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6 AI features Microsoft added to Office in 2019

Microsoft has added so many AI-driven features to its Office productivity suite this year that we wanted to pull together a comprehensive list — but it’s not as straightforward as it might seem. Features like PowerPoint Designer, OneNote’s ink to text, and Word’s grammar and style suggestions got notable improvements, but they didn’t first show up in 2019. That’s because […]

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How Privately’s AI could help developers and device makers safeguard children

Smartphones and social media have often been called our era’s cigarettes — an addictive, destructive cancer. Children are particularly susceptible to the corruption permeating the digital world, whether they’re soaking in misinformation or battling a barrage of bullying and abuse. But while the internet can be toxic, millions of young people have only ever known a world in which they […]

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Last-Minute Christmas Gifts: Gaming And Tech Ideas

Christmas is less than a week away, but there’s still time to pick out gifts for friends and family. It’s not easy to choose the perfect gift when you’re hitting crunch time. We’re here to help assist you on your last-minute gift adventure. Purchasing last-minute gifts can be tricky, especially if you’re unsure exactly what they own already. To make […]

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DeepMind and Google recreate former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw’s voice using AI

In August, Google AI researchers working with the ALS Therapy Development Institute shared details about Project Euphonia, a speech-to-text transcription service for people with speaking impairments. They showed that, using data sets of audio from both native and non-native English speakers with neurodegenerative diseases and techniques from Parrotron, an AI tool for people with impediments, they could drastically improve the quality […]

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Best Last-Minute Christmas Gifts For Gamers

If you’re still doing your shopping for Christmas this year, we won’t judge. The period between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and Christmas can be as busy as it is weird (since you’re mostly looking to pass the time before you can head out for the holiday break anyway), so we can’t blame you for needing some last-minute […]

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Augury raises $8 million more to predict mechanical breakdowns with AI

Can mechanical abnormalities in a combustion engine, a fan, or a pneumatic press be inferred from the sound they produce alone? As it turns out, yes — and with great precision. Patterns embedded within the noise communicate valuable information, some of which foretell trouble. Inspired by this idea, software developer Gal Shaul and analog signal processing engineer Saar Yoskovitz cofounded […]

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AI Index 2019 assesses global AI research, investment, and impact

Leaders in the AI community came together to release the 2019 AI Index report today, an annual attempt to examine the biggest trends shaping the AI industry, breakthrough research, and AI’s impact to society. It also examine trends like AI hiring practices, private investment, AI research contributions by nation, researchers leaving academia for industry, and how much AI plays a […]

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