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Google is now using deep learning to measure store visits

 Google is announcing a major update to its store visits measurement tool today at its Google Marketing Next conference. Google has used anonymized location and contextual data since 2014 to estimate brick and mortar store visits spurred by online ads. The company is augmenting its existing models with deep learning to bring insights to even…

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Kuang-Chi invests $5 million in SkyX, a maker of drones to monitor oil and gas pipelines

 Shenzhen-based Kuang-Chi Group is investing $5 million in SkyX Systems Corp., according to the drone tech startup’s founder and CEO Didi Horn. A former fighter pilot with the Israeli Air Force, Horn started SkyX in 2015 to help public and private companies monitor energy infrastructure from on high, using increasingly powerful drones and big data…

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Despite Facebook's push, AI isn't ready to moderate disturbing content

Artificial intelligence is the way of the future. When it comes to Facebook’s content moderation, however, we are still very much in the present. The almost 2 billion-user strong social media giant is working at a furious pace to change that.  SEE ALSO: Facebook struggles to prevent violence on Facebook Live As a series of…

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Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

 Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precisely, and early enough, that they can avoid crashing into them. Existing systems have included light ranging and detection systems and cameras, primarily. But the…

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AI is absolutely horrible at naming paint colors

Tired of your boring eggshell walls? A new AI experiment recommends colors like “Sink” or “Bank Butt.” SEE ALSO: We’re not saying you’re obsolete, but Google is making music humans can’t Researcher Janelle Shane trained a neural network to come up with paint names, and it resulted in gems like “Stoner Blue” and “Turdly,” she…

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Watch millions of people use Google's quirky sketch game in these addictive GIFs

Google introduced Quick, Draw! last November at our productivity’s great expense. We spent hours in the office toying around with the image maker, resulting in some next-level sketches and a firm lecture from our bosses about “proper time management,” whatever that means.  The tool wasn’t just meant to help us waste time, though — Quick,…