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ProBeat: AI is helping Microsoft rethink Office for mobile

Microsoft this week launched an Office app that replaces Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Android and iOS. Merging three apps into one, while adding more features, is quite the achievement. The new Office app is not just for consuming content and maybe a little light editing on the side, but actually creating content on the […]

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Microsoft trains world’s largest Transformer language model

Microsoft AI & Research today shared what it calls the largest Transformer-based language generation model ever and open-sourced a deep learning library named DeepSpeed to make distributed training of large models easier. At 17 billion parameters, Turing NLG is twice the size as Nvidia’s Megatron, now the second biggest Transformer model, and includes 10 times […]

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The smart way to approach your IP strategy

Strategy is almost a foul word today, the result of too many costly, high-level strategy projects in which considerable effort concludes with a fancy presentation that is neither actionable nor practical. All too often, such projects fail to provide adequate information for companies to make sound strategic decisions, defeating the whole purpose. Weeks or months […]

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Apple seeks patent for AR/VR video recording with multi-angle playback

If you’ve watched YouTube streams of conventional 2D videos — such as commentaries on games, TV shows, movies, or trailers — you know that the streams are visually flat: video of the content, sometimes with a person’s face superimposed in the corner for added discussion. But Apple appears set to change that paradigm for augmented […]

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Mozilla launches Hello WebXR intro app for WebVR

Mozilla launched a new WebXR app called Hello WebXR, which is compatible with most headsets that use web browsers such as Oculus’s or Google Chrome on PC VR headsets. The app acts as an introductory experience for those who are new to VR, showcasing the different types of content and interactions available on the platform. The […]

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Apple researchers train AI drivers to merge lanes in a simulated environment

Apple has yet to openly discuss its self-driving vehicle research, but it’s a poorly-kept industry secret. Around 5,000 employees — including a portion of those previously employed by Drive.ai, an autonomous car startup Apple acquired last year — are said to be involved with code-name Project Titan, a joint effort with Volkswagen to develop autonomous […]

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Why Google Assistant supports so many more languages than Siri, Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana

Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana recognize only a narrow slice of the world’s most widely spoken languages. It wasn’t until fall 2018 that Samsung’s Bixby gained support for German, French, Italian, and Spanish — languages spoken by over 600 million people worldwide. And it took years for Cortana to become fluent […]

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Google brings cross-platform AI pipeline framework MediaPipe to the web

Roughly a year ago, Google open-sourced MediaPipe, a framework for building cross-platform AI pipelines consisting of fast inference and media processing (like video decoding). Basically, it’s a quick and dirty way to perform object detection, face detection, hand tracking, multi-hand tracking, hair segmentation, and other such tasks in a modular fashion, with popular machine learning […]

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ActiveCampaign raises $100 million to automate marketing campaigns with AI

The global campaign management software market was valued at approximately $1.85 billion in 2017, and it’s anticipated to grow at 15.65% from 2018 to 2025.  It’s a boom that’s undoubtedly benefited Jason F. VandeBoom’s ActiveCampaign, a customer experience automation platform founded in 2003 with the goal of developing a product suite designed to help businesses […]

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Google will shut down App Maker on January 19, 2021

Google today announced it is killing off yet another service: App Maker, G Suite’s low-code environment for building custom business apps. Google App Maker will be “turned down” gradually this year and officially shut down on January 19, 2021. Google cited “low usage” as an explanation for the move. If your business was using App […]

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Desktop-as-a-Service: Work from anywhere, on any device

Presented by Nutanix A new level of confusion hit the tech world when cloud computing became practical in the enterprise and the term “XaaS” was coined. XaaS, or anything-as-a-service, was used to describe the seemingly endless list of digital services that can be delivered via the cloud. Initially it wasn’t the most intuitive acronym for […]

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Placer.ai raises $12 million to keep tabs on foot traffic in real time

Measuring foot traffic in real time is the pursuit of countless businesses seeking greater insight into buyer behavior. Startups like PlaceIQ, Factual, GroundTruth, Skyhook, and others have risen up to meet the need — they occupy a market that’s estimated to be worth $22.8 billion by 2024. A somewhat newer entrant is Placer.ai, which was cofounded […]

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Anchore raises $20 million to automate container security management

Containers — sets of self-contained executables, binary code, libraries, and configuration files — are ubiquitous in cloud computing. According to a survey by managed service provider Diamanti, cloud-native apps were the No. 1 container use case for 33% of organizations in 2019. That’s surely music to the ears of Santa Barbara, California-based Anchore, which Saïd […]

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