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California okays two Chinese robotaxis

Published on 06/20/2019 @ 9 AM EST
AutoX and join Zoox to be just three companies to have a permit to transport people in their robotic taxis in California. Sixty-two companies have permits to test their autonomous vehicles but not to transport people.

PowerPoint to offer AI feedback for presenters

Published on 06/19/2019 @ 10 AM EST
The presentation software will be able to tell users about their inclusive language, use of filler words, and more in real-time. The virtual coach can also determine if a user is simply reading from the slide as opposed to offering additional information.

Robots are learning to pair senses

Published on 06/18/2019 @ 9 AM EST
MIT researchers are programming robots with predictive AI to connect sight and touch and other senses to process their surroundings. This process involved a robot arm touching objects more than 12,000 times and pairing it with video.

AWS announces text & data machine learning

Published on 05/30/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Announced at AWE 2019, Textract, available for AWS customers, is a system that can scan anything from data tables to entire pages and extract text and data. It supports a variety of document formats found in multiple industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare, and more.

“Alexa, delete everything I said today”

Published on 05/29/2019 @ 10 AM EST
In the latest update, users can request that Alexa delete any saved voice recordings through two commands. The second is “Alexa, delete what I just said.” This saves users from having to open the app to complete the process. While seemingly designed to help with voice recognition, the saved recordings don’t actually contribute much to the AI system.

Microsoft app teaches English

Published on 05/25/2019 @ 1 AM EST
Using a smartphone’s camera, the Read My World app names different objects around the user to improve vocabulary. The library has over 1,500 words and is designed for those who don’t have time for formal classes.