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Google’s new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos

At its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google today announced the launch of a new machine learning API for automatically recognizing objects in videos and making them searchable.<p>The new Video Intelligence API will allow developers to build applications that can automatically extract …

Storing data in a single atom proved possible by IBM researchers

The fundamental components of computers are becoming small enough that they are pressing against the boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics. And nowhere is the scale and precision of operation on better display than in hard disk drives, where a trillion bits may fit in a square inch. …

Protecting America’s critical infrastructure must remain a priority

Charles Harrington Contributor<p>Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington is chairman and CEO of Parsons, a Pasadena-based technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical and professional services industries.<p>More posts by this …

In New Sell-Side Push, Facebook Trials Header Bidding And Tie-Ins With Native SSPs

AdExchanger |Facebook just showed up to the header bidding party. Facebook confirmed it’s “exploring header bidding with a small set of publishers.” …

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Facebook’s Messenger Bot Store could be the most important launch since the App Store

Tom Hadfield Contributor<p>Tom Hadfield is the CEO of Message.io, the bot syndication service backed by Khosla Ventures, Eniac Ventures and Y Combinator.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bots that work everywhere<br>• Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform<p>If Facebook announces the “Messenger Bot Store” …

The Burgeoning Invisible App Market

Today’s “invisible app” market could be classified as a passing trend, but it might also be the beginning of a significant multi-year shift in how we transact when we’re away from our computers. This shift applies to mobile devices, email, home devices like the Amazon Echo and even wearables like …

The One Thing Every Great Company Has In Common

Justin Rosenstein Contributor<p>Justin Rosenstein is a co-founder of Asana.<p>Obscured in the valuation dust of the current unicorn stampede is a key question: What actually makes a great company great? What do the future Facebooks, Googles and Apples have in common — not to mention the current …

Hawking, Musk Warn Of ‘Virtually Inevitable’ AI Arms Race

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and over 1,000 AI and robotics researchers have signed a letter suggesting a ban on AI warfare, warning of the potential for rampant destruction at the hands of “autonomous weaponry.”<p>The letter, which was presented Monday at the International Joint Conference on …