Hardware



8 ways the iPhone 8 can beat the Galaxy S8

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If there wasn't already a mountain of pressure on Apple to deliver something spectacular with this year's iPhone update, there surely is now. If you haven't noticed, Samsung has released the Galaxy S8 and S8, and they're pretty remarkable. As a former iPhone 7 Plus user, the S8 might very well be the best phone I've ever used, with a stunning screen, speedy processor, and, yes, a gorgeous design.



Demystify the technology that creates AI

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Beware of relying uncritically on big data computer systems, warns a St. Mary's University professor undertaking a five-year research project dubbed Where Science Meets Fiction: Social Robots and the Ethical Imagination.


Lenovo plans to invest over $1bn in AI and IoT - TechNode

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Chinese PC maker Lenovo plans to pour over US$ 1.2 billion into artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and big data in the next four years, as part of its efforts to diversify their operations amid the stalled growth of its PC and smartphone business, local media is reporting (in Chinese).


Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

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New intelligence can be added to mobile devices like the iPhone, Android devices, and low-power computers like Raspberry Pi with Facebook's new open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework.



R&D spree to find new growth engine - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

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Lenovo Group Ltd said it plans to pour $1.2 billion into the research and development of artificial intelligence, the internet of things and big data over the next four yearsļ¼¨as the Chinese tech group scrambles to breathe new life into its PC, smartphone and other hardware businesses.


TensorFlow Image Recognition on a Raspberry Pi - Silicon Valley Data Science

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Editor's note: This post is part of our Trainspotting series, a deep dive into the visual and audio detection components of our Caltrain project. You can find the introduction to the series here.


The endgame for cameras is having no camera at all

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I've been reading about Gcam, the Google X project that was first sparked by the need for a tiny camera to fit inside Google Glass, before evolving to power the world-beating camera of the Google Pixel. Gcam embodies an atypical approach to photography in seeking to find software solutions for what have traditionally been hardware problems. Well, others have tried, but those have always seemed like inchoate gimmicks, so I guess the unprecedented thing about Gcam is that it actually works. But the most exciting thing is what it portends.