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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Microsoft updates privacy policy to say employees or contractors may listen to recordings from Cortana and Skype Translator, after reports revealed the practice   —  The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Aug 14, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Source and documents show Microsoft contractors are listening to some Skype calls made using the app's translation service   —  Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal conversations of Skype users conducted through the app's translation service, according to a cache of internal documents …
Aug 7, 2019, 9:55 AMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Amazon's plan to spend $700M to retrain 100,000 employees by 2025 translates to $1,077 per person per year; the average organization spends an estimated $1,296   —  Amazon.com Inc. is amazing at turning mundane corporate management decisions into global news events.  —  Many retailers host annual sale events.
Jul 13, 2019, 2:30 PMIn context
Amrita Khalid / Engadget:
Google adds 60 new supported languages to its Translate camera tool, including Arabic, Hindi, and Vietnamese, rolling out over the coming weeks   —  Google Translate's instant camera feature will now make translating a foreign street sign as easy as aiming your phone — even if your native language isn't English.
Jul 10, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Agam Shah / Wall Street Journal:
MLPerf, a consortium of 40 tech companies including Facebook and Google, releases a set of benchmarks for evaluating the performance of AI tools   —  Metrics cover AI performance in image recognition, object detection and voice translation  —  A consortium of tech companies …
Jun 26, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out its first AR in Search tab, which shows users a 3D model of the animal they searched for on an AR-enabled smartphone   —  At I/O 2019, Google announced a slew of AR features, including Dining and Translation filters for Google Lens.  The ability to preview animals via augmented reality …
Jun 1, 2019, 4:30 PMIn context
Cade Metz / New York Times:
DeepMind researchers detail how they designed autonomous agents that exhibited humanlike behavior when playing a first-person multiplayer game mode in Quake III   —  Chess and Go were child's play.  Now A.I. is winning at capture the flag.  Will such skills translate to the real world?
Jun 1, 2019, 8:05 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolling out new Google Lens filters, including one that highlights popular dishes on a menu and one that overlays translations on top of words   —  The Google Lens features announced at I/O 2019 began rolling out last Tuesday on Android.  Later this week, the new Google Lens with filters …
May 28, 2019, 5:30 PMIn context
Google AI Blog:
Google details Translatotron, its project to directly translate speech from one language into speech in another without intermediate text   —  Posted by Ye Jia and Ron Weiss, Software Engineers, Google AI  —  Speech-to-speech translation systems have been developed over the past several decades …
May 15, 2019, 3:57 PMIn context
Scott Stein / CNET:
May 7, 2019, 1:27 PMIn context

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