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Council's face-recognition tech 'could probably track everybody in city' warns mayor in pledge to become 'more aggressive' on littering

Mayor Marvin Rees said the council's control centre has face-recognition technology which "could probably track everybody in the city", as he …

AnyVision AI startup locks in $28M for its body and facial recognition tech

As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance systems more intelligent.<p>AnyVision is working on face, body and object recognition tech and the underlying system infrastructure to help …

What Are Chatbots? And Why Does Big Tech Love Them So Much?

Innovation<p>Chatbots! They're all the rage: Kik has them, Facebook wants them, and it seems like every computer coder wants to make them. But what are they? And why is every company suddenly hot on this new A.I. trend?<p>Bots are simple artificial intelligence systems that you interact with via text. …

Chatbots

The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible

Viv wowed the crowd during a public demo in New York<p>Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer created the artificial intelligence behind Siri, Apple's iconic digital assistant, and one of the first modern apps to capably handle natural language queries on a smartphone. Today the pair showed off their newest …

A Review of Natural Language APIs For Bots

<i>TL;DR</i><p><i>Natural Language APIs provide a good way to get started with single interactions (ex. Question-answer, command-action)</i>• <i><br>When you move to</i> …

Thanks to its star turn on TV’s <i>Jeopardy!,</i> IBM’s Watson has become synonymous with cognitive computing, a technology gaining increasing importance and …

How Amazon’s Alexa is bringing intelligent assistance into the mainstream

To paraphrase William Gibson, “The future is already here and, thanks to intelligent assistants (IA), it is more evenly distributed than ever before.”<p>Based on our spoken input, mobile personal assistants (like Siri and Google Now) answer questions, navigate routes, and organize meetings. Close …

How Text Messaging Is Evolving The Customer Experience

By Andrew Der<p>Technology advancements have made it possible for consumers to communicate directly with companies, and for better or for worse, this …

Connectifier Raises $6M More For Its AI-Based Recruitment Search

A couple of weeks ago, LinkedIn announced a new version of its recruitment product, giving HR teams the ability to look for new hires that most closely match the profiles of employees they already know and like. But LinkedIn was not the first to use search technology, machine learning and so-called …

Elegant WordPress Blog Theme from Wordica

Wordica’s elegant and responsive WordPress blog theme for highest demands.<p>This new WordPress blog theme is based on an elegant design. With no …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

Data Science with Python & R: Sentiment Classification Using Linear Methods

Today we will introduce one of those applications of machine learning that leaves you thinking about how to put it into some product or service and …

21 of the best iOS apps from July 2015

With July a fast-fading memory, it’s time to look back over some of the best new and updated apps from across the month.<p>From a new Angry Birds, to productivity tools and a live-streaming app that pretty much only wants to show your nostrils, we’ve got it all here in one handy list.<p>All you need to …

Airbnb announces Aerosolve, an open-source machine learning software package

Home-rental company Airbnb introduced a new open-source project called Aerosolve.<p>The new tool, announced at Airbnb’s 2015 OpenAir developer …

Tools for Data Visualization in R, Python, and Julia

<b>For Python</b>:<p>Seaborn - A visualization library based upon matplotlib. Although not interactive, the visualizations can be very nice.<br>• Bokeh - Bokeh …

Data Science

IdeaPaint Takes its Innovation from Walls to Mobile with New Bounce App

Release Date: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:00Author: Josh Boyle - Director of Community & Marketing, VentureFizzThumbnail: Home Page Image: Teaser: Now …

Spark review: iPhone app makes mobile email smarter, not completely different

Spark’s “Smart Inbox” helps make sense of clutter by intelligently organizing messages into one of three categories.The battle for mobile email …

Fashion apps continue the trend for mobile swiping

Ecommerce now comes as easily to us as shopping on the High Street. Mobile commerce is the next horizon and we are more likely to be swiping our screens, rather than staring into them.<p>The decisions we make based on our left and right proclivities are profound. Most readers of this newspaper do so …

DoubleTwist's CloudPlayer for Android streams music from all your online storage

Got a ton of tunes stashed in the cloud? DoubleTwist’s new Android app can play it all, with support for multiple storage services as well as your local media.<p>CloudPlayer supports Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive, features a clean Material Design-inspired interface and can play lossless formats. …

Uber just launched a game to help new drivers learn to get around San Francisco

Uber wants to help its drivers have a bit more fun on the job. The company has released a game that helps its drivers learn to navigate San Francisco.<p>Called UberDRIVE, the goal is to earn as many points as possible by picking up your passengers via the most efficient routes. The more points, the …

DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

DataHero, the SaaS company that wants to bring data visualization to non-technical end users, announced $6.1 million in Series A funding today. It also announced a new chief executive and a partnership with Hubspot.<p>The round was led by existing investor Foundry Group. The company also announced it …

Teachers Tool for Creating Great Looking Diagrams and Charts

May 17, 2015<br>Gliffy is a great Chrome app for creating diagrams and flow charts. And although it has some slight shortcomings such as the absence of …

Research on Big Data and Visualization Receives Major Funding

UC Riverside has received a $4.5 million NASA grant to train underrepresented minority students to work in STEM fields with extremely large data …

7 Steps To Enable A Creative Culture

Building a creative team – and nurturing the creativity of individuals — is an art and a science. Here in the SAP Design and Co-Innovation Center, we have made it our mission to foster creativity that sparks innovation. Here are seven practical steps to cultivate creativity in your</b> …

Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave California's governor a hint of what it would be like inside a Japanese-made bullet train Thursday, displaying a …

Japanese travel operator acquires tour package search startup Flocations

Online tour package marketplace Flocations has been acquired by Japan’s Venture Republic Group for an undisclosed amount. VRG also owns and operates …

Guest Access, Guided Tour & Experiment Tutorial

<i>This blog post is authored by Hai Ning, Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft.</i><p>Introducing a brand new way for you to experience Azure Machine …

Machine Learning

Everything Microsoft announced at Build Developer Conference 2015: Day 1

As day one of Microsoft Build Developer Conference comes to a close, here’s a roundup of the most exciting news the company announced today.<p>.NET Core preview opens to Mac and Linux<p>After a short chat about Microsoft Azure and a few demos, Microsoft announced that .NET Core, the company’s open source …