AI dominates CES, Machine learning VS Alzheimer’s
This week, Las Vegas hosted CES 2018, a huge technology show widely believed to be a trendsetter (or trend-spotter) in the tech world. Needless to say, AI was on everybody’s lips.
More specifically, Artificial intelligence, voice-controlled devices and super-fast 5G Internet were among the trends the conference highlighted as key to understand where the future is going.

During the opening keynote, Steve Koenig and Lesley Rohrbaugh —lead researchers for CES organiser CTA—explained how AI will help us do things “we don’t care to do, we can’t do, and we need all the help we can get to do.”
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This startup uses machine learning to alleviate Alzheimer’s
A US startup wants to help Alzheimer’s patients recognise the faces of their loved ones, using a blend of Augmented Reality and machine learning. ThirdEye's spectacles are fitted with state-of-the-art AR technology, which use a neural network to recognise and label faces for their wearers.
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Google buys UK startup turning displays into speakers
Google has acquired Redux, a Cambridge-based startup whose technology can transform surfaces such as phone displays into speakers. Redux’s invention—backed up by 178 patents— could be used to remove small speakers from smartphones, making up space for bigger batteries or other phone parts.
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Anon AI secures £340,000 in pre-seed funding
London-based startup Anon AI has raised £340,000 in pre-Seed funding from the University College of London’s Technology Fund and others.The company uses machine learning to create software able to deliver automatic data anonymisation.
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Trying to look cool at cocktails?

1. Attack by app (via MIT Technology Review)

Why Cortana is dying (via ZDNet)

Robot assaults are a problem (via WIRED US)

Dropbox could be finally going public (via The New York Times)

LG's robot refuses to co-operate

CES was a triumph for AI, but it also witnessed some instances of robotic disobedience...Like cute robot Cloi ruining its boss’s presentation.
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