Google Turns To Users To Improve Its AI Chops Outside the US

Google is betting that algorithms that understand images and text will draw business to its cloud services, make augmented reality popular, and prompt us to search using our smartphone cameras. From a report: The search company’s machine learning systems work best on material from a few rich parts of the world, like the US. They stumble more frequently on data from less affluent countries — particularly emerging economies like India…

April 5, 2018
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Google Turns To Users To Improve Its AI Chops Outside the US

Google is betting that algorithms that understand images and text will draw business to its cloud services, make augmented reality popular, and prompt us to search using our smartphone cameras. From a report: The search company’s machine learning systems work best on material from a few rich parts of the world, like the US. They stumble more frequently on data from less affluent countries — particularly emerging economies like India…

April 5, 2018
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Facebook debuts AR-based Target Tracking, letting users launch AR experiences by pointing their phone at an image or QR code, available in beta (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

April 5, 2018

Adi Robertson / The Verge: Facebook debuts AR-based Target Tracking, letting users launch AR experiences by pointing their phone at an image or QR code, available in beta  —  Facebook is adding a new augmented reality feature called target tracking, which lets people launch AR experiences by pointing their phone at an image. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook debuts AR-based Target Tracking, letting users launch AR experiences by pointing their phone at an image or QR code, available in beta (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

April 5, 2018

Adi Robertson / The Verge: Facebook debuts AR-based Target Tracking, letting users launch AR experiences by pointing their phone at an image or QR code, available in beta  —  Facebook is adding a new augmented reality feature called target tracking, which lets people launch AR experiences by pointing their phone at an image. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Humans Produce New Brain Cells Throughout Their Lives, Say Researchers

An anonymous reader shares a report: Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological conditions such as dementia. Many new neurons are produced in the hippocampus in babies, but it has been a matter of hot debate whether…

April 5, 2018
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Seattle-based Suplari, which uses AI to identify cost savings in the software procurement process, raises $10.3M Series A led by Shasta Ventures (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

April 5, 2018

Taylor Soper / GeekWire: Seattle-based Suplari, which uses AI to identify cost savings in the software procurement process, raises $10.3M Series A led by Shasta Ventures  —  Suplari is applying artificial intelligence technology to the software procurement process as a way to help companies save money and reduce risk. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: You‘re not paranoid if everyone is against you

Sometimes I wonder how Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other IT security professionals manage to get out of bed in the morning to face another day of bad guys.  It seems like the most sensible course of action would be to pull the covers back up and hide.  Churchill anecdotally pulled the covers up to his chin and had a glass of Pol Roger, but only about half of…

April 5, 2018
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Online Gaming Could Be Stalled by Net Neutrality Repeal, ESA Tells Court

A video game industry lobby group is joining the lawsuit that seeks to reinstate net neutrality rules in the US, saying that the net neutrality repeal could harm multiplayer online games that require robust Internet connections. From a report: The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) yesterday filed a motion for leave to intervene so that it can support the case against the Federal Communications Commission. The lawsuit, filed by a mix…

April 5, 2018
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