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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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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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Air Force Tests IBM’s Brain-Inspired Chip as an Aerial Tank Spotter

Satellites, aircraft, and growing numbers of drones—the U.S. Air Force has a lot of electronic eyes in the sky. Now it’s exploring whether brain-inspired computer chips could give those systems the smarts to do things like automatically identify vehicles such as tanks or anti-aircraft systems. The Air Force Research […]

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MIT Media Lab to participate in $27 million initiative on AI ethics and governance

Image: Gerd Altmann The MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University will serve as the founding anchor institutions for a new initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the humanities, the social sciences, and computing by addressing the global challenges of […]

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Connected car startup CloudCar raises $15 million from Jaguar Land Rover

CloudCar , a cloud service provider for connected car companies, has nabbed a $15 million “minority investment” from U.K.-based automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover. Founded out of Palo Alto, California, in 2011, CloudCar’s platform serves car manufacturers with a host of services to safely connect cars to the internet, […]

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