machine learning

Intel enters the laptop discrete GPU market with Xe Max

Enlarge / This is Intel’s DG1 chipset, the heart of the Xe Max GPU. Intel This weekend, Intel released preliminary information on its newest laptop part—the Xe Max discrete GPU, which functions alongside and in tandem with Tiger Lake’s integrated Iris Xe GPU. We first heard about Xe Max at Acer’s Next 2020 launch event, where it …

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Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the table

Tatjana WAGNER via Getty Images Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric system that can detect food, drinks, and other objects based …

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Google’s ‘Search On’ event will reveal new AI-powered features on Thursday

Google If you’re not done with presentations after Apple’s iPhone 12 launch earlier, set some time aside on Thursday afternoon to find out what’s new in search. Google just sent out invites for a live stream event on October 15th at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET where “you’ll hear about the latest ways …

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Alphabet’s Mineral moonshot wants to help farmers with robotic plant buggies

Alphabet / Mineral In 2018, Alphabet’s X lab said it was in the process of exploring how it could use artificial intelligence to improve farming. On Monday, X announced that its “computational agriculture” project is called Mineral. The Mineral team has spent the last several years “developing and testing a range of software and hardware prototypes based …

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Cornell’s VibroSense makes appliances ‘smart’ by tracking their vibrations

Choreograph via Getty Images We’ve all been there at some point: you forget to go to the dryer when it completes a cycle, letting your clothes sit and collect wrinkles. That’s just one example of inefficient home appliance use, and it’s probably one that most people would like to avoid if they could. A new …

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Google Magenta’s Lo-Fi Player is an AI-based virtual music studio

Google Magenta / MIT Tech Review Lo-Fi Player, a new project out of Google Magenta, wants to help people play around with music creation — no experience necessary. Lo-Fi Player is a pixelated, 2D virtual room that runs in a web browser. It lets you mix lo-fi hip hop tracks by clicking on different objects …

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Google Sheets will soon suggest formulas as you type

Google Spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets can be powerful tools if you’re a wizard with formulas, but learning all the ins-and-outs of those apps can be time-consuming. If you only use Sheets sparingly, Google is adding two features that will save you some time the next time you need to work on …

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Apple buys an AI startup to improve Siri’s data

Sponsored Links Chris Schodt/Engadget Apple is continuing its string of AI startup acquisitions, this time to improve Siri’s performance. The company has confirmed to Bloomberg that it recently acquired Inductiv, a Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-based company that uses AI to correct data — which, in turn, improves machine learning. The company didn’t elaborate on its plans …

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Microsoft and Intel turn malware into images to help spot more threats

Sponsored Links PeopleImages via Getty Images Microsoft and Intel have a novel approach to classifying malware: visualizing it. They’re collaborating on STAMINA (Static Malware-as-Image Network Analysis), a project that turns rogue code into grayscale images so that a deep learning system can study them. The approach converts the binary form of an input file into …

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