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IBM technology moves even closer to human speech recognition parity

IBM this week said its speech recognition system set an industry record of 5.5% word error rate, a percentage that lets a computer understand human conversation almost as well as the average person does.According to IBM human parity was considered.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldMar 9th, 2017

NAB Show Technology Luncheon Will Feature Tim Wu

He address discuss the technology innovation cycle.....»»

Category: topSource:  radiomagonlineRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

Big Data Can Enhance Business Decision Making

Big data isn’t about technology. It’s about creating that one-to-one personal experience that each of us craves as a consumer......»»

Category: topSource:  cioinsightRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

Zelda Fans Uncover Hidden Message in Breath of the Wild"s First Shrines

Hiding in plain sight, Reddit uncovers a cool new secret. If you're already 100 hours into the vast wonderland that is Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you've no doubt seen more than a few instances of something amazing or delightful. Yet even in the.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

NY Court Hears "Personhood" Case for Caged Chimps

A New York appeals court considers whether chimpanzees are entitled to a human's legal rights......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

Nom Nom Nom: Prehistoric Human Bones Show Signs of Cannibalism

Human cannibals likely took a big bite out of their fellow humans about 10,000 years ago, according to a study that examined prehistoric bones with scratch and bite marks on them......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

John Legend just had a very dramatic airport experience

It turns out, even John Legend isn't immune to an occasional sticky fingers situation.  Reports that the crooner was alleged robbed of up to $30,000 worth of clothing and accessories were published by New York Daily News, and later picked up by.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

"Moore"s Law" For Carbon Would Defeat Global Warming

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: A streamlined set of goals for reducing carbon emissions could simplify the way nations approach the quest to reduce human impact on the planet. A group of European researchers have a re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

New study resolves the structure of the human protein that causes cystic fibrosis

In order to better understand how genetic mutations give rise to cystic fibrosis, researchers need to map the protein responsible for the disorder. The new structure has led to new insights on how this molecular channel functions......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

New stem cell method produces millions of human brain and muscle cells in days

Scientists have created a new technique that simplifies the production of human brain and muscle cells -- allowing millions of functional cells to be generated in just a few days. The results open the door to producing a diversity of new cell types t.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Lighting up antibiotic resistance

Carbapenems are among the 'antibiotics of last resort' and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant pathogenic strains have emerged over the last decades......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Complete security deception includes detection and incident response

Deception tools have been growing in popularity over the past several years, but customers need to ensure they are using the technology to its fullest potential. The concept behind deception is fairly simple to understand: Security teams deploy a.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Blockchain can help secure medical devices, improve patient privacy

BOSTON -- Blockchain can help secure medical devices and improve patient privacy, but the key is proper implementation, according to a top security pro at Partners Healthcare.The downsides would include mistrust of the technology because of blockc.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

The Nougat-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is now available in Canada for $799

Samsung’s Android Nougat-powered Galaxy Tab S3 is now available in Canada, aiming to outperform competitors in entertainment and gaming performance. The $799.99 CAD premium tablet Galaxy Tab S3 features quad speakers using AKG Harman technology.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Video-hijacking algorithms make this music video different each time you watch it

A British band by the name of Shaking Chains has taken a unique approach with its debut single, “Midnight Oil.” Rather than film a single music video that’s the same every time it is viewed, they’re using technology to create.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

FedEx will offer you $5 to install / enable Flash

HTML5 has already replaced Adobe Flash at most major online destinations including Facebook and YouTube; even Chrome now loads HTML5 over Flash by default......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Weekend Open Forum: Should we be worried about robots taking human jobs?

It’s been estimated that over a third of all jobs could be lost through automation from robots and artificial intelligences over the next 20 years. As technology advances and machines get smarter and cheaper, should we be worried about the huma.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Mind-Reading Computers That Can Translate Thoughts into Words

In his latest book, Adam Piore explores how bioengineers are harnessing the latest technologies to unlock untapped abilities in the human body and mind, like translating neural brain patterns of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

How Trump will impact venture capital: The future of QSBS

 When we speak of disruption in the startup industry, it would not be uncommon to invoke an innovative technology or a visionary founder. It is a rare occasion when we can celebrate legislators. Yet, some of the most recent strides in the emergi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D-printed human cartilage cells in baby mice

 In what could potentially serve as an important moment in the quest to 3D-print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

YouTube automates sound effect captions with AI

YouTube has used algorithms to automatically caption speech for eight years now in an effort to make its billions of videos more accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing. While the feature was pretty rough at first, it has significantly i.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago