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16 / 08
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, mouse cursor, Notepad, and Chinese IME improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18956 (made available to testers on August 7) to build 18963. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represent...

16 / 08
Google open-sources Live Transcribe’s speech engine

Google open-sources Live Transcribe’s speech engine

Google today open-sourced the speech engine that powers its Android speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe. The company hopes doing so will let any developer deliver captions for long-form conversations. The source code is available now on GitHub. Google released Live Transcribe...

16 / 08
AI Weekly: Humans shouldn’t relegate essential skills to AI

AI Weekly: Humans shouldn’t relegate essential skills to AI

Earlier this month, AI startup DataSparQ introduced AI Bar, a system that automates the selection of who’s got next for drink orders. It’s being used at 5cc Harrild & Sons in London and has some initial good reviews from customers. With use of anonymized facial recognition, the...

16 / 08
Oculus Quest keeps improving in important but screenshot-defying ways

Oculus Quest keeps improving in important but screenshot-defying ways

Like almost everyone who writes about virtual reality, I struggle on a daily basis with the knowledge that the new medium defies easy descriptions — it’s sometimes like trying to explain the appeal of television through a radio. Even “good” VR is more immersive than TV ...

16 / 08
ProBeat: Breakthrough or BS, Amazon’s Rekognition is dangerous

ProBeat: Breakthrough or BS, Amazon’s Rekognition is dangerous

Like all tech giants, Amazon is regularly criticized for various policies and practices. But no issue has been as contentious this year as selling its facial recognition tech Rekognition to law enforcement. Never mind that a growing chorus of AI experts are calling for facial recognition syste...

16 / 08
Oracle is using ‘intelligent automation’ to do far more than automate repetitive tasks

Oracle is using ‘intelligent automation’ to do far more than automate repetitive tasks

While Forrester predicts that the market for RPA (robotic process automation) will reach $2.9 billion in 2021, and many companies are well down the road with it, not a lot of companies are using it correctly right now, according to Ben Arnulf. Arnulf is a product management strategy director a...

15 / 08
Instagram adds tool for reporting false information

Instagram adds tool for reporting false information

(Reuters) — Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Thursday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform. Posting false information is not banned on any of Facebook&...

15 / 08
Nvidia CEO: AI is the single most powerful force of our time

Nvidia CEO: AI is the single most powerful force of our time

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said that AI would drive long-term demand because it is the “single most powerful force of our time.” Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that beat analysts’ expectations as demand for graphics and artificial intelligence chips picked up in the secon...

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