Language AI is really heating up

Language AI is really heating up

In just a short number of years, deep learning algorithms have evolved to be able to beat the world’s best players at board games and recognize faces with the same accuracy as a human (or perhaps even better). But mastering the unique and far-reaching complexities of human language has proven to be one of AI’s…

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Driving Game Growth: Our event on pushing games forward in 2021

Driving Game Growth: Our event on pushing games forward in 2021

Amid a horrible year for everyone, gaming had historic growth in 2020. Market researcher Newzoo estimates all game revenues grew 19% to $174.9 billion in 2020. Steam reported in-game purchases were up 21%. U.S. video game sales were up 27% to $57 billion, according to market researcher NPD. Will it keep going? We’re going to…

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Incoming White House science and technology leader on AI, diversity, and society

Incoming White House science and technology leader on AI, diversity, and society

Technologies like artificial intelligence and human genome editing “reveal and reflect even more about the complex and sometimes dangerous social architecture that lies beneath the scientific progress that we pursue,” Dr. Alondra Nelson said today at a televised ceremony introducing President-elect Joe Biden’s science team. On Friday, the Biden transition team appointed Nelson to the…

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DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

Image: DuckDuckGo Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo reached a major milestone in its 12-year-old history this week when it recorded on Monday its first-ever day with more than 100 million user search queries.The achievement comes after a period of sustained growth the company has been seeing for the past two years, and especially since August 2020,…

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Delta just offered a brave lesson in listening to customers, not tech

Delta just offered a brave lesson in listening to customers, not tech

Zoom will change nothing? Screenshot by ZDNet The tech industry always knows how the future will be. Why, it’s creating it, so it’s got something of an inside track at the bookies. Not everyone, however, is convinced about Techworld’s slightly smug infallibility. On Thursday, Delta emailed me to announce it had lost the GDP of…

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iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

iOS tip: Find out how many times has your iPhone battery been recharged

Head over to Settings > Battery, and then into Battery Health and Apple gives you a lot of information about your iPhone’s battery.But there’s one number that Apple doesn’t give you — how many times your iPhone has been recharged.Must read: Switching to Signal? Turn on these settings now for greater privacy and security Now,…

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Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

Image: ZDNet BugTraq, one of the cybersecurity industry’s first mailing lists dedicated to publicly disclosing security flaws, announced today it was shutting down at the end of the month, on January 31, 2021. The site played a crucial role in shaping the cybersecurity industry in its early, fledgling days.Established by Scott Chasin on November 5,…

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