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Cleantech needs more AI talent to help save the world

Cleantech needs more AI talent to help save the world

GUEST: The International Energy Agency recently confirmed dread-worthy news that carbon emissions hit a record high in 2017. Scientists working in the cleantech space around the world are busy trying
Chrome 67 arrives with Generic Sensor API and BigInt support

Chrome 67 arrives with Generic Sensor API and BigInt support

Google has released Chrome 67 with the Generic Sensor API, WebXR Device API (origin trial), Web Authentication API, BigInt support, plus the usual security improvements and new developer features.
Mapbox launches Vision SDK and partners with Mobileye to manage self-driving car data

Mapbox launches Vision SDK and partners with Mobileye to manage self-driving car data

Mapbox announced the launch of its Vision SDK, an AI-powered toolkit that allows developers to alert drivers of objects on the road. It also announced a partnership with Mobileye that'll see its
Google expands AR Expeditions and brings Just a Line AR drawing to iPhone

Google expands AR Expeditions and brings Just a Line AR drawing to iPhone

Weeks after releasing ARCore 1.2 for Android and iOS devices, Google is broadening its cross-platform augmented reality support today across two applications. The educational VR/AR app Expeditions is
Square Enix’s Tales of Wedding Rings VR brings manga to Oculus Rift

Square Enix’s Tales of Wedding Rings VR brings manga to Oculus Rift

Originally announced as Project Hikari, Square Enix’s virtual reality adaptation of a Japanese manga has launched today as Tales of Wedding Rings VR. The app transforms a series of flat
Google expected to rake in $250 million from AI drone research

Google expected to rake in $250 million from AI drone research

Google expected to rake in as much as $250 million in revenue from controversial military AI contracts like Project Maven, leaked emails show.
Google will end Project Maven military contract in 2019

Google will end Project Maven military contract in 2019

Google is stepping away from Project Maven, the controversial Pentagon research program that sought to imbue drones with object-detecting artificial intelligence.
AI Weekly: The end of Project Maven at Google shows the power of tech workers who take a stand

AI Weekly: The end of Project Maven at Google shows the power of tech workers who take a stand

We’re roughly halfway through 2018, and one of the most important AI stories to emerge so far is Project Maven and its fallout at Google. The program to use AI to analyze drone video footage began
Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft confirms it will acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

The rumors were true: Microsoft has confirmed it’s buying GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion in an all-stock transaction. Reports first emerged last week that Microsoft was in advanced discussions to
Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 with a bunch of App Store stats. Arguably the biggest number he shared was that Apple this week is expecting to pass a new
Apple’s Core ML 2 is 30% faster, cuts AI model sizes by up to 75%

Apple’s Core ML 2 is 30% faster, cuts AI model sizes by up to 75%

Apple announced a new version of Core ML, its suite of machine learning apps for iOS devices, at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2018 in San Jose, California on Monday.
Why Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub is a good thing for developers

Why Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub is a good thing for developers

GUEST: When the news that Microsoft is acquiring GitHub became official early Monday, reactions were mixed. Understandably, GitHub’s user base, which consists mostly of developers, is skeptical of the
Microsoft announces Windows Collaboration Displays and IoT Core Services

Microsoft announces Windows Collaboration Displays and IoT Core Services

At Computex 2018 in Taipei, Microsoft announced new Internet of Things (IoT) services and enterprise hardware during a keynote address. The news follows Microsoft’s promise last month to invest $5
Strangeworks raises $4 million to prepare developers for quantum computing revolution

Strangeworks raises $4 million to prepare developers for quantum computing revolution

Austin-based Strangeworks announced today that it has raised $4 million in venture capital as it seeks to make the potential of quantum computing more accessible to a wider range of developers.
Leo AR Partners with 8th Wall to Expand Its AR Marketplace to 90% of the World’s Smartphones

Leo AR Partners with 8th Wall to Expand Its AR Marketplace to 90% of the World’s Smartphones

PRESS RELEASE: Leo AR, the "Amazon of Augmented Reality," and the AR development platform 8th Wall today announced a new partnership that will dramatically increase the number of mobile devices that
Bethesda E3: Fallout 4 may never hit PSVR

Bethesda E3: Fallout 4 may never hit PSVR

Fallout 4 VR is one of the largest and most ambitious virtual reality games to date. It features a massive open world, hundreds of characters to meet and talk to, and some of the most intricate areas
Ctrl-labs’ armband lets you control computer cursors with your mind

Ctrl-labs’ armband lets you control computer cursors with your mind

Ctrl-labs is developing an armband that interprets electrical signals from neurons in the arm, allowing wearers to control computers, smartphones, and even robotic arms with their minds. VentureBeat
Baidu Research’s breast cancer detection algorithm outperforms human pathologists

Baidu Research’s breast cancer detection algorithm outperforms human pathologists

Baidu Research today announced it has developed a deep learning algorithm that in initial tests outperforms human pathologists in its ability to identify breast cancer metastasis. The convolutional
IBM researchers develop a pair of low-power, high-performance computer vision systems

IBM researchers develop a pair of low-power, high-performance computer vision systems

At the 2018 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Salt Lake City, Utah, IBM scientists presented two papers with novel solutions for image classification.
Weather Channel mixed reality video blurs the line dividing CGI and real news

Weather Channel mixed reality video blurs the line dividing CGI and real news

With "fake news" on the rise and trust in journalism on the decline, this probably wasn't the best time for the Weather Channel to demonstrate how "immersive mixed reality technology" will shape the