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How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

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Enlarge this image Will Shindel prepares for a gene-editing class using the CRISPR tool at a Brooklyn community lab called Genspace. Alan Yu/WHYY hide caption... Read More
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Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War

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A disembodied voice sounded over a loudspeaker. “Incoming. Take cover,” it warned to anyone within earshot. Then, the sirens began to wail.Erin Delaney assumed it was a drill. She peeked down the hallway to see how other people were responding. Then she hit the deck. It was not a drill. The NATO base in Kabul where Delaney had been working for weeks was being attacked. Delaney, 24, had never had any military training. She grew up in San Diego, traveled up the coast for college at UC Berkeley, and spent the next two years nestled in the safe, Tesla-filled San Francisco bubble, working in the compliance department at Dropbox. Now, with her nose to the ground, she was getting a taste—however brief—of life in a war zone... Read More
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Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

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Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios. The most promising startups or projects may receive co-investments from the new initiative and Google Ventures ranging from $1 million to $10 million. A Google spokesperson declined to comment. The new initiative could have something to do with Google’s ... Read More
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Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated AI chip

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Apple is reportedly working on a chip for its devices to process artificial intelligence. Called the Apple Neural Engine internally, the chip will assist in functions such as computer vision, speech recognition, facial recognition, and other forms of artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg. More news on the subject could be on the way at WWDC, the annual developer conference to take place June 5-9 in San Jose, California. ... Read More
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Assistants, Please

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Facebook showed off some nutty new tech this week at its annual developer conference, including social VR experiences, skin-based interfaces, and augmented reality markup for the real world. Some of these ideas are here already, and some are years away. Taken together, they show that Facebook is thinking about ways to squeeze its software into more parts of your life—for better and for worse. Michael and David are joined this week by WIRED writer and editor Cade Metz, who attended F8. The team discusses the pitfalls of the AR tech, the likelihood of AI making an impact anytime soon, and why we all keep getting played by Facebook’s marketing department. Some links: See all of our ... Read More
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Robert Mercer Is A Force To Be Reckoned With In Finance And Conservative Politics

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Enlarge this image Billionaire Robert Mercer speaks on the phone during the 12th International Conference on Climate Change on March 23, 2017. The Washington Post/Getty Images... Read More
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LeBron James Sets Record, Cavs Go to NBA Finals

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LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list on Thursday night. James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to win the NBA Eastern Conference Finals 4-1. (May 26)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiase... Read More
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AI Weekly: AlphaGo’s triumph shows the future of machine learning isn’t so black and white

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This week, Google’s AlphaGo defeated a top-ranked Chinese Go player, Ke Jie, in the first match of a three-game series underway in China. The victory by AlphaGo — created by DeepMind, which Google bought 3 years ago — follows its headline-grabbing triumph over South Korean Go star ... Read More
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Leaders speak of a ‘retrofitted’ suburbia

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Two transportation initiatives announced Wednesday will boost Long Island’s economy, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone told local leaders at the Hauppauge Industrial Association Business Trade Show & Conference executive lunch today in Brentwood. Those projects – the MTA-approved funding for the proposed LIRR third track and the addition of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, which will start service at Long Island MacArthur Airport to Orlando – will help to retrofit suburbia, he said. The efforts will help to make the region competitive, attracting a young knowledge workforce. “It will create an environment in which they can thrive and make the region accessible to them,” he said. These initiatives ... Read More
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ITA & Global Futures Group Partner to Focus on Smart Cities

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Earlier this month, ITA Strategic Partner Global Futures Group (GFG) hosted the 2017 Smart Cities: Powered by People Conference (SCNYC17) in Brooklyn. This was the first show of its kind to focus on the importance of citizen participation in making cities “smart.” The four-day event brought together global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, civil society organizations, non-profits, the private sector, and thought leaders from around the world for discussions and debates on the key issues confronting modern urban leaders in their efforts to improve the quality of life in their cities. ITA’s U.S. Commercial Service Office... Read More
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Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity’s Last, Best Hope To Win At Go

