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Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel's new toolkit makes it easier for developers to bring AI to IoT

The OpenVINO toolkit helps bring computer vision and deep learning capabilities to the edge.<p>Intel's new OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference & Neural …

Raspberry Pi Augmented Reality Projection Lamp Project

Makers, developers and hobbyists interested in creating amazing things using a Raspberry Pi or similar mini PC may be interested in a new augmented …

Connecting Artificial Intelligence Developers directly to Consumers, Koios AI

An Ecosystem Examined The fundamental viability of any solution is tied to the underlying economic metrics that both support the creation and ensure …

Blockchain Powered AI Doctors to Revolutionize Medicine

Doc.ai is hoping to revolutionize the medical industry by bringing AI doctors to all through their smartphones. Using Blockchain technology, the …

Google publishes ‘Conversation design’ guidelines for developing Assistant apps

Hot off the heels of supporting Assistant Actions and hardware with a new investment fund, Google today also launched a new design guide for creating apps on its latest platform. Similar to the Material Design guidelines, it provides an introduction and walkthrough for both new and experienced …

Google announces HTTPS-default .app top-level domain, early registration today

Originally teased for I/O 2018, Google today is announcing a new .app top-level domain. Google bid and purchased the TLD in 2015 for a notable $25 million and is launching it today with apps, developers, and security in mind.<p>According to Google, .app is the first “TLD with enforced security made …

Full version of AutoDesk’s SketchBook app for iOS, Mac, Android & Windows is now FREE

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today, the folks over at AutoDesk have announced that the full version of its SketchBook app for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

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 …

Google launches Flutter beta, a mobile UI framework for building native Android and iOS apps

At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona today, Google launched the first beta release of Flutter, the company’s open-source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS. The library is designed to combine the performance and platform integrations of …

Apps

This Is The World’s First Graphical AI Interface

Designed by Argodesign and CognitiveScale, Cortex offers a glimpse at the future of accessible AI design tools.<p>Machine learning and artificial intelligence are so difficult to understand, only a few very smart computer scientists know how to build them. But the designers of a new tool have a big …

Strategist Who Correctly Called Bitcoin Surge Recommends Three More Coins

By<p>Jan. 18, 2018 9:33 a.m. ET<p><b>Thomas J. Lee</b>, head of research at <b>Fundstrat Global Advisors</b>, was one of the first strategists from the traditional …

Escort unveils its first Connected Car Radar Detection System, available now

Escort is embracing the future of connected cars with its newest radar detector. The new MAX 360c device is able to connect to your car’s Wi-Fi if available, or you can connect it to your smartphone using Bluetooth. The detector will also automatically update to the latest software and firmware …

Home Security

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 13 stocks will see profits explode higher in 2018

Earnings growth has been the undeniable backbone of the 8 1/2-year bull market. But it's not always easy to pick out the companies that are going to be the biggest contributors.<p>That rings especially true as we enter 2018, as analysts forecast that GOP tax reform will boost a wide range of sectors, …

Investing

AI Superstar Andrew Ng Is Democratizing Deep Learning With A New Online Course

The founder of Google Brain and former head of Baidu’s AI efforts wants to train a giant new workforce to help make “AI the new electricity.”<p>Artificial intelligence could be as important to transforming the economy as electricity was 100 years ago. But for that to happen, the world will need a huge …

How to give your Raspberry Pi 'state-of-the art computer vision' using Intel's Neural Compute Stick

The Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick promises to boost the rate at which the Pi can carry out vision-related tasks like facial and object …

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

Google launches Gradient Ventures, AI-focused venture capital fund

Reflecting a continued focus on machine learning, Google has announced a new venture fund specifically aimed at artificial intelligence. Gradient Ventures will focus on providing technical mentorship for early-stage startups focused in the burgeoning field.<p>Other normal VC resources include capital …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s Awareness API for building contextual Android apps now localizes time, holidays

One of the more interesting developments from last year’s Google I/O was the Awareness API. By understanding current context, Android apps can intelligently react based on what’s happening. The API is now being updated with Semantic Time support that automatically handles localization for …

Apps

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook’s new research tool is designed to create a truly conversational AI

The company’s new software framework ParlAI will teach bots better conversation skills<p>Most of us talk to our computers on a semi-regular basis, but that doesn’t mean the conversation is any good. We ask Siri what the weather is like, or tell Alexa to put some music on, but we don’t expect sparkling …

Microsoft's Custom Vision lets you build computer vision AI models in minutes

I love Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. It’s taken something incredibly complicated – artificial intelligence and machine learning – and turned it into something that’s not just easy, but also commoditized.<p>The latest addition to Microsoft’s Cognitive Service is Custom Vision, which lets you create …

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

The computers are watching.<p>Imagine if you lost your keys and instead of fishing around in the couch cushions, you could just pull out your phone and search for them. Just a quick, textual query with a quick response that they're on your desk, you doofus. This is not only possible; it's possible …

Will These Tiny Devices Make Smartphones a Thing of the Past?

Your smartphone is a lifeline to the world. It brings you instant information and connects you with loved ones. It can help you find a menu, order food, navigate your way to the restaurant, pay for the meal, and get an Uber home.<p>But what if you could do all of that with just your voice and a few …

Headphones

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

Raspberry Pi

Facebook Spaces will give you and your friends a place to hang in VR

Facebook is ready to give you and your friends a new place to hang out — in VR. Still, for some reason, there will be selfie sticks.<p>The newest …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Startups

Machine learning newbs: TensorFlow too hard? Kick its ass with Keras

New version 2 integrates better with Google's tough but essential software libraryKeras, a popular deep learning library, has been updated with a new …

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 …