Need to add AI to your App? Just log into AWS for instant #deeplearning

Amazon AI services bring natural language understanding (NLU), automatic speech recognition (ASR), visual search and image recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), and machine learning (ML) technologies within the reach of every developer. Based on the same proven, highly scalable products and services built by the thousands of deep learning and machine learning experts across Amazon, Amazon AI […]

Google AI Experiment lets you mix two instruments for some odd sounds

This experiment lets you play with new sounds created with machine learning. It’s built using Nsynth, a research project that trained a neural network on over 300,000 instrument sounds. NSynth is able to combine sounds, like a bass and flute, into a new, hybrid bass-flute sound. This experiment lets anyone explore these sounds and make music […]

Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels

Last year we were talking about solar energy growing 10x with a corresponding 90% drop in costs.  I’d talk often with people still thinking that solar needs subsidies from tax breaks. They also would point out that solar was only a small part of the energy economy.  I’d smile and remind them that it meant […]

How to Be Unstoppable in 30 Behaviorial Steps

I admire life/psychology/behavior hackers. They’re ever-testing, always-growing and often are happy to prolifically share their findings. I’m all for optimizing life, so I often find myself reading posts from notable writers and experimenters like Benjamin hardy. In his recent Thrive Global post, Benjamin draws you in with a headline you just can’t help but click […]

Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer

“Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it’s not your fault.” It was true then, and for many, many years thereafter. Not only were the interfaces confusing, but most tech products demanded frequent tweaking and fixing of a type that required more technical skill than most people had, or cared to acquire. The […]