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The top five battlegrounds for tech platforms in 2017

January 4th, 2017 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish their foothold in the emerging technologies we will likely come to rely on in the future. Who will succeed?



The most Googled products in every country

December 20th, 2016 at 12:55 pm » Comments Off

In popular culture, certain countries are stereotypically associated with certain products — beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan. But those things aren’t what people are really searching for.



10 Most significant tech innovations of 2016

December 14th, 2016 at 6:42 pm » Comments Off

Every end of the year, Yahoo India releases “The Year in Review lists”.  This review list reveals the people, events, and stories that captured the attention of Indians in the last 12 months. Here are the list of most significant technology products in the year 2016.



AI: A five-point plan to stop the Terminators taking over

November 1st, 2016 at 6:41 am » Comments Off

Tech behemoths Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon announced this week that they are teaming up to develop new standards for Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a much-needed move. Soon AI will change everything from warfare to our bodies. But we don’t want to become slaves to the robots, so how do we stop the Terminators?



Will quantum computers kill Bitcoin?

October 17th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

Rumors of bitcoin’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to a site tracking “bitcoin obituaries,” the media has proclaimed the seven-year-old cryptocurrency dead more than 100 times, yet a recent resurgence has led to a tripling in bitcoin’s price over the last year. It has survived price crashes, cyber heists and community infighting, but bitcoin’s biggest threat may still […]



The three biggest problems facing AI today

October 13th, 2016 at 4:55 am » Comments Off

Speaking to attendees at a deep learning conference in London last month, there was one particularly noteworthy recurring theme: humility, or at least, the need for it. While companies like Google are confidently pronouncing that we live in an “AI-first age,” with machine learning breaking new ground in areas like speech and image recognition, those at the […]



Google DeepMind AI Learns How To Talk Like Humans

October 11th, 2016 at 6:59 am » Comments Off

Google has reached a milestone in its DeepMind artificial intelligence (A.I.) project with the successful development of technology that can mimic the sound of human voice. Dubbed as WaveNet, the breakthrough was described as a deep neural network that can generate raw audio wave forms to generate speech. It can reportedly beat existing Text-to-Speech systems.



Google’s AI Plans – A Privacy Nightmare

October 7th, 2016 at 7:22 am » Comments Off

Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we are now living in an “artificial intelligence-first world.” He’s probably right. Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilizes machine learning and image recognition. Today, Google announced an AI-powered assistant built into its new […]



Google’s next big step for AI: Getting robots to teach each other new skills

October 6th, 2016 at 6:52 am » Comments Off

Robots haven’t reached human intelligence yet, but Google’s researchers are showing how they’re closing the gap using downloadable intelligence. Imagine if you could get better at some skill not just by learning and practicing it, but by accessing the brains of others to tap directly into their experiences?



Google to offer free Wifi mobile calling in North America and Europe

September 2nd, 2016 at 6:24 am » Comments Off

Google is taking the next step in competing with mobile operators by extending its free Wifi alternative for voice and data “in the next few weeks”. The service, called Wifi Assistant, will be available to all owners of Google Nexus phones in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Nordic countries, said Google in a […]



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