Google CEO Sets AI-First Device Blueprint to Catch Apple

October 10, 2017

Google unveiled the second generation of its own devices along with an array of entirely new gadgets, plowing the company deeper into a competitive consumer hardware market. But at its splashy press event in San Francisco, Google executives announced each device with a repetitive focus on its artificial intelligence software. That drumbeat served as a reminder that the tech giant’s hardware strategy centers on keeping its lucrative web services relevant…

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Apple’s Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews

October 10, 2017

Despite the strength of its brand, Apple Inc. occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked by reviewers for specific functional flaws, ranging from the iPhone 8’s middling design to Apple Watch Series 3 issues with wireless connectivity, and…

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Goodnight Sweet Prince

August 25, 2017

Artwork by Jim’ll Paint It When word spread that Microsoft was planning to ‘deprecate’ MS Paint in its next Windows 10 Update, the Internet rallied in a collective uproar against the plan. An outpouring of sadness, nostalgia and protest ensued at the loss of the 32-year-old program and Microsoft has since backtracked, saying it will still remove Paint from the next Windows 10 update but make the program available on…

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Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

August 17, 2017

Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death Microsofts next Windows 10 update, called the list. Paint 3D. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian Falling under the deprecated column for apps that are not in active development and might be removed in future releases, Microsoft Paints ticket has been called and now its only a matter of time before it is removed…

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Your Tweets can help predict crime

August 5, 2017

University of Virginia Assistant Professor Matthew Gerber has discovered a correlation between Tweets and offense. No, folks arent Tweeting that theyre going to knock over a liquor store. Instead, by looking at the GPS coordinates attributed to Tweets as well as estimating a hot delineate of favourite locatings, police can be expected where crime is most likely to happen. My initial hypothesis was that there would be no correlation between…

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Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into its updated Messenger Platform

July 28, 2017

Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural language processing to help engineers build speech and text chatbots faster and with less technical experience. Bot Engine launched as a beta in April of 2016. The tool let developers train their own bots using sample conversations sharing similar structure. These examples could stand infor real…

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BloomAPI locks down $2.4M to fix medical record releases

July 14, 2017

Seattle-based BloomAPI is announcing a $2.4 million seed round led by Founders Co-op this morning for its solution to the broken medical records release process. Its no secret that the entire U.S. healthcare system is held back by antiquated technology but unlike many competitors, BloomAPI offers a solution that works with, and not against, the old-school technologies that are still the unfortunate reality for the industry. BloomAPI sits on top…

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MateLabs mixes machine learning with IFTTT

July 13, 2017

If youve ever wanted to train a machine learning model and integrate it with IFTTT, you now can with a new offering from MateLabs. MateVerse, a platform where novices can spin out machine learning models, now works with IFTTT so that you can automatically set up models to run based on conditional statements. If youre not familiar with IFTTT, its an automation tool for creating your own if/then statements without…

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Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a real place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of the home decor and architecture game has been, for years, being able to place decor and furniture inside a customers actual space. Over the past decade, as mobile has taken off, that dream has been transferred from the desktop web…

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Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans

June 15, 2017

Though Facebook is rarely mentioned alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon in discussions about conversational AI, the company has published a accumulation of articles that stress a deep those who are interested in dialog arrangements. As is very clear with Siri, Cortana and Alexa, dialog is hard it requires more than just good pronunciation recognition to deliver a killer ordeal to users. From the sidelines Facebook has been meddling with big…

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