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Lenovo to ramp up investment in artificial intelligence - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

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Chinese leading PC giant Lenovo Group Ltd will step up its efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to boost its existing business as well as create new growth engine. The second is to create innovative AI equipment," said Rui Yong, chief technology officer of Lenovo. In the first quarter, Lenovo accounted for 20.4 percent of the world PC market while HP had 21.8 percent share in terms of PC shipments. To revive growth Lenovo last week announced cooperation with Tsinghua University, China's top university, and Ing Dan Group, China's e-commerce platform of electronic components, to encourage young staff and university students from the three places to start a business.


Why Humanity Matters

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The movie was made nine years ago; it is fascinating to me how much of the hypothesis have come true throughout the last few years with technological advances. Do we ever spend time, even for just a few minutes, to reflect upon our day's activities, the people we have crossed paths with, the lives we have touched, and the impact we have on others with our actions and our words? I was intrigued by 1s and 0s and I wanted to spend my work life connecting boxes. Instead of connecting boxes and systems, I want to connect people and make a positive impact.


Google Pixel 2 Gets FCC-Certified With Android O, Snapdragon 835 And 'Active Edge'

International Business Times

The Google Pixel 2 edged closer to its launch after being certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and according to the filing, the device will come with Android O and Snapdragon 835, features long expected. A screenshot of the device in the filing displays the feature, which is expected to be a gesture-based trigger for the voice assistant. Pressing the edges of the display is expected to trigger the Google Assistant. Previous Pixel handsets started at 32GB.


Machine Learning at the Edge

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With Lightning ML, complex machine learning models can run on highly constrained compute devices such as PLCs, Raspberry Pi systems and tiny ruggedized IIoT gateways, as well as more powerful industrial PCs and servers. "OT (operations technology) staff are domain experts in their respective industrial environments, but not necessarily experts in edge computing and advanced IT," Malladi said. While the first Lightning release supported all x86-based IIoT gateways and OT systems, Lightning ML's support for ARM32, which is one of the more widely used processors in OT control systems, makes it viable for use with PLCs and DCSs as well as Raspberry Pi IIoT gateways. Casey Taniguchi, general manager and head of business development center at Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a supplier of process and industrial automation systems, said Lightning ML's "support for ARM32 processors, advanced data pre-processing capabilities and streaming analytics accomplished in a tiny footprint represents a major step forward in speeding the adoption of FogHorn's technology in a wide variety of IIoT markets and industrial use cases.


The Plan to Put a 3-D Printer With Robot Arms Into Orbit

WIRED

But a company called Made in Space is indifferent to space's indifference. It's a milestone in the outfit's ambitious Archinaut program, which hopes to launch a 3-D printer with robot arms into orbit. If all goes according to plan, one day Archinaut's robotic arms will use machine vision to grab printed parts as they leave the machine, then piece them together into satellites or dishes. "We're going to need fairly complex, large, and capable systems for human exploration that we're going to use kind of over and over again," says Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate.


JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker review: Better-than-expected sound in a compact, waterproof enclosure

PCWorld

That's how you'll feel if you drop a C-note on JBL's Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. Lay it horizontally, and the speaker almost automatically rolls into a position where that strip holds the drivers pointed slightly up and toward your ears. The speaker's power button and a JBL Connect button (more on that in a bit) are located on that rubber strip, along with a 5-element LED to indicate current the battery level. A thick rubber plug protects water and dirt from getting into the 1/8-inch headphone jack and USB charging port.


SpaceX poised to send supercomputer, Parkinson's experiment gear to ISS

The Japan Times

MIAMI – SpaceX is poised to launch an unmanned cargo ship toward the International Space Station Monday, including a supercomputer that could direct astronauts on future deep-space missions. The liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon cargo ship, is planned for 12:31 p.m. (1631 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Dragon is packed with 6,400 pounds (2,900 kg) of supplies, including a sophisticated supercomputer made by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), called The Spaceborne Computer. Another experiment on board is designed to help scientists study Parkinson's disease in greater detail in the hopes of finding better treatments for this degenerative disease.


Essential smartphone PH-1 has gone into full production

Daily Mail

Startup firm Essential says it has raised raised over $300 million (£231 million) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device. Startup firm Essential says it has raised raised over $300 million (£231 million) in new funding and signed up retailers to sell its first device. An announcement on where and when fans can buy the firm's first model, the PH-1 (pictured), is expected next week Strategic investors also included Tencent Holdings Ltd, electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn and Amazon.com, Previous investors Redpoint Ventures and Playground Global also participated. It boasts Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 835 processor and'one of the world's best phone cameras' (right) It also boasts Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 835 processor and what Essential claims is'one of the world's best phone cameras' The back has a 13-megapixel dual-camera system designed for low-light photography.


AI's First Stop: The IoT Edge

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Machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence will likely infiltrate all levels of the IT infrastructure stack, but some architectures will take to it more readily than others. Indeed, with increased data democratization, even long-standing centralized business intelligence platforms are starting to cede ground to smaller, more targeted approaches to data analysis, such as SQL query, predictive data modeling and auto-generated discovery visualization. With NXP's technology, Greengrass can support functions like real-time data gathering and simultaneous management, analysis and storage. Cole has been covering the high-tech media and computing industries for more than 20 years, having served as editor of TV Technology, Video Technology News, Internet News and Multimedia Weekly.


New AI algorithm tracks sleep using radio waves

Daily Mail

Until now, there has been no good way for doctors to monitor and diagnose sleep problems - the only methods available relied on attaching electrodes and sensors to the patient (usually in a lab), which can disrupt sleep further and inhibit doctors' ability to understand the issue Katabi along with four other researchers who worked on the project presented their findings at the International Conference on Machine Learning on Aug. 9. In more detail, the system works because the sensors in the wireless device emit low-power RF signals, and as they reflect off the body, any slight movement alters the frequency of the reflected waves. In late July, reports claimed Amazon covertly opened a secret lab called '1492' that's dedicated to overhauling healthcare. Using an Apple Watch or iPhone's heartbeat sensor, microphone, breathing rate sensor, movement sensor and more, the technology will know when users are asleep.