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A new data trove could teach computers to tell blind people what they need to know

A new data trove could teach computers to tell blind people what they need to know | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Its creators pose a challenge to machine vision researchers: use the information to make assistive technology better.
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The evolution of computational linguistics and where it's headed next

The evolution of computational linguistics and where it's headed next | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Christopher Manning, a Stanford professor of computer science and of linguistics, was named the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, thanks to a gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.
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Snapchat leads augmented reality gains: researchers

Snapchat leads augmented reality gains: researchers | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is seeing strong gains among Americans thanks to social networks like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, a market research firm said Monday.
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How to prevent 3-D printing hacks? Install secret flaws and share the decoder ring

How to prevent 3-D printing hacks? Install secret flaws and share the decoder ring | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Additive manufacturing (AM), also called 3D printing, is growing fast. Worldwide, the AM market grew nearly 26 percent to more than $5 billion last year, versus 2015, and another 17.4 percent this year versus last. The rapi
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Technology edits voices like text

Technology edits voices like text | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Anyone who ever used a typewriter will recall the difficulty of fixing a misspelled or poorly chosen word—remember whiteout and correction tape?
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Robotic co-pilot is shown to land simulated Boeing 737

Robotic co-pilot is shown to land simulated Boeing 737 | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
(Tech Xplore)—Would you want to take your next flight out knowing the pilot is a robot? The question will not be a problem for you to resolve any time soon. Instead, consider a robot behaving as co-pilot and that is no
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Intel’s chip dominance could slide even further if Microsoft’s plan to use ARM chips for the cloud plays out

Intel’s chip dominance could slide even further if Microsoft’s plan to use ARM chips for the cloud plays out | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Microsoft is testing the low-power chips to run its Azure cloud servers in a bid to save money.
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IDG Connect – Africa: Four undersea cables to watch out for

IDG Connect – Africa: Four undersea cables to watch out for | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
How internet connectivity in Africa will change with new and coming soon undersea fibre cables
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Gartner Says That 20 Percent of Organizations Will Use Smartphones in Place of Traditional Physical Access Cards By 2020

Gartner Says That 20 Percent of Organizations Will Use Smartphones in Place of Traditional Physical Access Cards By 2020 | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
In 2016, less than 5 percent of organizations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises. By 2020, Gartner, Inc. said that 20 percent of organizations will use smartphones in place of traditional physical access cards.
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OneWeb raises $1.2B to offer satellite-based internet services as soon as 2019

OneWeb raises $1.2B to offer satellite-based internet services as soon as 2019 | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
The battle for satellite-powered internet is heating up. Weeks after Tesla asked the U.S. Government for permission to launch a service powered by thousands..
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Review of Tableau SWOT - Jim Hare

Review of Tableau SWOT - Jim Hare | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Gartner's SWOT analysis of Tableau underlines that the BI and analytics market is again shifting
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Lenovo Yoga Book copies handwriting off paper notepads - BBC News

Lenovo Yoga Book copies handwriting off paper notepads - BBC News | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
“Lenovo unveils an unusual tablet that detects handwriting on a notepad placed above.”
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Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI - BBC News

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI - BBC News | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
“Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are to form the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, to work on maximising the potential of the technology.”
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Team creates high-speed internet lane for emergency situations

In a disaster, a delay can mean the difference between life and death. Emergency responders don't have time to wait in traffic—even on the congested information superhighway.
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A user-controlled file security scheme for cloud services

A user-controlled file security scheme for cloud services | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
By securing data files with a 'need-to-know' decryption key, researchers at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have developed a way to control access to cloud-hosted data in real time, addin
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HP Enterprise unveils computer 'for era of Big Data'

HP Enterprise unveils computer 'for era of Big Data' | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Researchers from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise on Tuesday unveiled what they claimed was a breakthrough in computing with a new machine capable of handling vast amounts of data at supercomputing speeds.
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New algorithm allows human being to communicate task to robot by performing it first in virtual reality

(Tech Xplore)—A new algorithm developed by a team at OpenAI (backed by Elon Musk) allows for teaching a robot how to do something by first having a human being demonstrate it in a virtual reality setting. As the researcher
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Internet of the future via massive mobile antennae technology

Internet of the future via massive mobile antennae technology | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Mobile base stations for 5G solutions will consist of hundreds of small antennas. Benefits include faster transmission, improved energy efficiency, better security and wider coverage. Researchers at Aalborg University ar
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Scientists create first stable semisynthetic organism

Scientists create first stable semisynthetic organism | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
Life's genetic code has only ever contained four natural bases. These bases pair up to form two "base pairs"—the rungs of the DNA ladder—and they have simply been rearranged to create bacteria and butterflies, penguin
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How competitive gaming has to quickly evolve into a mature industry

How competitive gaming has to quickly evolve into a mature industry | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
The esports industry, for many, seems to have appeared overnight – at least in the mainstream. It tallied $892.8 million in revenues in 2016 with over 213.8 million spectators watching the competitive gaming tournaments and matches. That’s coming from market researcher SuperData, which estimate that the industry will surpass the $1 billion dollar mark by 2018 and reach a global audience of 303 million by 2019. Asia leads, but North America and Europe follow closely.
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Is 2017 the Chinese year of AI?

Is 2017 the Chinese year of AI? | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
The country’s Internet giants are focusing on AI research, and domestic venture capital funding is pouring into the field.
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The Ten Most Popular DARPA Stories of 2016

The Ten Most Popular DARPA Stories of 2016 | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
DARPA's technology portfolio comprises about 250 paradigm-challenging programs across dozens of fields, from quantum metamaterials and machine learning to neurotechnology and unmanned system autonomy. Throughout the year, the Agency produces updates about newly launched efforts, promising results, and major program accomplishments. We post them all on the DARPA website, which in 2016 received 27 million page views-a 35 percent increase over last year.
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IT Priorities 2017: Quarter of Apac CIOs expect IT budget to rise by more than 10%

IT Priorities 2017: Quarter of Apac CIOs expect IT budget to rise by more than 10% | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
More than half of Apac-based IT decision-makers expect budgets to rise next year and cloud-related projects look the likely destination of the extra money.
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SanDisk outs the 'world's first' 1TB SD card

SanDisk outs the 'world's first' 1TB SD card | Tech Trends and Industry | Scoop.it
“If you handle a lot of 4K video, you'll know that most available SD cards will struggle to handle all of your high-quality footage. The two-year old SanDis”
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