Merry Christmas from Abley

Posted on: December 23, 2020 at 2:42 PM    

Merry Christmas to you and your families, we hope you have safe and happy holidays ahead!

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Elevating your business with machine learning

Posted on: December 17, 2020 at 9:32 AM    

The focus of our Computer Vision blog series to date has been focused on understanding the limitations, benefits, and complexity of applied computer vision. Machine learning is a broader field that encompasses numerous methods, including computer vision and more organisations are beginning to see the value in its application to their day-to-day operations.

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Non-existent cats and other data augmentation magic

Posted on: December 8, 2020 at 11:03 AM    

If you’ve been following our "Computer Vision" blog series, you will have gained an appreciation for the complexity and effort involved in preparing data before it can be modelled. Previously we discussed data sampling, this time we will cover another important step in the pipeline called data augmentation.

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Creating safe urban environments for people

Posted on: December 4, 2020 at 2:14 PM    

On 11th November (during Road Safety week), Abley held an industry breakfast event in conjunction with the Australasian College of Road Safety. The event included presentations from Bryan Sherritt (Auckland Transport), Hamish Mackie (Mackie Research & Consulting) and Jeanette Ward (Abley) on topics relating to creating safe urban environments for people.

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Abley Street Smart Newsletter - Summer 2020

Posted on: December 2, 2020 at 3:21 PM    

Have a read of our latest Street Smart newsletter, featuring 3D visualisation, walking research, HERE mapping tools, a Rally app, meet our new team members and more!

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Selecting the right data for computer vision

Posted on: November 26, 2020 at 2:02 PM    

In our previous computer vision blog, we talked about how big data can be managed in the context of computer vision. As part of that discussion, we mentioned that selecting a smaller sample from a much later dataset can be a practical strategy for handling big data for computer vision applications. There are many ways to define a sample. These sampling strategies are not unique to computer vision but are rooted in statistics. This blog will look at more traditional methods based around random sampling, as well as a machine learning option and why these samples are important.

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Abley is changing the face of men’s health again

Posted on: November 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM    

Think about this for a second: globally, men die six years earlier than women. To make it worse, the reasons are largely preventable. One in eight men across the world will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men. Three quarters of suicides globally are men. Pretty shocking, right?

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Road Safety Week seminar: "Creating Safe Urban Environments"

Posted on: November 12, 2020 at 9:25 AM    

In recognition of Road Safety Week 2020, Abley partnered with the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) to run a breakfast seminar on "Creating Safe Urban Environments".

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Tactile Indicator Design and Installation Webinar

Posted on: November 10, 2020 at 1:24 PM    

On 27 October, Ann-Marie Head and Tracy Fleming presented a webinar on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency about how to design and install tactile indicators correctly.

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Is Auckland a '15-minute city'?

Posted on: November 6, 2020 at 2:04 PM    

Can Aucklanders meet their key needs within a 15-minute walk from home?

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