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Enlarge this image Ke Jie, the world's No. 1 Go player, stares at the board during his second match against AlphaGo in Wuzhen, China, on Thursday. The 19-year-old grandmaster dropped the ma... Read More
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Charles Lavine Ends Bid for Nassau County Executive

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New York State Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) dropped out of the race for Nassau County executive on Wednesday and threw his support behind the Democratic nominee, Nassau Legis. Laura Curran (D-Baldwin). Lavine was one of two Democratic candidates that planned to challenge Curran to a primary in September. The other, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, who was a Republican until last fall, is staying in the race. “I will not not enable... Read More
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Democrats Pellegrino, Benjamin win NY legislative seats

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A Democratic candidate for New York’s state Assembly dispatched her Republican opponent Tuesday night in a Long Island district that supported Republican President Donald Trump last fall. Christine Pellegrino won 58 percent of the vote to defeat conservative Tom Gargiulo. Trump earned 60 percent of the vote in the district last November, making Pellegrino’s victory especially sweet for Democrats. “It’s a district that’s strongly Republican and the fact that the Democrats picked up that seat says something,” said Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg. Pellegrino, a teacher active in the anti-Common Core movement, was backed by the teachers’ union and had strong support from the Democratic and Working Fa... Read More
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Kidman talks about lack of female influence in the film industry

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Nicole Kidman shows her support for women filmmakers at the press conference for her new drama 'The Beguiled' in Cannes (May 25).Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Worldpay demos system for making payments inside virtual reality worlds

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With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches, it’s only a matter of time before com... Read More
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This isn’t the VR we’ve been dreaming of — and that’s a good thing

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When the term “virtual reality” first became a topic of general conversation, many people had grand expectations of what it would look like when it arrived. Spurred by sci-fi movies like 1982’s “Tron” and 1992’s “The Lawnmower Man,” we imagined complex, fully immersive environments entered using headsets and specialized haptic suits. A quarter-century later, we’re still not quite there. Hollywood studios and game developers still face challenges fulfilling that flashy vision of VR. What we’re seeing instead are different kinds of VR success stories – ones we never anticipated. For example, corporations have quietly been taking advantage of VR, with companies like PwC, Accenture, and travel center giant... Read More

Twilio adds Google’s speech recognition to its VoIP platform

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Twilio is making it easier for developers to build applications that react to what people say during phone calls with a new feature announced Wednesday. The company’s Automated Speech Recognition beta will take a caller’s speech and turn it into text. Twilio’s technology hands the text off to developers so their systems can respond to what people say, rather than requiring customers to navigate menus using phone keypads. (Think: “If you want to talk to the support department, say ‘support.'”) It’s a move by the company to expand the value of its VoIP tools for developers by adding a layer of machine intelligence over existing support for s... Read More
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Why AI gets the language of games but sucks at translating languages

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As seen at Google DeepMind’s conference this week, machine learning with AI has seeped into a number of industries in recent years. Whereas in the past it was more a topic of discussion on theoretical applications, we now see machine learning being applied in smart cars, video games, digital marketing, virtual personal assistants, chatbots, and other areas of daily life. As AI moves to disrupt and improve more sectors, there are still barriers to overcome before we need to fear for our jobs. In a recent translation competition, human beings beat AI, but it’s only a matter of time before machines become digital babel f... Read More
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Myanmar seeks to kickstart fragile peace talks

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Talks to end decades of ethnic conflicts in Myanmar are underway in the capital Naypyidaw.But some groups invited to the negotiations have boycotted the conference.Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Naypyidaw, Myanmar.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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HIA business expo to be held in Brentwood

