'Software is eating the world': How robots, drones and artificial intelligence will change everything

#artificialintelligence

Silicon Valley, or the Greater Bay Area, is the 18th largest economy in the world, more than half the size of Canada's economy and bigger than Switzerland, Saudi Arabia or Turkey. This is because the region has become the world leader in research and development of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, software and virtual reality. "Software is eating the world," said Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen famously in 2011. It was controversial but prescient. Five years later, software-driven machines and drones perform surgery, write news stories, compose music, translate, analyze, wage war, guard, listen, speak and entertain.


'Software is eating the world': How robots, drones and artificial intelligence will change everything

#artificialintelligence

Silicon Valley, or the Greater Bay Area, is the 18th largest economy in the world, more than half the size of Canada's economy and bigger than Switzerland, Saudi Arabia or Turkey. This is because the region has become the world leader in research and development of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, software and virtual reality. "Software is eating the world," said Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen famously in 2011. It was controversial but prescient. Five years later, software-driven machines and drones perform surgery, write news stories, compose music, translate, analyze, wage war, guard, listen, speak and entertain.


Google's Pixel phone isn't groundbreaking but still stands out

Los Angeles Times

Google achieves that by pulling together the best features from Apple, Samsung and other phones and offering them at prices comparable to iPhones -- starting at about 650 for the regular, 5-inch model and 770 for the 5.5-inch "XL" edition. Both versions go on sale Thursday through Verizon, Best Buy and Google's online store. We tested the Pixel XL model; the regular version has identical features except for its smaller display and battery -- still enough for 13 hours of Internet use, according to Google. With either, you get an excellent camera and a strong voice assistant that promises to get smarter. The Pixel isn't quite an iPhone replacement, as Google wants you to believe; hardware is just part of what makes an iPhone an iPhone.


WWDC 2016: Everything Apple is expected to announce at its biggest software event of the year

The Independent - Tech

Apple is set to hold its biggest software event of the year, WWDC, in the middle of June. It'll use the San Francisco event to show off all of the software that's on its way to your Watch, phone and other computers – as well as potentially new Apple devices. The event comes at a big time for Apple. The company is fresh off the back of its first quarter of decline since the iPhone came out, and is feeling the heat from other companies like Google. It will intend to use WWDC as a way of showcasing the software and potentially other products that it hopes will prove its doubters wrong and get the company to grow again.


Top 5 Deep Learning and AI Stories- June 1, 2018

#artificialintelligence

Fusing high performance computing and AI 2. Find your next binge-worthy show with AI 3. The connection between self-driving vehicles and radiology 4. Robots are learning new tasks by mimicking humans 5. How AI could spot a silent cancer in time to save lives 5. FUSING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND AI During GTC Taiwan 2018, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced HGX-2: a "building block" cloud-server platform that will let server manufacturers create more powerful systems around NVIDIA GPUs for high performance computing and AI. TechCrunch's Ron Miller sums it up best, saying that: "It's the stuff that geek dreams are made of. READ ARTICLE 6. FIND YOUR NEXT BINGE-WORTHY SHOW WITH AI While AI may play a leading role in the entertainment industry's depictions of the future on screen, it's already starring in entertainment behind the scenes, thanks to Netflix. Our latest AI Podcast features the company's research and engineering director, Justin Basilico. LISTEN HERE 7. CONNECTING SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES AND RADIOLOGY According to new commentary published in the Journal of American College of Radiology, AI implementation may not be as far as people believe, as seen in self- driving vehicles.