Artificial intelligence: Silicon Recognition soon in Sophia
The californian start-up which has created the ZISC chip (Zero Intsruction Set Computer) will organise an international conference in Nice on November 15th and will open its european center in Sophia in the beginning of 2002.
Today, the artificial intelligence can be seen by the general public through the latest Steven Spielberg's film. But it is also a technologic reality. This is what Silicon Recognition will show. This californian company (San Francisco), specialised in the artificial intelligence, is organising its second world ZISC conference (Zero Instruction Set Computer), at the Méridien in Nice on November 15th.A partnership with the University of Nice SophiaAnd this is a strategic coming on the Riviera. Indeed, Silicon Recognition, which is experiencing a very fast growth, has decided to set up its European offices in Sophia Antipolis early 2002, it has been announced in a press release. They have already set a partnership with the University of Nice, a partnership that hey want to strengthen in the future. Moreover Silicon Recognition has other links with the South of France: Guy Paillet, the creator of this technology comes from Montpellier, France, while Rémi Vespa, the General Manager comes from Nice.What is Silicom Recognition's specificity ? In partnership with IBM, theyt have developped a chip called ZISC which works as our brain: the chip is able to learn and to recognize any kind of stimulus: images, voice, data, signals and even smells. And without any software programming and faster than any other current computer.Recognising a person with a false identityApplictions of the ZISC are vey numerous. Here are some of them that perfectly corresponds to the security preoccupations resulting from the attacks of September 11th 2001. According to Silicon Recognition, in an airport, a control system equipped with ZISC is able to recognize an individual trying to board with a false identity. As well, the plane cockpit is able to recognize that the pilot has changed and even that the pilot's behaviour has changed. ZISC can also recognize a face within a database composed of 100.000 faces in 1 milli-second whilst the most powerful computers of the Pentagon need several minutes.Other application examples: medical equipments are able to identify an illness before symptoms come out, still according to the company's press release. The car security can be particularly improved: the air bag opens out according to the size and the position of the passenger; ZISC hears the slightest engine's noises changes that could become problems.In Nice, demonstrations of usersDuring the ZISC world conference of November 15th in Nice, people who have used this technology will testify through roundtables, conferences and demonstrations. The famous Stanford University will present a system that allows any kind of handicapped people to use computers. Geetec, an English company specialised in communication systems, makes sophisticated satellite navigation systems for cars; Sentiment Machine Research, a Dutch company, creates Internet images filtration systems which enable users to cancel prohibited images.Such demonstrations will allow participants to step directly into the artificial intelligence reality.Contact: for the conference of November 15th, Martine Vives - Vision Europe General Manager, SILICON RECOGNITION Inc group, Tel: 04 91 52 35 96; E-mail: email@example.com