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Bixby 2.0 Is Likely To Be A Reason Not To Buy The Galaxy Note 9

Forbes Technology

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Sriram Thodla, senior director of services and new business at Samsung, speaks about the new voice agent named'Bixby' that is featured on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 during a launch event, March 29, 2017 in New York City. Following the recall and discontinuation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is the new flagship smartphone for Samsung. While all eyes will be on the Galaxy Note 9 at Samsung's next launch event, Bixby 2.0 is likely to debut in a smart speaker which may actually damage its sales potential. Bixby is Samsung's attempt to compete against Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and so far, it has been nothing short of a disaster. This is because compared to Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and even the much-maligned Siri, Bixby is hopelessly outclassed.


How NXP Semiconductors Is Moving Into Artificial Intelligence

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To NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), a leading provider of embedded chips (electronics found in things like automobiles and factories), Industry 4.0 centers around four technologies: fast networking, fast processing (with artificial intelligence), human-machine interfaces, and cybersecurity. The confluence of these four technologies has the potential to more fully automate factories, automobiles, and wearable devices. According to IHS, there will be over 70 billion internet-connected devices by 2025. But while the NXP conversation largely centers around its impending acquisition by Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) (which may or may not happen), investors may be missing out on some exciting recent news on NXP products geared toward Industry 4.0. On artificial intelligence, NXP is perceived to lag competitors such as NVIDIA, the leading producer of AI-focused graphics processing units (GPU).


Dancing marshmallow people and enormous rotating globes - Intel's drone shows wow crowds

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Intel Corporation flies 2,018 Intel Shooting Star drones over its Folsom, California, facility, in July 2018. The drone light show set a Guinness World Records title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. SAN FRANCISCO -- Three years ago, in a hallway at Intel, a small team of people working on drones discussed whether it would be possible to fly one hundred drones over the Robert Noyce Building, Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, and have them form the shape of the company's logo. They didn't plan on pursuing it seriously but it became a pet project for Natalie Cheung, who wondered at the time how they could fly multiple drones with one pilot. Now, Cheung is the general manager of Drone Light Shows at Intel and has helped put on hundreds of choreographed drone shows -- and the drones can make a lot more shapes than just the Intel logo.


Amazon has laptops from HP, ASUS, and Lenovo on sale, plus deals on Dyson vacuums, Philips Hue smart lightbulbs, and much more

Mashable

Amazon has quite a few deals on making your home a better place, with great household cleaning products, smart home devices, and kitchen appliances on sale. The retail giant also has discounts on a number of laptops, Alexa-enabled devices (including a microwave!), and bedroom products like pillows and blankets. Dyson's Motorhead Cord-Free Vacuum is now on sale for just $184.00, while Black Decker has a sale on its Flex 2 Hand Vacuum for less than $50. Even robot vacuums from Neato Robotics and ECOVACS are on sale, while smart lights from Philips Hue and Lutron Caseta are discounted as well. There are a few laptops on sale from ASUS and Lenovo, while you can save on a gaming desktop computer and mini-desktop from HP.


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Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly influential role in the modern world, powering more of the technology that impacts people's daily lives. For digital marketers, it allows for more sophisticated online advertising, content creation, translations, email campaigns, web design and conversion optimization. Outside the marketing industry, AI underpins some of the tools and sites that people use every day. It is behind the personal virtual assistants in the latest iPhone, Google Home, and Amazon Echo. It is used to recommend what films you watch on Netflix or what songs you listen to on Spotify, steers conversations you have with your favorite retailers, and powers self-driving cars and trucks that are set to become commonplace on roads around the world.


Intel AIVoice: Stepping Out Of Science Fiction: A History Of Intel Powering AI

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That patent, awarded April 25, 1961, recognizes Robert Noyce as the inventor of the silicon integrated circuit (IC). Integrated circuits forever changed how computers were made while adding power to a process of another kind: the growth of a then-nascent field called artificial intelligence (AI). And the potential of Noyce's invention truly took flight when he and Gordon Moore founded Intel on July 18, 1968. Fifty years later, the "eternal spring" of artificial intelligence is in full swing. To understand how we arrived, here's the truth in a nutshell: The rise of artificial intelligence is intertwined with the history of faster, more robust microprocessors.


BrandVoice: Welcome From Intel To a Special Exploration Of AI

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Fifty years ago, when Intel was founded, the integrated circuits (microprocessors) we created forever changed how computers were made while boosting their processing power. We are now entering the age of artificial intelligence (AI), a time when machines are using algorithms that give them superhuman abilities and learning powers. The rise of AI is intertwined with the history of faster, more robust microprocessors--with ever-improving memory, storage and communications technologies--which make AI and machine learning possible. Here at Intel, we continue to research, work on technology solutions and deliver products that allow your companies to break through the barriers of deploying AI applications. We understand it's tricky to run day-to-day operations and strategize for the future in the age of AI, when change is exponential and seems unpredictable.


Target's one-day sale is rivaling Prime Day prices with up to 30% off vacuums, Instant Pots, and more

Mashable

Target is not messing around for Prime Day, y'all. They knew that Amazon was gonna bust out some wild deals on appliances and vacuums, so what did Target do? Have a massive storewide one-day sale including 25% off of small kitchen appliances and vacuums. If you couldn't find the Instant Pot, kitchen appliance, or vacuum that you wanted on sale at Amazon, there's a good chance you'll be able to find it at Target. Some items are already on sale (so you'll get a double discount), and some are full price.


Google Assistant adds a snapshot of your daily agenda

Engadget

Google is no stranger to serving up contextual info and commands when they're relevant. But wouldn't it be nice if could curate and organize that info in a way that could help with a jam-packed schedule? The search firm is currently trotting out a "visual snapshot" for Assistant on mobile devices that provides the info and controls the AI helper believes you'll need to make it through the day. It prioritizes navigation, but scrolling down will show you your itinerary, reminders, reservations (such as flights and movies) and eventually less essential content like stock prices and Assistant action suggestions. As you'd expect, the data will vary based on the time of day, where you are and your recent history with Assistant.


Cognitive Computing Vs. AI - How they Differ

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Artificial Intelligence and related fields have increased in scope and reach in the recent years. As its popularity grows there has been some indecisive understanding of the technical jargons that are under AI. These are often used interchangeably but there is quite a distinction in the approaches and objectives of these terms.One such technology is Cognitive computing which is associated with Artificial Intelligence but is actually very different from the latter. Though both represent the next big wave in supercomputing, the technologies hold separate meaning when brought to practical use. Tech target defines AI as "the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.