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Mobile photography: Your questions answered
Our photography experts PJ Jacobowitz, Judd Heape, and Zack Zhou spoke about all things Snapdragon camera tech on @TwitterSpaces. Thank you hosts, moderators, and listeners for joining this exciting conversation.
Episode 48: Camera and compute combine to transform IoT
When it comes to IoT, it’s all about the camera — specifically, the intelligent camera. Made possible by powerful computing power at the edge with AI and Machine Learning, intelligent cameras are already powering smart connected spaces in manufacturing, agriculture, auto, and more industries across the globe.
“The Internet of Things is not just about the connectivity of things, but also about the compute power of them as well,” said James Blackman, editor of Enterprise IoT Insights, on this episode of the Qualcomm Podcast.
To chat all things camera and IoT, host PJ Jacobowitz is joined by James and our own Megha Daga, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. director of product management heading up AI in IoT. Aside from the role these technologies play together, the trio also breaks down some applications already in use, the vital role of camera intelligence during the pandemic, and future benefits for industries and our lives.
Additionally, Megha tells us a little about the new Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform SoCs, which can enable even the tiniest IoT products with compute capabilities like that of a flagship Snapdragon-powered Smartphone.
Episode 47: How a new mode for smartphone cameras can stop disinformation, featuring Truepic
Authenticity in photos and videos is an age-old problem, but it’s grown exponentially with social media. From catfishing to manipulated news clips, how can you fully trust what you see online? Many platforms have deployed algorithms to spot misleading media, but they’re not always accurate and often act too late.
“That’s where Truepic is taking a completely different approach, which is instead of trying to detect what’s fake, we try to prove what’s real,” said Sherif Hana, vice president of R&D at Truepic, on the latest episode of The Qualcomm Podcast.
Since 85 percent of images are taken with smartphones, a better solution lies at the source — the point of capture. In this episode, host PJ Jacobowitz chats with Sherif about how the company collaborated with Qualcomm to build photo authentication technology directly into smartphones. This first-of-its-kind solution creates secure media where everything — the pixels, as well as the date, time, and location of capture, plus more — are verified as authentic. Even the slightest manipulations are made apparent, and users are empowered to fact-check themselves with a simple click.
Episode 46: Talking women in AI with MIT Technology Review
What makes women critical to the successful adoption of AI? What are some of the AI breakthroughs that have been driven by women? And how are academic institutions and industry working together to promote more women in AI?
Qualcomm SVP of Engineering Susie Armstrong recently joined MIT Technology Review for a conversation discussing all of this and more. For a special edition of The Qualcomm Podcast, we’re pleased to bring you this sponsored conversation in full, which also features fellow AI innovator Daniela Rus and the publication’s CEO and Publisher Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau.
Episode 45: Everything you need to know about 5G, with Guy Kawasaki and Cristiano Amon
Upon hearing about the promise of 5G beyond its blazing fast speeds, Guy Kawasaki was stunned.
“So you are discussing, in a sense, something as big as the industrial revolution, the computer revolution, the internet revolution. This is not just internet, better. This is a different curve.”
“Absolutely correct,” replied Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, in our latest episode of The Qualcomm Podcast.
Guy, an author and creator of The Remarkable People Podcast, recently joined our show as a guest host, talking with Cristiano about all things 5G. They dove into the ways this next generation of wireless is already booming around us, from 5G smartphones and PCs to Guy’s own experience at a 5G-powered Chainsmokers concert. Even in the fight against the pandemic, the technology is already making a difference around the globe. And looking forward, the duo also discussed how 5G can bolster new opportunities for entrepreneurship and transform industries across sectors, including auto, gaming, and many more.
Episode 44: DSLR who? How we fit multiple AI-powered cameras in your pocket
Today’s smartphones boast powerful cameras that fit right in our pockets. This means you don’t need an expensive DSLR or photography expertise to capture life’s beautiful moments. From photos to video, it’s empowering.
“What I absolutely love about how far the technology has come right now is it enables anybody to become a content creator, right? Because we all have a smartphone,” said SuperSaf, host of one of the U.K.'s largest technology review channels, during this episode of The Qualcomm Podcast. “And the creative output that we’re seeing now, not only on YouTube, but the likes of Instagram, TikTok, etcetera, you’ve got so many creators who now are just coming out with some really interesting stuff, which you wouldn’t even think about. And it’s all being filmed with smartphones.”
In this episode, host PJ Jacobowitz chats with SuperSaf and Judd Heape, our senior director of product management for camera technologies here at Qualcomm. They discuss current trends in smartphone photography, the role of AI, and the Qualcomm 480 Spectra ISP. What’s more, they go beyond smartphones to talk about how Qualcomm technologies are bringing advanced camera experiences to PCs, auto, and IoT.
SuperSaf’s participation was sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.