Sestek Monthly Digest, 2020 August

By August 11, 2020Newsletter
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AI-Based Tuna Examinator
Tuna is among the main ingredients of sushi. It plays an important role in Japanese kitchen, tuna examination is a serious task. A Japanese inventor developed an AI-based app called Tuna Scope, which determines the quality of a tuna by scanning its tail. The quality examination is a tough job and requires years of experience. The number of experienced examiners are falling significantly. The app is expected to fill the potential gap.

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Our New, More Natural Voice
By using Neural Network technology, we have developed a more natural, more human-like version of our text-to-speech product. You can see the difference between our old and new voices by clicking on the sound samples below. You can also test our new voice by selecting “Melissa Neural” on our TTS demo page. For further information and demo requests, please contact us at sales@sestek.com 

Standart Version
New Neural Version
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The Denim That Can Block COVID-19
Italian denim brand Diesel is partnering with Swedish chemical company Polygiene to design a denim line that blocks COVID-19. The companies claim the solution can disable upwards of 99% of viral activity on the material within two hours. Diesel is applying the treatment only to select clothing items for now, which are not yet on sale to the public, and plans to expand it to more future products.

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The Use of Social Media is on the Rise

According to the Digital 2020 July Global Statshot report, more than half of the world’s total population now uses social media. This means that more people now use social media than do not. And adoption is still overgrowing. Worldwide user numbers have increased by more than 10% over the past 12 months, with over 1 million people starting to use social media for the first time every day since this time last year. The below article includes remarkable statistics about the global rise of social media use.

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How an AI graphic designer convinced clients it was human
Last month, Russia’s largest design company Art. Lebedev Studio revealed the truth to its clients that an AI system had created their logos. The studio developed Nikolay Ironov, the AI graphic designer, to cover every stage of the design process, from understanding the context to creating a final logo. Ironov worked on more than 20 commercial projects, creating everything from beer bottle labels to startup logos.

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