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The Hauppauge Industrial Association’s 29th annual Business Trade Show & Conference will be held Thursday at the Suffolk Community College Sports and Exhibition Center in Brentwood. The business expo will open at 9 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. The event features an executive breakfast at 8 a.m. with keynote speaker Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports, who will discuss his book “You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire.” An executive lunch, titled “Long Island Economic Revitalization Projects: Building the Local Economy” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will feature a discussion about developme... Read More
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Meet the first 8 startups backed by AI studio All Turtles

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Last week former Evernote CEO Phil Libin announced plans to leave his job as managing director of investment firm General Catalyst to launch All Turtles, an AI startup studio. Libin and cofounders Jessica Collier and Jon Cifuentes call All Turtles an AI startup studio because they say they plan to take a Hollywood studio production approach to creating products that infuse AI. “We’re inspired by the modern generation of integrated content studios: HBO, Netflix, Amazon,” said Libin in a LinkedIn ... Read More

Twilio’s Proxy API connects people anonymously

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Twilio is making it easier to connect two people anonymously through text messages and phone calls with a new API launching today. Proxy will handle the task of provisioning phone numbers to connect people anonymously instead of requiring developers to handle that process manually. The service is aimed at companies that would benefit from Twilio’s existing features but don’t want to spend much time setting everything up. The fully managed service automates the connection between a customer and an agent across popular platforms, including Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Slack, and Kik. It also automatically handles the provisioning of phone numbers for those connections, as wel... Read More
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Robocop Guards Mall: World’s first robot cop goes on duty in UAE

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The world’s first robot police officer officially reported for duty at the UAE’s flagship Dubai Mall on Tuesday.The high-tech police officer, unveiled at the GITEX Technology Conference in Dubai in 2015, can recognize the faces of wanted criminals in airports and malls. It also assists shoppers with directions and can contact Dubai police if there’s a problem. The ‘Robocop’ also flirts with tourists, saying 'you have really pretty eyes' and asking 'if they grew up around here.'COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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Google’s AlphaGo narrowly beat the top Go player because it avoids risks

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Google’s AlphaGo program bested the world’s top Go player by the slimmest margin possible in the first of three matches Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean humanity is safe. The AI won a match against Ke Jie as part of an exhibition during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China. While Ke made moves reminiscent of his computerized opponent, he was eventually defeated by half a point. AlphaGo is supposed to maximize its chances of winning, rather than maximize the margin of its victory, according to DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis. “AlphaGo always tries to maximize its probabi... Read More

Twitter created an ad format to put bots in your DMs

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Today Twitter launched a new way for advertisers to promote a chat experience with Promoted Tweets. Direct Message Cards allow brands to reach users to start an experience with a bot directly in their Twitter feed. “Using a Direct Message Card, businesses can capture people’s attention with engaging image or video creatives, and include up to four fully customizable call-to-action buttons,” Twitter product manager Travis Lull wrote in a blog post today unveiling the new cards. ... Read More
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Manchester police confirm identity of concert bomber

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The suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, Manchester Police confirmed at a news conference Tuesday. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins also said a 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack. See the full news conference.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Take-Two teases mystery game in 2018 from one of ‘2K’s biggest franchises’

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Take-Two Interactive teased a new game during its earnings call today, saying that it would launch an unnamed game under the 2K label in the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2019. The company said that results for that fiscal year would be driven by Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 and “a highly anticipated new title from one of 2K’s biggest franchises.” That set off a lot of speculation on the Internet, with fans hoping for follow-up titles in the XCOM and Borderlands franchises. But Take-Two didn’t give any indication of what the new title would be. Karl Slatoff, president of Take-Two Interactive, said in the earnings call that Take-Two would not show... Read More
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Kristian Segerstrale, maniacal laughter, and what Google I/O means for marketers – VB Engage

