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Facebook creates shopping data sets to make more humanlike chatbots

Facebook creates shopping data sets to make more humanlike chatbots

In a preprint paper, Facebook describes data sets and a basic framework for AI assistants that recommend fashion and furniture items.
How Google is using emerging AI techniques to improve language translation quality

How Google is using emerging AI techniques to improve language translation quality

Google Translate is quantifiably improving across 108 languages thanks in part to new AI and machine learning techniques.
LightOn researchers explain how they trained an AI model on an optical co-processor

LightOn researchers explain how they trained an AI model on an optical co-processor

In a new paper, researchers at LightOn managed to train an AI model on an optical chip and achieve over 95% accuracy on a popular data set.

Caltech AI lab optimizes exoskeleton gait for human comfort

Caltech researchers supplemented a lower body exoskeleton with AI that optimizes gait recognition for human preference and comfort.

Stanford lab envisions delivery drones that save energy by taking the bus

Stanford University researchers created a network for controlling 200 delivery drones using buses and trams to extend delivery range and reduce energy use.
DeepMind releases Acme, a distributed framework for reinforcement learning algorithm development

DeepMind releases Acme, a distributed framework for reinforcement learning algorithm development

DeepMind this week released Acme, an open source distributed framework for reinforcement learning algorithm development.
How IBM Q Network taps partners to advance quantum computing

How IBM Q Network taps partners to advance quantum computing

As the IBM Q Network has attracted 106 members, one executive said it's time for executives to get involved in quantum computing.
Anvil leverages AI to expedite paperwork processing

Anvil leverages AI to expedite paperwork processing

Anvil, a startup developing an AI-powered paperwork processing platform, secured $5 million in venture capital financing.
1touch.io employs AI to identify and protect sensitive enterprise data

1touch.io employs AI to identify and protect sensitive enterprise data

1touch.io, which recently raised $14 million, taps AI and machine learning to automatically classify and graph personally identifiable data.
Some essential reading and research on race and technology

Some essential reading and research on race and technology

These resources are a starting point for the education that all responsible citizens should acquire about the intersection of race and technology.
Vara raises $7 million for AI tool that spots early signs of breast cancer

Vara raises $7 million for AI tool that spots early signs of breast cancer

Vara, a startup developing AI tools that detect early signs of breast cancer, has raised $7 million in venture capital financing.
Locus Robotics raises $40 million to take its warehouse robots global

Locus Robotics raises $40 million to take its warehouse robots global

Locus Robotics, a developer and provider of autonomous mobile warehouse robots, has raised $40 million in venture capital.
Firefox 77 arrives with faster JavaScript debugging and optional extension permissions

Firefox 77 arrives with faster JavaScript debugging and optional extension permissions

Mozilla has launched Firefox 77 with faster JavaScript debugging, optional permissions for extensions, and Pocket recommendations in the U.K.
Seek patents creation of cross-platform AR assets from ‘any’ 3D models

Seek patents creation of cross-platform AR assets from ‘any’ 3D models

A leading AR tool developer has won a potentially key patent on creating multi-platform, multi-OS AR assets from any of over 30 existing 3D model formats.

Yandex promises better side visibility perception using autonomous 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Yandex unveiled its fourth-generation autonomous vehicle platform, which is based on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata.
Argo closes $2.6 billion round from VW at a $7.25 billion valuation

Argo closes $2.6 billion round from VW at a $7.25 billion valuation

Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle startup that has a close relationship with Ford, closed a $2.6 billion funding round led by Volkswagen at a $7.25 valuation.
AI tools could improve fake news detection by analyzing users’ interactions and comments

AI tools could improve fake news detection by analyzing users’ interactions and comments

Researchers at Microsoft and Arizona State University propose a method of detecting fake news using a technique called weak supervision.
OpenAI’s massive GPT-3 model is impressive, but size isn’t everything

OpenAI’s massive GPT-3 model is impressive, but size isn’t everything

Massive AI models like OpenAI's GPT-3 are impressive in terms of their performance, but that doesn't mean smaller labs and startups are outgunned.
Pico Neo 2 Eye hands-on: The 4K, eye tracking, enterprise Oculus Quest

Pico Neo 2 Eye hands-on: The 4K, eye tracking, enterprise Oculus Quest

Facebook scored a hit with the all-in-one consumer VR headset Oculus Quest, and now Pico has an enterprise-focused alternative with some big improvements.
Third Pixel feature drop improves AI-powered Adaptive Battery, integrates Recorder and Google Assistant

Third Pixel feature drop improves AI-powered Adaptive Battery, integrates Recorder and Google Assistant

Google's third Pixel feature drop brings a smarter Adaptive Battery, Recorder integration with Google Assistant, and bedtime and personal safety features.