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June 13, 2017

Google Voice Kit review

Google recently launched its Assistant API for the Raspberry Pi, and a couple of weeks ago I wrote about how to build your own digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi. My instructions were based in part on the “Voice Kit”, a hardware and software solution which demonstrates how to get a natural language recognizer up and running with a Raspberry Pi and the Google Assistant.

The Voice Kit was given away for free with the May 2017 edition of MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, but it was sold out in hours. At the time I wasn’t able to get hold of a Voice Kit, but I used it as the basis for my own digital assistant. After I published the instructions Google contacted me [...]

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March 17, 2017

Xix.ai wants to save you wasted time on your Android phone

When we use our phones, there are a number of clunky processes that can waste many precious minutes of our time. Whether it be copying address links to paste into Uber, staring at your home screen and contemplating what app you wanted to use, or any other small iterative process, some things are just not as seamless as they could be. A more seamless and automated experience is what almost every Silicon Valley company has attempted to produce over the last number of years, but a new company self-proclaimed as Xix.ai thinks they can eliminate wasted time on your mobile device better than anyone else using a technology they like to call a ‘Recurrent Neural Network’.

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March 1, 2017

Will AI assistants spark renewed interest in wearables?

Wearables appeared to have so much potential, especially when smartwatches first hit the scene: I mean, who wouldn’t want a tiny touchscreen right on your wrist for fitness, smartphone notifications, and even calling? It’s just like a sci-fi movie except in real life. Well, unfortunately, they never took off for several reasons. However, 2017 may see some interesting changes, according to the latest data: Counterpoint claims that wearables powered by AI will grow 376 percent this year, but the question is “Will this be enough to generate renewed interest in wearables?”

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Currently, wearables market is largely divided into two categories: fitness [...]

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February 24, 2017

Flash Sale, Today Only: Complete Investor’s Machine Learning Bundle

The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.

If you already know what machine learning is and understand how it could be employed advantageously in the stock market, then you might want to skim through this article quickly to get straight to the offer. For the rest who aren’t quite in the know:

Neal Stephenson once observed that the economy is the closest thing we have to magic.

“Money” is, of course, an abstract concept. An agreed-upon illusion that serves to grease all the wheels of civilization.

What makes the economy different than hard sciences [...]

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