Microsoft acquires Semantic Machines

Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines, which has developed a new approach to building conversational artificial intelligence (AI).

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NVIDIA researchers head to Brisbane for ICRA

Dubbed “the brains behind the bots”, NVIDIA researchers will be heading to the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia from May 21 to 25.

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India smartphone market posts strongest Q1 shipment

The popular Redmi 5A has helped Xiaomi retain its pole position in India.
The popular Redmi 5A has helped Xiaomi retain its pole position in India.

The India smartphone market shipped 30 million units in Q1, the strongest Q1 performance ever and an 11-percent growth year on year, according to IDC.

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ZTE gets reprieve from US President

ZTE looks like it’s getting a chance to resurrect its business, thanks to help from the highest office in the United States. Last week, the China telecom giant announced that it had to cease business activities because of US sanctions on critical components.

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CIARA to build AMD-based high performance servers for high frequency trading

High performance systems maker CIARA has announced that it will produce an AMD-based ORION HF server line, as well as customised Blockchain platforms, running on AMD’s high-performance processors, with GPU mining cards.

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Tech startup uses AI to correctly predict Kentucky Derby exacta

With its ability to crunch massive data and make predictions, it was only a matter of time before artificial intelligence (AI) was going to be applied to gambling, if it had not already done so.

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Toyota builds autonomous vehicle test facility

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is building a closed-course test facility for autonomous vehicles. The 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in the United States is expected to be ready in October.

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Coming soon: WhatsApp group call

Conference calls is coming to WhatsApp! While group chats have been around for a while, the messaging app will be adding group voice call in the coming months, according to Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook at his keynote address at F8 developer conference.

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Xiaomi bucks trend as China smartphone market dips in Q1

In a quarter when the China smartphone market experienced it biggest ever decline, Xiaomi bucked the trend and grew 37 percent to 12 million units, according to Canalys.

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Panasonic powers facial recognition solution with NVIDIA deep learning technologies

Security is a major concern in airports, government buildings and major infrastructures around the world. Governments need to be able to quickly identify potential threats among the many people that enter and exit their countries daily. An effective facial recognition system is critical in safeguarding the country and critical infrastructures.

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Xiaomi tops India smartphone market in Q1

Xiaomi shipped 3.5 million Redmi Note 5A smartphones in Q1.
Xiaomi shipped 3.5 million Redmi Note 5A smartphones in Q1.

Building on a momentum of 155 percent annual shipment growth in India last year, Xiaomi started Q1 at the top with a whopping nine million plus units to snag 31 percent market share, according to Canalys.

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DEEPCORE teams up with NVIDIA to boost AI startups

Tokyo-based startup incubator DEEPCORE is partnering NVIDIA to support AI startups and promote university research programmes across Japan.

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Fujitsu HK appoints new CEO

Fujitsu Hong Kong has appointed Leo Ng as Chief Executive Officer. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in Greater China and Asia Pacific, Ng will chart the company’s direction and business strategy, steering the company on its transformation journey by supporting customers to embrace cutting edge technologies such as AI and IoT in the digital era.

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Spotting insurance claim and eye anomalies using GPU-powered AI

What does a fraudulent insurance claim and eye problem have in common? Well, both can be identified, thanks to powerful NVIDIA GPUs deployed by AIDA Technologies, a Singapore-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup which began in 2016.

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