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Test Google's Project Stream and get 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' for free

Engadget

If you've been waiting to pick up Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, now is your chance to get it without spending a dime. Google is giving away a free copy of the title for PC in exchange for trying out Project Stream, the company's game streaming service for Chrome. The giveaway is only available to US residents, and you'll have until January 15th to rack up an hour of playtime. Your copy of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey will be gifted to you on Ubisoft's Uplay platform. You'll have to link your Project Stream account in order to receive it, and all of the progress you made via Google' streaming platform will be transfered to your copy of the game.



What's next for 2019? 9 tech and innovation trends

ZDNet

The Innovation Group's annual trend report, Future 100 outlines the trends and changes to watch in 2019. It shows a glimpse of what is to come and what is important across individual sectors for 2019 including culture, tech and innovation, travel, food and drink, brands, beauty, retail, luxury, health, and lifestyle. Lucie Greene, Director of JWT Innovation has outlined some of the tech trends and innovations predicted to be talked about in 2019 So what can we look forward to? Ethical internet: Tech brands need to take a more proactive approach to exploring ethical implications of their platforms and wares, according to tech journalist Kara Swisher in NYT article. In May 2018, Amnesty International, Access Now and other partner organizations launched the Toronto Declaration, which protects the right to equality and non-discrimination in machine learning systems.


The future of mobility is data, not cars

ZDNet

Having worked in and with the automotive industry for around 25 years, the challenges that OEMs face given their size and structures often inhibit the business agility needed to provide lasting customer value in an age of digital disruption. The focus has always been more skewed toward the product experience and product features and defining greatness by "number of cars." Also: From big data to AI: Where are we now? Mobility as a driver for change has existed for more than 10 years, but the increased competitiveness from nontraditional players has created new challenges for OEMs and forced them to rethink their role. It has produced more service-oriented ideas such as car-sharing schemes, partnerships with ride-hailing services, and closer collaboration with urban planners.


What MindSync is and How it Works – mindsync – Medium

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The age of AI technologies is well and truly upon us. While movies like The Matrix have shown us the cataclysmic effects of intelligent machines, we cannot ignore the vast benefits that AI technologies bring to businesses today. The use of AI technologies can help reduce operational costs, increase efficiency, grow revenue and vastly improve the customer experience. And unbeknownst to us, we are surrounded by intelligent devices that are making our lives easy. Businesses around the world are realizing the awesome powers and capabilities AI technologies can bring to their processes.


2018 is the year mobile gaming started to get serious

Mashable

While smartphones have been popular gaming platforms for years, they've never really been able to directly compete with modern computers and consoles. As smartphone hardware keeps getting better and better, the technological gap between phones and consoles grows thinner and thinner. We're seeing games that would normally only come out on computer and consoles be released on smartphones. Mobile gaming is finally going up against the big dogs. SEE ALSO: 28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of'Flappy Bird' Look at Fortnite, arguably the biggest game of 2018.


Tencent's New Medical AI Lab Targets Parkinson's – Synced – Medium

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Chinese tech giant Tencent's first attempt in AI healthcare was the Miying platform, which has been a point of pride for CEO Huateng Ma since its 2017 launch. Supported by AI-powered medical imaging technologies, Miying assists doctors with the screening of esophageal cancer, pulmonary nodules, cervical cancer, etc. The platform has been well received in the AI and medical communities, with a fast-expanding market in Chinese top-tier AAA hospitals. At the recent International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Hong Kong, Tencent unveiled its second layout in AI healthcare: Medical AI Lab. The lab team includes experts in machine learning, computational vision, video analytics, augmented reality (AR), natural language understanding (NLU), etc. Tencent Medical AI Lab is the latest in the company's continuing efforts on AI to Business marketing.


What is Artificial Intelligence Marketing? – Becoming Human: Artificial Intelligence Magazine

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made the transition from once being a glorious manifestation of sci-fi imagination to today emerging as a technological reality capable of disrupting industries. In an increasingly hypercompetitive business environment, the marketing function is no exception to the application of AI. In fact, in a recent PwC study, 72% of the marketers interviewed, consider AI as a "business advantage". When actionable data is considered the fulcrum for growth, the modern marketer barely utilises 5% of the customer-centric data -- that often exists in straitjacketed silos -- at his disposal. This is where Artificial Intelligence Marketing comes into the picture.


Large Companies Eye Collaboration as Entry into AI

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Edwards Lifesciences is delving deeper into the realm of artificial intelligence through a partnership with San Francisco-based Bay Labs. The goal of the collaboration, which has multiple initiatives is to improve the detection of heart disease. Some of the initiatives include, the development of new AI-powered algorithms in Bay Labs' EchoMD measurement and interpretation software suite; support for ongoing clinical studies at institutions; and the integration of EchoMD algorithms into Edwards Lifesciences' CardioCare quality care navigation platform. Irvine, CA-based Edwards' CardioCare program combines clinical consulting expertise with a cloud-based platform to facilitate in the identification, referral, and care pathway management of patients with structural heart disease. CardioCare can help hospitals improve quality by reducing variability in echocardiography and ensure effective communication between care settings to ensure patients access to care.


Microsoft wants AI to predict if your Windows PCs will get malware

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Microsoft has launched a new $25,000 malware challenge for data scientists on the Google-owned Kaggle crowdsourcing site to develop an algorithm that can predict what types of Windows PCs are most likely to be soon infected with malware. The competition is being run by Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Research team, with the help of academic partners Northeastern University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Researchers will need to develop a model that's far more sophisticated than merely predicting the likelihood of imminent infection for a Windows XP machine versus Windows 10. "The goal of this competition is to predict a Windows machine's probability of getting infected by various families of malware, based on different properties of that machine," Microsoft says on its Kaggle page. "Not all machines are equally likely to get malware; competitors will help build models for identifying devices that have a higher risk of getting malware so that preemptive action can be taken," wrote Chase Thomas and Robert McCann, members of the Windows Defender Research team. Microsoft is providing researchers with 9.4GB of anonymized real-world data from 16.8 million devices in order to build prediction models, which will be judged by their ability to make correct predictions.