The next big act out of Abbey Road could be an AI startup


Between 1962 and 1970, the Beatles recorded nearly all their singles and albums at London's Abbey Road Studios using one of EMI's innovative REDD mixing consoles. "We are aware of the studio's heritage of continually tracking technology as it changed over the years," says Jon Eades, innovation manager at Abbey Road Red, the studio's technology incubator, which launched in 2015. Uberchord, an AI-powered guitar-learning app, now has licensing deals with Sony and Universal, including a collection of Beatles songs; another graduate, Tokyo-based QRATES, is the first online crowdfunding platform for artists and labels to collect pre-orders from fans to fund vinyl pressing. Abbey Road Red's latest intake includes AI Music, which has created an app called Ripple that personalises tracks for each listener.

WATCH: Mexico City Earthquake Damage Captured In Drone Video

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Mexico City was struck by a 7.1 earthquake Tuesday afternoon, leaving at least 116 dead and impacting an estimated 28 million others. The earthquake's epicenter was near the town of Raboso, approximately 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, the United States Geological Survey reported Tuesday. Many places in Mexico City were participating in safety drills when Tuesday's earthquake struck. People clear rubble after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico, Sep. 19, 2017.

Vevo: Sr. Machine Learning Engineer


Vevo is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform with over 24 billion monthly views globally. Vevo delivers a personalized and expertly curated experience for audiences to explore and discover music videos, exclusive original programming and live performances from the artists they love on mobile, web and connected TV. Take a look inside Vevo: We are growing our Data team and creating the next generation of Vevo's data services. The team's mission is to deliver intelligent, personalized, entertainment experiences and insights to our users, artists, record labels, and internal business groups.

Apple Music's Android app adds voice search and social features


Apple announced that it would bring your friends' listening habits to Apple Music at WWDC this past summer. Now, Android-using Apple Music fans will be able to see their friends' listening habits, too, with a new update to the app in the Google Play store. The updated Android Apple Music app also has a new voice search, a recently played widget and shortcuts to Beats 1 and Search functions. If you tap and hold the Apple Music app icon, you'll have the option to play Beats 1 or start a new search without having to launch the app first.

How publishers can take advantage of machine learning


Google Cloud Natural Language uses machine learning to understand what your content is about, independent of a website's section and subsection structure (i.e. Naveed Ahmad, Senior Director of Data at Hearst has emphasized that precision and speed are critical to engaging readers: "Google Cloud Natural Language is unmatched in its accuracy for content classification. Google Cloud Translation makes translating for different audiences easier by providing a simple interface to translate content into more than 100 languages. Lastly, improved content recommendation drives consumption, ultimately improving the bottom line.



Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? Second in a quadrilogy of short films exploring topical issues within the field of artificial intelligence - Friend in the Machine presents fascinating insights from academia and industry about the world of companion robots and asks what it means to be human in an age of nearly human machines.

TGI Fridays' quest to reinvent happy hour (and itself) with chatbots and IoT


The TGI Fridays CIO and vice president for strategy and brand initiatives is testing those technologies and more in a mock restaurant that serves as a launching pad for digital tools that could redefine casual dining in a world where more millennials cook at home or order from quick-service chains. As AI and ML technologies improve, brands will "push" offers at consumers rather than require them to "pull" services by initiating requests via text or voice. In tapping emerging technologies and services, Mityas is peering around the corners, intent on predicting what services will drum up interest among fickle consumers' and ultimately improve business outcomes. As the president and CEO of Hollywood Video parent Movie Gallery from 2008 to 2010, Mityas had a front-row seat as Netflix, and, later, other streaming video services such as Amazon Instant Video and Hulu pushed Movie Gallery and Blockbuster out of business.

'Teen Mom' Leah Messer Starts Dating Again, Shows Daughter Her Bumble Account

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While scrolling through pictures of potential mates, Leah's daughters Addie, 4, and Aleeah Grace are in the backseat. Leah Messer said dating again makes her "anxious" on "Teen Mom 2" Season 8, episode 11. One person not nervous about the date -- Leah's daughter Addie, whom she shares with Jeremy. After the dinner, Leah tells "Teen Mom 2" producers she likely won't get together with Josh again.