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Blippar's machine learning tech can identify cars better than you can

May 31, 2017

Do you think you know cars? Well, Blippar’s new machine learning technology is ready to take you on, as the augmented reality/visual search company is today announcing automotive recognition tech. In other words, Blippar’s AI can identify the make, model and year of any U.S. car made in 2000 or after, as long as the car is traveling slower than 15mph.

Woman arrested on charges of smuggling U.S. space technology to China

May 25, 2017

A California woman was arrested on Tuesday on federal charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Si Chen, also known as Cathy Chen, 32, could face a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted of all charges contained in the 14-count indictment returned against her by a federal grand jury on April 27, the department said.

Rise of the technophobe - education key to tech adoption

May 24, 2017

The HSBC research report, Trust in Technology, shows that technologies such as fingerprint recognition, voice recognition and robo-advice hold enormous potential for uses from bank security to mobile payments and investment advice, yet millions of people who could benefit do not trust them because they do not understand them well enough.

Google Unveils Latest Tech Tricks as Computers Get Smarter

May 23, 2017

Among other things, Google unveiled new ways for its massive network of computers to identify images, as well as recommend, share, and organize photos. It also is launching an attempt to make its voice-controlled digital assistant more proactive and visual while expanding its audience to Apple's iPhone, where it will try to outwit an older peer, Siri.

This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

May 22, 2017

The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. Made In Space, the California-based company that owns and operates the commercial 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is developing new technology, called Archinaut, that's designed to enable the assembly of large structures in the final frontier.

3D printers are now able to print body parts

May 21, 2017

The ideal 3D bioprinter, says tissue engineering expert Y. Shrike Zhang, would resemble a breadmaker: “You’d have a few buttons on top, and you’d press a button to choose heart tissue or liver tissue.” Then Zhang would walk away from the machine while it laid down complex layers of cells and other materials.  The technology isn’t quite there yet. But the new BioBot 2 printer seems a step in that direction.

Google Lens uses computer vision to see the world around you

May 19, 2017

Google today launched Lens, a service that uses AI to quickly recognize objects, businesses, and other things in the world. The news was announced onstage during the keynote address at I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, by CEO Sundar Pichai.

FCC votes to begin the process of repealing net neutrality rules

May 19, 2017

In its decision, the commission is opening debate on two essential points: first, on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse the Title II classification for internet service providers; second, whether FCC should impose regulations to enforce net neutrality at all. For the next 90 days, the public, as well as companies and interest groups, will be able to file their comments and thoughts with the FCC.

10 most in-demand tech skills

May 18, 2017

Trying to land a new job or angling for a promotion? Recruiters and hiring managers are always on the hunt for ideal candidates with just the right mix of tech savvy, experience and soft skills to give their organizations a competitive advantage. But all technology skills are not created equal.

Why we must prepare for the rise of the machines

May 17, 2017

While at DellEMC World this week there was an interesting panel, led by The Institute of the Future, on how increasingly more intelligent machines will interact with humans by 2030. The panel included experts on millennials, human machine interfaces and two future facing analysts (otherwise known as futurists).   Given this is a topic that will likely define us as a race and drive products and services more and more as we exit this decade and enter the next.

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