Mahesh Yalamanchili

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Facebook’s AI accidentally created its own language

The bots — known as "dialog agents" — were creating their own language — well, kind of.<p>Using machine learning algorithms, dialog agents were left to converse freely in an attempt to strengthen their conversational skills.<p>Over time, the bots began to deviate from the scripted norms and in doing so, …

Chatbots

Microsoft’s Dictate uses Cortana’s speech recognition to enable dictation in Office

Dictate, a new project from Microsoft’s experimental R&D group, Microsoft Garage, is launching today to offer a way to type using your voice in Office programs including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint. Available as an add-in for Microsoft’s software, Dictate is powered by the same speech recognition …

Watch out, Alexa: Google’s Assistant is the next step in voice interfaces

Google’s I/O conference is going on right now, and the very first thing that CEO Sundar Pichai announced was the Google Assistant. Rather than being entirely new, it’s an evolution of the voice-search interface, modeled on <i>Star Trek</i>‘s omniscient computer, which the company has been working on for …

Google Duo makes mobile video calls fast and simple

Mobile first, mobile only<p>Google is releasing a new video calling app later this summer. It's called Duo, and it's probably the fastest and simplest video calling app I've ever seen. Like its companion chat app, Allo, Duo is mobile-only. It uses your phone number as an identifier, and it will work …

Google Duo

Google by the numbers: Here's what I/O revealed

Google's a company that deals with great scale.<p>For instance, it has seven different products that serve a billion users -- each. So it's no surprise that the online search giant would use Wednesday's keynote address at its annual I/O developer conference as a platform to showcase its progress in a …

Bank of England policymaker says he was wrong on wage growth

Ian McCafferty says he has stopped calling for interest rate rise after being surprised by weak growth in pay<p>A Bank of England policymaker has admitted he got it wrong when predicting a significant pickup in wages, prompting him to abandon his call for a rise in interest rates.<p>Ian McCafferty, who …

BANK OF ENGLAND OFFICIAL: 'Central banks can't afford to be Uber'd'

Andrew Hauser, the Bank's executive director for banking, payments, and financial resilience, told the audience at the SWIFT Business Forum event in London on Wednesday: "The change is going to happen whether we like it or not. We have to ensure we adapt as well. If we don't do so, effectively we …

Bank of England

How to Turn Off Your Weight Gain Hormones

Flip this switch for weight loss that lasts.<p><i>This article was orginally posted by our partners at</i> Prevention <i>and republished with permission.</i><p><i>From the book</i> The Hormone Reset Diet: Balance your Hormones and Lose up to 15 pounds in just 3 weeks! <i>by Sara Gottfried. Copyright © 2015 by Sara Gottfried.</i> …

17 Agua Fresca Recipes for Your Next BBQ

No barbecue is complete without a cooler full of icy bevs nearby. But instead of filling said cooler with sodas and wine spritzers, why not switch it up and include some light, refreshing aguas frescas in the mix? These healthy fruit waters add serious flavor that all ages can enjoy, and will …

9 Spring Salad Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

Now that spring is in full swing, it's time to start filling up on lighter, fresher foods. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for a plate of plain greens with barely anything on them. Here, we've rounded up nine salad recipes that include unique combinations of delicious, satisfying …

Healthy Eating

18 Ways To Eat Eggs Around The World

Eggselent.

How To Make the Lightest, Crispiest Waffles: The Video

<b>Mix the dry ingredients:</b> In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.<p><b>Prepare the batter:</b> In a medium-sized mixing …

Breakfast

9 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Because the heart wants chocolate.

4 Clean-Eating Recipes to Reset Your Body

<i>By: Cristina Goyanes</i><p>After her health took an unexpected turn, one woman spent a decade finding health through food. Here, she chronicles her journey through four recipes featured in her new book.<p>Amie Valpone put on 40 pounds over the course of five days. The 22-year-old's small 5-foot-2 frame was …

5 Foods That Are Healthier Than They Seem

You may have learned that certain foods will trip up your overall health. But in reality, nothing needs to be avoided altogether. In fact, experts say some foods we're taught to avoid are actually <i>good</i> for you. So, if you've felt bad about indulging in these treats, drop that guilt. Here are some …

Dairy

Yotam Ottolenghi’s aubergine with black garlic recipe

Aubergine pairs beautifully with black garlic<p>Roasted garlic with black pepper, garlic and herbs is a delicious dish<p><b>Yotam Ottolenghi: don't be scared of black garlic</b><p><b>Black garlic brownies recipe</b><p><b>SERVES</b><br>4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>3 medium aubergines, sliced into 1.5cm rounds (900g)<br>200ml olive oil<br>8 large or 16 small …

Opera's new built-in VPN lets you bypass geoblocks

The desktop version of the Opera browser has just been updated with a free built-in VPN service. That's a big deal for those who are looking to bypass geo-restricted content gates.<p>A virtual private network (VPN) services allows users to hide their location and is mostly used by those concerned …

We step inside a renovated unit in Mies van der Rohe’s iconic 860-880 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

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Reinventing a Classic: One Tolix Chair, Multiple Ways

(Image credit: Tolix)<p>If you haven't heard of the Tolix A chair, you've definitely seen it: at a restaurant, in a design magazine, in your cool …

Flea Markets

The design of the Tesla Model 3 is dramatically minimalist — but also controversial

Tesla unveiled its mass-market Model 3 in March 31 in Los Angeles. We knew that the car would be smaller than the Model S and the Model X, and we could make a few assumptions about the general design, given that Teslas are supposed to look like, well, Teslas.<p>But when CEO Elon Musk finally rolled …

Tesla Model 3

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Google Is Finally Redesigning Its Biggest Cash Cow: AdWords

Most of Google has already gotten a Material Design makeover—except for AdWords.<p>Google made $74 billion last year. And it wasn’t from painting weird dog montages or winning a few matches of Go. A vast majority of Google’s revenue is from advertisements slipped into its free services like Search and …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Facebook flaw offered easy way to crack into accounts

For an Indian security researcher, an accidental hole in Facebook's security setup turned out to be a happy accident indeed.<p>The social network's bug bounty program handed Anand Prakash a $15,000 reward after he told Facebook about a password flaw that could have let hackers sign into user accounts …

In Honor of Women's Day, 15 Exceptional Projects

<i>Zaha Hadid, Di Zhang, Carme Pinos, Jeanne Gang, Carla Juaçaba, Bia Lessa, Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha, Sandra Barclay, Kazuyo Sejima, Sharon</i> …

Zaha Hadid designed an apartment building with robot valets and a private IMAX theater, and we went inside

1/<p>Hadid's 135-foot-tall building will live at 520 West 28th Street on Manhattan's far west side. It's two blocks away from Hudson Yards, the new $20 …

Skyscrapers