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In this week’s episode, Stewart and Travis discuss how Google’s announcements at its I/O event will affect marketers and marketing this year, and we also discuss how AI is helping B2B markets. We then get to interview the awesome Super Evil Megacorp’s Kristian Segerstrale, who gives us the lowdown on how to create amazing communities and how to sound like an evil genius. And don’t forget: You can win a Huawei MediaPad M3 tablet in our fantastic giveaway, details of which you can find at the end of this article. ... Read More
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Chef’s compliance updates let developers move fast without breaking things

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Chef is making it easier for developers to continuously develop new features without breaking the applications they’re working on. To further that goal, the company today announced a set of new features aimed at streamlining the process of deploying secure and compliant code. The company’s Automate continuous integration platform gained support for automatically validating security and compliance policies. It’s a feature that’s supposed to make compliance easier by ensuring that developers’ work matches policies, like ensuring the use of specific software packages. It’s all based on InSpec, an open source project designed to allow companies to express their comp... Read More
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Man with Flynn ties hosts event at Trump hotel

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One of the hosts of a conference at President Trump's D.C. hotel is the same guy who got Michael Flynn a job lobbying for Turkey.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69367/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Google Announces New Technology at 2017 Google I/O Conference

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Published on May 22, 2017Google's I/O conferences unveils new technology from Google including Google Lens and Google Worldsense Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Microsoft is helping restaurants cook up their own bots

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Microsoft has launched a service for businesses to quickly and easily create a FAQ bot customers can chat with inside Bing search results. The Bing Business Bot service begins by asking a business owner a series of basic questions about their business, like where parking is, how to make reservations, and handicap accessibility details. The service then creates a bot that draws on your answers as well as previously existing information for a Bing Places business listing data. If the bot doesn’t know the answer to a question, it will reach out to the restaurant owner — and remember the answer to the question for future customer... Read More
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President Trump holds press event with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

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President Trump visited Israel Monday, the second stop of his first trip abroad while in office. At a joint news conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they addressed U.S.-Israeli relations and the fight against terrorism. Watch their full remarks here.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington

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On January 22nd, two days after President Trump was inaugurated, he received a memo from his new Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, recommending that the United States launch a military strike in Yemen. In a forty-year career, Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, had cultivated a reputation for being both deeply thoughtful and extremely aggressive. By law and by custom, the position of Defense Secretary is reserved for civilians, but Mattis was still a marine at heart. He had been out of the military for only three years (the rule is seven), and his appointment required Congress to pass a waiver. For the... Read More
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Eyebrow inspiration: low-key Lanthimos directs Kidman

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Hollywood star Nicole Kidman and director Yorgos Lanthimos talk about their working dynamic at a press conference in Cannes for their film 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer.' (May 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platfor... Read More
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Show us what you’ve got — onstage — at MB 2017

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For MobileBeat 2017, coming up July 11-12 in San Francisco, we’re looking for six of the newest and most dynamic startups using AI to reinvent consumer services — is that you? Many will apply, but only the most innovative companies will be chosen to get up on stage for five minutes and present their vision ... Read More
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Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard

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Snapchat knew it from the start, but in recent months Google and Facebook have all but confirmed it: The keyboard, slowly but surely, is fading into obscurity.Last week at Google’s annual developer conference, the company presented its vision for how it expects its users—more than a billion people—to interact with technology in the coming years. And for the most part, it didn’t involved typing into a search box. Instead, Google’s brass spent its time on stage touting the company’s speech recognition skills and showing off Google Lens, a new computer vision technology that essentially turns your phone camera i... Read More
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Startups: 3 strategies for talking about your competitors

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Entrepreneurs know to expect questions about the competition in every investor pitch. And differentiating yourself is key – not only by the content of your answer (how your company is different), but the method of delivery (how you talk about those differences). The world of startups is quick to offer advice on how to format your competitive landscape analysis. It’s a standard slide recommended in any deck (the trusty 2×2, the petal diagram, etc). But there is a striking lack of guidance around how to talk... Read More
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Trump in Riyadh: Controversy follows US president

