6 min read · Jun 11th · Need more data for deep learning? Synthetic data companies will make it for you.
Datagen is now generating facial expressions to monitor driver alertness in smart cars, body motions to track customers in cashier-free stores, and irises and hand motions to improve the eye- and hand-tracking capabilities of VR headsets.
To generate its synthetic humans, Datagen first scans actual humans. It partners with vendors who pay people to step inside giant full-body scanners that capture every detail from their irises to their skin texture to the curvature of their fingers.
1 min read · Jun 12th · RepresentUs is a bi-partisan organization dedicated to fighting political corruption. Its research revealed (as anyone watching the news can see) that American politics has become increasingly…
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3 min read · 2020-09-04 · Aww Inc., a Japanese startup whose virtual influencers have graced advertising campaigns for the likes of Porsche and IKEA has raised $1 million in a seed round from Coral Capital.