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Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. ...

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First Bugatti Chiron in U.S. Delivered at Pebble Beach

The first Bugatti Chiron in the United States was delivered to its owner at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, finished in a conspicuous shade of yellow. Surrounded by multi-million-dollar classics, the nearly $3 million hypercar wasn’t out of place in Monterey, California. The first Chiron in the U.S. sports a yellow and Nocturne black paint scheme, and gets a ...

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RSPs should advertise based on busy evening speeds: ACCC

(Image: ACCC) Broadband providers should package and advertise their fixed-line services along the lines of evening peak speeds, according to the latest guidance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The ACCC’s Broadband Speed Claims: Industry guidance [PDF], published on Monday, outlines four overall guidelines for retail service providers (RSPs) of fixed-line National Broadband Network (NBN) services or similar ...

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Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting with basic and mid-tier phones, it’s finally outted a flagship Android handset. Read More Source link Soluna Solar Eclipse Glasses ...

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Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. It’s launched a new website, Prismalabs.ai, detailing this new offering. Initially, say Prisma’s co-founders, they’ll be offering an SDK for developers wanting ...

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Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end. First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several weeks ago. Co-founder and CEO ...

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Officially Going Into Production by 2022

Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz concept that debuted earlier this year in Detroit was a 21st Century take on the classic Microbus, and ever since its introduction VW has strongly hinted that it wanted to build it. Now, the automaker has officially announced its plans to put the all-electric people-mover into production. The announcement was made in Monterey, California, ahead of the ...

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