Google
  • iRobot Secures Order from the U.S. Navy
  • iRobot Secures Multi-year Contract from Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Google Makes Investment in Savioke
  • Toyota Provides Mobility Impairment Rehabilitation Partner Robots to Japanese Hospitals



Total Companies Profiled: 113 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 116)

  • The United States (41)
  • Canada (5)
  • Japan (17)
  • Europe (31)
  • France (6)
  • Germany (4)
  • – The United Kingdom (5)
  • Italy (1)
  • Spain (3)
  • – Rest of Europe (12)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (19)
  • Middle East (3)

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Salesforce Has Been Selected by Airbus to Put Customers at the Center of its Business

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that Airbus (EPA: AIR)—one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world with more than 130,000 employees—will deploy Salesforce Sales Cloud Einstein and Service Cloud Einstein as part of its global digital transformation strategy.

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“Airbus is a terrific example of a company that’s putting the customer in the center of everything,” said Alexandre Dayon, president and chief product officer, Salesforce. “By deploying Salesforce, Airbus will be able to understand its customers’ desires more precisely and make smarter decisions that strengthen customer relationships and outcomes.”

With Salesforce Einstein, Airbus will use artificial intelligence to more accurately understand its customers—leveraging data such as purchase history, support interactions and more—to make predictions and recommendations that optimize the customer experience. This will enable Airbus to be more innovative and respond more quickly to customer needs. In addition, the company is bringing its sales and service teams onto a single platform, increasing collaboration across departments and enabling smarter business decisions based on real-time data.

Airbus plans to deploy Salesforce across all of its divisions, starting with its Corporate Jet, Commercial Aircraft, Helicopters and Services Divisions.

About Airbus
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

About Salesforce
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RPA Industry Leader UiPath Wins Outstanding Achievement in the Use of AI

LONDON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Yesterday, at one of the most prominent competitions in the Artificial Intelligence industry, the AI Innovation Awards 2017 organized by CognitionX, UiPath won two important awards.

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Having fought off strong competition, UiPath took home the award for Use of AI in Enterpriseas well as Outstanding Achievement in the Use of AI award – the category that assessed the application of AI in three industry sectors (Enterprise, Public Services and Social Goods).

Named as ‘the most innovative and disruptive businesses in the world of AI’, the finalists were judged by a panel of experts on the product idea, the team and the long term sustainable advantage of the product.

The two awards were received by Daniel Dines – founder and CEO of UiPath, who declared: We are excited to be recognized as an AI innovator and leader, particularly when our competition counts high-ranking achievers. As an RPA company, when adding computer vision and cognitive functions into the mix, we see our software robots achieving a human-level capability to process data and interact with applications. Intelligent automation is definitely what will transform the future of business and workforce management.”

CognitionX is a platform that diligently collects information from the Artificial Intelligence industry, consequently ensuring that everyone is allowed access to research and resources required to build AI solutions. AI Innovation Awards is an annual event that brings together leaders in more than 20 industries to address pressing issues in the AI domain and celebrate the industry’s innovators and outliers.

About UiPath 

UiPath is a leading Robotic Process Automation vendor providing a complete software platform to help organizations efficiently automate business processes. UiPath specialises in creating software robots that are non-invasively integrated into the systems of their client organizations to replace the laborious and repetitive clerical tasks. UiPath has been named a global Leader and Star Performer in RPA by Everest Group, and an RPA industry leader in the “Forrester WaveTM Robotic Process Automation, Q1 2017″.


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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Pelican for its Artificial Intelligence-powered End-to-end Payment Solution

LONDON, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the global payments life cycle market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Pelican with the 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award. Pelican is strategically tapping the abundant opportunities in the evolving payment ecosystem with its artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled, end-to-end payment solution. The platform boasts a high-end, configurable user interface that can be adapted to different scenarios for fraud monitoring and offers both mobile and tablet support. The rich technology, along with a flexible business approach and constant improvements to the solution, gives Pelican a distinct edge in the payments arena.

Pelican Receives 2017 Global Payments Life Cycle New Product Innovation Award

Pelican’s platform is format-agnostic and can process many types of digital transaction file formats. As it is based on a robust architecture that supports updates and process improvements, it can be easily integrated into legacy systems. Furthermore, its ability to handle a large number of digital payment transactions in real time has made it attractive to major financial institutions and payment networks such as the Germany-based Commerzbank and the US-based Union Bank.

“Pelican is one of the first companies to incorporate AI mechanisms in the end-to-end payment process. It has included natural language processing, a knowledge-based system, and machine learning algorithms to strengthen fraud detection and better align with global regulations,” said Frost & Sullivan Jean-Noël Georges, Global Program Director. “This smart approach positions Pelican as a visionary developer of fraud detection and anti money laundering solutions.”

