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Amazon researchers reduce data required for AI transfer learning

Cross-lingual learning is an AI technique involving training a natural language processing model in one language and retraining it in another. It’s been demonstrated that retrained models can outperform those trained from scratch in the second language, which is likely why researchers at Amazon’s Alexa division are investing considerable time investigating them. In a paper […]

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Apple offers official parts and training to independent repair shops

After years of complaints, Apple today launched a certification program that will enable independent repair shops to gain access to the same parts, tools, and training as Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs), expanding availability of genuine Apple parts to a wider number of customers. Following a successful 20-company pilot in North America, Europe, and Asia, the […]

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Google devises conversational AI that works better for people with ALS and accents

Google AI researchers working with the ALS Therapy Development Institute today shared details about Project Euphonia, a speech-to-text transcription service for people with speaking impairments. They also say their approach can improve automatic speech recognition for people with non-native English accents as well. People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often have slurred speech, but existing […]

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AI generates interesting story endings

Sophisticated natural language processing systems like OpenAI’s GPT-2 can craft speech that’s impressively humanlike, but those same AI often struggle with cogencY and coherency. In particular, they don’t pen compelling conclusions — AI-generated story endings tend to be generic and lacking in context. This shortcoming motivated scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science […]

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Waze now displays toll road pricing for drivers in the U.S. and Canada

Waze is rolling out a new feature in the U.S. and Canada that lets drivers see how much they can expect to spend on tolls for any given route. The crowd-powered navigation app, bought by Google back in 2013, already allows drivers to route around toll roads to save money. But now the app will display […]

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