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Artificial Intelligence

Nvidia CEO clarifies its GPUs are ‘absolutely’ immune to Meltdown and Spectre

By | Artificial Intelligence, computing, Gadgets, GeForce, GPGPU, Hardware, Jensen Huang, nvidia, TC, Video Cards, Virtual reality, vulnerability

 Nvidia issued a security bulletin on Tuesday detailing updates it made to its driver software to address the so-called Meltdown CPU vulnerability revealed by Google’s Project Zero. The bulletin was misinterpreted by some outlets as an admis…

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Finnish autonomous car goes for a leisurely cruise in the driving snow

By | Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, Gadgets, TC, Transportation, VTT Technical Research Center

 It’s one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on a smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. Read More

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FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

By | Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Hardware, Health, Startups, TC

 The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch. Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in the U.S., marking the first time an Apple Watch accessory will be able to be used as a… Read More

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Human pilot beats AI in drone race

By | AI, Artificial Intelligence, drone, Gadgets, Google, jet propulsion laboratory, ken loo, NASA, Tango, TC

 Anything you can do, AI can do better. Eventually. On October 12, NASA put on its own demonstration, pitting an AI-piloted racing drone against world-renowned drone pilot Ken Loo. Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who have spent the last two years working on drone autonomy (which was funded by Google), built three custom drones equipped with cameras for vision and… Read More

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Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices

By | Artificial Intelligence, Europe, France Newsletter, Gadgets, Snips, Startups, TC, voice assistant

 French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn’t send anything to the cloud as it works offline. If you want to understand how a… Read More

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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

By | Alexa, Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Echo, Amazon.com, Artificial Intelligence, computing, echo, Emerging-Technologies, Gadgets, mixed reality, Mobile, smartglasses, TC, Technology, Wearables

 Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. Read More

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