Weekly#214

  • Connecting Global FinTech: Interim Hub Review 2017: Deloitte
  • Amazon opens Echo hardware reference design to outside hardware developers
  • GM to Build Facility for Self-Driving Cars with 1000 Employees in SF
  • Denver-based startup Bext Holdings Inc. (Bext360) is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to make it easier for coffee farmers around the world to get paid a fair price for the coffee beans they grow and sell.
  • Google Home can now track flight prices
  • Tesla will unveil its electric semi truck in September
  • a mobile device able to diagnose 13 health conditions while continuously monitoring five vital signs.
  • Google’s AI has learned how to draw by looking at your doodles
  • Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes
  • Tiny bursts of electrical stimulation could help users feel walls and spaces in VR
  • How Germany’s Otto uses artificial intelligence and machine learning: Its conventional data analysis showed that customers were less likely to return merchandise if it arrived within two day (The firm is using an algorithm designed for the CERN laboratory)
  • With AI, Answers Are Cheap, But Questions Are The Future
  • Apple gets permit to test autonomous cars in California
  • Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS
  • Let’s Watch It! allows friends to watch & react to videos together on iMessage
  • Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup specialized in computer vision, the startup has its own module for object recognition and depth perception that can be deployed on robots and drones.
  • Crowdfunding platforms take a data-driven approach to state political campaigns (“When we make projections about how competitive a race will be, we can look back and see if we were correct. We can see how much it costs to flip a race”)
  • Facebook’s F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram

 

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