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President Trump is one of the world's most famous Twitter users - and that fact isn't being forgotten during his trip.In addition to his main address he'll also make a short speech at a social media conference in Riyadh.And, not surprisingly, his trip itself is a major social media topicAl Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports on the online reaction to the visit. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEng... Read More
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Pres. Trump in Saudi Arabia for first foreign trip

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President Trump is in Saudi Arabia for the first leg of his overseas trip. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke at a press conference, and President Trump signed a major arms deal with the Saudi king. CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan joined CBSN from Saudi Arabia to discuss the latest on the trip.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Destiny 2 is a test: Can Bungie live up to its promises?

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Bungie made promises for Destiny that went unfulfilled for years, and clearly wants to avoid a repetition with Destiny 2. Thursday’s gameplay reveal for Destiny 2 shared more than footage of updated graphics, fresh abilities, and new weapons meant to make the Destiny devoted drool. Bungie delivered a full-on preview that would have felt right at home at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (the big game trade show in L.A. each June), and showcased that the studio is attempting to avoid the mistakes it made on Destiny 1. Increased access to endgame content, making sure players have enough content to k... Read More
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Trump will have a positive impact on Mexico: Billionaire investor Sam Zell

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Published on May 19, 2017Billionaire investor Sam Zell tells FBN's Liz Claman what investment excites him the most and the effects of President Trump's border wall from the 2017 SALT Conference in Las Vegas. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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How brands will connect to customers through voicebots

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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant have dramatically simplified how humans can interact with brands to complete everyday tasks, from ordering a coffee or pizza to paying a credit card bill, through a simple voice interface. Yet the latest innovations from Amazon and Google support the oldest form of human communication: human-to-human conversation. At the I/O developer conference this week, Google announced that its voice-activated speaker, Google Home, will now support phone calls, and its voice-controlled Assistant on mobile will ... Read More
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Will Robert Mueller Explore Trump’s Russian Business Ties?

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ProBeat: Google is betting AI will succeed search

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This year’s I/O developer conference felt a little repetitive. Almost everything announced was an iteration on what Google showed off last year. But there was one theme that was particularly clear, especially on day one: Google is becoming more and more confident with its bet on AI. The consumer version of this is Google Assistant. Last year, Google Assistant was merely introduced, not even launched. This year, th... Read More
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Google Assistant voice apps arrive on Android and iPhone — here’s what they can do

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Google released its standalone Google Assistant iPhone app on Wednesday and made it possible for both Android and iOS smartphone users to access voice apps made by third-party developers. These changes were two of about a dozen major Google Assistant announcements made this week at I/O, Google’s annual developer conference.... Read More
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Gadgets Galore at Special Ops Trade Show

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The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held in Tampa, Florida every year, and it's like a supermarket for special forces. (May 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitm... Read More
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Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers

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No. 217: DiNapoli faceoff, a final flight and Dottie Herman’s doing just fine

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TG it’s Friday: Been a week, no? Today’s May 19, on which the Star Trek production team settled on the character name James T. Kirk, after rejecting 15 others, including Hannibal, Timber, Flagg and Raintree. Jack Lord was originally offered the role, but demanded 50 percent ownership of the project. He later made a fortune with the line, “Book him, Danno. Murder One.” WHAT’S NEWS Best brews: Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown and the Roscoe NY Beer Co. tied for first in the state’s inaugural craft brewing challenge, judged Wednesday by celeb chef Mario Batali and Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. Jobs: The Island ... Read More
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‘No, no. Next question’: Trump dismisses Comey’s claim during press conference

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US President Donald Trump had a heated exchange with a journalist during his joint press conference with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Washington DC, Thursday. The commander-in-chief refused to answer the question: ‘Did you at any time urge former FBI Director James Comey in any way, shape, or form to close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn?’, cutting off the journalist by saying ‘No. Next question.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8c22COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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Trump denies collusion with Kremlin during campaign