Pelican’s fraud prevention solution safeguards payments transmitted over multiple networks including SWIFT’s, a global provider of secure financial messaging services for more than 11,000 financial institutions in more than 200 countries. The company has achieved a number of major certifications and accreditations from various regulatory bodies. More specifically, SWIFT certified Pelican as a trusted third party, and the company earned further accreditations from TRUSTe and ISO 27001 (information security management system standard).

“Pelican’s AI-based platform manages multi channels and protocols in real time and shortens response time, improves the quality of fraud detection and better anticipates new threats,” noted George. “By being format agnostic, it can process all existing and future sources of digital payment data. It also employs AI algorithms to reduce false positive rates (FPRs) by 72%, in turn, lowering the need for human intervention and ensuring that payment processes are made in near real-time.”

Pelican’s platforms can be deployed on-premise, or provided as a secure cloud-based service that creates a more flexible pricing structure for the client. Its customer-focused product development efforts and foresight in incorporating AI in the product design have placed it among the top contenders in the market and positioned it for rapid growth.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leverage leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it gives customers, which in turn raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Pelican

Pelican provides banks and corporates with solutions that enhance, streamline and secure the payments life-cycle. With over twenty years of expertise in the practical application of Artificial Intelligence technology to payments and compliance, Pelican partners with its customers to deliver innovative and agile solutions and drive growth. To date, Pelican has enabled outstanding efficiency benefits and increase speed to market for customers in over 55 countries, processing more than one billion transactions worth over US$5 trillion. Pelican is a global company with offices in New York, London, Dubai and Mumbai.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.


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The GeekPwn 2017 Carnival Offers Prize of 5 Million RMB with new AI Security Session

SHANGHAI, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global security experts are invited to participate the GeekPwn 2017 Carnival in Silicon Valley (US) and Shanghai (China) starting from October 24. GeekPwn, the first worldwide security geek contest for smart life, offers 5 million RMB as prize pool for successful “PWNing” with talent, break-limitation minds and codes.

GeekPwn, a stage for white-hat hackers “PWNing ” smart devices, finding and fixing system vulnerabilities and protecting smart life, set a special AI (artificial intelligence) Security session for the first time in 2017. It includes AI PWN and PWN AI submissions, which finally improve people’s smart life in the AI age.

AI Security Becomes a Necessity

After noticing AI security issues, GeekPwn encourages contestants to test and improve AI’s mechanism on security and analysis, which finally ensures AI’s development in a healthy and sustainable way.

It brings lots of uncertainty and concerns of human being’s future if AI is maliciously controlled and mislead. For example, some products were mislead and cheated recently on picture recognition and classification, which was used by Internet crimes to spread violent, porn and terrorism pictures online.

GeekPwn has started research on “antagonistic machining learning practice” and recruited and touched top-level AI security talents since the end of 2015, when AI-related risks were exposed initially. During the GeekPwn 2016 Silicon Valley session, OpenAI scientist Ian Goodfellow, the inventor of GAN, shared the latest achievement the “antagonistic imaging” can cheat AI easily on picture recognition in the real world. The fact of that AI can be cheated triggered GeekPwn’s attention, because AI’s error and imperfection become loopholes used by hackers.


The special AI Security session includes two types of submissions as PWN AI and AI PWN.

PWN AI exploits vulnerabilities in the AI systems to make them stop working or make wrong decisions, covering all public AI services, products, libraries and frameworks. The target areas include computer vision, voice recognition, natural language processing, autonomous driving, malware detection and etc. For example, hackers with PWN AI are able to use any faces to unlock a phone with facial recognition and exploit vulnerabilities in autonomous driving system and make the system unable to detect some specific obstacles.

AI PWN takes AI, such as algorisms in computer vision, voice recognition, natural language processing, autonomous driving, etc., as primary or assistant tool in hacking/PWNing targets. For example, AI PWN includes using AI for speech synthesis to simulate the target people’s voice and pass target authentication system with high probability; using AI to determine the hand actions from video clips to identify the password input with high correct recognition rate and using AI to identify complex machine codes with high correct recognition rate.

“PWN Everything” to Protect the World

Besides the new AI Security Session, GeekPwn continues its DNA of “PWN Everything” as setting no limit on PWN targets. Smart devices, IoT (Internet of Things) products in public markets are all acceptable PWN targets. Contestants can PWN all pubic devices, through getting system control, accessing private data or breaking through original security mechanisms in reasonable attack conditions.

