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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Mozilla has announced that it’s spinning out WebThings, its open source internet of things (IoT) platform, as an independent project. The move comes shortly after the Firefox browser maker announced a major restructuring of its corporate division, leading to 250 layoffs — a quarter of
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now As businesses struggle to adapt to a “new normal” under global lockdowns, technology is helping to buffer the impact. Ecommerce is booming, and companies that weren’t already embracing online sales have had to quickly pivot, with local pizzerias turning to digital platforms and Google offering
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now It’s been three months since OpenAI launched an API underpinned by cutting-edge language model GPT-3, and it continues to be the subject of fascination within the AI community and beyond. Portland State University computer science professor Melanie Mitchell found evidence that GPT-3 can make primitive
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Just as the 5G era kicked off in the United States, Cradlepoint established itself as a leading enterprise solution provider for the latest cellular technology, partnering with Verizon on enterprise 5G broadband services and AT&T on 5G-upgradeable mobile units for first responders and businesses. Today, Ericsson
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GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual event On Demand Watch Now Calling myself “deeply conflicted” about Facebook’s upcoming standalone VR headset Oculus Quest 2 would be an understatement. My long but imperfect memory can’t recall any device this compelling from such a seriously troubled company — one that’s hoping to win new customers even
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GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual event On Demand Watch Now During Facebook Connect — the replacement for the AR/VR event previously known as Oculus Connect — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today that the company is planning to release its first pair of augmented reality glasses in 2021. While the company’s Oculus
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Although Apple’s 2020 WWDC was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, its latest operating system launches aren’t being pushed back: As promised at yesterday’s Time Flies media event, the company has just released final versions of iOS 14 and related operating systems for its mobile devices.
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Volansi (formerly Volans-i), which provides vertical takeoff and landing drone delivery services for commercial and defense customers, today announced a $50 million round. The company plans to use the funds to accelerate its go-to-market efforts as it expands into new territories globally. The coronavirus pandemic
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Nvidia is acquiring Arm from Softbank in a $40 billion dollar deal (much of it in stock, thanks to Nvidia’s high flying valuation). And while this seems like an interesting merger of complementary technologies, there are a lot of challenges that could make this a
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GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual event On Demand Watch Now AI voices are sounding more realistic today than ever before in the history of synthetic voice technology. What started as simple text-to-speech (TTS), combined with hundreds of hours of recorded dialog, has evolved into more natural-sounding AI voices, synthesized from just a
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Health organizations including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and the U.K. National Health Service advocate wearing masks to prevent the spread of infection. But masks attenuate speech, which has implications for the accuracy of speech recognition systems like
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now When I wrote about the forced TikTok acquisition last month, I spelled out what everyone wants. The Trump administration wants trouble for TikTok (and China), Microsoft wants TikTok’s data (and algorithm), and parent company ByteDance wants to be in charge of its own destiny (and
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GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual event On Demand Watch Now The only constant in the game industry is change. And as changes go, the upcoming updates planned for the UA and advertising ecosystem in iOS 14 are pretty substantial for game makers. And while Apple recently announced that some of the most
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