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|This is the Daily Tech News for Tuesday September 15th, I'm Tom Merritt|
|p||CNBC reports Mark Zuckerberg told in a Q&A session Tuesday that Facebook is working on a dislike button and is “very close to shipping a test of it.”|
Zuckerberg said, the new feature will allow people to "express empathy" with their Facebook friends.
|t||Snapchat has released an update that lets users pay to replay old snaps. You still get one free replay a day, but now you can pay 99 cents if you want three replays. Snapchat also released a new set of seven lenses that let you to give yourself things like creepy large eyes, or a rainbow tongue. ||http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/15/snapchat-now-lets-you-pay-99-cents-to-replay-any-snap/|
|p||The Next Web Reports Tim Cook told Buzzfeed Apple could let users remove pre-installed iOS apps in the future. |
Cook said some apps are tied into the OS but added, “I recognize that some people want to do this, and it’s something we’re looking at.”
The entire interview with Tim Cook can be found on the Buzzfeed article “20 Minutes with Tim Cook.”
Thanks to Hurmoth for the subreddit post.
|t||TechCrunch passes along the WSJ report that Facebook has agreed to work with the German Justice ministry to prevent xenophobic and racist messages from being posted. Facebook also says it is striving to partner with NGO, FSM to combat hate speech. Facebook is also setting up its own task force inviting local community organizations. Facebook favors an approach involving counterspeech.||http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/15/facebook-agrees-to-do-more-to-help-combat-hate-speech-in-germany/|
|p||Starfuryzeta posted this on the subreddit. |
Open-source certificate authority Let’s Encrypt has issued its first certificate to beta testers!
If the test goes well the certificate will be available for everyone some time around November 16th, 2015.
Let’s Encrypt was founded by the EFF, Mozilla, University of Michigan in an effort to make HTTPS implementation easier.
|t||Qualcomm unveiled new details about its upcoming Snapdragon 820 system-on-a-chip. According to Engadget the 820 will support the 600Mbps LTE-Advanced standard with upload speeds up to 150Mbps, and come with 802.11ad WiFi - supporting speeds up to 7 Gbit/s. Snapdragon 820 also comes with Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 3.0 technology which can charge batteries from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes. The Snapdragon 820 is expected to arrive next year. Although the Snapdragon 617 come sby the end of the year and also supports QuickCharge as do the 430, 618 and 620.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/14/snapdragon-820-600mbps-lte-and-quick-charge-3/|
|p||Facebook announced that it’s mobile website can receive push notifications in Chrome using Google’s mobile Web alerts standard. |
This opt-in feature is seen as necessary for data limited users who use the mobile web more than apps.
Google’s notification standard is used by Opera and China’s UC Browser and will come to Firefox 42 in November.
|t||ReCode reports nine of the world’s biggest banks are partnering with financial tech company R3 to create a framework for using blockchain technology in markets. JP Morgan, State Street, UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse, BBVA and Commonwealth Bank of Australia have signed up so far. The blockchain works as a decentralized tamper-proof ledger of transactions, most famously used in Bitcoin. It’s expected ti be used initially in the post-trade side of things such as issuing commercial paper.||http://recode.net/2015/09/15/nine-of-the-worlds-biggest-banks-form-blockchain-partnership/|
|p||Sony announced a few things at its Tokyo Game Show press conference. |
1. Project Morpheus will be officially named PlayStation VR.
2. 4 new PS4 controllers will come out in Japan later this year in Gold, Silver, Steel Black and Crystal.
And 3. Starting October 1st the price of the PS4 in Japan will drop from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980. ($292 or €258)
|t||Porsche is showing a concept car cat the Frankfurt Auto Show called Mission E. The electric sports car has 590 horsepower and a claimed 310.7 mile range. That’s a touch less horsepower and a bit more range than a Tesla Model S. The Mission E uses two permanent magnet synchronous motors. It also uses an 800-volt system than can charge to 80% in 15 minutes.||http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/15/porsche-mission-e-concept-puts-tesla-model-s-in-its-sights/|
|p||Sleeplessinva sent us the Daily Dot report that a Project Loon balloon met its doom while sailing over a suburb of Los Angeles. |
Project Loon balloons are part of the Google X plans to provide accessible Internet in underserved regions around the world, but this one landed in Janet Olaffson's yard in Chino Hills California: median income $97,000 a year.
Google X's parent company Alphabet told KBCW that the balloon was intended to land nearby.
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|Apple, Microsoft, and Google vie for control of artificial intelligence market - Fortune||http://fortune.com/2015/09/14/technology-artificial-intelligence/|
|Artificial Intelligence for Enterprise Applications to Reach $11.1 Billion in Market Value by 2024 | Tractica||https://www.tractica.com/newsroom/press-releases/artificial-intelligence-for-enterprise-applications-to-reach-11-1-billion-in-market-value-by-2024/|
|Machine Translation - Microsoft Research||http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/mt/|
|Google Europe Blog: Teaming up with Oxford University on Artificial Intelligence||http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.com/2014/10/teaming-up-with-oxford-university-on.html|
|Exclusive: Apple ups hiring, but faces obstacles to making phones smarter | Reuters||http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/07/us-apple-machinelearning-idUSKCN0R71H020150907|
|Intelligent Machines: What does Facebook want with AI? - BBC News||http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34118481|
|Machine learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning|
|Bruce Daley, Principal Analyst at Tractica, April 23|
“While artificial intelligence has been just beyond the horizon for decades, a new era is dawning. Systems modeled on the human brain such as deep learning are being applied to tasks as varied as medical diagnostic systems, credit scoring, program trading, fraud detection, product recommendations, image classification, speech recognition, language translation, and self-driving vehicles. The results are starting to speak for themselves.”
Speaking as Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Now
- Apple planning to hire 86 full-time AI experts
- Google Deep Mind partnered with OXxford AI Teams in 2014
- Facebook hired Prof Yann LeCun as director of AI research. Project M.
- Microsoft Research has been working on all manner of these issues. Xbox One voice recognition, Skype translation etc.
- Technology research firm Tractica estimates Deep Learning for Enterprise wil go from $202.5 million in 2015 to 11.1 billion market by 2024.
|WILL BECOME INVISIBLE|
Patrice Simard, distinguished engineer and deputy managing director at Microsoft to Fortune: “Intelligent machines will form the backbone of what we call the invisible revolution: technologies interacting so seamlessly they become invisible.”
WON’T HAPPEN SOON
Oren Etzioni, professor of computer science and executive director of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence: “Real understanding of what a person says and (having) the kind of dialog you might have with a hotel concierge are elusive challenges. You won’t see them on your iPhone or Apple TV any time soon.”
PRIVACY VS HELP
Machine learning requires sotring information about you.
Patrick’s takes on Virtual Assistants:
-next step in content finding and discovery. could conceivably rely on them more than you do on Google to do search.
- next step in UI. ultimate UI is the replacement of most of the GUI by an assistant. If you can ask it anything, you don't need to know how anything works.
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