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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday May 23rd, 2019. In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|sl||The world's largest contract chipmaker, TSMC, said shipments to Huawei would not be affected by US restrictions for the time being. TSMC spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun said the company is assessing the impact of the US restrictions.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-tsmc/taiwans-tsmc-says-chip-shipments-to-huawei-not-affected-by-u-s-ban-idUSKCN1ST08O?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|as||Lenovo reported a tripling of quarterly profit on strong PC sales. The company said most of its products are unaffected by tariffs but CEO Yang Yuanqing said it has contingency plans to shift production to its centers outside China - such as in India, Mexico, Hungary, Brazil and the United States. PC and Smart Devices revenue grew 10% on 9% growth in shipments. Mobile lost money despite revenue growing 37%.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lenovo-results/lenovo-fourth-quarter-profit-surges-more-than-three-fold-on-strong-pc-sales-idUSKCN1ST0AX?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews|
|tm||Walmart began selling its own 8 and 10.1-inch Android tablets, under the Onn brand with a 1280×800 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage. The tablets run Google's Android Pie. The 8-inch model costs $64 and the 10.1-inch is $79.||https://9to5google.com/2019/05/22/walmart-android-tablets-available/|
|sl||Bloomberg says it obtained internal documents showing that Amazon is working on a wearable designed to detect a user's emotional state based on the sound of their voice. Amazon patented a system in 2017 to determine emotional state by vocal analysis and offer suggestions. The wristband, code-named Dylan uses that system. Dylan would pair with a smartphone app and eventually tailor responses based on emotional state. A beta test is underway but it is only experimental at this stage.||https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/23/amazon-emotion-sensing-device-alexa/|
|tm||Software developer Panic unveiled a handheld 74 × 76 × 9mm gaming device called Playmate. It has a 2.7-inch black and white display, with two buttons, a d-pad, and a crank on the side as an additional control mechanism. Instead of game cartridges, Playmate comes with a season of 12 titles released over time, with new titles unlocked each week starting with Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure. The Playmate should ship in early 2020 for $149, with preorders available later this year.||https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/5/22/18628360/playdate-panic-teenage-engineering-qwop-katamari|
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|:34||sl||Google says that about 1/4 of calls made by the Google Duplex system start with a human rather than the AI the system usually relies on. Google says this happens when the system is unsure if the business being called takes reservations, or if the user of Duplex is suspected to be a spammer. Google also says about 15% of calls that begin with AI need a human to intervene at some point. Google uses data from the human-made calls to train its AI.||https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/22/18636138/google-duplex-human-callers-25-percent-ai-restaurant-booking|
|:37||tm||Rotten Tomatoes is changing how it calculates its audience scores. These are the ones with popcorn icons next to them NOT the rotten or fresh tomato scores based on critics reviews -- which is more famous. Recently the company stopped user reviews from being posted until after the movie premiered. Now when you leave a review it will ask you if you want to verify that you've seen the movie. If you are verified your review will count toward the Audience Score. If not you can still leave the review but it won't count toward the score. At the moment you can only verify you bought a ticket through Rotten Tomatoes' sister site, Fandango. However Rotten Tomatoes says it is working with AMC, Regal and Cinemark to verify purchases direct from the chains later this year.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/rotten-tomatoes-verified-audience-score/|
|:40||sl||Ad tracking isn't always evil. Ad attribution looks at "conversion", the data around ads being clicked and leading to purchases. Something companies need to know to better spend their ad dollars. BUT of course once they're tracking you, they want to know everything about you they can. And they can. Apple is developing something called “Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution” to solve this. The system limits the number of campaign IDs making it harder to track individuals. Only the website where the ad was clicked can measure the clicks, cutting out third party tracking. The browser will occasionally delay sending the conversion data for up to two days to keep it from being associated with other browsing data. And this is all done at the browser level to limit what data the ad networks and merchants can even access. The system is available in a preview release and Apple is proposing it as a web standard through the W3C Web Platform Incubator Community Group.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/apple-online-ads-private/|
|:42||as||A report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says people will speak to voice assistant machines more than their partners within the next five years. The report is titled, "I'd blush if I could: Closing Gender Divides in Digital Skills Through Education." It alleges that Amazon and Apple's voice assistants fuel gender stereotypes. Female voices are used preferentially in household devices vs. navigation and in-vehicle devices. The study recommends not making assistants female by default and to use the assistant responses to discourage abusive language. The study notes that the percentage of computer and information science majors in the US has dropped from 37% to 18% in the past 30 years, and calls for more women in technology development roles to help avoid this kind of bias. ||https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alexa-siri-other-artificial-intelligence-voice-assistants-gender-bias-unesco/|
|The state of women in computer science: An investigative report|
|SIDE NOTE: Also John Flowers wrote in noting a talk he heard from Karen Bartleson, past president of IEEE, speak about ethical design. After her talk he asked her if "people should feel bad for yelling at their Alexa or Google Home" she said that yes some people treat their home devices like pets and don't like it when people yell at their "pet." I continued the question with "if we have affection for our devices we won't be willing to put them in places of danger like Fire Fighting and chemical spills" she said that this is definitely why we have to be careful giving too much "affective behavior" to robots we need to "not care about," but that may change as robots eventually achieve sentience.|
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|:48||In an email to employees obtained by Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is on track to deliver a record number of cars to customers in Q2. The previous high mark was 90,700 in Q4 and the company has 50,000 new orders as of Tuesday. Of course the "leak" happens a day after Consumer reports described Tesla's new lane-change assist function as "like monitoring a kid behind the wheel for the very first time."||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-production/musks-leaked-email-shows-tesla-to-make-record-deliveries-in-second-quarter-idUSKCN1ST1P2|
|Good day internet crew!|
As an owner of a 2017 Tesla Model S I’m not quite sure where Consumer Reports is making their observations. Autopilot is a huge stress reliever as someone that drives very long distances almost every day. The system let’s you know we’ll in advance of any lane changes and is fully customizable from Mild all the way to a Scott Johnson “Mad Max” level of lane changes. No, seriously it has mad max and Elon has suggested even adding an LA mode.
The system used to be like a 17 year old driver but now is solid and just a joy to use on the highway.
Anyway, just a thought from a fan in Orlando
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|Just listened to today's show and wanted to share my Marty the Robot experience.|
I wish I had a better picture showing his googly eyes, but my 18m old son Cayden loves Marty! Every time we shop at Giant we have to track him down and say hello.
Marty has sensors that checks the floors for spills/messes and alerts staff by paging them to the dept.
He moves very slowly and beeps every time he changes direction. You can hear him from a few aisles away.
I feel like the googly eyes definitely makes it easier to accept Marty as something that is there to help.
|A couple of months ago we saw Marty in a local Giant foodstore. My 4 teaser old daughter loved it and followed it thru the store as it navigated to its charging station. We didn't see the googly eyes until it turned around to dock. The eyes are only on the right side of the robot. The giant store had some Marty stickers and coloring pages for her to enjoy. Was a good into to robots for her. |
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