What Amazon’s New Patent For Hand ID Technology Might Mean For Retailing

Outnumbering its previous year patents, in 2019, Amazon has secured around 2,396 patents. While many patents like robotic arms that toss warehouse items and real-time accent translator, this year it’s a non-contact biometric identification system. The application for the patent…

Baidu Goes On A Patent Frenzy; Applies For ML-Based Audio Synthesis Ownership

Baidu has come out on top as the leading artificial intelligence patent application leader eclipsing the likes of Tencent and Huawei. Reportedly, Baidu is also leading in the highly competitive area of intelligent driving, with 1,237 patent applications.  After years…

Batch Norm Patent Granted To Google: Is AI Ownership The Gold Rush Of 21st Century?

The machine learning community has witnessed a surge in releases of frameworks, libraries and software. Tech pioneers like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and others have insisted their intention behind open-sourcing their technology. However, there has been a growing trend of these…

5 Tech Giants Who Are Leading The AI Patents Race

According to a report by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), there are nearly 3,40,000 patent families in AI and more than 1.6 million scientific papers related to artificial intelligence were published from the year 1960 to early 2018. Another report…

Is Google’s Claim To Patent Batch Normalization A Step Towards Monopolizing Algorithms? 

The year 2018 has seen a meteoric rise in the number of papers released in the field of AI. There were also numerous tools and techniques open sourced by the giants to carry the baton of AI research forward. Google’s…

Google Activates ‘Dropout’ Patent, Neural Network Engineers To Be On Alert?

Google has recently activated its patent for the IP known as ‘Dropout’; a solution widely used to regularize deep neural networks. The method is used to reduce overfitting, and allow for a computationally cheap, yet effective method of regularization. This…

IBM Creates New Record With 9,100 US Patents In 2018

IBM on 8 January announced that with a record number of 9,100 patents that employee inventors have received, the firm has become the top recipient of US patents for the 26th year. The company has also said that out of…

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