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New MIT IBM Watson AI Lab 5 things to know

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New MIT IBM Watson AI Lab 5 things to know

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IBM Watson, Twilio & Node.JS: Making a Twilio Chatbot powered by Watson Conversation-Icecream Sundae - Duration: 32:55. IBM Watson 70,316 views IBM Watson presents Soul Machines, LENDIT Conference 2017 (Professional Camera) - Duration: 5:12. IBM Watson, Twilio & Node.JS: Making a Twilio Chatbot powered by Watson Conversation-Icecream Sundae - Duration: 32:55. IBM Watson presents Soul Machines, LENDIT Conference 2017 (Professional Camera) - Duration: 5:12.


Watson Virtual Agent Go viral for the right reasons

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Mobile AI is Huawei's not-so-secret weapon

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In lieu of a new phone, the company showed off its Kirin 970 chip at IFA 2017, calling attention to the chipset's AI capabilities. The Kirin 970 will power Huawei's next flagship phone, the Mate 10, which is set to launch at a separate October event in Munich. In addition to a slew of high-end features like powerful graphics performance (integrated 12-core GPU), better power management (10nm structure) and improved LTE capability (Cat 18 support), the Kirin 970's standout feature is its embedded neural processing unit (NPU). On the other hand, Huawei has already launched its first AI-powered phone, the Mate 9, last year, which uses machine learning software to control hardware resources.


Europe's biggest tech show finally delivered

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The company claims that the gear can be installed and running within 10 minutes, letting you explore the world of Windows Mixed Reality almost immediately. What I appreciate the most about Sphero's latest Star Wars toys is the attention to detail. From washing machines and pianos to speakers and smartphones, all manner of home appliances and gadgets are learning to think for themselves to better serve humans. After a few years heading up Engadget's coverage from Japan, covering high-tech toilets and robot restaurants, he heads up our UK bureau in London.


Nokia 8's dual-camera is good, but rival phones offer more

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Also, after being spoiled with the camera app control options of Nokia's Lumia phones years ago, the lack of true manual controls and tweaks was also disappointing. There are three focus modes: include center-weighted, evaluative -- which generally involves face detection -- and old-fashioned auto, while there's similarly limited options for focal range photography. The simple control UI includes the ability to combine the front facing camera with the rear-facing duo for simultaneous photos and video. After a few years heading up Engadget's coverage from Japan, covering high-tech toilets and robot restaurants, he heads up our UK bureau in London.


Amazon's Alexa is coming to Wileyfox phones

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Once upon a time, Wileyfox phones shipped with Cyanogen OS, a community-driven version of Android. Starting with the Swift 2 range later this month, customers will be able to access all of the same Alexa skills found on the Echo speaker. The move makes sense given Wileyfox's tech enthusiast image. The company makes some good-value handsets, but so do Motorola, Honor and "Nokia" HMD Global.


Engadget is testing all the major AI assistants

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Hardly a day goes by that we don't cover virtual assistants. If it's not news about Siri, there's some new development with Alexa, or Cortana or Google Assistant. For one week, we asked five Engadget reporters to live with one of the major assistants: Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, the Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana and Samsung's Bixby. This week Engadget is examining each of the five major virtual assistants, taking stock of how far they've come and how far they still have to go.


The Morning After: Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

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Meanwhile, Google Express has free delivery for orders above each store's minimum. Sean Buckley spent about a half hour with the SNES Classic Edition, testing out everything from its game-saving rewind feature to the all-new Starfox 2 game it contains. New plan needed.Crashplan drops its backup service for home users Code42 is phasing out its Crashplan for Home service as it switches its focus to business users. Whether users have local or cloud-based backups, it's pushing them towards a small-business subscription, or a cloud backup service for home users offered by Carbonite.


One week with Alexa

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My morning routine is simple: I wake up when my phone's alarm goes off, I go back to sleep, wake up again, contemplate more sleep, get dressed, make coffee and listen to one of Alexa's "flash briefings" before I start slinging words on the internet. I only speak that first one, and in general, Alexa's a great listener, thanks to the Echo's seven microphones. If I give Alexa a simple command like "remind me to buy eggs," she's fine. When I asked her in which year John F. Kennedy was assassinated, she answered correctly; she then correctly answered the question "How many kids did he have?"