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AI Weekly: Why Google still needs the cloud even with on-device ML

Google held its big annual hardware event Tuesday in New York to unveil the Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go, Nest Wifi, and Pixel Buds. It was mostly predictable because details about virtually every piece of hardware the company revealed at the event were leaked months in advance, but if Google’s biggest hardware event of […]

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Google’s Pixelbook Go team focused on fixing bugs instead of adding features

Google’s freshly unveiled Chrome OS clamshell, the Pixelbook Go, won’t ship with much new software. That’s because the team spent outsize time ensuring its existing features worked without issue, according to Google senior director of product management Matt Vokoun and senior product marketing manager Tom Kim. “We really focused this year on stability, quality, and […]

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Google roasts Apple on computational photography: ‘It’s not mad science’

Even though I’m a long-term iPhone user, I pay attention every year when Google holds its annual Pixel phone event, as that’s one of two opportunities Android phone makers have to convince me to make the big switch — Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event for S-series phones is the other. While Samsung typically pitches cutting-edge hardware […]

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How causal inference is helping companies innovate and grow

Presented by Mixpanel Causal inference is a new language within machine learning used to help teams better understand causes and impacts so they can make better decisions. If this sounds like a foreign language to you, you’re not alone. Causal inference is only now starting to move outside the world of academics and research scientists […]

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Google’s AI explains how image classifiers made their decisions

It’s often assumed that as the complexity of an AI system increases, it becomes invariably less interpretable. But researchers have begun to challenge that notion with libraries like Facebook’s Captum, which explains decisions made by neural networks with the deep learning framework PyTorch, as well as IBM’s AI Explainability 360 toolkit and Microsoft’s InterpretML. In […]

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Amazon explains how Alexa learns new languages

Amazon’s Alexa assistant recently learned to speak new languages globally: Hindi, U.S. Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Synthetic data aided substantially in this, explained Amazon senior manager for research science Janet Slifka in a post on the Alexa blog this morning, but it wasn’t the end-all-be-all solution. They required new bootstrapping tools. One of the tools […]

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Arm partners with Unity to make 3D run everywhere

Arm will collaborate with Unity Technologies to ensure that 3D applications such as games and entertainment run smoothly on hardware that uses Arm architecture. The announcement was part of a larger Total Compute approach to collaboration in hardware and software design. Ian Smythe, vice president of marketing for the client line of business at Arm, […]

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Arm shows roadmap for collaborating on embedded operating systems

Arm revealed its roadmap for Mbed OS, the embedded software operating system that serves as a foundation for the internet of things (IoT), or making everyday objects smart and connected. The Cambridge, England-based company made the announcement at the Arm TechCon 2019 event in San Jose, California. For nearly 30 years the Arm ecosystem of […]

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Researchers develop AI that can play Angry Birds

Rovio’s Angry Birds, a title that tasks players with slingshotting colorful fowl toward ill-intentioned, egg-stealing swine, has been characterized by one reviewer as “one of the most mainstream games out right now.” It’s spawned dozens of graphic novels and books (including cookbooks), two movies, and four animated series, not to mention countless spinoff games on […]

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IBM researchers detail measurement technique that could advance semiconductors

Ever heard of the Hall voltage? Discovered by Edward Hall in 1879, it’s the voltage perpendicular to the flow of a conductor’s charge that’s used to measure the deflection of movement caused by a magnetic field. Critically, it communicates information about the charge carriers in a semiconductor, including the presence of negative electrons and positive […]

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How Resolution Games is making multiple VR and AR titles at once

After deciding he wanted to do more with his life than Candy Crush Saga, Tommy Palm cofounded Resolution Games in 2015. He started the company to make virtual reality games for mobile virtual reality, starting with the fishing game Bait!. VR platforms kept morphing under his feet, but Palm has expanded his reach to augmented […]

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Google rolls out AutoML Vision Edge and AutoML Video upgrades

Roughly a year ago, ahead of the launch of its ML Kit machine learning tools for Firebase, Google debuted Cloud AutoML, a cloud platform for creating custom AI models. Since then, the Mountain View company has nearly continually added prebuilt AI models addressing text translation, image classification, and other use cases to its suite’s portfolio. […]

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How Europe’s AI ecosystem could catch up with China and the U.S.

From Alibaba and Baidu to Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, China and the United States produced virtually every one of the top consumer AI companies in the world today. That leaves Europe trailing behind the U.S. and China, even though Europe still has the largest community of cited AI researchers. Startup founders, analysts, and organizations seeking […]

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The next evolutionary leap in artificial intelligence is already driving ROI

Presented by Beyond Limits AI is a continuum of technology innovation, says Yonatan Hagos, chief product officer at Beyond Limits. If you go beyond the fiction and beyond the hype, you see that the evolution of AI has been prompted by the quest for better answers to business problems. This drive forward is the foundation […]

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PlayStation studios boss Shawn Layden is latest exec to leave Sony

PlayStation Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden is leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment. The publisher announced the executive’s departure in a tweet on Monday evening. Here’s the official statement from SIE: “It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden will be departing SIE. His visionary leadership will be greatly missed. We wish him […]

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DataRobot launches AI Catalog to enable enterprise team collaboration

Robotic process automation company DataRobot today announced the latest release of the DataRobot Enterprise AI Platform, which includes the changes for automated feature engineering and the debut of AI Catalog, a service that lets enterprise teams search customer data in order to build and deploy AI models or make predictions. AI Catalog utilizes tech from […]

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AI Weekly: Recommendation engines are driving Amazon’s Alexa hardware strategy

When one of the world’s largest AI companies rolls out nearly 80 new products, services, and features in the span of roughly an hour as Amazon did on Wednesday, what it all means can be tough to discern. Of course Amazon, the inventor of smart speaker and smart display consumer electronic categories, had more speakers […]

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Google AI’s ALBERT claims top spot in multiple NLP performance benchmarks

Researchers from Google AI (formerly Google Research) and Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago have created ALBERT, an AI model that achieves state-of-the-art results that exceed human performance. ALBERT now claims first place on major NLP performance leaderboards for benchmarks like GLUE, SQuAD 2.0, and RACE. On the Stanford Question Answering Dataset benchmark (SQUAD), ALBERT achieves a score of […]

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Project xCloud game-streaming test goes public in October

Microsoft is moving Project xCloud into its next phase. The game-streaming technology will open up to a public test in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea in October. This is an important step in Microsoft’s efforts to launch game streaming as a product at some point in the future. Project xCloud’s public preview […]

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Money is on 5G and mobile as the future of the gaming industry (VB Live)

Presented by TreasureData The gaming industry is at a turning point. Learn how advances in mobile gaming, the integration of AR in real-world environments, the growth of streaming audiences, and 5G is about to transform the gaming world when you catch up on this VB Live event.  Access for free on demand right here. Industry […]

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