New Amazon Echo speaker

Key details from the Echo product: Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo and so on…. Continue reading New Amazon Echo speaker

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation | WIRED

Source: Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation | WIRED The future of the web will depend just as much on that sort of stewardship in the future as it does on new technology fixes. Berners-Lee is working to make this a reality through an open source project called Solid. He hopes to create an open technology standard that different applications can use to share data, regardless of what that data is or what type of application needs to read it. Continue reading Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Plots a Radical Overhaul of His Creation | WIRED

Google AI’s zoom and enhance photo tech gives you nowhere to hide | The method uses two different neural networks. First, the conditioning network will try and map the 64 block mess against high-resolution images in the database. Then the prior network, based on predictive neural work from PixelCNN uses its prior knowledge to deduce what the photo probably looks like, based on millions of existing images.

Source: Google AI’s zoom and enhance photo tech gives you nowhere to hide | TheINQUIRER Continue reading Google AI’s zoom and enhance photo tech gives you nowhere to hide | The method uses two different neural networks. First, the conditioning network will try and map the 64 block mess against high-resolution images in the database. Then the prior network, based on predictive neural work from PixelCNN uses its prior knowledge to deduce what the photo probably looks like, based on millions of existing images.

Umberto Eco about Internet

From Internet to Gutenberg 1996 A lecture presented by Umberto Eco at Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America November 12, 1996 According to Umberto Eco the computer made us to return to a Gutenberg Galaxy. People who spend their night implementing an unending Internet conversation are principally dealing with words. If the TV screen can be considered a sort of ideal window through which one watches the whole world under the form of images, the computer screen is an ideal book on which one reads about the world in form of words and pages.The classical computer provided a linear sort … Continue reading Umberto Eco about Internet

Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity | TechCrunch

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has led one of the most notable efforts in this regard, developing a system called AI2, an adaptive cybersecurity platform that uses machine learning and the assistance of expert analysts to adapt and improve over time. The system, which takes its name from the combination of artificial intelligence and analyst intuition, reviews data from tens of millions of log lines each day and singles out anything it finds suspicious. ine learning in cybersecurity | TechCrunch Continue reading Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity | TechCrunch

Try your hand at programming IBM’s online quantum computer

IBM is working on computers with tens of qubits, so is putting its now-unneeded smaller chip (pictured above) online. “We want to make it accessible to people who might not know much about quantum computing, but are interested in learning about it,” says Jerry Chow of IBM Research in New York. The firm is following in the footsteps of the University of Bristol, UK, which put its own two-qubit quantum chip online in 2013. The tech giant is working on large-scale quantum computers, so has put an older, smaller model online for anyone to use Source: Try your hand at … Continue reading Try your hand at programming IBM’s online quantum computer