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    1. Facebook neural network translates with an AI brain

      Facebook neural network translates with an AI brain

      0 Reading your Facebook friends’ statuses might typically make your blood boil these days, but at least the translations of foreign language posts are getting better. The social network says that it has retired its old translation system and replaced it with a shiny new neural machine system, which is much better at accounting for things like local slang and context. The result, Facebook claims, is smarter translation for all.

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      Mentions: Google Translate
    2. Lenovo AI concept products try to make future life easier

      Lenovo AI concept products try to make future life easier

      1 Everyone’s doing AI these days, from Google to Apple, from smart speakers to smart cars. While different people and companies have different ideas about what artificial intelligence means in theory and in practice, almost all agree about using AI to build a better future. Lenovo, one of if not the leading PC makers in the world, is just as invested in this trend, or so it says.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Shanghai
    3. Apple let me down: 3 things I wanted to see at WWDC 2017

      Apple let me down: 3 things I wanted to see at WWDC 2017

      Reddit At a jam-packed two and a half hours, Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote certainly wasn’t slow going. iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra; the Siri-powered HomePod and new MacBook Pro and MacBook Configurations; the updated iMac and the sneak peek of the stealthily-seductive iMac Pro: this year’s Apple developer conference bucked the trend and mixed new software and hardware. All well and good, but I went into WWDC day one with some back-of-the-envelope expectations, and those turned out to be dashed.

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      Mentions: Amazon Apple VGA
    4. Google Home understands accents better than Siri, Alexa

      Google Home understands accents better than Siri, Alexa

      Reddit It seems that voice-controlled personal assistants are all the rage these days. Microsoft and Harman Kardon just revealed the Invoke Cortana speaker, Amazon put a screen on the Echo and called it a a Show, and Google just gave the Assistant more smarts, more features, and more places to be on. But one of the inherent drawbacks of relying on voice as a medium is that no one really speaks the language in the same way.

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    5. Google woos India with Gboard, Translate updates

      Google woos India with Gboard, Translate updates

      Reddit The US and China are traditionally seen as the largest smartphone markets in the world. Of late, however, a third superpower has risen: India. The sub-continent is home to millions of users hungry for more affordable smartphones, more ubiquitous Internet access, and more accessible content. That’s why in its latest sweep of apps and services updates, Google is introducing new features and support for more languages to appeal to the more than 400 million potential customers in India.

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      Mentions: India China Google
    6. Qualcomm’s big IoT plan includes Android Things OS and tiny radios

      Qualcomm’s big IoT plan includes Android Things OS and tiny radios

      Reddit Qualcomm is pushing hard into the Internet of Things, embracing Google’s Android Things OS as well as unveiling a pair of tiny, radio-packed chipsets for connected gadgets. Announced ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 next week, the new tech is all about making smart home kit and other connected devices more power-efficient, smaller, and smarter. For device-makers, it’ll mean speedier time-to-market, too.

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    7. YouTube gets machine-generated automatic captions

      YouTube gets machine-generated automatic captions

      Reddit Google first announced captions for its Google Video product way back in 2006, and now it is back with a new related announcement: automatic captions have arrived on YouTube. These captions are machine-generated, something made possible in part by YouTube’s existing caption system and Google’s automatic speech recognition technology.

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    8. Eight things AI assistants need to improve on

      Eight things AI assistants need to improve on

      Reddit HTC’s announcement of its U Ultra and U Play phones, and consequently the revelation of its Sense Companion, may have you cringing at yet another AI-powered, disembodied, virtual assistant. But HTC’s spiel has a nugget of sense. AI agents today are so bright they can tell jokes or even hold conversation, whether with humans or with each other. But when it comes to actually assisting us humans to get things done, they’re not that smart yet and need more than a little nudging to work.

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    9. Apple’s first ever AI paper is on how to train your AI

      Apple’s first ever AI paper is on how to train your AI

      Reddit Apple isn’t exactly a company you’d immediately associate with artificial intelligence research, but of course it does some. After all, it has Siri and some intelligent object recognition in its camera apps. The reason why you don’t hear much about it is that Apple has mostly been secretive about its AI R&D, which has been criticized by the AI community for years.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Apple Siri
    10. Google Translate uses machine learning for whole sentences

      Google Translate uses machine learning for whole sentences

      Reddit It’s not secret that Google is obsessed with machine learning and artificial intelligence, especially of late. If it were up to it, those technologies would permeate all its products. It already started with Google Assistant in the Google Pixel smartphone and Google Home speaker. Now it’s bringing a dash of that to Google Translate.

