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Eero Home WiFi System 2 review: Beacons make this system even easier to install

PCWorld

Thread is an up-and-coming wireless mesh network designed to connect devices such as thermostats, appliances, lighting, and smart entry locks in the home. Tap one of the icons representing the client devices on your network, and the app displays details such as how that device is connected (wired or wireless, and if wireless, which frequency band it's using and the strength of its connection); which Eero device it's connected to (an Eero beacon or the Eero router itself); the client's IP and MAC addresses; and more. The second-generation Eero Home WiFi System is attractively designed, easy to set up and use, and very capable. The Eero 2's $399 list price, however, is steep--especially when you can pick up the original, much faster Netgear Orbi Home WiFi system for $50 less.


Salesforce's newest 'Einstein' AI tools can tell when people are mad in texts and emails

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At the TrailheaDX developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday, Salesforce announced three new tools that will make it easier for developers to incorporate artificial intelligence into custom apps. It's great news for companies looking to increase the efficiency of their customer service and inventory management. Another tool, Einstein Intent, gives developers the ability to sort customer inquiries by intent and then send relevant responses or personalized marketing. The third new tool announced Wednesday, Einstein Object Detection lets developers train models to recognize multiple unique objects within a single image.


Artificial Intelligence Is Helping The Blind To Recognize Objects

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EyeSense, an iPad app developed in Egypt, has the ability to "learn" objects in its environment, having been trained by its users. A visually impaired person can point their device in the direction of where they think something might be–say, a coffee cup–and a voice will say that the app recognizes that object. This enhances human interaction," says Joanna Marczak, a spokesperson for its developer, ID Labs. Marczak says ID Labs is working with visually impaired support groups to improve the EyeSense app, which is free to download (versions for Android and other phones are due soon).


Tinder 'Gold' offers list of people who already like you

Daily Mail

Tinder users on the free tier have to swipe through a list of profiles without knowing which potential matches have liked them. Unlike Gold members, Tinder users on the free tier have to swipe through a list of profiles without knowing which potential matches have liked them. The dating service is testing a range of price points for the feature, which will begin testing in Australia, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada this week. Researchers found that people's perceptions of potential dates' attractiveness goes up after they have a positive face-to-face interaction - but only for those who were rated mid to low attractiveness based on their photo.


New AI tools could help customer service reps get to your complaints faster

Mashable

The new tools, which harness Salesforce's in-house AI, Einstein, will give developers the ability to add features like natural language processing and image recognition to their apps for the CRM service. There are three new services available: Einstein Sentiment, Einstein Intent, and Einstein Object Detection. Sentiment gives developers the ability to create apps to sort messages by the perceived tone of the text as positive, negative, or neutral by identifying keywords, then automatically take appropriate actions. Intent provides a similar service, allowing developers to design apps to automatically classify what a customer is looking to accomplish by sending a message.


Ember Data: A Comprehensive Tutorial for the ember-data Library

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The router matches the current URL to the routes that you've defined, so a Route is responsible for specifying the model that a template is to display (Ember expects this model to be subclass of Ember.Object): Ember Data provides DS.Model which is a subclass of Ember.Object and adds capabilities like saving or updating a single record or multiple records for convenience. Ember Data expects a well-defined, intuitive JSON structure from the server and serializes newly created records to same structured JSON. In Ember Data, we can represent this relationship with DS.hasMany('comment', {async: true}) on Post and DS.belongsTo('post', {async: true}) on Comment: We can then get associated items with post.get('comments', Note though that, by default, RESTSerializer, will not add DS.hasMany associated IDs to the objects that it serializes, since those associations are specified on the "many" side (i.e., those which have a DS.belongsToassociation).: Since this is a many-to-many relationship, RESTSerializer adds an array of IDs of associated objects; e.g: In our existing ordering system, each User has many Orders and each Order has many Items.


3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Publishing

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When one thinks of anticipatory, content recommendations might come to mind. Many publishers are already using Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology to power content recommendations because it helps increase traffic and user engagement. Just like AI can anticipate a reader's content needs and push the right content to them, AI can also anticipate their advertising needs and do the same. Finally, AI will also inform the publisher's own business model, tailoring offerings individually for readers.


Videos are the latest way to seduce people on your dating app

Engadget

The dating app Hinge has just added a video option to its users' profiles. Now, any of a user's six profile photos can be swapped for a video that will autoplay whenever someone scrolls through their profile. Bumble announced earlier this year that it would be adding Snapchat-like video stories that disappear after 24 hours and Match is also developing a video option that allows for stitched-together videos, photos and voiceover. Hinge's feature is limited to existing videos, meaning you can't shoot a new one directly in the app.


The rise of the chatbot - Clickatell

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"As long as big companies with popular platforms see value in bots, they will continue to grow." Although chatbots are certainly becoming more commonplace, a recent study suggested that the majority of consumers still prefer human assistance. More than half of the consumers surveyed reported a preference towards human interaction, with the US the highest at 59 percent. Its machine learning functionality had the bot learning racial slurs and resulted in Microsoft having to send the bot to the digital naughty corner.


Google's latest AI experiment lets software autocomplete your doodles

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At the time, the team behind Sketch-RNN revealed that the underlying neural net is being continuously trained using human-made doodles sourced from a different AI experiment first released back in November called Quick, Draw! is a web app called AutoDraw, which identified poorly hand-drawn doodles and suggested clean clip art replacements. The end goal, it appears, is to teach Google software to contextualize real-world objects and then recreate them using its understanding of how the human brain draws connections between lines, shapes, and other image components. There are two other demos, titled "Interpolation" and "Variational Auto-Encoder," that will have Sketch-RNN try to move between two different types of similar drawings in real time and also try to mimic your drawing will slight tweaks it comes up with on its own: The whole set of programs is a fascinating look underneath the hood of modern computer vision and image and object recognition tool sets tech companies have at their disposal.