Baidu Reveals 4 New Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently hosted its annual Baidu World Conference in Beijing to showcase its latest technologies. The theme of this year’s conference was the “Intelligence of Everything,” with a heavy emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in cars, wearables, and other connected devices. Let’s examine four of these new AI technologies, how they’ll expand Baidu’s […]

YouTube restricts iOS 14 picture-in-picture feature to Premium subscribers, 4K not available on tvOS 14

Google’s YouTube unit appears to be restricting picture-in-picture video viewing on Apple’s iOS 14 to subscribers of its Premium subscription service, while promised 4K resolution in tvOS 14 is a no-show. Apple’s iOS 14 delivers PiP video viewing to iPhone for the first time. The handy feature allows users to simultaneously watch video content, conduct […]

Artificial intelligence expert originates new theory for decision-making

How should people make decisions when the outcomes of their choices are uncertain, and the uncertainty is described by probability theory? That’s the question faced by Prakash Shenoy, the Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Kansas School of Business. His answer can be found in the article “An Interval-Valued […]

Ultra-Fast Magnetic Switching Could Transform Fiber Optic Communications & Expand the Capacity of the Internet

Researchers at CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics have discovered that a new material can act as a super-fast magnetic switch. When struck by successive ultra-short laser pulses it exhibits “toggle switching” that could increase the capacity of the global fiber optic cable network by an order of magnitude. Expanding the capacity of the internet […]

The brain’s memory abilities inspire AI experts in making neural networks less ‘forgetful’

Artificial intelligence (AI) experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Baylor College of Medicine report that they have successfully addressed what they call a “major, long-standing obstacle to increasing AI capabilities” by drawing inspiration from a human brain memory mechanism known as “replay.” First author and postdoctoral researcher Gido van de Ven and […]

Apple Watch Series 6 Blood Oxygen Monitoring Available in Most Countries Worldwide

Apple yesterday announced the Apple Watch Series 6 with a new sensor that enables blood oxygen monitoring capabilities, but Apple did not clarify which countries the feature would be available in. Some health capabilities, like ECG and irregular heart rate notifications, have been limited in availability because of regulatory requirements, but it appears that those […]