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The ‘internet of oysters’? Microsoft Azure system uses underwater sensors and AI to boost shellfish yields

Barilla Bay Oysters in Tasmania. (Photo by Chris Mollison, via Microsoft) Tired of hearing about the internet of things? Well, how about the internet of oysters? The Yield , an agricultural-technology firm based on the island of Tasmania, has focused its efforts on local oyster farming, among other things, […]

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Google has slashed its speech recognition word error rate by more than 30% since 2012

Speaking at the AI Frontiers Conference in Santa Clara, California, today, Google senior fellow Jeff Dean provided an update on the accuracy of the company’s speech recognition software. Google’s word error rate — how frequently Google transcribes a word wrong — has fallen by more than 30 percent, Dean […]

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Google+ starts showing high-resolution images that take up less bandwidth

Google today said that on some Android devices it has started showing high-quality images at lower file sizes on its Google+ social network. To achieve this Google is using a technique called Rapid and Accurate Image Super Resolution, or RAISR (as in razor-sharp). Google researchers laid out the RAISR […]

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How AI will help with work tasks like setting meetings and reviewing resumes

Warning: Artificial intelligence will soon enter your computer and begin automating your work. Does this statement make you nervous? It shouldn’t. The realities of AI are a lot different than what Hollywood has conditioned you to anticipate. First we need to understand that AI is already being incorporated into […]

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Samsung might have just confirmed Bixby, the next ridiculously-named AI assistant

Image: Brittany Herbert/mashable We’ve gotten used to calling on Siri, Cortana and Google to answer questions, give directions and tell really bad jokes — and it looks like yet another oddly-named digital assistant is about to join the roster. According to a screenshot of the Korean version of Samsung […]

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FarmLogs raises $22 million to help farmers improve crop yield with big data

Data-focused crop-management startup FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a funding round led by Naspers Ventures, the VC arm of South African media giant Naspers, with participation from existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, SV Angel, and Y Combinator president Sam Altman. Above: FarmLogs: […]

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MyTomorrows raises $10.5 million to connect doctors and patients with early-stage drug programs

MyTomorrows, an online platform that connects physicians and patents to early-stage drug research and development programs, has raised €10 million ($10.5 million) in a funding round co-led by Octopus Ventures and EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors Balderton Capital and Sofinnova Partners.

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