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U.S. President Donald Trump has again denied any collusion with the Krelim. During a joint news conference with Colombia’s President – Trump told reporters the Russian investigation is dividing the country. Meanwhile, the man at the center of the controversy – fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has not yet indicated whether he would honor a Senate subpoena. CGTN’s Jessica Stone filed this report.... Read More
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AI Weekly: Google shifts from mobile-first to AI-first world

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Here’s this week’s newsletter: “An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world,” declared Google CEO Sundar Pichai, summarizing the Google I/O 2017 keynote yesterday. His description of the changes underway at his company apply to nearly every business today. Almost all of Google’s announcements touched on AI in one way or another. From introducing a ... Read More
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Trump denies Russia ties

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During a press conference with Colombia's president, Trump struck back against the string of bad press that's roiled the White House recently.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69294/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Fact Check: ‘We Don’t Have Health Care In This Country,’ Trump Says

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Enlarge this image In a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House on Thursday, President Trump said the Affordable Care Act "is collapsing." ... Read More
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Trump rejects need for special counsel as Rosenstein briefs Senate

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President Trump expressed displeasure at the naming of a special counsel during a news conference at the White House, saying he believes “it divides the country.” William Brangham reports on the fallout of the Justice Department announcement, then John Yang and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill and the White House.... Read More
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Trump, Santos Pledge Cooperation in Drug Fight

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President Donald Trump vowed to collaborate with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on drug trafficking and the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela while speaking at a joint press conference at the White House on Thursday. (May 18)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsFind the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conference... Read More
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Special Report: President Trump News Conference

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Published on May 18, 2017President Donald Trump held news conference with the president of Colombia a day after the Justice Department announced Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate any ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. Category License Standard YouTube Licen... Read More
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President Trump Holds Press Conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

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Google: Daydream has ‘more than 150 apps’

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At Google I/O 2017 developer conference yesterday, the company announced a standalone Daydream VR headset in partnership with Qualcomm, with Lenovo and HTC slated to release commercial versions later this year. Today, the company shared more details, including what developers can expect in Daydream 2.0. Google also shared a small tidbit: Developers have built “more than 150 apps” for Daydream so far. Google ... Read More
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Ryan: Congressional Investigations Will Go On

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In his weekly news conference, Speaker Paul Ryan says the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate Trump campaign-Russia connections won't affect House Intelligence Committee hearings. (May 18)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Google and Indian e-taxi giant Ola unveil Progressive Web App that brings native experience to low-end smartphones

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Ola, the Uber of India, has announced a partnership with Google to launch a so-called Progressive Web App (PWA) designed to open its platform to millions of users who don’t yet have the latest and greatest smartphones. PWAs are essentially mobile websites that offer features and functions similar to that of native mobile apps, for example they may offer push notifications and are “installable” for easy access via a device’s homescreen. They offer many benefits over traditional native apps, such as being lightweight and requiring less data to operate. T... Read More
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Cities Can’t Sign Treaties—But They Can Still Fight Climate Change

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This seems weird, doesn’t it? If the White House withdraws from the Paris climate accord, we’re going to adopt it in Los Angeles. #CAPIdeas — Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) May 16, 2017 Not because of the sentiment. Climate change presents a real danger to humanity, and it’ll hit the humans who live near oceans first. Los Angeles, where Eric Garcetti is mayor, has a ... Read More
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Google unveils new products at I/O conference

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CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN to talk about the newest technology from Google, including advancements in artificial intelligence and new software for Android products.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Google unveils new products at I/O conference

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CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN to talk about the newest technology from Google, including advancements in artificial intelligence and new software for Android products.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Watch the Google I/O 2017 keynote in 10 minutes

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AR/VR Weekly: Keep your stinkin’ corporate hands off the metaverse

