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Samsung Bixby is promising, but Siri has nothing to worry about (for now)

Mashable

That is one difference between Samsung's Bixby digital assistant and Apple's Siri. Over the past couple of weeks, however, Samsung has opened a more functional, listening, and speaking Bixby to a small group of Samsung Galaxy S8 owners. When I said, "Take a screenshot and post on Instagram," Bixby grabbed my current screen and composed an Instagram post, asking me to fill in the caption. It's a vision others are trying to fulfill by building their AI voice assistants into home hubs like Google Home and Apple HomePod, but that Samsung could complete by putting Bixby in everything else.


4 things you need to know before buying a smart lock

USATODAY

The kind that fit over your existing deadbolt (like the Sesame), those that replace half of your deadbolt mechanism (like the August Smart Lock), and those that replace the entire thing (like the Yale Touchscreen Deadbolt). Likewise, virtual keys often come paired with a history log of who's unlocked and locked your door (if your lock offers multiple user keys) and the ability to create unique entry codes for visitors. August and Schlage both have locks that work with Apple HomeKit. Yale and Schlage offers locks that are Z-Wave compatible and work with the Amazon Echo via a Wink or SmartThings hub.


The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age

#artificialintelligence

You could say the information age started in 1965 when Gordon Moore invented Moore's Law (a prediction about how transistors would double every year, later changed to every 18 months). Some would argue the information age started long before then, when electricity replaced steam power. In their book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, economic gurus Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson suggest that we're now in the "machine learning" age. In the book, the authors explain why the transition from steam power to electric power took a long time.


I learned how to break bad news to patients and loved ones more from business school than medical school

Los Angeles Times

Like most doctors, I spent four years in medical school learning to treat hundreds of illnesses and help patients manage their health. I spent very little of this time learning how to work with patients when modern medicine runs out of miracles -- and only a few hours, spread over four years, learning to lead end-of-life conversations and deliver bad news. A recent study of medical curricula, published last year in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, found that the average time dedicated to end-of-life care is 13 hours spread across multiple courses over four years. Medical schools need to teach doctors to do the same.


iOS 11: Superhuman Siri, Drag and Drop, a Totally Remodeled App Store

WIRED

Today, Apple releases the public beta of iOS 11, the latest version of the operating system driving the world's iPhones and iPads. With iOS 11, I just open the app over top of my browser, drag the paragraph over, and drop it. Drag and drop makes iOS feel like more than a collection of apps. You can now run four apps on screen simultaneously: two side by side, with a third floating over top and a fourth running picture-in-picture video.


amazon-echo-show-review

TIME

It's the first time Alexa, the virtual assistant powering Amazon's Echo devices, doesn't depend solely on verbal input. I can't glance at my nightstand without Alexa feeding me news headlines, recommending music videos, or encouraging me to try its other features. As such, it's possible to place a video call, audio call, or send an audio message just by asking Alexa. Amazon is positioning the Show as more than just a Skype machine by making it compatible with smart home products like baby monitors and security cameras.


The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age

#artificialintelligence

You could say the information age started in 1965 when Gordon Moore invented Moore's Law (a prediction about how transistors would double every year, later changed to every 18 months). Some would argue the information age started long before then, when electricity replaced steam power. In their book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, economic gurus Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson suggest that we're now in the "machine learning" age. In the book, the authors explain why the transition from steam power to electric power took a long time.


The information age is over, welcome to the machine learning age

#artificialintelligence

You could say the information age started in 1965 when Gordon Moore invented Moore's Law (a prediction about how transistors would double every year, later changed to every 18 months). Some would argue the information age started long before then when electricity replaced steam power. In their book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, economic gurus Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson suggest that we're now in the "machine learning" age. In the book, the authors explain how the transition from steam power to electric power took a long time.


The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Bringing You Bitcoin, Ethereum and a New Way to Transact

#artificialintelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us, and has been for many years. I worked in the server rooms for both, covering desktop support (humans) at the old plant, and supporting the robots (AI) at the new plant. In fact, it is a new way for the global consumer to spend money outside of using the government currency. They saw this long, long ago.


The Morning After: Friday, June 23rd 2017

Engadget

'Final Fantasy', 'Hyper Light Drifter' and more are at least half off.The latest Steam summer sale might leave you broke The first of twelve days of discounted titles includes the Final Fantasy franchise and 70 percent off underwater indie charmer Abzu. Hyper Light Drifter has been discounted by half as well, and if you wanted to explore Mafia III's world of crime and violence, you can do so for $15. If you live in the country, you might see an option to turn on "profile-picture guard" next time you visit your News Feed. Amazon's Echo Show displays your smart camera's live video feed Amazon's Echo Show is getting another new trick, err, skill.