Unlock smart phones with noses, remote hijack any one of the world’s communications and find the backbone of network equipment vulnerabilities that impact hundreds of millions of Internet users – those PWNing cases already existed in the previous GeekPwn events. GeekPwn offers white hat hackers and top security experts a unique stage to break the limitation of minds and show great power. Besides showing talent, white hat hackers in fact help several hundred firms to fix security loopholes and vulnerabilities, which finally brings safer smart life.



For all public AI Services, Products, Libraries, Frameworks, if you can exploit vulnerabilities to make the AI system or component stop working, or lead the AI system or component make wrong decisions, please register. The target areas include Computer Vision, Voice Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Autonomous Driving, Malware Detection, etc. The target AI frameworks include mainstream frameworks like TensorFlow, TorchNet, Caffe, etc.


Use any face to unlock a phone with facial recognition.

Exploit vulnerabilities in autonomous driving system, make the system unable to detect some specific obstacles.

Exploit vulnerabilities in AI framework, make deployed AI system stop working in some specific situations.



Contestant takes AI (Various algorisms in Computer Vision, Voice Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Autonomous Driving, etc.) as primary or assistant method in hacking process to break the limit of target system. Therefore the original functions of target system stop working, or information leaked.


Using AI method for speech synthesis, simulate the target people’s voice and pass target authentication system with high probability.

Using AI method to determine the hand actions from video clips to identify the password input with high correct recognition rate.

Using AI method to identify complex CAPTCHA with high correct recognition rate.

About GeekPwn 2017

GeekPwn is an international security community focusing in smart life. GeekPwn is held by Keen every May 12th and Oct 24th to provide chances for security geeks to show their talents.

From IoT, Smart devices to AI services, any successful compromises of security restrictions have chances to be accepted. New match types, geek shows and PWN of AI are available on GeekPwn 2017 Carnival held in Silicon Valley (US) and Shanghai (China).

About GeekPwn lab

GeekPwn lab is the security research team of Keen Cloud Tech. The team focuses on helping worldwide leading software manufacturers, which have adopted advanced security engineering methodologies, to discover and fix security vulnerabilities. In the past years, GeekPwn lab has discovered and reported hundreds of high-risk vulnerabilities to Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. GeekPwn lab is currently focusing on the security research of cloud computing security and mobile security.

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Deep Learning Market size is expected to reach USD 10.2 billion by 2025

LONDON, June 20, 2017  /PRNewswire/ — Highlights

·         The global deep learning market size is expected to reach USD 10.2 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

·         Considerable improvements in machine learning algorithms and advancements in deep learning chipsets are driving the industry growth.

·         Rapid improvements in fast information storage capacity, high computing power, and parallelization have contributed to the swift uptake of the deep learning technology in end-use industries such as automotive and healthcare.

·         The increasing prominence of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)-accelerated applications is leading to increased adoption of the technology in scientific disciplines such as deep learning and data science.

·         Organizations are utilizing deep learning neural networks to extract valuable insights from enormous amounts of data for providing innovative products and improving customer experience; thereby, increasing revenue opportunities.

·         The technology is expected to gain prominence among key players and researchers, owing to its use in improvising artificial intelligence capabilities in Natural Language Processing (NLP), image & speech recognition, and computer vision areas.

The global deep learning market size is expected to reach USD 10.2 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Considerable improvements in machine learning algorithms and advancements in deep learning chipsets are driving the industry growth.

Rapid improvements in fast information storage capacity, high computing power, and parallelization have contributed to the swift uptake of the deep learning technology in end-use industries such as automotive and healthcare. Further, the need for understanding and analyzing visual contents among enterprises in order to gain meaningful insights, is expected to provide traction to the industry over the forecast period.

The increasing prominence of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)-accelerated applications is leading to increased adoption of the technology in scientific disciplines such as deep learning and data science. Organizations are utilizing deep learning neural networks to extract valuable insights from enormous amounts of data for providing innovative products and improving customer experience; thereby, increasing revenue opportunities.

The technology is expected to gain prominence among key players and researchers, owing to its use in improvising artificial intelligence capabilities in Natural Language Processing (NLP), image & speech recognition, and computer vision areas. Solution providers are resorting to partnerships and collaborations to enter the deep learning space. For instance, in January 2016, Movidius collaborated with Google, Inc. to enhance its deep learning capabilities on mobile devices. In September 2016, Intel Corporation announced the acquisition of Movidius for improvising its computer vision and deep learning solutions.

