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Can an open-source AI take on Amazon and Google?

It’s only been a few years since Amazon unveiled the Alexa-powered Echo, but since then, smart speakers have become a major consumer-electronics category. Key to its success is the notion of the always-on virtual assistant, which other companies like Apple and Google have adopted as well. In fact, not only has Google made Assistant the driving force behind its Android smartphones, it has…
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The Morning After: VAIO's new laptop has all the ports

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday morning! Google is refunding the difference if your flight price drops after you book it with them, VAIO has an epic laptop with every port imaginable and Apple suggests you don’t replace your iPhone battery with…
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VAIO's port-loaded 12-inch laptop goes on sale in the US

Following its launch in Japan, VAIO’s small but mighty SX12 — which offers just about every conceivable I/O you could ever want — is now available in the US. Its starting price of $1,119 means this isn’t a cheap deal, but how could it be when such a diminutive 12-inch model somehow crams in three USB-A ports, one USB-C port, a HDMI port, a full-sized SD card slot, a…
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AI knitting system designs and creates garments

If you’ve ever wanted a custom bobble hat but your knitting skills aren’t up to par, let the robots do it. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a computer-aided knitting system which can automate the design and manufacture of knitted garments. Even non expert knitters can use the system to create individual designs…
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AI and automation are making office life easier

AI and automation have revolutionized the manufacturing sector with robots working alongside humans on factory floors. Now, those same sorts of technologies are beginning to find their way into corporate offices and are rapidly changing the way we conduct business. That…
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'AI Bar' system makes sure patrons are served in the right order

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that queue patiently at the bar for their drinks because they recognize their place in the great order of things, and those that elbow their way to the front and jump the queue because they’re massive jerks. If you’re the latter, I see you, pal. And now, thanks to AI, so does the bartender. British data science company DataSparQ has…
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