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CES 2020 Proved VR And AR Are Thriving

Posted in Hardware, Software on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Virtual and augmented reality have had a rough few years: Pundits tried to proclaim VR “dead” despite growing consumer interest and sales, while AR’s high prices and limited utility relegated dozens of competing headsets into various “enterprise” niches.

Google Assistant Passes 500 Million Users, Will Get Longform Reading And Deeper Smart Home Integration In 2020

Posted in Business, Online, Software on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Google Assistant is now used by 500 million monthly active users, and today Google is previewing features on the way in 2020 like a new voice that reads articles and web pages aloud to users with a more natural and humanlike voice.

Apple's Working On A Powerful, Wireless Headset For Both AR, VR

Posted in Business, Games, Hardware, Software on 5th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The headset, which would straddle the two technologies and tap into Apple's own chips, is slated for 2020. It’s the biggest sign of Apple’s interest in virtual reality.

U.S. Government Limits Exports Of AI Software

Posted in Business, Software on 5th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The measure covers software that could be used by sensors, drones, and satellites to automate the process of identifying targets, a boon for industry, which feared a much broader crackdown on exports of AI hardware and software.

Google Brain’s AI Achieves State-of-the-art Text Summarization Performance

Posted in Business, Software on 28th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

state-of-the-art results in 12 summarization tasks spanning news, science, stories, instructions, emails, patents, and legislative bills, and that it shows “surprising” performance on low-resource summarization, surpassing previous top results on six data sets with only 1,000 examples.