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Nvidia leaps forward into AI and Supercomputing

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Most of you are probably familiar with the chip giants like Intel & AMD which command a bigger share of the computing processor market, but this entrant to the chip market in 1993 has solidified its reputation as a big name in the arena. Although most well-known for its graphical processing units (GPUs) -- GeForce is its primary & most popular product line, the company also provides system-on-a-chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Since 2014, Nvidia has begun to diversify its business from the niche markets of gaming, automotive electronics, and mobile devices. It is now venturing into the futuristic AI, along with providing parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. Let's review of some these endeavors.


Open source Intel manual helps turn your smartphone into a little robot on wheels

Mashable

Openbot is an Intel Labs projects that can turn a smartphone into a small mobile robot, using only $50 worth of equipment. Intel has decided to open source the manual as a way of providing new opportunities for education and research.


Google Assistant will play podcasts from third-party services like Spotify

Engadget

You might not have to depend on Google Podcasts if you're asking Assistant to play your favorite serialized audio show. Android Police and its readers have discovered that Google is adding support for third-party podcast services, starting with Spotify. You just have to visit podcast settings in Assistant to choose your provider. We've asked Google if it can comment on the feature's rollout. AP's writer had trouble getting it to work, though it may be due to regional issues.


Arab IoT & AI Challenge posted on LinkedIn

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As Artificial Intelligence offered its best at the beginning of the pandemic, starting from predicting the outbreak up to monitoring the number of cases, it continues to facilitate all our life aspects for us and our children to be able to work, study, and play safely. Virtual assistants and chatbots have been deployed to support healthcare organisations. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Microsoft have developed a coronavirus self-checker service to help users self-assess COVID-19 and suggest a course of action. AI has been used for checking temperature using; tracking cases and their contacts with facial recognition and smartphones; and tracking the GPS location and itinerary of infected people through mobile phones. You no longer need to physically perform your tasks as AI gives you the ability to control your home or company remotely.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cardiology

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Artificial intelligence in cardiology but before I do that let me just give you a brief introduction of artificial intelligence in general so what is artificial intelligence artificial intelligence is defined as the ability to make computers or machines learn to solve problems that will otherwise require a human to do it now we hear about AI every day but more importantly we are using artificial intelligence or AI as we call every day we use it with our cell phones especially if you have face recognition fingerprint recognition every time you do a Google search the computer already knows your preferences your taste is your likes and will accommodate those searches according to your personal history that's something the computer has been learning. The banks are using AI to monitor transactions to detect fraud so AI is being used everywhere every day and we are using that for morning tonight there are few things that are important to clarify when we talk about AI or artificial ...


Google Assistant's driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Engadget

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn't happen -- over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google Assistant's driving mode is at least partially enabled for Android users. The interface has changed considerably from the I/O 2019 demo you see above, but the concept remains the same with large buttons and text that let you chat, message and play music while keeping your driving distractions to a minimum. The rollout appears to be server-side, and might be part of a test.


Google Pixel 5 Review: The Best Pixel Yet

WIRED

I scrambled for my phone. I was on hold for only five minutes, but for the first time, I didn't need to put my ears through terrible hold music. It has a unique feature that uses the artificially-intelligent Google Assistant to monitor when you've been put on hold with a 1-800 number. You'll hear a loud chime when you're finally connected to a human, so there's no need to attentively sit with the phone in hand and listen to Kenny G for hours on end. It's small, helpful features like this that make me appreciate Google phones.


Pixel 5 review: Google gets back to basics

The Guardian

The Pixel 5 is Google's top smartphone for 2020. It comes with 5G and a simplified design that's very similar to the excellent, cheaper Pixel 4a. Google has ditched the hi-tech Soli radar system and face recognition from the Pixel 4 and gone back to basics for a much simpler design. It is all-screen on the front, with an aluminium body that's texture-coated aiding durability and grip. Side by side with the slightly smaller Pixel 4a it is very difficult to tell the phones apart.


Unknown song stuck in your head? Hum it to Google.

Mashable

If you've ever had a song stuck in your head but didn't know the words or the artist, you know it can be an all-consuming mission to name that tune. You're hard-pressed to search for it when all you know is the chorus goes something like, "Hmmm, hmm, hmm-hmmm, dunnnn..." Yeah, that's not searchable. But as of Thursday, Google added a "hum to search" feature on its mobile apps. At its virtual Search On event highlighting updates to its search engine, Google execs showed how a few seconds of humming or whistling can turn up real results. On an iOS or Android device you can use the Google app, Search widget, or Google Assistant and ask, "What's this song?" and start humming.


Podcast: How democracies can reclaim digital power

MIT Technology Review

Technology companies provide much of the critical infrastructure of the modern state and develop products that affect fundamental rights. Search and social media companies, for example, have set de facto norms on privacy, while facial recognition and predictive policing software used by law enforcement agencies can contain racial bias. In this episode of Deep Tech, Marietje Schaake argues that national regulators aren't doing enough to enforce democratic values in technology, and it will take an international effort to fight back. Schaake--a Dutch politician who used to be a member of the European parliament and is now international policy director at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center--joins our editor-in-chief, Gideon Lichfield, to discuss how decisions made in the interests of business are dictating the lives of billions of people. Also this week, we get the latest on the hunt to locate an air leak aboard the International Space Station--which has grown larger in recent weeks. Elsewhere in space, new findings suggest there is even more liquid water on Mars than we thought. It's located in deep underground lakes and there's a chance it could be home to Martian life. Space reporter Neel Patel explains how we might find out. Back on Earth, the US election is heating up. Data reporter Tate Ryan-Mosley breaks down how technologies like microtargeting and data analytics have improved since 2016. Check out more episodes of Deep Tech here. Gideon Lichfield: There's a situation playing out onboard the International Space Station that sounds like something out of Star Trek… But there is an air leak in the space station.