Meet Samsung Ballie, a small robotic companion that understands you
During its CES 2020 keynote, Samsung revealed its vision of robots as ‘life companions’. For the first time, Samsung announced Ballie, a small, rolling companion robot. Samsung Ballie can understand you, support you in everyda...
Samsung’s next-gen Family Hub refrigerators will use AI to plan your meals for you
Samsung will introduce its next-generation Family Hub fridges at CES 2020; and in the leadup to the event, the company confirms that the range will include new AI features, as well as improvements to the existing features. The cha...
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon XR2 platform to power next gen mixed reality headsets
At Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit today, Qualcomm revealed Snapdragon XR2, the world’s first 5G-supported XR platform. Qualcomm has included several new improvements to enable improved augmented reality (AR), virtual realit...
Leading professional services firm KPMG announces a five-year agreement with Microsoft
KPMG is a leading professional services firm that offers Audit, Tax and Advisory services around the world. Today, KPMG announced a 5-year agreement with Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation for KPMG member firms and mut...
Microsoft installs GraphCore AI co-processors on their Azure cloud
In an effort to make their Azure cloud computing platform more attractive to AI developers, Microsoft has installed new Graphcore IPUs (Intelligence Processing Units). The processors are similar to GPUs but optimised for AI develo...
Microsoft will use AI to tackle cervical cancer in the most affected country
India accounts for 25% of 260,000 yearly worldwide cervical cancer deaths, killing over 67,000 women every year. With early detection, the cancer can be preventable; so the solution could be a more effective screening program. Mic...
Microsoft partners with Nuance to revolutionize the doctor-patient experience
Physician burnout is a widespread issue nowadays. On average, doctors spend almost two hours on administrative tasks for every hour they spend with patients, plus one to two hours of after-hours work at night. To solve this proble...
Google’s superhuman AI dethrones Microsoft Research, more, in reading comprehension test
In a paper published Wednesday on OpenReview.net, Google AI and Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago have announced that their new AI, ALBERT, has taken the top spot in several natural language reading comprehension tests, ta...
Brad Smith reveals Taylor Swift had bad blood with Microsoft’s Taybot
When most of us think of Tay we think of Microsoft’s Twitter chatbot gone disastrously wrong. Introduced in 2016, the chatbot made some offensive and racist tweets after a “coordinated” attack. It turns out Taybo...
Voice Dictation in Microsoft Word is about to get a lot better
Another Microsoft Garage product has made it into the big time. Dictate for Microsoft Office on Windows will be retired as an add-on on 15th October, to then be officially integrated into Office 365 and Windows 10. The plugin from...