Further key findings from the report suggest:
• The hardware segment is expected to witness the fastest growth due to increased demand for high computing chipsets which are used to run deep learning algorithms
• The Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) segment is expected to witness considerable growth on account of its enhanced power efficiency and capability to bridge the GPU performance gap using multiple FPGAs
• The healthcare segment is anticipated to grow at a significant rate of over 55%, as the technology is outspreading the translational bioinformatics, medical imaging, and sensor-driven analysis
• The Asia Pacific deep learning market is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market due to increasing spending on artificial intelligence and cognitive computing technologies
• The key industry players include Intel Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, IBM Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation
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Global Voice Assistant Speaker Market – Strategic Assessment and Forecast 2017-2022

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global smart voice assistant speaker market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 43.68% in terms of shipment during 2016–2022

Smart Voice Assistant Speaker Market – Report Insights

A smart voice assistant speaker, which is also known as a voice-activated speaker or voice-controlled speaker or VPA-enabled speaker, is a smart device by which a user can control using its voice. The speaker uses artificial intelligence (AI) to play music, find information, and control other connected devices in the house. A smart voice assistant speaker makes use of voice assistant platforms such as Alexa by Amazon, Google Assistant by Google, Cortana by Microsoft, and other voice assistant platforms.

Scope of the Report

The report “Global Smart Voice Assistant Speaker Market – Strategic Assessment and Forecast 2017-2022”, considers the present scenario of the global smart voice assistant speaker market and its strategic assessment for the period 2017–2022. It includes a detailed study of growth drivers, trends, and restraints. The report also profiles the leading vendors in the market and other key vendors.

The report provides the analysis of key segments of the market in terms distribution channel, geography, and vendors. It provides a detailed analysis of the revenue from the following segments:
• Revenue
• Shipment

By Distribution Channels
1. Retail
• Mass Market Players
• Electronic Stores
2. Online stores

By Geography
North America
• RoW

The report includes leading trends, drivers, and restraints for each region.

Smart Voice Assistant Speaker Market – Market Size and Dynamics

Analysts at Beige Market Intelligence expect that the global smart voice assistant speaker market is likely to post a CAGR of 43.68% and 30.45% in terms of unit shipment and revenue, respectively during 2016–2022. The market growth is more profound in developed markets such as Western Europe and North America. Modern and fast-paced lifestyle in developed countries such as the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany has led to the consumption of products that offer ease-of-use and convenience. In such countries, the penetration of smart homes has also increased, driving the sale of smart devices.

Apart from an increasing demand from developed markets, factors such as the integration of voice assistance technology in household appliances and enhanced marketing and visibility of these products online have contributed to the growth of the market.

Furthermore, the online retail market for smart voice assistant speakers is particularly well-developed and is growing, with the presence of online retailers such as Amazon,, and eBay offering products from vendors.

Smart Voice Assistant Speaker Market – Trends, Drivers, and Restraints

Increasing popularity of voice-first technology, rising investment on IoT by vendors, and growing push for digital economy in developing economies are a few emerging trends described in the report. Further, the report includes a detailed study of emerging trends, factors driving the growth, and expected challenges of the market during the period 2017–2022. Similarly, increased instances of voice searches, penetration of broadband and internet connections, and increased adoption of smart homes are among the major factors that are expected to drive the growth of the global voice assistant speaker market. The report also includes Porter’s Five Forces analysis and its impact on the market.

Smart Voice Assistant Speaker Market – Geographical Analysis

The report includes the market analysis of different regions such as North America, Latin America, APAC, MEA, and Europe. It outlines the major market shareholders and the market size analysis of all regions. North America was the largest market for global smart voice assistant speaker, in 2016, both in terms of unit shipment and value. It is expected to remain the market leader in 2022. The US was the only market in North America where these devices were launched officially in May 2017. However, Google Home is set to release in the Canadian market in the second half of 2017. Europe can be termed as the second largest market after North America. Europe was led by Germany and the UK where Amazon launched Echo in September 2016. Connected devices are witnessing a high popularity in the European market, and smart voice assistant speakers are also gaining popularity. Europe is likely to account for a double-digit market share both in terms of revenue and unit shipment in 2022.

Smart Voice Assistant Speaker Market –Key Vendors and Market Share

The global smart voice assistant speaker market has high growth potential. Vendors are increasingly indulging in distribution and forming conglomerates to cash on several opportunities. The profitability potential is driving vendors to invest in the market. The report profiles major companies in the global market and provides the competitive landscape and market share of the leading players. It covers the entire market outlook regarding the value chain operating in the market.

• Alphabet (Google)
• Amazon

The other prominent vendors included in the report are Beijing LingLong, Fabriq, Jam Audio, HARMAN, Invoxia, Lenovo, Mattel, Mycroft, NVIDIA, Sony.

