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The Drishti app attempts to help the visually impaired make sense of their surroundings – Tech2

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Persistent Systems is a technology services company headquartered in Pune. Every year it hosts a global hackathon called'Semicolons' -- which lasts for 24 hours and comprises self-managed teams who ideate and compete against each other to come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems. This year's theme was Digital Transformation, which saw participation by 45 teams across 11 global centres in 5 countries involving 600 Persistent employees.



The rise of artificial intelligence has given birth to something beyond smartphones

Mashable

Phones are no longer simply "smart" -- they are equipped with everything you need to navigate modern life. And they're only getting smarter -- the artificial intelligence (AI) that we interact with every day is making the move to become a fully fledged, reliable personal assistant.


ARM's new chip design focuses on AI and machine learning

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ARM has unveiled its next generation of processor designs, a new microarchitecture named Dynamiq. Chips built using Dynamiq will be easier to configure, says ARM, allowing manufacturers to connect together a wider variety of CPUs. This should allow for more powerful systems-on-chip, but also processors that better serve computing tasks of the future from artificial intelligence to self-driving cars.


Revolutionizing global health

MIT News

MIT research scientist Richard Fletcher directs the Mobile Technology Group at MIT D-Lab, which develops a variety of mobile sensors, analytic tools, and diagnostic algorithms to study problems in global health and behavior medicine. Utilizing mobile technologies -- which include smartphones, wearable sensors, and the so-called internet of things -- his group applies these technologies to real-world social problems with global implications. These issues involve a variety of areas, such as environmental monitoring and air pollution, agriculture, farming, and global health.


How Capital One transformed into a tech and AI company

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From ATMs and mobile wallets to chatbots and robo-advisors, technology relentlessly transforms how we store, transfer, and manage money. Capital One moves at the forefront of this transformation -- one of the largest and among the first banking institutions in the U.S. to make serious investments in digital technology and artificial intelligence.


How Capital One transformed into a tech and AI company

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From ATMs and mobile wallets to chatbots and robo-advisors, technology relentlessly transforms how we store, transfer, and manage money. Capital One moves at the forefront of this transformation -- one of the largest and among the first banking institutions in the U.S. to make serious investments in digital technology and artificial intelligence.


Samsung Admits Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Technology Is Not Secure For Mobile Payments

International Business Times

Samsung has now admitted that its Galaxy S8's facial recognition technology is not fit for carrying out mobile payments. The feature is said to be not as secure as fingerprint and iris recognition, and it would take time before it could be used in authenticating Samsung Pay transactions.


Babylon puts a doctor in the machine - BBC News

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Imagine a doctor you could consult at any time, describing your symptoms and then getting a speedy and accurate diagnosis - all in a smartphone app.


Artificial intelligence survey finds UK public broadly optimistic

The Guardian

Apart from fears of mass unemployment, accidents with machinery, restrictions on freedom, increased economic inequality and a devalued human experience, the public are broadly optimistic about the arrival of artificial intelligence, according to one of the first surveys of British opinions about the technology.