Historic Breakthrough: Microsoft Reaches Virtual Parity With Human Speech

In an historic breakthrough, Microsoft’s AI team has developed technology that recognizes speech as well as humans. Their research team published a paper (PDF) showing that their speech recognition system makes errors at the same rate as a professional transcriptionists,…

By 2020 There Will Be 30 Billion Connected Things!

By 2020 there will be 30 billion connected things, according to a new infographic by Cloudera. The company believes that the Internet of Things (IoT) could be an extremely disruptive force in society, basically changing everything, according to Vijay Raja,…

Facebook Adds Scheduling Feature to Live Videos

Facebook has added the ability to schedule live videos, something popular broadcasters have wanted in order to gather an audience before going live. The feature is being launched this week for Verified Pages, but will go live for everybody soon…

How Grab Scales to Huge Demand While Staying Stable

Grab, a Singapore based Uber type service, is so popular that if their IT infrastructure didn’t remain stable during peak usage transportation would literally ground to a halt. Grab is the leading ride sharing service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,…

CEO Tim Cook Pushes Cashless Society and Predicts AI in all Apple Products

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently visited Japan for the opening of their state-of-the-art research and development facility. He described it as a “center for deep engineering that will be very different from the R&D base Apple plans to build in…

Microsoft Ends Moore’s Law, Builds a Supercomputer in the Cloud

A group of Microsoft engineers have built an artificial intelligence technique called deep neural networks that will be deployed on Catapult by the end of 2016 to power Bing search results. They say that this AI supercomputer in the cloud…

How to Watch the Final Presidential Debate on YouTube

Google has made it easy to watch the final presidential debate right on YouTube. “Over the past three debates you’ve come to YouTube to follow live coverage from more news organizations than ever before,” says Brandon Feldman, who is YouTube’s…

Google Seeks to Transform Education with New Change Center

Last week the Google for Education Transformation Center was announced as a hub and launch pad for school change. Google has long been involved in pushing technology to improve and modernize education, but with the launch of the Center it…

Pinterest Grows to 150 Million Users, Up 50 Million in Last Year

Pinterest continues to grow in popularity, having gone from 100 Million monthly users in September 2015 to 150 million today. Pinterest is also losing its status as a platform that is primarily for women, with men now making up 40%…

Google Buys FameBit, Sees Branded Content as Essential to YouTube

Google has purchased FameBit, a technology and marketing platform that helps brands link up with social media stars on YouTube and Twitter. This is part of a growing trend where Google and others realize that preroll video ads are not…