Category: Machine Learning

Gmail adopts deep learning to scan and block malicious attachments

Thanks to its ubiquity via Google’s other services, Gmail accounts have become prime targets for malicious or even illegal activities. It isn’t just spam or phishing scams either, as emails can also include files that, when downloaded and opened, could compromise users’ devices and files. That’s why Google is ramping up its efforts to block these attachments from even reaching your Gmail inbox in…

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Steam Labs Experiment 008 recommends what you should play next

If you are any sort of gamer, chances are you have amassed more games than you can ever play within a given amount of time. In addition to actually remembering which games you own, you also have the seemingly insurmountable task of deciding which one to play next. When you’re organic brain can’t decide for you, maybe an artificial one can help, which is where Steam’s latest experiment called…

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Google ‘nowcast’ AI can accurately predict the weather in minutes

Researchers with Google have published a research paper detailing the machine learning technology behind their newly developed ‘nowcast’ capabilities. The tech works to predict the weather for the immediate future — as soon as a single hour in the future, according to the study — so that people know what to expect and how to arrange their plans. Google claims this technology can make accurate…

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NEON leaked: Samsung’s artificial human revealed in part

Samsung Core R3 and the system called NEON Artificial Human from STAR Labs were revealed today in brief thanks to some newly-public USPTO documents. This comes days before the otherwise-official reveal from the folks that’ve been teasing the system – Samsung’s experimental technology group STAR Labs. Now we see what mysteries they’ve successfully concealed over the last several months at least.

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What is NEON? Samsung STAR labs tease mystery for 2020

The group called STAR Labs (Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs) teased a product called NEON this week. They’ve suggested that they’ll be revealing the details on this mysterious product at CES 2020 – that’s just a few short weeks away. We’ve gleaned just a little bit of information on what NEON could be based on the connections in the company that are already public.

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Apple buys AI camera tech that could put iPhone back on top

Apple has quietly acquired a camera tech startup that could make for crisper, more accurate photos and videos from future iPhones, according to reports. Spectral Edge is a UK startup spun out of machine learning research at the University of East Anglia, cooking up image processing smarts that could have relevance not only on Apple’s smartphone but its displays and even future tech around…

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Snapchat Cameo will let you deepfake your way into starring roles

Machine learning and AI have definitely made some impact in today’s society but none more so than their potential for abuse. Never mind chatbots, deepfakes are the new media darling when it comes to demonstrating how such technology could be used to spread misinformation. Perhaps trying to defuse the tension, Snapchat will soon be offering a new feature that uses that very same machine learning…

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Alphabet’s X wants to make robots that can learn to do mundane tasks

There has been a lot of attention paid on AI and robotics these days but the majority of those focus on either very specialized tasks or, on the other extreme, theoretical algorithms. The robots of today are still a far cry from the robots of fiction that exist not just to build cars or drive them but also to help humans in their everyday lives. To that end, Google’s sibling company X has started…

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Google Play Store needs more than AI to make app recommendations useful

Despite trying to paint an image of being a serious, enterprise-friendly corporation, Google is still pretty much the stereotypical geek among the tech giants. It just loves to solve its problems with machine learning and AI, which is understandable given the amount of data it has to wrestle with. But while there are things that can be efficiently solved with advanced machine learning, some…

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Sony bets on artificial intelligence by forming new Sony AI global division: here’s what it’s working on

Sony is launching a new global division focused on artificial intelligence, with Sony AI hoping to figure out new ways to apply machine intelligence across gaming, photography, and more. The new organization will have offices across the globe, Sony confirmed today, and build on the company’s existing research into how AI can be applied into everyday life.

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