Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain

Artist’s concept (stock image).Credit: © Andrey / Fotolia A computer built to mimic the brain’s neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Tested for accuracy, speed and energy efficiency, this custom-built computer namedRead More

Apple Elevates AI Chief John Giannandrea to Senior Vice President of ML, AI Strategy

Apple has elevated John Giannandrea to the company’s executive team as Senior Vice President of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy. Giannandrea, who joined Apple from Google in April, oversees the strategy for AI and ML across products and services, as well as the development of Core ML and Siri technologies. His team’s focus on advancing andRead More

Swiggy Raises $1 Billion in Naspers-Led Funding Round, Now Said to Be Valued at Over $3 Billion

Online food delivery service provider Swiggy said it has raised $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) in its latest funding round, led by South African Internet giant Naspers. Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings, Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management Company took part in the funding round, together with Swiggy’s existing investors, DST Global, Meituan Dianping and CoatueRead More

Google Assistant Brings Pretty Please Feature, Gets Ability to Create Notes, To-Do Lists

Google Assistant is now receiving the Pretty Please feature that was announced back at I/O 2018. The feature is designed to provide positive reinforcement to users, especially kids, to use polite behaviour while communicating with machines. It enables the voice assistant to reward the usage of “please” and “thank you” with delightful responses. Separately, theRead More