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Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in …

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Will Lawyers and Judges be replaced by Artificial Intelligence ( AI )

Will Lawyers and Judges be replaced by Artificial Intelligence ( AI )

Advancement in technology and science is growing at such a pace that questions like the above of replacement of human skills by machines through AI are being debated at present. Traditionally Lawyers and Judges are thought to be dealing with problems of human beings demanding special skills and emotions which only human beings can possess. However, today a lot of …

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Essential’s startup advantage might come back to haunt it

Essential's startup advantage might come back to haunt it

"Most companies would get a stage, and we’d have lights and music and everything else," joked Andy Rubin as he addressed a group of reporters. "But that really isn’t our style." He was casually dressed in jeans and a blue T-shirt with a coffee mug in one hand as he stood in a lobby-like room. The setup was located just …

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Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Doctor Otto Octavius may have been a power-mad scientist bent on world domination and the utter ruin of his nemesis, Spider-Man, but the guy had some surprisingly cogent thoughts on prosthetics development. And although mind-controlled supernumerary robotic limbs like Doc Oc’s still only exist in the realm of the Marvel Universe, researchers here in reality are getting pretty darn close …

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TDRS launch marks end of an era

TDRS launch marks end of an era

An Atlas 5 401 lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Aug. 18, sending the TDRS-M communications satellite into orbit. Credit: United Launch Alliance WASHINGTON — The successful launch of a NASA communications satellite Aug. 18 is the final flight of the current generation of data relay spacecraft as well as for a venerable satellite bus. A United Launch Alliance Atlas …

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Argo AI CEO talks plans for Ford self-driving cars in interview

Argo AI CEO talks plans for Ford self-driving cars in interview

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI. Pictured are: Peter Rander, Argo AI COO; Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO; Bryan Salesky, Argo AI CEO; and Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Product Development, and chief technical officer. Salesky and Rander are alumni of Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineering Center and former leaders on …

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Are You Prepared For Artificial Intelligence In The Future Workplace?

Are You Prepared For Artificial Intelligence In The Future Workplace?

In my role as a university professor and corporate trainer, I regularly draw on my study of leadership, teamwork, future trends and career strategies when delivering courses or programs on these topics. Combined with the experience gained from my 20 years as a technology professional in both sales and sales management, this background provides a unique real world perspective on …

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Smartron unveils tronXTM, a first of its kind AI powered IoT platform

Smartron unveils tronXTM, a first of its kind AI powered IoT platform

Imagine a world where everything is interconnected and all devices can talk to each other to help you lead a more efficient and a smarter life. An alarm clock that wakes you up earlier if your phone foresees traffic through maps; as soon as you wake up , the geyser is switched on and the milk delivery notified, you get …

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests AU$10m in IoT network vendor Thinxtra

Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests AU$10m in IoT network vendor Thinxtra

The Australian government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced a AU$10 million investment in Sydney-based IoT network builder Thinxtra, in exchange for 15 percent equity. CEFC’s investment, through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, is part of Thinxtra’s AU$20 million Series B round, valuing the company at about AU$66 million. In April last year, Thinxtra obtained the licence to roll …

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AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications. In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications. Elijah Thimsen , assistant professor of energy, environmental …

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