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Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with …

Microsoft reaches 'human parity' with new speech recognition system

Researchers at Microsoft have published details of new speech recognition technology that they say transcribes conversational speech as well as a human does. "We've reached human parity," says Microsoft's chief speech scientist Xuedong Huang in a statement. "This is an historic achievement."<p>The …

Salesforce Target Tableau Explored Sale Earlier This Year

Tableau Software, one of the companies in a leaked list of potential acquisition targets of Salesforce, worked with an investment bank to explore a …

Google’s G Suite gets five new productivity features

Google’s G Suite, the new name for what was previously called Google Apps for Work, is getting a couple of small but nifty updates today. There isn’t necessarily a common theme here, but for the most part, the new features focus on supporting more of the existing workflows in larger companies and …

New MacBooks might let you type in emoji or Klingon

Soon, the keyboard on your laptop might be as interchangeable as the image on the screen.<p>Apple is in talks to use e-ink technology to make the keyboards on its upcoming computers malleable, according to unnamed sources in a report by The Wall Street Journal.<p>The keyboard will reportedly be a …

You can now create Google Docs from within Slack

Google’s G Suite – formerly known as Google Apps for Work – is getting a big swath of new features today with the a round of productivity updates.<p>First up, you can now create Google Docs right within Slack. Tap the + button to import or create new Docs, Sheets or Slides. You can share them with …

Microsoft closing Skype office in London, laying off employees

Microsoft plans to close Skype's London office and lay off just over half of the nearly 400 people employed there, according to the <i>Financial Times</i> and <i>ZDNet</i>. Microsoft confirmed the layoffs to an extent, telling the <i>Times</i> that it has "made the decision to unify some engineering positions, potentially …

Doctor gets 30 years to life for murders in L.A. case tied to patients' overdoses

A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark case that some medical experts say could reshape how doctors nationwide handle prescriptions.<p>The sentence came after a Los Angeles …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

U.S. official: Spy plane evaded Russians

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

Texas killing suspect collapses during court hearing

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.<p>A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge during …

Tiny 'Project Gregory' Billboard Homes Provide Free Housing for the Homeless

Slovakian firm Design Develop has come up with an innovative solution to provide shelter for the homeless: billboards. Project Gregory is a compact, …