Technology

Intel’s First AI Day in India Sees a Commitment to AI Research Here

HIGHLIGHTS Intel held its first AI Day event in India on Tuesday It has pledged to educate 15,000 people in AI technologies It is rolling out specialised hardware for machine learning At its first AI Day conference in India on Tuesday, Intel outlined its vision on artificial intelligence (AI) in India, and announced a developer education program targeted at educating ... Read More »

Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

The Threat From Artificial Intelligence May Already Be Here

You know the scenario from 19th- century fiction and Hollywood movies: Mankind has invented a computer, or a robot or another artificial thing that has taken on a life of its own. In Frankenstein, the monster is built from corpses; in 2001: A Space Odyssey, it’s an all-seeing computer with a human voice; in Westworld, the robots are lifelike androids that ... Read More »

eBay to Introduce Image Search on Android and iOS This Fall

eBay, the host of a large and varied database of products, is introducing Image Search in its Android and iOS apps. As the name suggests, users will be able to snap photos of products around them, and eBay will find similar looking objects in its large database, and throw up results accordingly. With Image Search, you will be able to ... Read More »

Lipizzan Spyware Detected by Google Had the Potential to Control Your Android Device

Back in April, researchers at Google discovered an Android malware, called Chrysaor, that could give an attacker remote control of the infected device. Android Security was able to find and block potentially harmful apps (PHAs) with that family of spyware, but in the process of doing so discovered a new spyware family called Lipizzan. Researchers believe that the new spyware is unrelated ... Read More »

Google Photos Looks Set to Ditch the 2,000-Photos Limit for Albums

Google has been introducing new features to Photos to make it the ultimate cloud storage app. It already allows users to store unlimited High Quality photos so users will never have to worry about storage woes. But Google feels ‘unlimited’ can only be true when it removes all restrictions, one of them being the 2,000 photos limit for albums. According to user reports, Google ... Read More »

Technology can lend a hand to family caregivers

John Dowd of Worcester moved back home a few years ago to care for his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease, while managing his own job in field service, a position that required him to travel. He relied on a panoply of technology to make it work: internet-connected security cameras, shoes with GPS tracking insoles, door alarms, medication dispensers with alerts, ... Read More »

How technology and automation will impact human evolution

Technology-driven automation is omnipresent and pervading our lives like never before. From robots and chatbots to virtual/augmented reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and beyond, the physical space is littered with digital influence. The impact of increased automation is already upon us and influencing our lives in all possible ways. Up till now technology adoption has never been so rapid, ... Read More »

Technology That Turns Obama’s Words Into Lip-Synced Videos to Be Featured at SIGGRAPH

A paper set to be delivered at next week’s SIGGRAPH 2017 conference has garnered a lot of pre-confab attention because the technology could possibly be used to produce fake news videos. But the technology described in the paper, “Synthesizing Obama: Learning Lip Sync From Audio,” could have many more beneficial uses, especially in the entertainment and gaming industries. Researchers from the University ... Read More »

Overnight Markets: Technology, transport pressure US stocks

US stocks pulled back from their record highs on Thursday, led by technology and transportation shares, overshadowing another big day for telecoms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 21 points, or 0.1%, to 21,732, the S&P 500 lost nine points, or 0.38%, to 2,469 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 58 points, or 0.9%, 6,365. The Dow Jones Transport Average, often ... Read More »