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Ok everyone, lets leap into the present.

We are a group of equipment users who have been using 'basic' computing devices for many years.  We have been processing the signals that we receive largely with our brains.  Until recently the GB2 was still on the need to have list of metal detectors.  This is 20-30 year old technology.

We've just met the team behind Minelab's new technology.  What are they aware of that will help them design a better detector?  It is Artificial Intelligence.  They referenced this by talking about the development of their own algorithms.  These are necessary for a detector to recognize an object quickly. 

Minelab has one of the most extensive databases of ground signals, object signals and interference ever developed.  Chip and circuit speeds are so great now that we will be able to benefit from instant analysis of a received signals from sent signals of multiple or single frequency.  

Steve has said there is something different about this detector.  He has sold his others.  Why?

Here are a couple of TED Talks that I have watched to keep up with present Artificial Intelligence.  The first one is about getting a computer to recognize objects.  To me this is very similar to using a detector to recognize valuable things from those that are not worth digging.  What is essential and has been lacking for the last few years?  Speed.

Take a look at this video.  I think it is where the Minelab development team is now.

https://www.ted.com/talks/joseph_redmon_how_a_computer_learns_to_recognize_objects_instantly

If you have watched that video then I think you would like to see what it was like just a few years ago to develop the object database which is now being used by all the apps and programs after it.

https://www.ted.com/talks/fei_fei_li_how_we_re_teaching_computers_to_understand_pictures

If you want to see more TED Talks on AI go to this list.

https://www.ted.com/talks?topics[]=AI

Mitchel

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