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The Metaverse™, as brought to you by Big Bad Mega-Conglomerate®. It’s one of Tim Sweeney’s big nightmares for the future of virtual reality. The Epic Games CEO spoke about this at our recent GamesBeat Summit. He worries that the major platforms will want to lock down key advanc... Read More
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AMP pages from Google Search now load twice as fast

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At its I/O 2017 developers conference today, Google announced that its fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) accessed from Google Search now load twice as fast. Google first unveiled the open source AMP Project in October 2015. Since then, the company has been working hard to add new features and push AMP across not just its own products, but the larger web. Google Search only launched AMP support out of developer preview in September 2016. 8 months later, and Google has alrea... Read More
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Google’s speech recognition technology now has a 4.9% word error rate

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai today announced that the company’s speech recognition technology now has achieved a 4.9 percent word error rate. Put another way, Google transcribes every 20th word incorrectly. That’s a big improvement from the 23 percent the company saw in 2013 and the 8 percent it shared two years ago at I/O 2015. The tidbit was revealed at Google’s I/O 2017 developer conference, where a big emphasis is artificial intelligence. Deep learning, a type of AI, is used to achieve accurate image recognition and speech recognition. The method involves ingesting lots of data to t... Read More
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Google Rolling Out Arsenal of Services, Gadgets

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Google provided a look at its latest digital services and gadgets, with a focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps. The overview came during Google’s annual conference for thousands of app developers. (May 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Google Photos for iOS gets Mother’s Day movie feature, three days after Mother’s Day

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Google gives developers more monetization options with Payment API, redesigned AdMob, and Play store ads

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While Google’s Marketing Next conference is next week, the company had some developer-specific ads news to share at its I/O 2017 developer conference. The company highlighted three improvements for developers: the Google Payment API, a redesigned AdMob, and Google has expanded its payment solutions with the Google Payment API, which lets merchants and developers offer their users to pay with credit and debit cards saved to their Google Account. Payment options include a credit or a debit card previously saved via Android Pay, a payment card used to transact on the Play Store, or a form of pay... Read More
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With 82 billion app installs in 2016, Google gives developers more Play Console features

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At its I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google rolled out new Google Play Console features for developers. The company emphasized it wants to help them improve app performance, manage releases, reach a global audience, and growth their business. Google Play has over 1 billion monthly active users, which the company argues makes it “the world’s largest app distribution platform.” Last year, Google Play users installed apps 82 billion times, the company revealed today. That number is up from ... Read More
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Google updates Firebase with performance monitoring and phone authentication, starts open-sourcing SDKs

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At its I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google announced new features for Firebase, its service for helping developers build apps for Android, iOS, and the web. At the same time, the company also started open-sourcing Firebase’s software development kits (SDKs). “We believe in open source software, not only because transparency is an important goal, but also because we know that the greatest innovation happens when we all collaborate,” the team declared. Google acquired Firebase in October 2014. Since then, the backend-as-a-serv... Read More
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Google opens Android Instant Apps SDK to all developers

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At its I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google launched the Android Instant Apps SDK. Now all developers can write Android Instant Apps, as opposed to just a handful of partners. Google Play product manager Ellie Powers made the announcement onstage today. She also shared that the company’s partners have launched 50 instant apps so far and added that some app makers have seen double digit increases in purchases, leads generated, and videos watches. Google unveiled Android Insta... Read More
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Google unveils Android Studio 3.0 with new performance profiling tools, Instant Apps, and Kotlin

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At its I/O 2017 developer conference, Google today unveiled Android Studio 3.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE). You can download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux now directly from developer.android.com/studio. The latest release isn’t yet ready for all developers, but you can get a preview of what’s coming in the Canary channel. The biggest news is Kotlin support, but even if you’re not interested in that, there’s p... Read More
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Trump is being taken down by talking heads: Rep. Collins

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Published on May 17, 2017House Republican Conference Vice Chair Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) on the Republican Party’s fallout over the FBI Director James Comey’s memo. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More