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James Vincent / The Verge:
Skype partners with Open Whisper Systems, which makes Signal, to begin testing of end-to-end encrypted “Private Conversations”   —  Secured using the same encryption standard behind the Signal app  —  Microsoft is testing a new feature for Skype: end-to-end encrypted chat conversations …
Jan 11, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Ex-Facebook VP of user growth and Social Capital CEO says social media is “destroying how society works” and leads to “no civil discourse, no cooperation”   —  ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’  —  Another former Facebook executive …
Dec 11, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Researchers build real-world objects to fool neural nets into classifying them as different objects, trick Google classifier into thinking a toy turtle is a gun   —  New research shows how machine vision systems of all kinds can be tricked into misidentifying 3D objects
Nov 4, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
DeepMind's new Go-playing AI wins 90% of time against version of AlphaGo that beat world champ, trained solely by reinforcement learning without human input   —  The company's latest AlphaGo AI learned superhuman skills by playing itself over and over  —  Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind …
Oct 18, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Uber plans to electrify its London fleet by 2025, wants all uberX vehicles to be electric or hybrid by 2019, and adds 35p surcharge to fund car upgrades   —  The company is adding a surcharge of 35p ($0.46) to trips to help meet its green ambitions  —  Uber's UK operation has announced …
Sep 8, 2017, 8:00 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Pixelmator unveils Pro version to go on sale later this year, with a redesigned UI and new machine learning-enhanced photo-editing tools   —  Pixelmator Pro will go on sale later this year, but the new set of features looks promising  —  Pixelmator is best known as the image editor for Mac …
Sep 5, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
DeepMind and Blizzard release SC2LE, a toolkit which includes an API, for AI research in real-time strategy game StarCraft II   —  What can computers learn from playing video games?  Quite a lot actually  —  Teaching computers to play games has always been a useful (if somewhat crude) measure of their intelligence.
Aug 10, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Qualcomm open sources its Neural Processing Engine SDK that adapts its mobile chips to the demands of AI, says dedicated mobile chips are in the pipeline   —  The chipmaker's SDK adapts its mobile processors to AI demands, but dedicated chips are the next step
Jul 25, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Intel-owned Movidius debuts $79 USB Compute Stick with 12-core Myriad 2 VPU that increases host hardware's AI capabilities   —  The Neural Compute Stick from Movidius makes it easy to add a machine vision processor to any device  —  Step by step, artificial intelligence is moving down from the cloud and into the device in your hand.
Jul 20, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Microsoft releases free Seeing AI app on iOS that uses AI to recognize people, objects, and scenes, and narrates the world to blind people   —  Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired.
Jul 12, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context

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