AI Benchmark App to be Released for Android

The application tests the motherboard, processor and RAM, and then issues a number indicating the effectiveness of the AI ​​on the device
27 July 2018   2053

Specialists in the field of computer vision from the Swiss Higher Technical School of Zurich have created an application that assesses the performance of smartphones for working with artificial intelligence.

The results of the test will be useful for researchers of AI, manufacturers of components and developers of Android. Thanks to the information received, they will be able to learn and correct the shortcomings of the devices in order to improve the efficiency of their work with AI.

AI Benchmark can be downloaded on Google Play and run on any smartphone with Android 4.1 and higher. The application tests the motherboard, processor and RAM, and then issues a number indicating the effectiveness of the AI ​​on the device.

When testing AI Benchmark evaluates the ability of the smartphone to edit high-resolution images, recognize objects in photos and classify them. In addition, the system tests the algorithms used in autopilot for cars.

Summarizing the results presented on the project's website, the researchers came to the following conclusions:

  • Qualcomm - theoretically can give good results, but not enough drivers;
  • Huawei - quite outstanding results;
  • Samsung - there is no acceleration support, but powerful processors;
  • Mediatek - good results for middle-class devices.

The final rating of smartphones and their hardware platforms is presented below:

Rating of Android in AI Benchmark
Rating of Android in AI Benchmark

One of the creators of AI Benchmark Andrey Ignatov said that the application was developed for about three months. The idea of ​​its creation arose because of the lack of information about the limitations of the use of modern AI on smartphones. This is due to the fact that currently all algorithms work remotely on servers, not on the device, except for some pre-installed applications.

Experts are sure that in the future AI technologies will be no less important than a good camera in a smartphone, so they want to actively participate in the development of this field.

BNC to Monitor BTC Community's Mood

The system called Twitter Sentiment analyzes over 34M BTC-related Twitter posts each week, using AI to track the mood of the community
22 January 2020   122

Blockchain-based New Zealand-based research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has unveiled a new system for measuring the mood of the Bitcoin community based on Twitter messages.

According to BNC, the new Twitter Sentiment rating system analyzes over 34 million BTC-related Twitter posts each week. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that look for records containing the words bitcoin, $ BTC and BTC and others.

BNC notes that user sentiment continues to be a “significant” factor in the price and dynamics of digital assets, and a new technique has been developed to track these sentiments. According to the BNC, it took 18 months to launch the Bitcoin Twitter Sentiment. The data obtained is divided into seven categories - Opinion, Technical Information, Inside the Network, Advertising, Bots, Macros and Hacking.

For the week ending January 17, the most common entries were in the Opinion category - their number was 30.42% of all data received. In second place was the category Technical Information, and in third inside the network (includes information on mining and hashrate).

BNC spokeswoman Pierre Ansaldi said that during the first quarter of this year, the company will also launch community sentiment analysis tools for other crypto assets.