Would you pay a subscription for the neighborhood watch app Citizen? On Tuesday, the controversial mobile app which lets users report on local crime and other incidents announced a $19.99 premium service called Citizen Protect that offers 24/7 access to "highly trained safety experts." The premium Protect service, which is now available for iOS, began testing earlier this year with nearly 100,000 beta users. One new feature that particularly stands out allows the company to monitor your smartphone audio using AI-powered technology. The Citizen Protect service is designed to provide customers with a live, human safety expert on-demand.
Have you ever thought that, eventually, business would go back to normal and everything would be "business as usual"? If so, it's time to rethink what "as usual" actually means. The business world keeps evolving, and brands continuously keep adopting new ways to meet the demands of their target audience. The needs of customers are never constant, as they vary from one person to the other. However, a brand has the responsibility to ensure they meet every consumer's needs, as it is how they add value.
Do you live in a Smart Home? Can you control your lighting, heating, and electronic devices with nothing more than a smartphone? It's no secret that demand for smart homes and devices has gone from novelty to necessity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistants like Siri and Alexa have exploded in popularity and have been accepted into millions of homes. Many consumers have come to not only accept the help of these devices but have come to rely upon them. Can you even begin to imagine life today without social media, smartphones, or GPS systems?
The transformer architecture has shown an uncanny ability to model not only language but also images and proteins. New research found that it can apply what it learns from the first domain to the others. What's new: Kevin Lu and colleagues at UC Berkeley, Facebook, and Google devised Frozen Pretrained Transformer (FPT). After pretraining a transformer network on language data, they showed that it could perform vision, mathematical, and logical tasks without fine-tuning its core layers. Key insight: Transformers pick up on patterns in an input sequence, be it words in a novel, pixels in an image, or amino acids in a protein.
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Google revealed its latest smartphones all of a sudden -- and surprisingly quietly. Two new devices appeared on the company's online store and we have deep dives on both phones and Tensor, a new system-on-chip that'll power the next-gen of Pixel devices. A new Cyclops-esque visor that houses the camera sensors? Even more AI smarts across the entire device might be a little predictable, but it didn't stop Google from explaining exactly what its new SoC will offer. We go into plenty of detail on Google's new "four years in the making" chip right here, but expect more AI-based processes running simultaneously without overheating your phone.
Can AI help people enhance their online dating game? Would you trust a computer with your digital pickup lines? A team at Medzino, a digital health and wellness clinic, had some fun prompting OpenAI's GPT-3 language prediction model to generate dating advice for different situations. For good or ill, we're seeing a lot of these "research" applications of GPT-3, which are decidedly unscientific but do gesture at some of novel uses of AI waiting for us just down the road. The team surveyed over 700 singles to see how well the AI did with pickup lines and general dating tactics and decorum.
Qualcomm can live without Google, but life without Apple would be more difficult. The market keeps pricing the chip maker for the latter eventuality. Alphabet's Google announced Monday that its coming line of new Pixel smartphones will be powered by its own in-house processor. The chip, called Tensor, has been specially designed for artificial intelligence uses, though Google didn't say much about its capabilities in its announcement. But the new chip does take over the slot that has been occupied by Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor for the past five generations of Pixel, since Google first launched the smartphone in 2016.
It started out as a social experiment, but it quickly came to a bitter end. Microsoft's chatbot Tay had been trained to have "casual and playful conversations" on Twitter, but once it was deployed, it took only 16 hours before Tay launched into tirades that included racist and misogynistic tweets. As it turned out, Tay was mostly repeating the verbal abuse that humans were spouting at it -- but the outrage that followed centered on the bad influence that Tay had on people who could see its hateful tweets, rather than on the people whose hateful tweets were a bad influence on Tay. As children, we are all taught to be good people. Perhaps even more important, we are taught that bad company can corrupt good character -- and one bad apple can spoil the bunch. Today, we increasingly interact with machines powered by artificial intelligence -- AI-powered smart toys as well as AI-driven social media platforms that affect our preferences.
With innovations and inventions becoming the pacesetter of development right across the world, IPR and IP analytics have come to the center stage of the innovation ecosystem. The IP database is growing day by day and many more countries, especially in Asia and America are emerging as the new nerve centers of technological revolution. Thus, data analysis and analytics pertaining to IPR have become more complex, vast, and unwieldy for manual operations. Fortunately, AI/ML-powered data mining and data analytics have taken over the area in recent years. Depending upon the dedicated research invested in this area, the efficacy and accuracy of the results vary from service provider to service provider.