Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of June 14–18, 2021

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Computer vision continues to be a game changer for the retail and grocery sectors. This week Trigo, a startup offering cashierless solutions to existing stores, secured an additional $10 million in funding. Meanwhile, checkoutless system provider Grabango raised a $39 million series B just last week.

These companies typically…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of June 7–11, 2021

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Midway through Ingenuity’s sixth test flight on Mars, the autonomous helicopter began to pitch and roll unpredictably. Fortunately, as the device initiated its descent, it managed to level off and set down safely. But it was a harrowing few moments to watch. Crashing your drone in your neighbor’s back…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of May 31–June 4, 2021

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Nearly every week, we feature at least one story that centers on the topic of algorithmic bias. We aren’t cherry-picking. It’s just that pervasive — as pervasive as unconscious bias (precisely because it’s a direct byproduct of that). So, what can we do about it?

As with unconscious bias…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of May 24–28, 2021

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There’s a bottleneck in training AI systems using supervised learning, and its name is labeled data. Right now, a tremendous amount of time and energy goes into data cleaning and labeling, rather than the ML project itself. There’s currently no silver bullet fix for this problem, but there are…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of May 17–21, 2021

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Porch piracy has been on the rise, with 43 percent of American consumers reporting they had a package stolen in 2020. Pretty brazen box-nabbings, considering many folks were home full-time during the pandemic. But the simple fact is that folks can’t always be on the lookout for a package…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of May 3–7, 2021

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We often compare traditional datasets to practical effects in filmmaking. It was the way folks did things for a long time largely because it was the only option. Then, along comes computer generated imagery and suddenly you can create effects that were simply not possible before. It was technology…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of April 26–30, 2021

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Generating synthetic datasets from CAD models or other existing 3D files is a breeze. But what if you’re starting from scratch, without access to those sorts of files? While there are online repositories of existing 3D models — Turbosquid, for example — those costs can add up, especially if…

Zumo Labs presents The Juice, a weekly newsletter focused on computer vision problems (and sometimes just regular problems). Get it while it’s fresh.

Week of April 19–23, 2021

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The halcyon days of the algorithm as a convenient scapegoat are quickly drawing to a close. This week the FTC issued a warning to companies building AI systems, explaining that there are actually several ways those companies may already be in violation of federal law. …

Michael Stewart

ml & cv enthusiast, works at zumolabs.ai

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