Category: Tech & Science

A wizard of ultrasharp imaging

Though Frances Ross and her sister Caroline Ross both ended up on the faculty of MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, they got there by quite different pathways. While Caroline followed a more traditional academic route and has spent most of her career at MIT, Frances Ross spent most of her professional life working […]

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Ubisoft cleans house with multiple departures due to misconduct investigations

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. After weeks of turmoil related to sexual harassment allegations at the French video game publisher, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced a number of departures in the company’s executive ranks related to misconduct investigations. The company said these personnel changes are part […]

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Zapata CEO Christopher Savoie: The QC and ML business use case is ‘a when, not an if’

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. The story of quantum computing hardware companies is well known. But as tech giants Amazon and Microsoft push the quantum computing conversation to the cloud, we’re also seeing quantum computing software companies emerge. One such company, Zapata, is building an enterprise […]

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Devolver Digital celebrates wacky indie video games coming in 2020

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Devolver Digital unveiled its wacky and wondrous indie video games coming in 2020, with a Not E3 direct show on Saturday. Devolver Digital is the alternative game publisher that follows its own path. With the coronavirus wiping out the Electronic Entertainment […]

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The enormous opportunity in fintech

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Fintech has dominated the news cycle this year. Bold headlines celebrated large exits (Plaid, Credit Karma, Personal Capital) and venture-capital investment poured in. While the category has heated up quickly, the sheer size of the fintech opportunity suggests that these exits are […]

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The most memorable moments in The Last of Us Part II (spoilers)

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. The Last of Us Part II has some of the most memorable scenes you’ll ever see in a video game. Naughty Dog’s epic story feels like it goes on forever. I played it for 40 hours, and my daughter played it […]

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Transform 2020: 4 days of deep-dive AI learning

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Simple fact: You can’t stay competitive in business today without AI playing a significant role. Whether you’re in manufacturing, retail, wealth management or health care, or whether you’re in product development, marketing, or growth — and especially if you’re the leader […]

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DeepMind researchers propose rebuilding the AI industry on a base of anticolonialism

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Researchers from Google’s DeepMind and the University of Oxford recommend that AI practitioners draw on decolonial theory to reform the industry, put ethical principles into practice, and avoid further algorithmic exploitation or oppression. The researchers detailed how to build AI systems […]

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Announcing the second annual VentureBeat AI Innovation Awards at Transform 2020

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. The past year has seen remarkable change. As innovation in the field of AI and real-world applications of its constituent technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision continue to grow, so has an understanding of their social […]

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AirPlay Could Soon Get A Lot Smarter By Predicting The Devices You Want To Use

AirPlay is basically Apple’s answer to Bluetooth, where users can stream content from one device to another, assuming they support the AirPlay standard. For example, through AirPlay, users will be able to stream movies, videos, or music from their iPhone or iPad or Mac computer to another device, like speakers, the Apple TV, and so […]

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GamesBeat Decides 155: Paper Mario, Xbox Showcase, and Bakugan

On this episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcastt, hosts Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti have Bakugan-fever. And they’re Bakugonna lose their minds! They also discuss the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase and Ubisoft Forward events. The crew is expecting a lot from both of those media presentations. Of course, nothing is going to match Bakugan. Then […]

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CD Projekt Red has ‘no Game Pass plans’ for Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest games coming this year for consoles and PC. But one platform it’s not headed to any time soon is Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. That’s according to developer CD Projekt Red lead PR boss Radek Grabowski. During a conversation on Twitter, I used Cyberpunk 2077 as an example of […]

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Why Tencent is looking to buy Warframe parent company Leyou

After rumors surfaced that Sony was considering acquiring Hong Kong gaming company Leyou Technologies, the focus is now shifting to Tencent. In a note to investors, Leyou confirmed that it is in talks with Tencent about an acquisition. The two companies agreed to terms on a three-month exclusive window for talks about Tencent taking Leyou […]

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