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Daily News – 9th of December 2016

What’s new Google opens up its Assistant actions to developers “The Google Assistant brings together all of the technology and smarts we’ve been building for years, from the Knowledge Graph to Natural Language Processing,” Google said in their Thursday blog post announcement. However, the company continued, true success would be contingent on the ability “to…

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Daily News – 8th of December 2016

What’s new Microsoft is officially bringing real desktop apps to Windows 10 smartphones Windows 10 on ARM is arriving thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm. Initially, Microsoft will support the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors, and laptops are expected to be the first devices we’ll see in the market next year. Microsoft is enabling Windows 10…

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Daily News – 7th of December 2016

What’s new Google Play Store now sells movies in 4K Google says all movies on the Play store use the VP9 codec, which is designed to produce an ideal mix of sharp picture quality and reliable streaming. First launching in the US and Canada, 125 movies ranging in price from $7.99 to $29.99 can be…

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Daily News – 6th of December 2016

What’s new Alphabet’s Google and OpenAI both announced that they are open-sourcing their AI programs For OpenAI, the open-source code being released is its Universe software platform, which it says “lets us train a single [AI] agent on any task a human can complete with a computer.” By releasing Universe as open-source software, OpenAI will…

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Daily News – 5th of December 2016 & What happened this weekend

What’s new Phone maker Blu trades Chinese spyware for Google software Blu, the Florida-based maker of budget Android phones, says it’s swapping out the Chinese update software that stole user data for Google-approved software. The issue, first unveiled last month by security firm Kryptowire, was a firmware-updating application that monitored user communications and even sent back…

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Daily News – 30th of November 2016

What’s new Twitter introduces conversation ranking for replies view Twitter introduced a new design for replies today that ranks tweets within conversations according to signals including whether you follow the person who replied and whether the author replied. The personalized ranking means that different people will see a different set of replies by default, although…

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Daily News – 29th of November 2016

What’s new Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence. Because the key element which separates today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems and what we consider to be human thought and learning processes could be boiled down to no more than an…

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Top news this week, 21st-25th of November 2016

Important announcements Light-based neural network could lead to super-fast AI It’s one thing to create computers that behave like brains, but it’s something else to make them perform as well as brains. Conventional circuitry can only operate so quickly as part of a neural network, even if it’s sometimes much more powerful than standard computers.…

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Daily News – 25th of November 2016

What’s new Microsoft’s mobile holoportation lets you transmit holograms from inside your car One of the interesting applications to come out of Microsoft’s HoloLens division is the idea of “holoportation”. Using this technology, a person wearing a HoloLens can see another person as a hologram, leading to a very futuristic way of communicating. Up until…

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