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Sigfox introduces dramatically cheaper IoT module to catalyze connectivity of everyday objects

Riding a crest of big ambitions, France’s Sigfox today announced a series of new initiatives designed to boost the global IoT network it’s building.<p>At the company’s first-ever users’ conference today in Prague, executives and partners talked up the idea that massive connectivity will transform …

Internet of Things

5 Best Artificial Intelligence Articles You Should Read Today (9/26)

<b>Billionaire Tech Investor: There Will be a Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates of AI</b><p>By Catherine Clifford, <i>CNBC</i> (Sept. 25, 2017)<p>Multibillionaire tech investor Jim Breyer, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Breyer Capital, believes that that there will a CEO and/or investors steeped in AI who …

Artificial Intelligence

Vacuum company Dyson is building an electric car

Dyson says the car will be unveiled in 2020 and will be ‘radically different’ to other vehicles on the market<p>Dyson, the UK company best known for its pricey vacuum cleaners, is building an electric car. The vehicle is set to be unveiled in 2020, and Dyson says it already has a team of “over 400 …

Electric Vehicles

F-Secure Sense keeps hackers out of your connected devices

Making your smart home more secure was top of mind for F-Secure with its new Sense router that boasts more security options than most 802.11ac routers. At $199 (£169), it performs adequately for speed and range, but the bang for your buck comes in securing connected devices such as phones, laptops …

Wi-Fi

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

• <b>The average worker spends most of the eight-hour workday doing many other things beside work, including eating, socializing, or reading the news.</b>• <b><br>Psychologists have found the brain can't focus on tasks for more than a few hours at a time.</b>• <b><br>Some companies have started adjusting their schedules to help</b> …

Time Management

Nvidia pops after announcing it will bring its AI dominance to delivery drones (NVDA)

Nvidia announced it will bring its artificial intelligence prowess to the exciting world of local logistics, and the stock is rising.<p>Shares of Nvidia are up 4.09% in early trading on Tuesday at $174.32 a piece.<p>If the phrase "local logistics" puts you to sleep, imagine a drone delivering pizza or …

Artificial Intelligence

How Switzerland Became The Silicon Valley Of Robotics

Switzerland. Mountains, lakes, chocolate, fondue and banks? Right? Only partly. The Alpine nation is now “the Silicon Valley of robotics,” according to Chris Anderson, chief executive of 3D Robotics.<p>Zurich boasts Google’s largest campus outside California, employing nearly 2,500 engineers, …

Silicon Valley

No more maps mishaps? Broadcom's incredibly accurate GPS chip coming in 2018

Today’s GPS technology is ubiquitous, but it’s not always completely accurate — we’ve all experienced annoying moments where the maps app on our …

Broadcom

Intel unveils an AI chip that mimics the human brain

Lots of tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Intel itself have created chips for image recognition and other deep-learning chores. However, Intel is taking another tack as well with an experimental chip called "Loihi." Rather than relying on raw computing horsepower, it …

Artificial Intelligence

Channel Your Inner Kanye: Researchers Create Device That Convert Thoughts To Music

Computers are taking over our world. This may sound like a crazy rant from a paranoid old-man but the advent of virtual reality is gradually nudging …

UI Design

'Shape-shifting' bacteria spotted on International Space Station

The way bacteria act in near-zero gravity environments could pose a serious problem for treating astronauts with infections.<p>The "clever …

New Affectiva cloud API helps machines understand emotions in human speech

Affectiva, the startup that spun out of the MIT Media Lab several years ago with tools designed to understand facial emotions, announced a new cloud API today that can detect a range of emotion in human speech.<p>When we speak, our voices offer subtle and not so subtle cues about our emotions. Whether …

MIT Media Lab

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

Six big banks join blockchain digital cash settlement project

ZURICH (Reuters) - Six new banks have joined a UBS-led (UBSG.S) effort to create a digital cash system that would allow financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly via blockchain technology.<p>The group aims to launch the system late next year.<p>Barclays (BARC.L), Credit Suisse …

Bitcoin

VR Insight launches virtual reality prototype that determines users’ emotions

Seven companies that came together to develop a virtual reality platform in March have announced the launch of a VR prototype called ‘VR on air test’ …

10 PRINCIPLES

Intel unveils AI-focused Movidius VPU chip

The Myriad X VPU comes with improved processing capabilities for edge devices such as drones, VR headsets, smart cameras, wearables, and robots.<p>Intel …

Machine Learning

Cyborg bacteria covered in solar panels can beat plants at photosynthesis

This could be a big step toward better solar fuels<p>Cyborg bacteria covered in tiny solar panels can beat plants at photosynthesis, which means they could be key in creating renewable solar fuels.<p>Photosynthesis, or the way plants turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, is crucial for life on Earth — but …

Clean Energy

Python Data Science Handbook | Python Data Science Handbook

This website contains the full text of the Python Data Science Handbook by Jake VanderPlas; the content is available on GitHub in the form of Jupyter …

Put down the controllers! Players navigate this VR game using only their minds

From allowing people to pilot drones using only their mind to medical applications involving the control of smart prostheses, the ability to use …

Virtual Reality

What Comes After Wearables? Try “Invisibles”

MIT has figured out a way to track your REM cycles with nothing but radio waves. “We call these kinds of technologies ‘the invisibles,'” says its inventor.<p>Wearables may be a $4.5 billion dollar market, but the devices themselves can be, well, annoying to wear: besides being a constant presence …

"Adversarial perturbations" reliably trick AIs about what kind of road-sign they're seeing

An "adversarial perturbation" is a change to a physical object that is deliberately designed to fool a machine-learning system into mistaking it for …

CRISPR: gene editing is just the beginning

The real power of the biological tool lies in exploring how genomes work.<p>Whenever a paper about CRISPR–Cas9 hits the press, the staff at Addgene …

Startup Neurable Unveils the World's First Brain-Controlled VR Game

Neurable's brain-computer interfaces enable hands-free control in virtual reality Photo: NeurableImagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual …

Virtual Reality

Researchers Develop 4D Cameras with Extra-Wide Field of View That could Improve Robotic Vision and Virtual Reality

Presented at CVPR this week, the camera designed by Gordon Wetzstein, Donald Dansereau and colleagues at the University of California in San Diego, …

People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses

In the tech industry, "dogfooding" is a common term that describes when companies make their employees use the software and hardware they make, so that bugs can be caught and everyday improvements can be dreamed up before the product ever hits the market.<p>Recently, the most powerful companies in …

Augmented Reality

AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence. Existing industries like healthcare and …

Artificial Intelligence

Six Key Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends To Watch For In 2018

Almost 250 years after James Watt filed his first patent in 1769, we have reached a turning point in this new industrial revolution, as ecosystem evolutions enable a new wave of innovative products to come to life. Based on analysis of over 200 hardware startups, the HAX Hardware Trends Report has …

Internet of Things

Qualcomm's neural network SDK made free for all comers

Facebook uses it for AR apparently. What? That's a positive? Our badQualcomm's decided to open up its year-old AI, by making its Neural Processing …

Machine Learning

The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.<p>Traditionally, the interoperability of medical data among institutions has followed three …

Medical Technology