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Microsoft Translator gets AI-powered offline language packs

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Microsoft announced today that its Translator app now supports offline, artificial intelligence-powered translation in a handful of languages with what the company says is "the world's first Deep Neural Network-powered offline translation engine." The AI packs are considerably smaller than traditional language packs, and Microsoft says they provide higher quality translations, too.

The AI-powered language packs are available now on the Android version of the Microsoft Translator app. Microsoft says the iOS update is currently undergoing Apple's review process, and Windows device support is "coming soon."

According to Microsoft, the algorithms that power its AI translation have been optimized to the extent that they're able to run "directly on any modern device’s CPU" without requiring an internet connection.

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Google announces Augmented Reality Microscope platform to aid in cancer detection

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Google announced in a blog post today that it's developed a prototype for a microscope system that uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect anomalies resembling cancerous growths in tissue samples. Google is calling it the Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) platform, and it's currently capable of identifying breast and prostate cancer, although Google says it will be able to find any other type of cancer once its model is trained for it.

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Google announces Augmented Reality Microscope platform to aid in cancer detection was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Talk to Books lets you browse books with the help of AI

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Google launched a new experience today that it's calling Talk to Books. It's pretty much what it sounds like: the demo asks for input in the form of regular old sentences, then tries to locate logical responses to those sentences from a pool of books. In a post on its Developer Blog, Google calls Talk to Books "an entirely new way to explore books by starting at the sentence level, rather than the author or topic level."

The experiment is meant to showcase advances machine learning that let computers communicate in ways that seem natural.

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Google's Talk to Books lets you browse books with the help of AI was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Scrying Pen AI Experiment will try to help you draw a cat

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Google's AI Experiments are fun showcases for feats of artificial intelligence the company's research has enabled. Scrying Pen is a new one that uses algorithms trained by data from 2016's Quick, Draw! experiment to show a path to draw one of a set of objects, like a cat or a hand.

Scrying Pen analyzes your inputs to try to predict what you'll draw next in the context of the model you've selected, displaying a number of its best guesses as to your next moves as green lines.

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Google's Scrying Pen AI Experiment will try to help you draw a cat was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Apple has poached Google’s head of AI

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In a surprise move, Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence John Giannandrea stepped down on Monday. Yesterday, it was reported that he'd been hired by Apple. Giannandrea had been with Google since its acquisition of startup Metaweb in 2010.

Metaweb was working on a "database of the world's knowledge," according to the New York Times; after its acquisition, the startup's technology was eventually folded into Google search, helping the engine answer certain questions without the user ever having to navigate to any external sites.

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Apple has poached Google's head of AI was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a browser-based game that tries to make machine learning fun and accessible

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

"Machine learning" and "neural network" are familiar terms to anyone who follows what Google is up to these days, but they may not be the most accessible or comprehensible concepts for the masses. And that's fine — you don't need to have a firm grasp of machine learning to enjoy better photos or keyboards, for instance. Still, Google has been quietly showcasing ways for users to get more hands-on with these concepts, and the latest such experiment is a game called Emoji Scavenger Hunt.

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Google's Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a browser-based game that tries to make machine learning fun and accessible was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google open sources image recognition AI model, VR audio tools

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Google announced this week that two of its projects are going open source. Code for both DeepLab-V3+, the latest version of Google's semantic image segmentation AI model, and Resonance Audio, Google's spatial audio SDK, is now freely available.

Semantic image segmentation is a process by which computers recognize and assign natural-language names to different objects in a photo or video—Google Photos being able to not only see your dog in a picture but also identify it as a "dog" (versus "cat" or "marmot") is the result of such a process.

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Google open sources image recognition AI model, VR audio tools was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

G Suite gets smarter with Quick Access in Docs, faster scheduling in Calendar, and more

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Today is a big day for G Suite customers. Not only did Hangouts Chat finally launch, but Google is adding some new features to other core programs in its office productivity suite. This is all, of course, to help teams respond to their business needs faster by giving them better, easier ways to manage projects.

The first piece is Hangouts Chat, Google's internal team chat Slack competitor. We already posted about it earlier, so I won't rehash what's been said, but G Suite users will be able to move seamlessly between Chat and Meet.

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G Suite gets smarter with Quick Access in Docs, faster scheduling in Calendar, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

MediaTek announces Helio P60 SoC with promises of better power efficiency, core performance, and AI experiences

Monday, February 26th, 2018

MediaTek is one of those chip manufacturers that we do not hear much about in the U.S. The only notable exclusion to that rule is BLU Products, which includes some MediaTek SoCs in its phones. While MTK is a far cry from Qualcomm and Samsung in terms of raw power and such, the company does play an important role in providing high-performance-per-dollar SoCs for budget and low-end phones. For MWC, MediaTek announced the new Helio P60 chip, complete with typical MTK promises.

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MediaTek announces Helio P60 SoC with promises of better power efficiency, core performance, and AI experiences was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LG details its Vision AI and Voice AI, which will debut on the 2018 version of the V30

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Last week we heard rumors that LG would announce an updated version of the LG V30 at Mobile World Congress, which lines up well with the previous reports that the company won't release new devices on a yearly schedule and that the expected G7 was scrapped and a new design was being worked on. The other part of the V30 leak was an emphasis on the addition of an AI of sorts called "LG Lens." LG, as it always does prior to major events, has out-leaked everyone and confirmed this by announcing a new 2018 version of the V30 which comes with new AI functionalities.

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LG details its Vision AI and Voice AI, which will debut on the 2018 version of the V30 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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