10 Dec 2019

1. Intel hails new cryogenic control chip as a milestone toward ‘quantum practicality’ While Alphabet Inc.’s researchers were working on achieving quantum supremacy, the staff at an Intel Corp. lab in Ronler Acres, Oregon, have spent the past five years pursuing a different, no less important goal: “quantum practicality.”…

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09 Dec 2019

1. Quantum Computers Learn to Check Their Own Answers A new test to check if a quantum computer is giving correct answers to questions beyond the scope of traditional computing could help the first quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer to be realized. By creating a protocol…

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07 Dec 2019

1. With Hanabi-playing bot, Facebook AI reaches a milestone in cooperative AI Facebook AI, the social media giant’s artificial intelligence research division, announced today that it has met a milestone in the creation of a bot that can play Hanabi, a cooperative card game involving imperfect information, with near-perfect…

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06 Dec 2019

1. NFL teams up with AWS to simulate and predict player injuries using AI Amazon Web Services Inc. said today the National Football League will use its cloud platform to model contributing factors to player injuries and explore ways of reducing health risks using machine learning. The partnership announced…

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04 Dec 2019

1. AWS AutoPilot gives you more visible AutoML in SageMaker Studio “at AWS re: Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced AutoPilot, a new tool that gives you greater visibility into automated machine learning model creation, known as AutoML. This new tool is part of the new SageMaker Studio…

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03 Dec 2019

1. Facebook creates a chatbot to help employees deal with criticism Facebook Inc. created a bot called “Liam” to help employees better deflect criticism, the New York Times reported Monday. According to that report, the bot was introduced for the holiday period when staff might return home and have…

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02 Dec 2019

1. Africa Roundup: Nigerian fintech gets $360M, mints unicorn, draws Chinese VC November 2019 could mark when Nigeria (arguably) became Africa’s unofficial capital for fintech investment and digital finance startups. The month saw $360 million invested in Nigerian focused payment ventures. That is equivalent to roughly one-third of all…

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28 Nov 2019

1. Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020 Twttr, the prototype app Twitter launched earlier this year, has been testing new ways to display conversations, including through the use of threaded replies and other visual cues. Now, those features have been spotted on Twitter.com,…

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27 Nov 2019

1. Facebook buys VR studio behind Beat Saber Virtual reality doesn’t have many hit games yet, but Facebook is buying the studio behind one of the platform’s biggest titles. Facebook announced today that it will be buying Beat Games, the game studio behind Beat Saber, a rhythm game that’s…

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26 Nov 2019

1. With Custom Labels, AWS lets customers train Rekognition for specific projects Amazon Web Services Inc. today released a new feature for Amazon Rekognition that will enable the computer vision service to identify specific objects in images — such as products on a shelf or manufacturing components — even…

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