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DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private GitHub repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible and …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Alibaba and Microsoft AI beat human scores on Stanford reading test

20 years ago, IBM's Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess and the practice of pitting human against computer continues to this day. Google's AI was the first to beat a Go champion a couple of years back (and it continues to teach itself how to play other games, too). Now <i>Bloomberg</i> reports …

Artificial Intelligence

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Mobile Photography

Cold Calling is Dead. Here's an Effective New Approach

It's time to ditch the cold calling to heat up sales.<p>Cold calling doesn't work because no one like to be on the receiving end. (and most likely, your sales reps hate it too). Are your sales reps cold calling hundreds of prospects a day without seeing much success? It's time to quit the old-school …

Cold Calling

Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Farewell, PuTTY<p>Microsoft has been steadily making Windows 10 a lot more developer friendly, adding the bash command line, alongside Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. The software giant is now adding a native OpenSSH client to Windows 10. It’s available immediately as a beta option …

Microsoft announces new AI-powered search features for Bing

Improved image search, multi-source results, and a more conversational auto-complete<p>Today, Microsoft announced a series of artificial intelligence-driven features for its Bing search engine to make it more conversational and nuanced. The news, unveiled at an event in San Francisco, means that Bing …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

eCommerce

Amazon's AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code online

Amazon just unveiled AWS Cloud9, a web-based IDE that supports more than 40 popular programming languages, as well as a bunch of the company’s cloud infrastructure integrations, and collaboration tools.<p>It’s essentially a repackaged version of the c9.io IDE, which Amazon acquired in 2016; it’s now …

Cloud Computing

Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications and the ability to become a client and buy a subscription without any waiting list.<p>Shadow is a gaming PC in the cloud for a monthly fee. The company has been …

Android Phones

Alas, Astropad’s ‘Camera Button’ was too cool for Apple

Astropad’s forthcoming Luna display adapter and software turns your iPad into a wireless, essentially lag-free monitor for your Mac – and the company wanted to make it even cooler by including a clever hack that turned the iPad’s mostly useless front-facing camera into a software button. But, …

App Store

Rylo is a game-changing 360-degree camera from the makers of Hyperlapse

Shoot first, frame later<p>Just like the $299 Insta360 One or the $699 GoPro Fusion, Rylo is a 360-degree camera that’s not really about filming 360-degree photos and videos. Rylo, which costs $499 and goes on sale today, is a dual-lens camera that lets you do creative things with the full 360-degree …

Videography

Google Assistant’s new male/female voices are more realistic thanks to Alphabet’s DeepMind AI lab

Ahead of last week’s October 4th hardware event, Google rolled out male and female voice options for Assistant in English. A nice customization, the new voices also sound more realistic. This is due to work done by Alphabet’s DeepMind division and the new deep neural network being leveraged for …

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Education

Systems of Assessments that Support Student-Centered Learning and Continuous Improvement

When the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first enacted in 1965, its goal was to ensure that the most vulnerable pupils were …

The D.C. Public Library Would Like Its Patrons To Know It Has Some Really Cool, Totally Free, Digital Offerings

"Gooo digital!" says D.C. Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan, cheerleading the library's brand new effort to get the word out …

Here's how Walmart plans to make shopping easier

Part of it has been its fast-moving digital overhaul. That led to another strong quarter where domestic e-commerce sales grew by 60%. The CEO noted that "customers are responding to the improvements we're making to deliver a seamless shopping experience that saves them time and money," before …

Two ex-Googlers are using AI to guarantee interviews for tech job seekers

Two former Googlers are guaranteeing workers in the tech industry that they get interviews with their dreamer employers thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>The past year or so has seen AI deployed to tackle a broad range of issues, and with their startup Leap.ai, ex-Google engineers Richard Liu and …

Employment

How to make your chatbot align tightly with business goals

As the chatbot world continues to expand, we in the tech industry face some critical questions. How will we measure success? And how do we ensure our approach to development drives successful outcomes?<p>It’s not simply enough to set a standard goal, like developing a chatbot that passes the Turing …

How to Influence the Influencers (Even If You're a Nobody)

One of the fastest ways to grow your business is to get someone with great credibility to present you to his or her audience. Here's how to do it.<p>If you're one of those folks who has tried to launch your brand using Twitter and Instagram, you might have discovered the ugly truth all those social …

Public Relations

Coca-Cola, Dell and PayPal Share Their Influencer Marketing Secrets

Four tips to influencer marketing for companies of any size.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every day, a story emerges about brands doing influencer marketing wrong. Often, the reason for these brands' errors is inexperience with the marketing tactic. Big …

Public Relations

How chatbots are pumping up customer service

It’s no secret that in this instant gratification economy, customers demand immediate responsiveness from brands and expect fast and reliable customer service across all channels.<p>Customer care is moving quickly to keep up with evolving technological opportunities and companies are under constant …

Is 2017 the beginning of the end for the app economy?

For the last few years, apps have seemed set to dominate the way customers interact with brands. In 2016, Apple’s App Store grew by an average of nearly 2500 apps per day, and Google Play downloads are expected to triple by 2020.<p>At the same time visits to brand websites seem to be declining in …

5 innovative ways to improve your retail business

Retail and e-commerce is one of the most competitive industries. Besides some of the more major players such as eBay, Amazon, Walmart, and Target, thousands of smaller eCommerce products have flooded the market. In order to stand out among your competitors, win more customers, and, as a result, …

eCommerce

Inside Google's AI Rewrite: Building Machine Learning into Everything

PCMag spent a day at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are finding their way into …

Machine Learning

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

UK virtual reality firm Improbable raises $500m

Rory Cellan-Jones @BBCRoryCJ on Twitter<p><b>A London-based virtual reality firm has raised $500m (£388m) in one of the biggest investments in an early stage European technology business.</b><p>Japan's Softbank is backing Improbable in a funding round that values the business at more than $1bn.<p>The deal is …

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Online Shopping

If you want to get a lot of retailers nodding their heads, ask them this: “Are you pursuing a personalization strategy?” You’ll get a pretty resounding “yes!”. In fact, personalization already drives a lot of activity on eCommerce sites. It often influences the products or offers featured on the …

eCommerce

How AI and Deep Learning Technologies Are Quietly Influencing Retail

Right from Google’s predictive search, Apple’s Siri to Facebook’s automaticThe post How AI and Deep Learning Technologies Are Quietly Influencing …