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Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users

August 12th, 2019 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

Volunteers can add unmapped roads, bridges and buildings. Plugging a new address into your smartphone’s map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still uncharted territory. Facebook now hopes its AI technology will make it easier […]



Everybody hates the key card. Will your phone replace it?

August 7th, 2019 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Hilton has installed its Digital Key technology at more than 4,250 properties over the past five years. Technology that allows hotel guests to use their phones as room keys is expanding, taking aim at those environmentally unfriendly plastic cards. The demonstration using the cellphone as a digital hotel room key didn’t quite go as planned. […]



Revealed: This is Palintir’s top-secret user manual for cops

July 24th, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals. Palantir is one of the most significant and secretive companies in big data analysis. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan […]



Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

July 5th, 2019 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M Years ago, a mobile app for email launched to immediate fanfare. Simply called Mailbox, its life was woefully cut short — we’ll get to that. Today, its founders are back with their second act: An AI-enabled assistant called Navigator meant to help teams […]



First smartphone app that can “hear” ear infections in children

May 24th, 2019 at 12:00 am » Comments Off

Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the UW School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children’s Hospital, uses the app and funnel to check his daughter’s ear. Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. […]



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