We are happy to announce that aiso-lab GmbH has been acquired by Alexander Thamm GmbH. Now we are part of Germany’s leading Data Science Consultancy with more than 100 employees and the experience of > 600 analytics projects.
"We were impressed by the clear focus, the broad experience, and especially the unique corporate culture at Alexander Thamm. Therefore it was a logical step for us to join the Munich based company, strengthen the AI positioning and scale the business in the western region from our Cologne office".
What did Claude Monet see when he painted this picture?
If color photography had been invented in 1873, we might have had a definitive answer to this question. But even without a color photograph, we know that it would probably show a clear blue sky and a river reflecting the sky.
The next question, of course, is what would Monet have painted if he had set up his easel in front of another landscape.
In their paper "Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks," scientists from Berkeley AI Research have developed an algorithm that can answer this question with the help of AI. Their approach is similar to how we humans would approach the task. The easiest way would be to see a Monet painting next to a color photograph of the scene he was painting. Unfortunately, we don't have this data.
Instead, we can look at Monet's paintings and landscapes. If we then look at a landscape painting, we can more or less imagine what a Monet painting would look like if he had painted that scene. This process also works in the opposite direction. When we look at a Monet painting, we can imagine what a landscape of the same scene would look like.
This thought experiment can be formulated as follows:
As training data, we have a data set X with landscape pictures and a data set Y with paintings. For these training data, we are looking for a mapping of landscape images to paintings and back to landscape images.
The neural network used to find this figure is called the Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Network.
Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks can not only turn landscape images into paintings by different painters but can also replace horses with zebras or change the seasons on images.
If you would like to know how we can help you to add value to your images, please contact us at email@example.com.
Save the date! The leading conference for the implementation of AI in your company is taking place on March 21st and 22nd in Munich. This fantastic international experience would not possible without the contribution of Handelsblatt and the AI Summit: the significant partners of business events!
In addition to outstanding AI manager contributors of various companies, we are delighted that our CEO and President of KI-Verband Jörg Bienert will be there to discuss the responsibilities of KI Verband and its essential role in supporting Germany in catching up with new technologies.
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Join us for two days of discussion and inspiration and let's exchange valuable information and experiences while enhancing our network.
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Source: Learning Dexterous In-Hand Manipulation https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00177
While dexterous handling of objects is a daily routine for humans, this task remains a challenge for autonomous robots.
Since the human hands can perform a vast number of tasks in many different environments with great ability, creating an artificial hand is one of the most inspiring goals in Robotics.
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Researchers at OpenAI now have accomplished a big step in this direction with the help of AI (see https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.00177). The results are impressive.
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Following are four of the most important steps:
Surprising facts before we close:
If you have any questions about image processing using AI, or if you would like to know how to generate more value with your images or videos, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to explore your passion for data? Then join us at the Data Festival 2019! Taking place from 20 to 21 March at the Muffatwerk in Munich, this Festival aims at bringing together the community of users and data experts! The focus is on topics such as Data Science & Machine Learning, Data Engineering & Architecture, Data Visualization & Analytics.
Also, there will be a day of an exciting pre-conference workshop on March 19 where you will have the chance to obtain a first impression of this fruitful event while enhancing your network!
19.03.2019 – Pre-Workshop-Day
20.03.2019 – 21.03.2019 – Conference
Pre-Workshop-Day – Sofitel Hotel in Munich
Conference – Muffatwerk
We are offering you the exclusive opportunity to visit the event (20 and 21 of March) at a reduced price of 50%. Click here to purchase your ticket and use the coupon code: SpeakerInvitAtion50%Bienert under the coupon code field. Hurry up! This offer is valid only for three people.
See you there!
Dear aiso-lab friends, customers, and partners!
Since November 1st, 2018, our offices can be found in a new beautiful location at the Kölner-Heumarkt. Our new address is ‘Gürzenichstrasse 27, 50667 in Cologne‘ on the 4th floor. Here we have a bird’s eye view over the Heumarkt; the Deutzer Brücke and the Rhine while we are enjoying a great atmosphere at any time!
Visit us for a cup of coffee or a glass of gluhwein and have joyful moments at the Christmas Market. Be part of our journey into the world of Artificial Intelligence and get inspired by new digital approaches and innovative ideas!
Please make a note of the following date:
More details on the agenda are to be announced soon. We are looking forward to early registration for better planning of our events.
Visit us at any time in the new business premises and to our events.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Your aiso-lab team
On 13 and 14 November, the VDE became the capital for future technologies, on its 125th anniversary!
At the VDE Tec Summit 2018, almost 190 speakers presented and discussed visionary digital ideas. Among them our CEO and President of KI-Verband Jörg Bienert who showed the potential of AI, expectations and how our services can contribute to the market needs.
Also, he emphasized the role of KI Verband and its essential role in supporting Germany in catching up with new technologies.
The highlight: the anniversary evening with keynote speeches on technology policy by Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier and Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser and the big birthday party - including a trip into space to the international space station ISS.
Thank you Tecsummit for this exciting journey!
Immediately after the federal government had presented its AI strategy last week, our CEO and President of the German AI Association was giving an interview at the daily evening news on Tagesschau.de. During this interview, also the products of RAYPACK.AI GmbH were shown, emphasizing a range object and person recognition.
The AI strategy is a very comprehensive document with 77 individual measures. However, since concrete implementation plans including associated budget are mainly lacking, a short-term concretization is necessary. "The strategy paper is a good starting point for an intensive process, which must now be started immediately with all participants. Otherwise, this is just a nice collection of ideas."
Have you ever wanted to make objects disappear from an image?
Now, DeepAngel can make this happen. Developed by researches at MIT, DeepAngel is an Artificial Intelligence that erases objects from photographs by using neural network. This algorithm uses Detectron from Facebook AI Research for object recognition and DeepFill for impainting using a neural network. This means that objects to be removed are detected by Detectron and painted over by DeepFill in such a way that they can hardly be distinguished from the background.
If you have any questions about image processing using AI or would like to know how you can add value to your images or videos, please contact us at email@example.com.
We are delighted to invite you to KINNOVATE organized by Euroforum and taking place on 11 and 12 December 2018, in Munich. This event is focusing on the implementation of Artificial Intelligence solutions in business practice. You will get an overview of current applications and find partners for pilot projects and concrete business models.
We are looking forward to presenting our innovative use cases and highly-scalable AI software solutions such as Visual Computing, which among others, is our primary expertise.
We want to contribute to your participation. Therefore we have a special prize for you! Subscribe now to our Newsletter and get the exclusive opportunity to visit the event at a reduced price which amounts up to -600€. Click here to subscribe and stay tuned for our next Newsletter!
Further information about the event can be found here.