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    11. Vinci smart headphones offer Alexa and standalone Spotify

      Vinci smart headphones offer Alexa and standalone Spotify

      Reddit Forget Apple AirPods: properly smart headphones should be able to stream your music all by themselves, not to mention throw in Amazon Alexa and act as personal DJ depending on what you’re doing. That’s the promise of Vinci, anyway, cutting the cord – physical or metaphorical – with your phone and instead using voice control and onboard smarts to stream from Spotify and other services.

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      Mentions: Amazon China Pandora
    12. Samsung buys Viv, the smart assistant from Siri’s creators

      Samsung buys Viv, the smart assistant from Siri’s creators

      Reddit Google just took the virtual personal assistant wars to the next chapter when it made Google Assistant the star of its recent press event. Not to be outdone, Samsung has just made an announcement that it, too, is getting into the game. No, it isn’t simply just evolving its perhaps mostly unused S Voice feature. Instead, it has acquired Viv Labs, developers of the AI bot of the same name.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Voice
    13. Comcast X1 Netflix beta app will launch this week

      Comcast X1 Netflix beta app will launch this week

      Reddit Back in early July, an unlikely partnership was formed: Netflix and Comcast had struck a deal that would bring the streaming service to the latter company’s X1 set-top-box. As of today, the fruits of that partnership are now manifest: a beta version of the X1 Netflix app will be available via “Comcast Labs” in the next few days, giving users a chance to use the software. The beta will be available to customers across the nation.

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    14. Intel buys AI startup Nervana Systems for deep learning chips

      Intel buys AI startup Nervana Systems for deep learning chips

      Reddit Intel has bought an artificial intelligence startup, Nervana Systems, aiming to bake the company's machine learning expertise into future processors. Nervana, founded in 2014, specialized in software and hardware for deep learning, borrowing neuroscience concepts to give computers more intuitive - and easily programmed - ways to deal with data.

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      Mentions: Apple Intel Google
    15. Facebook tests multilingual composer for individuals

      Facebook tests multilingual composer for individuals

      Reddit Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out a feature for Pages that allows users to share a message in multiple languages, making them more friendly to a larger, more diverse customer base. Starting today, Facebook is testing that same multi-language story feature for individual Facebook users, giving them the same status tool that’ll eliminate the need to publish multiple versions of the same status or publish one very long status that contains multiple language versions of the same message. The social network aims to remove the language barrier by offering this feature; it already has a translation feature which ...

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    16. Sony 4K UHD TVs bring Android TV and HDR support

      Sony 4K UHD TVs bring Android TV and HDR support

      Reddit This week, Sony announced the pricing and availability for some new Ultra HD 4K televisions, of which there are three models in a total of five sizes. The highest end of the bunch, the XBR-X800D, brings with it HDR support while the XBR-X750D and the XBR-X700D will both gain HDR support later this year through a firmware update. In addition, the trio bring with them Android TV for Google Play access directly on the TV. All three models are available for preorder now.

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      Mentions: Google Sony HDR
    17. Microsoft acquires Wand Labs for its natural language tech

      Microsoft acquires Wand Labs for its natural language tech

      Reddit Microsoft has announced the acquisition of messaging app developer Wand Labs, something it says will help the company bring about the vision of “Conversation as a Platform.” Namely, Microsoft is eyeing Wand's talent and technology, pointing specifically toward what it calls “conversational intelligence” — that is, natural language processing that allows machines to understand human language as it is naturally spoken.

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    18. Snips “Intelligent Memory” AI promises to be private and smart

      Snips “Intelligent Memory” AI promises to be private and smart

      Reddit Today, artificial intelligence is seen as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it represents a bright future of possibilities the likes of Star Trek have painted on television for years. On the other hand, it also summons fears of robotic overlords hell bent on eradicating inefficient humans. But at its very core, AI is supposed to help relieve humans of mundane and repetitive tasks.

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    19. An AI for everything as Qualcomm opens Snapdragon Zeroth

      An AI for everything as Qualcomm opens Snapdragon Zeroth

      Qualcomm has a vested interest in smarter mobile devices: it wants to power even more of them with its own Snapdragon chips. To that end, today sees the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine an SDK for the Snapdragon 820 chipset that promises a simpler path to deep-learning software and artificial intelligence on phones, tablets, wearables, and even … Continue reading

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      Mentions: Qualcomm DSP SDK
    20. Microsoft Seeing AI is a swiss army knife app for the blind

      Microsoft Seeing AI is a swiss army knife app for the blind

      We might all marvel at the advancements in computer vision and artificial intelligence, but most of the applications we applaud involve us seeing their results or even their targets. A group of researchers inside Microsoft are working on an implementation of these technologies not just to let computers see but to also let humans see, specifically those that have lost … Continue reading

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