Google researchers have developed a deep-learning system designed to help computers better identify and isolate individual voices within a noisy environment. As noted in a post on the company's Google Research Blog this week, a team within the tech giant attempted to replicate the cocktail party effect, or the human brain's ability to focus on one source of audio while … [Read more...] about Google works out a fascinating, slightly scary way for AI to isolate voices in a crowd
A Swedish startup has been commissioned to use its artificial intelligence technology to try to communicate with dolphins. Language technology company Gavagai has teamed up with researchers from Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in an effort to use the firm's language artificial intelligence to figure out what dolphins are talking about when they communicate with … [Read more...] about Swedish startup’s tech could help us talk to dolphins
You’d think that American college students would be banging down the doors to major in software engineering, data science, or information technology. They aren’t, relatively speaking. To those of us in the technology field, the statistics should be stunning, and not in a good way: computer science majors, engineering majors, and biology majors COMBINED don’t … [Read more...] about Why tech careers need a makeover, fast!
Last year, Mazda announced that it was working on a new engine technology that uses gasoline, but combusts it like a diesel. Collectively, we all scratched our heads and tried to wrap our brains around how it worked.Recently, however, I was able to wrap my hands around a steering wheel and get first-hand experience with the new engine technology on the road near Mazda's … [Read more...] about It’s amazing that Mazda’s Skyactiv-X engine tech works so well
It all started innocently enough when I bought a Misfit Shine fitness and sleep tracker. Soon after, the first thing I did each morning -- even before getting out of bed -- was to check the Misfit companion app on my phone to see how I'd slept that night. At first, it was exciting to get insights into my sleep. But then I started to tally the number of hours I'd slept, … [Read more...] about Hopping into bed with sleep tech? Not so fast