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‘Gabriel’ Is A New Artificial Intelligence Named After The Messenger Angel

It whispers instructions in your ear

If your conversations with digital personal assistants like Apple's Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google Now haven’t been useful enough, a new challenger of Biblical proportions is about to arrive.

Gabriel, a project by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, …

Artificial Intelligence

Australian Financial Tech Company Tyro Payments Raises $72M Led By Tiger Global

Australian financial tech company Tyro Payments plans to challenge the country’s leading retail banks after scoring AUD $100 million (about $72 million) in funding from Tiger Global, TDM Asset Management, and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.

Founded in 2003 to enable point-of-sale debit and …


Facebook Expanding Worldwide Parental Leave to Four Months

Now all global employees will receive four months of paid leave

Facebook announced that global employees will receive four months of paid parental leave, in the latest in a series of signs that Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are becoming more family-friendly.

“We want to be there for our people …


Is this the next Google Glass? A wearable headband patent appears!

While many members of the tech community no doubt loved the idea of Google Glass, the wearable’s viability was arguably damaged by (1) the cost, (2) …


The payment buzzwords to expect in 2016

As autumn starts to give way to winter (that frost outside is for reals), it’s getting closer to my favourite season; the flakes will soon start …

Dunkin' Donuts

Square and Tinder limp across finish line to IPO amid awkwardness

Jack Dorsey knows his way around Wall Street. He was there almost exactly two years ago when his first company, a little social network called Twitter, sold shares to public investors at a $14 billion valuation, making it one of the largest technology IPOs of the year.

This month, he returned to …


Free Credit Score For Barclaycard Customers - Money Watch

Barclaycard is offering every one of its 10.5m personal customers in the UK free, regular access to their Experian Credit Score, helping them to …

IBM Watson app predicts most popular Christmas gadgets

An app based on artificially intelligent computer system IBM Watson crunches 10,000 data sources to predict which products to buy this Christmas

A new iPhone app has been launched that uses the power of IBM Watson to predict which presents will be most popular this Christmas.

IBM Watson is an …


Machine Learning Versus Machine Discovery

Machine learning is hot. Where it applies, it heatedly enables data-rich and knowledge-lean automation of valuable tasks of perception, classification and numeric prediction. Its sibling, machine discovery, deals with uncovering new knowledge that enlightens or guides human beings. Let’s consider …

Machine Learning

I Used an 'Anti-Turing Test' to Prove Facebook's A.I. Has a Human Helper

Facebook has recently launched a limited beta of its ground-breaking artificially intelligent assistant called M. M's capabilities far exceed those of any competing AI. Where some would be hard-pressed to tell you the weather conditions for more than one location (god forbid you go on a trip), M …


3 myths dispelled about GPU & machine learning

With open-source big data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop and Spark in the spotlight, most people are probably unfamiliar with the concept of using …

18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen

Hardly a day goes by where a robot doesn't beat a human at things originally thought to be impossible to automate.

This year especially, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a renaissance — Tesla pushed their self-driving autopilot out to all eligible cars, and Google and Facebook have both …

Artificial Intelligence

Nasa's new humanoid robot to tackle space missions

This 6 foot tall all-American robot may look like something from a Marvel film -- but it's actually helping future robots (and maybe even a few humans) to go to Mars.

'Valkyrie' -- or 'R5' -- is a six foot, 290 pound humanoid robot originally developed to work in disaster zones. But now one model …


Welcome To Brain Science's Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.

Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The New York Times and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to …

Life Sciences

Current Openings

We are a team of engineers and serial entrepreneurs who are always questioning the norm. We aren’t afraid to go back to build from first principles. …

Congress has passed the first US space law for asteroid mining

For aspiring asteroid miners—there are more than you think—the challenges of extracting metals from the inner solar system go beyond the fuss of getting prospecting platforms into space. There are important legal considerations, too.

Existing space laws were written for governments, since at the …

Asteroid Mining

Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary

With no shortage of automakers working on robo-cars, and with Uber already a "sensor platform on wheels," we're well on the way, says MIT vet Kevin …

Internet of Things

Apple May Launch Venmo Competitor

Apple is in talks with banks to launch a mobile payments service, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The product would compete with Venmo, the mobile peer-to-peer service from PayPal.

The platform, which could be launched as soon as 2016, would link bank accounts with Apple devices. …

Apple News

Apple is reportedly working on peer-to-peer payments

Apple is reportedly in negotiations with US banks to create a mobile personal payment platform that would compete with PayPal's popular Venmo app. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources close to the talks, states that discussions are currently ongoing though there's no confirmation that any …

Apple News

Where Are The Millennials With Money?

Of all the platitudes that pundits use to describe the millennial generation, one of the most pervasive might be that these young consumers just …


Osborne wants London to be ‘global centre for fintech’

George Osborne wants London to become “the global centre for fintech” as he set out ambitions to harbour more financial innovation in the UK.

London …

United Kingdom

5 Common Themes at Sibos and Buttonwood

I was fortunate to attend both SWIFT’s Sibos conference in Singapore and The Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering in New York last month; the former as a …

Exponential Finance Conference

How Can Payments Influence Customer Experience?

MW: The biggest thing is essentially this whole concept of payments starting earlier in the commerce journey. Today we think about [payments] at the …

Customer Experience

Alexander Hamilton’s approach to innovation has lessons for us today

CBS’s 60 Minutes ran a story recently about the hottest new Broadway musical – Hamilton (go to the 14 minute mark). It turns out that some of the …


HSBC: How tech is their transformative factor

on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 12:04:09 am

From SAP’s point of view, the future of banking requires simplification, given today’s current scenario …


Tinder Introduces A New Matching Algorithm

As people start to pair off in preparation for cuffing season, Tinder, the dating app to rule them all, is making some significant changes to how the app looks and the way it works, releasing a new matching algorithm as well as new profile and messaging features.

The new algorithm is meant to look …


Google makes its self-driving cars friendlier with artist prints and colors

Google's self-driving car prototypes still look as cartoony as ever, but some of them are now a lot livelier, thanks to the company's "Paint the Town" project. The Big G asked local California artists to submit original works of art that reflect the theme "my community, my neighbors." It then …


Google is open-sourcing its new machine learning system behind Google Photos

Machine learning – systems to make computers work more like human brains – are behind some of Google’s best new products, including Google Now, Smart Reply in Inbox, and the crazy-good search in Google Photos (most of the time anyway).

Now Google is revealing its newest machine learning system …

Machine Learning

The Deep Learning Gold Rush of 2015

In the last few decades, we have witnessed major technological innovations such as personal computers and the internet finally reach the mainstream. …

Machine Learning

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