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Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

October 08, 2019 at 10:30PM Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities for a broader legislative role that will shape pan-EU digital strategy… Continue reading Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

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Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust

October 08, 2019 at 05:29PM Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, delivering the keynote at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington, DC today, had a message for attendees to maintain user trust in their tools technologies above all else. He said it is essential to earn user trust, regardless of your business. “Now, of course, the… Continue reading Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust

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Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

October 08, 2019 at 05:23PM The rapid rise of Slack — which has recently broken the 100,000 mark for paying businesses using its service — has ushered in a rush of competition from other companies across the worlds of social media and enterprise software, all aiming to become the go-to conversation layer for businesses. Today,… Continue reading Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video

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Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing

October 08, 2019 at 03:41PM Speaking today at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington DC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the case for edge computing, even while pushing the Azure cloud as what he called “the world’s computer.” While Amazon, Google and other competitors may have something to say about that, marketing hype aside,… Continue reading Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing

Technology | The Guardian

Death Stranding: will Hideo Kojima’s mystery project redefine gaming?

October 04, 2019 at 12:35PM It’s the most eagerly awaited game of the year – and it stars everyone from Guillermo del Toro to the Bionic Woman. We tell the inside story of the dystopian thrillerImagine a world where babies are stored in life-support jars, humans are stalked by oily ghosts, and the American president… Continue reading Death Stranding: will Hideo Kojima’s mystery project redefine gaming?

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T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

October 03, 2019 at 09:48PM When T4 co-founder and CEO Maks Khurgin was working at Bain and Company, he ran into a common problem for analysts looking for market data. He spent way too much time searching for it and felt there had to be a better way. He decided to build a centralized market… Continue reading T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

October 03, 2019 at 07:54PM Just after Microsoft unveiled a number of new Surface gadgets on Wednesday, TIME sat down with Microsoft devices boss Robin Seiler to talk about the company’s latest products and its hardware strategy moving forward. Among the highlights of Microsoft’s new offerings: the dual-screen Surface Neo and Surface Duo, set for… Continue reading Time: We Asked Microsoft’s Devices Boss About the New Surface Lineup. Here’s What She Said

Technology | The Guardian

We Met In May review – cute dating sim is a witty ode to early love

October 03, 2019 at 07:00AM Experimental game designer Nina Freeman returns with a set of funny, thoughtful vignettes about the awkwardness of new relationships PC/Mac, Star Maid GamesFor the last five years, the independent game designer Nina Freeman, working with small teams of collaborators, has been exploring the boundaries and connections between video games, art… Continue reading We Met In May review – cute dating sim is a witty ode to early love

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A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

October 02, 2019 at 05:43PM Think Jack Dorsey’s jobs are tough? Well, Tom Chavez is running six startups. He thinks building businesses can be boiled down to science, so today he’s unveiling his laboratory for founding, funding and operating companies. He and his team have already proven they can do it themselves after selling their… Continue reading A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

The Independent - Tech

What will more advanced technology mean for climate change?

September 25, 2019 at 07:24PM The farming and carmaking industries have been transformed by automation – but if we allow ourselves to run away with advanced tech, the planet will suffer What will more advanced technology mean for climate change? ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: What will more advanced technology mean for climate change?

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QC Ware Forge will give developers access to quantum hardware and simulators across vendors

September 25, 2019 at 03:00PM Quantum computing is almost ready for prime time, and, according to most experts, now is the time to start learning how to best develop for this new and less than intuitive technology. With multiple vendors like D-Wave, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Rigetti offering commercial and open-source hardware solutions, simulators and… Continue reading QC Ware Forge will give developers access to quantum hardware and simulators across vendors

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Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies

September 25, 2019 at 02:35PM Few organizations have the complex data and analytics problems that challenge the defense and intelligence communities every single day. Whether it is managing petabytes of text, audio, or video data, finding extraordinarily small patterns in the noise, or processing multilingual analytics, the agencies at the heart of America’s national security… Continue reading Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies

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Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

September 25, 2019 at 07:40AM Alibaba Group introduced its first AI inference chip today, a neural processing unit called Hanguang 800 that it says makes performing machine learning tasks dramatically faster and more energy-efficient. The chip, announced today during Alibaba Cloud’s annual Apsara Computing Conference in Hangzhou, is already being used to power features on… Continue reading Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

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Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments

September 24, 2019 at 12:00PM Credit cards have become all but ubiquitous for consumer transactions, and it isn’t hard to see why. By intermediating payments, networks like Visa allow buyers and sellers to exchange money for goods and services without knowing the financial risk profile of the counter-party. Rather than applying for credit at every… Continue reading Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments

ROD McGUIRK / AP · TIME

Time: Australia Is Using New Technology to Catch Drivers on Phones

September 23, 2019 at 10:43AM CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia’s most populous state is the first jurisdiction in the world to use… Continue reading Time: Australia Is Using New Technology to Catch Drivers on Phones

Technology | The Guardian

The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial

September 22, 2019 at 06:56PM There are dangers of teaching computers to learn the things humans do best – not least because makers of such machines cannot explain the knowledge their creations have acquiredBrad Smith, Microsoft’s president, last week told the Guardian that tech companies should stop behaving as though everything that is not illegal… Continue reading The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial

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Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

September 22, 2019 at 12:19AM As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customer… Continue reading Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

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Vianai emerges with $50M seed and a mission to simplify machine learning tech

September 20, 2019 at 02:40PM You don’t see a startup get a $50 million seed round all that often, but such was the case with Vianai, an early stage startup launched by Vishal Sikka, former Infosys managing director and SAP executive. The company launched recently with a big check and a vision to transform machine… Continue reading Vianai emerges with $50M seed and a mission to simplify machine learning tech

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Quilt Data launches from stealth with free portal to access petabytes of public data

September 19, 2019 at 02:51PM Quilt Data‘s founders, Kevin Moore and Aneesh Karve, have been hard at work for the last four years building a platform to search for data quickly across vast repositories on AWS S3 storage. The idea is to give data scientists a way to find data in S3 buckets, and then… Continue reading Quilt Data launches from stealth with free portal to access petabytes of public data

Technology | The Guardian

Killer robots: why do so many people think they are a good idea? | Stuart Heritage

September 19, 2019 at 07:00AM According to a recent survey, 39% of us aren’t against machines capable of destroying humanity. Surely there are some things we can all agree onLaura Nolan is a modern hero. A former Google software engineer, Nolan resigned from her job last year after being asked to dramatically enhance the artificial… Continue reading Killer robots: why do so many people think they are a good idea? | Stuart Heritage