Three new year's resolutions Google needs to keep in 2017

ZDNet

Alphabet and Google began to embrace practicality in 2016 as the two closely related entities changed course on a number of efforts. After many years of teasing its own self-driving car, it chose instead to become a vendor of car technology. But in more pedestrian device pursuits, the company shifted toward going its own way. It took its virtual reality endeavors to the next level with Daydream, took ownership of its vision for Android phones with the Pixel, and threw its weight around the home with its answer to the Amazon Echo and its tripartite router solution Google Wi-Fi. Here are some things Google could do in 2017 to shore up its path.


FAYA80 NASSCOM May 3rd Artificial Intelligence The First Step

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The last decade was dedicated to building a'mobile-first' world where smartphones took control over the advancements in technology and lifestyle. Lately there has been a dramatic change in the course of action. The big shots of technology have set their sail to build an'AI First' world to unlock capabilities that were unthinkable a few years ago and build a future twice as good. Google Assistant, Amazon Echo, Facebook Spaces and Tesla's self-driving cars stands testimony to this technology shake-up. This technology'Renovation' has already begun and will be in its full swing in the next 3-4 years.


Watson Will Soon Be a Bus Driver In Washington D.C.

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IBM has teamed up with Local Motors, a Phoenix-based automotive manufacturer that made the first 3D-printed car, to create a self-driving electric bus. Named "Olli," the bus has room for 12 people and uses IBM Watson's cloud-based cognitive computing system to provide information to passengers. In addition to automatically driving you where you want to go using Phoenix Wings autonomous driving technology, Olli can respond to questions and provide information, similar to Amazon's Echo home assistant. The bus debuts today in the Washington D.C. area for the public to use during select times over the next several months, and the IBM-Local Motors team hopes to introduce Olli to the Miami and Las Vegas areas by the end of the year. By using Watson's speech to text, natural language classifier, entity extraction, and text to speech APIs, the bus can provide several services beyond taking you to your destination.


Amazon Alexa just got a lot more useful for Apple customers

The Independent - Tech

You can now link your iCloud Calendar to the Alexa voice assistant. Amazon has just rolled out the functionality to Alexa-compatible devices, describing it as "a top requested feature". The announcement should please iPhone, iPad and Mac users, who can now organise their calendar and quickly find out about their schedule by chatting to Alexa. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Siri, get my iCar: Is Apple making a cool new ride or just dabbling with the techie parts?

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Apple has become the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets. Apple's new 175-acre "spaceship" campus dubbed Apple Park. It was designed by Lord Norman Foster and cost roughly $5 billion. It will house 12,000 employees in over 2.8 million square feet of office space and will have nearly 80 acres of parking to accommodate 11,000 cars. SAN FRANCISCO – In a few weeks, Apple will unveil its newest iPhone.