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VW taps Nvidia to build AI into its new electric microbus and beyond

Nvidia will power artificial intelligence technology built into its future vehicles, including the new I.D. Buzz, its all-electric retro-inspired camper van concept. The partnership between the two companies also extends to the future vehicles, and will initially focus on so-called “Intelligent …

Artificial Intelligence

Pienso raises $2.1M to help non-programmers interact with machine learning models

Though the world could probably use a few more machine learning experts, there are a lot of non-programming specialists whose expertise could directly benefit ML models.<p>That’s the thinking behind the startup Pienso, an MIT spin-off that its founders hope can make the process of training machine …

Machine Learning

Chi era l'accabadora? Fino a pochi anni fa ancora operava in Sardegna l'inquietante figura - IxR

<b>Chi era s’accabadora?</b><p>Fino a qualche decennio fa in Sardegna si praticava l’eutanasia.<br>Era compito di ”sa femmina accabadora” procurare la morte a …

Splunk expands machine learning capabilities across platform

Splunk has always been data central for IT operations info, but as the logs fill up with ever-increasing amounts of data, it has become impossible for humans to keep up. Recognizing this, Splunk started building in machine learning and artificial intelligence last year, and this week they are …

Machine Learning

Career advice: IT leaders on how to land an executive role

For ambitious IT professionals with an eye on the C-suite, there are ways to establish yourself as the obvious choice for an executive IT position. …

C-suite Leadership

Does Siri sound different today? Here’s why

Did you notice that Siri sounds a little more sprightly today? Apple’s ubiquitous virtual assistant has had a little virtual work done on her virtual vocal cords, and her newly dulcet-ized tones went live today as part of iOS 11. (Check out a few more lesser-known iOS 11 features here.)<p>It turns out …

Machine Learning

Google’s Transformer solves a tricky problem in machine translation

Machine learning has turned out to be a very useful tool for translation, but it has a few weak spots. The tendency of translation models to do their work word by word is one of those, and can lead to serious errors. Google details the nature of this problem, and their solution to it, in an …

Machine Learning

The importance of building ethics into artificial intelligence

Elon Musk recently said that the threat of Artificial Intelligence is more dangerous than that of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.<p>While I don’t …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

Facebook is on the cusp of a big push to lure independent content creators to share their art through the News Feed. But it needs to prove it can help creators monetize their content without allowing piracy to run rampant. That’s why it’s acquired content rights management startup Source3, …

Intellectual Property

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users… and responsibility

“We’re getting to a size where it’s worth really taking a careful look at what are all the things that we can do to make social media the most positive force for good possible,” Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox told TechCrunch about the company’s new milestone. Thirteen years after …

Social Media

BrideClick acquires Mode Media

The Mode Media story refuses to end — following its abrupt shut down last year, the company’s assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick.<p>Mode previously operated lifestyle sites including Glam and Foodie, plus a larger ad network that it said reached 144 million …

Startups

Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us.<p>Element AI — a Montreal-based platform and incubator that …

Artificial Intelligence

Career site Workey raises $8M to replace headhunters with artificial intelligence

One of the ways companies fill their ranks with good employees is by scouting “passive talent,” or people who aren’t currently looking for new jobs but might be convinced with the right offer. This usually takes hours of networking, but a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup called Workey uses artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Mapped: American people’s ancestry

AMERICANS never seem to call themselves “Americans”; instead, they often say they are Irish, Italian, Scottish, German, etc. Although it is a strange …

Genealogy

Metamind from Salesforce wants to use machine learning to change emails forever

An algorithm capable of summarising emails and documents could save innumerable amounts of time in the work place.<p>Salesforce Metamind have released a …

Machine Learning

BPOs gearing up for impact of artificial intelligence on industry

MANILA - The Philippine business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is gearing up for the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud

Oracle announced a slew of AI-driven capabilities across its Customer Experience Cloud Suite today that are designed to help users to deliver better, faster and more personal experiences.<p>If you think you’ve heard this before, it’s because Oracle joins its customer experience competitors in offering …

Artificial Intelligence

Postepic is an app for elegantly sharing book quotes

It’s fair to say the smartphone camera has become the digital tool of most use, rendering the average person’s camera roll essentially a memory buffer where carefully composed photographs rub up against snaps of receipts, funny stuff you saw on the street and fancied sharing with friends, and, …

Apps

Amazon will now tell Prime members what to wear via a new “Outfit Compare” feature

Amazon has been steadily pushing its way into fashion over the past several years, with investments in its own private labels – from workwear to activewear – plus increased fashion ad spending and even its own trend-obsessed TV show, Style Code Live. Now the online retailer is looking to dole out …

eCommerce

Google’s AI subsidiary turns to blockchain technology to track UK health data

Forays by Google subsidiary DeepMind Health into the UK’s medical institutions have been characterized by two major themes. First, amazing results powered by cutting-edge AI; and second, a lack of transparency over the handling of the UK’s public-funded data. With the science going swimmingly, …

Health Care
Big Data

New worries for Twitter: Fake news and employee exodus

Twitter, a company that doesn’t lack for headaches, has added two more items to the list of things that keep it awake at night.<p>As first spotted by the securities filing blog Footnoted, Twitter made two important disclosures in the annual report it filed yesterday with the U.S. Securities and …

Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic

Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake. Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern …

Mobile Technology

While tech giants hire, startups fret — Has Brexit Britain become La La Land?

If you’ve read the latest headlines about Britain’s tech industry, you’d think the country hadn’t been rocked by the greatest political and economic uncertainty since the Second World War. Not only are UK startups raising record amounts of funding year on year, but tech giants like Amazon are …

Tech Industry

Instagram lets you post up to 10 photos or videos as 1 swipeable carousel

Instagram wants you to share a more complete picture of your experiences in its classic feed, not just its Snapchat Stories clone. Today, Instagram launches the ability to share a mix of up to 10 photos or videos as a single carousel post that friends can swipe through. You can think of them as …

Algorithms

Big Data, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning Command Line Tools

Keep those hands on the keyboard! We can do a lot on OSX and Linux without touching a mouse or GUI. Awesome command line tools for *N*X derivatives …

Artificial Intelligence

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

New Facebook bot helps you find upcoming protests near you

As protests continue to spring up around the country — and the world — in response to President Donald Trump's policies and rhetoric, keeping track …

Social Media

Bolivia, il Carnaval Minero di Potosí

<b>Il Carnaval Minero di Potosí è una delle manifestazioni più originali, colorate e partecipate della Bolivia. Simbolo della voglia di riscatto di chi</b> …