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YouTube Music launches on Google Home
April 20, 2019

YouTube Music is heading to a smart speaker near you — if that smart speaker’s powered by Google Assistant, that is. Google this morning announced that its free, ad-supported streaming service is coming to Google Home, as well as its Pixel Buds earbuds and products from Sonos, Bose, Polk, and other third-party manufacturers. It’s available starting today on devices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland,...

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Why companies like Amazon manually review voice data
April 16, 2019

Last week, Bloomberg revealed unsavory details about Alexa’s ongoing development that were known within some circles but hadn’t previously been reported widely: Amazon employs thousands of contract workers in Boston, Costa Rica, India, Romania, and other countries to annotate thousands of hours of audio each day from devices powered by its assistant. “We take the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information...

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Ernst & Young introduce AI trust measurement tool
April 10, 2019

Multinational consultancy firm Ernst & Young today introduced the Trusted AI platform, a service accessible through a web interface that assigns numerical values to the trustworthiness of an AI system. The Trusted AI platform takes into account factors such as the objective of an AI model, whether a human is in the loop, and underlying technologies used to create a model. Analytical models are then used to score each model. “The...

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Daimler acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics to accelerate autonomous truck development
April 1, 2019

Daimler is betting big on autonomous trucks, as the German automotive giant today announced that its trucking division is buying a majority stake in self-driving vehicle company Torc Robotics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005 by a group of engineers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Torc Robotics initially focused on automated technologies across industries such as military, agriculture, mining,...

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Amazon's Alexa for Business Blueprints lets employees make custom voice apps
March 31, 2019

Use Alexa in your place of work? There’s cause for minor celebration: Today marks the launch of Alexa for Business Blueprints, a set of dozens of preconfigured templates for Amazon’s intelligent assistant that let customers create and publish private skills without having to write code. They’re currently available in the U.S., with additional territories presumably on the way. As Amazon product marketing manager Ben Grossman explains in...

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Radar raises $16 million to automate inventory management with RFID and computer vision
March 30, 2019

Radar, a fledgling platform that combines radio frequency identification (RFID) with computer vision to help retailers automate inventory management and more, announced that it has raised $16 million in a round of funding from Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Align Ventures, Beanstalk Ventures, Colle Capital, Founders Fund Pathfinder, and Novel TMT. The company said that a couple of its stealth customers — two...

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Narrator improvements
March 29, 2019

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Narrator improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18860 (made available to testers on March 20) to build 18865. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released six major...

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IBM's quantum computation technique mitigates noise and improves accuracy
March 28, 2019

IBM has developed a technique dubbed “zero-noise extrapolation” that mitigates the noise of quantum computations. It might seem counterintuitive, but by repeating the computation at varying levels of noise, IBM scientists can estimate what a quantum computer would calculate in the absence of noise. The error mitigation technique improves the results of any algorithm run on today’s IBM Q systems, according to their Nature paper titled...

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Adobe previews connected car platform with maintenance tips
March 28, 2019

At its annual Summit conference in Las Vegas this week, Adobe took the wraps off of a cloud-based app designed to anticipate — or mitigate, worst-case scenario — serious mechanical issues. It made its debut during the eighth annual Adobe Sneaks, an internal program that offers Adobe engineers, researchers, product managers, and designers the chance to submit proposals for an opportunity to demonstrate them in front of an audience of...

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Starship Technologies rolls out delivery robots to Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff campus
March 26, 2019

Starship Technologies two months ago rolled out delivery robots to George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, and it turns out that was just the start of a quest to conquer higher ed. The San Francisco-based robotics startup today announced that it has expanded service to Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, marking the first commercial deployment of sidewalk delivery robots in Arizona. Courtesy of an ongoing collaboration between...

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