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Microsoft's Hummingbird app uses AI to be your news editor
December 14, 2018

Microsoft’s new curatorial news app aims to cut through the deluge with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Hummingbird, which was first spotted by Android Police, has quietly launched on Android in some countries. It’s a straightforward affair. After signing in with a Microsoft account, you’re instructed to create a personalized feed by selecting from categories such as Entertainment, Politics, and Science and Tech, and...

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MediaTek reveals AI-powered Helio P90 chip and slates 5G chip for MWC
December 14, 2018

MediaTek may not have the name recognition of larger chipmakers, such as Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung, and Huawei, but its chips are found in nearly a third of mobile phones — largely low- to mid-range Android devices sold in Asia. Today, the company announced an AI-powered 4G smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) called Helio P90 and said it will reveal its 5G SoC at Mobile World Congress 2019 in February. Offering an alternative to Qualcomm’s...

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Alexa researchers' AI training technique improves speech recognition up to 15%
December 14, 2018

Thanks to a newly developed AI training method, Amazon’s Alexa assistant could become noticeably better at recognizing speech in new domains than it is currently. In a blog post published on the Alexa Blog this morning, Ankur Gandhe, a speech scientist in the Alexa Speech group, describes an artificially intelligent (AI) system that reduces recognition errors by up to 15 percent, partly by calculating the probability that specific grammar...

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Pypestream raises $15 million for conversational enterprise AI
December 13, 2018

Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage. Case in point? In a recent survey, 15 percent of U.S. adults said they’d used a chatbot to interact with a company this year. Be that as it may, such systems can be difficult to design and maintain if you don’t have the data science chops. And with the demand for AI experts expected to soar 28 percent by 2020, according to IBM, finding the necessary talent is not going to get...

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Tata: 46% of organizations surveyed have adopted some form of AI
December 13, 2018

Almost half of businesses have adopted some form of artificial intelligence (AI) and 43 percent of corporate “decision makers” see it as having a significant impact on their bottom lines. That’s according to market research firm Tata Communications, which today published The Cycle of Progress, a bi-annual survey of 1,600 employees from organizations with over 250 employees that aims to assess the “power and potential” of technology...

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MIT's AI can reproduce images of objects in poorly lit scenes
December 13, 2018

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can isolate small, nearly transparent imperfections in poorly lit images in order to reproduce objects. A blog post published by MIT News today describes a deep neural network — layered mathematical functions loosely mimicking the behavior of neurons in the brain — that can erase target artifacts from grainy...

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Latticework raises $13 million for Amber, a privacy-conscious NAS device
December 13, 2018

It seems nary a week goes by without a breach that compromises millions of personal files. On Monday, Google revealed that it will shut down its social network, Google+, months earlier than initially planned after the profiles of tens of millions were inadvertently exposed. In September, Facebook revealed that hackers had gained access to data belonging to 50 million people. And those are just the tip of the iceberg. The problem is...

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Microsoft and National Geographic announce winners of AI for Earth Innovation Grant
December 12, 2018

Microsoft’s AI for Earth program, which kicked off in June 2017, has provided cloud-based tools and AI services to dozens of organizations “working to protect our planet,” in the words of Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith. It’s committed to investing $50 million over the next four years to fund AI development across five key areas — agriculture, biodiversity, conservation, climate change, and water. Today, at...

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Hardware Club expands size of first fund to $50 million
December 11, 2018

Hardware Club announced today that it has increased the size of its first investment fund to $50 million as the community-driven platform seeks to expand its early-stage investing impact. Originally launched in Paris almost four years ago, Hardware Club also has offices in San Francisco and Tokyo. Hardware Club builds a networked community of hardware startups that can help each other. It then brings in large partners — like Foxconn for...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Snapdragon 845: What’s different
December 10, 2018

Qualcomm just concluded its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 in Hawaii, where the chipmaker made a number of announcements. Qualcomm announced a new mobile compute platform, Snapdragon 8cx, and the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform among others. The new mobile platform will be powering flagship smartphones of 2019, and here’s a look at everything that is new in the chipset that will change your...

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