Other emerging vendors are Swan Solutions, Cubic Robotics, Silk Labs, Protonet, Interactive Voice, SPACO.

Why Should You Buy The Report?

The report provides answers to the following questions related to the global smart voice assistant speaker market.
1. What are the current changes witnessed by the market and how are they likely to impact the market landscape in the coming years?
2. What are the various factors that can affect the market over the next few years?
3. What are the major emerging trends and challenges for the market over the next five years?
4. What is the market size and market forecast for each product segment and end-user type?
5. Which region is expected to witness the highest market share and what are the factors driving the growth in that region?
6. What is the sale growth rate in key geographies?
7. Which are the major countries in terms of market size and market forecast?
8. Which are the key vendors in the market?
9. What are the main strategies implemented by the leading vendors to increase growth opportunities?
10. Which are the key emerging vendors in the market?

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Cocoon Cam Receives Two Prestigious Childcare Magazine Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cocoon Cam is honored to accept two important awards this month in the parenting and childcare industry. Baby Maternity Magazine and Creative Child Magazine, both highly respected in the baby product market, have each awarded the groundbreaking baby monitor company their top honors. 

Cocoon Cam has created the world’s first baby breathing monitor that uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to monitor a baby’s breathing without any wearables or anything touching the baby. Cocoon Cam lets parents monitor their baby’s breathing, sleep and activity at any time, from anywhere in the world through a smartphone application (iOS and Android). Unlike other baby health tracking technologies, Cocoon Cam is completely non-invasive and does not require any mattress pad, wearable electronics or pinging the baby with radar or sonar signals.

Each year, over 50 pregnant women, new moms and caregiver professionals are invited to review the latest and greatest products. Unlike most review programs, reviewers are asked to evaluate each product thoroughly. Winning a Baby Maternity Award illustrates the manufacturers’ dedication to their industry and serves as a testament to a great production.

Creative Child’s Awards Program takes a unique approach to reviewing products by having moms, music educators and early education professionals complete the reviews. Winning a Creative Child Award illustrates the manufacturers’ creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great production.


Cocoon Cam is a Silicon Valley-based technology company using computer vision for remote health monitoring. The company’s first product is a category-defining baby monitor that detects a baby’s vitals purely by passively collecting a video feed from the baby monitor and analyzing the data in the cloud. Parents gain instant access, via their mobile devices, to longitudinal data and real-time alerts for metrics such as breathing, and with future releases, temperature fluctuations, heart rate and movement. Unlike competing technologies in the baby monitoring space, Cocoon Cam is completely non-invasive and requires no connected wires or wearables. Cocoon Cam has received the ‘Seal of Approval’ of the National Parenting Center, an R&D grant from the National Science Foundation and has completed IRB-approved research validation studies at UC San Diego and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

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Metadata Awarded Patent for Targeted Demand Generation System

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Metadata (, the leader in intelligent B2B demand generation, has been awarded a patent for its methods that generate ideal, opt-in business leads using highly targeted advertising campaigns. The patent, US9665885B1, is the first awarded to Metadata, representing a significant milestone for the company.

Metadata was founded in 2015 with the mission to give businesses greater insights into their current prospects and easy to implement micro-targeting strategies for prospective new customers. Metadata’s patented methods were developed and refined from years of research, testing and hands-on engagements with B2B companies.  

“Today’s B2B marketers are continuously looking for new and better ways to reduce customer acquisition costs while increasing sales pipelines and customer conversion rates,” says Gil Allouche, CEO and Founder of Metadata. “Our platform delivers on this promise with its proven implementation of Account Based Marketing. This patent further strengthens our position as an innovation leader with one of the most advanced, effective and differentiated ABM solutions available on the market today.”

Metadata provides a unified and now patented solution for Account Based Marketing. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, Metadata builds active personas by statistically analyzing qualified leads from the customer’s own CRM and marketing automation platforms while enriching that data with hundreds of third-party data signals. Lists of new look-alike prospects are generated by pulling matches from a database of hundreds of millions of business contacts built with data from partners including InsideView, HG Data, FullContact, Leadferret, Datanyze, Leadsift and others. The new qualified prospects are then matched with targeted and tested advertising campaigns on display and social channels, generating 100% opt-in leads with increases of 50% or more in lead to opportunity conversion.

About Metadata

Metadata provides a closed-loop Account Based Marketing solution that amplifies marketing campaigns with opt-in qualified leads. Metadata’s patented technology uses and enriches historical sales data, builds profiles of ideal customers (both company and persona) and then orchestrates the process of accelerating existing opportunities and targeting net new accounts. Metadata clients include Cisco, Mulesoft, Payscale, Infoblox and others.

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