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Why AI-powered translation needs a lot of work

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: The latest scare story around the rise of robots is that within 120 years all human jobs will be automated. If that study from Oxford University is to be believed, we’re just 3 to 4 generations away from perpetual holiday. The report goes on to predict when AI will outperform humans and — more interestingly […]

Blizzard’s Overwatch League is compiling a scouting report of the world’s best players

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Overwatch League is taking some important steps this week to ensure that it has parity between its teams in cities around the world. The esports organization, which Blizzard owns and operates, posted a letter from commissioner Nate Nanzer today that details how the company is planning to reveal scouting information about some of the best […]

How AI can be a force for good

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: You probably know that by 2022 an estimated 5 million jobs worldwide will be lost to AI-enabled automation technologies. You probably also know that Oxford University says that 47 percent of American jobs are at risk of being automated, and you probably know two or three more harrowing statistics along the same lines. But did you […]

July 2017 Xbox Games With Gold: Kane & Lynch 2, Grow Up, and more

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Microsoft’s premium network service Xbox Live Gold is back with some more games to give away to its subscribers, and July is all about cute characters and violent maniacs. Games With Gold is a feature of the $60-per-year Xbox Live tier that awards members two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games every month at […]

Singular and Apsalar merge to create unified marketing analytics platform

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Mobile marketing analytics firm Singular is merging with mobile app attribution and audience management firm Apsalar today so the two companies can offer a combined product line for businesses. The combined enterprise will be known as Singular and will offer an important third-party source of mobile user data on the individual level, said Gadi Eliashiv, CEO […]

The innovator’s guide to the digital galaxy

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

SPONSORED: Presented by IBM Far out in the uncharted backwaters of different industries sit what once were innocuous organizations — companies that stayed in their own spheres of influence and didn’t disrupt the flow of business as usual. But now they are capitalizing on existing and emerging technologies to expand their reach, open up new business […]

Your chatbot lacks empathy, and that’s a problem

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: Technology is rapidly changing the customer service arena. Over the past few years, automated phone calls, social media, live chat, and instant messaging customer service strategies have become commonplace. Some even speculate that chatbots and other automations may eventually replace human customer service agents. Show More Summary

Bonsai now lets customers bring their own AI models

14 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

EXCLUSIVE: Bonsai unveiled a new feature today that’s aimed at helping data scientists run machine learning models created outside its platform. Called Gears, the system is supposed to take independently developed models and bring them onto Bonsai’s platform for easier execution and monitoring. When users upload a model that includes a Gear to Bonsai’s platform, the […]

Did Nintendo already mess up the Super NES Classic? GamesBeat Decides

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Summer is upon us, and that means we have some time to catch up on games, look to the future, and — oh, my god! Nintendo just announced the Super NES Classic Edition! I’m freakin’ out! On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides, that sweet boy Bob Gardner joins the podcast along with hosts […]

Qualcomm finds new tech partners for its standalone VR headset

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Qualcomm announced it has three new technology partners who will make components for its standalone virtual reality headsets. The company is now going to work with more partners for its Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program (HAP),...Show More Summary

CORRECTING and REPLACING Bright Pattern Announces AI Applications for Contact Centers

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

PRESS RELEASE: Please replace the release dated June 20, 2017 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: BRIGHT PATTERN ANNOUNCES AI APPLICATIONS FOR CONTACT CENTERS Bright...

How scary is too scary in VR?

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: Virtual reality has the power to immerse audiences in horror experiences that deliver new heights of scream-out-loud sensation. Hopes are high in the entertainment industry for VR headset technology, but as a VR creator with a few of horror experiences under my belt, I’ve learned that creating watchable VR in the horror genre is complicated. […]

The numbers don’t lie: Why women must fill the data scientist demand

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: We hear every day that more and more jobs are disappearing, yet the data science community cannot keep up with unprecedented demand. When you consider the growth of the industry, it’s not surprising to hear there will be a shortage of 1.5 million analysts capable of analyzing big data in the U.S. alone, by 2018, […]

Damien Mahoney, Amazon, and how AI will affect user-generated content — VB Engage

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

This week, Travis and Stewart interview Damien Mahoney, who tells us everything we need to know about user-generated content, machine learning, AI, and what the future holds for consumer engagement. In the news, we discuss the marketing implications of Amazon’s intention to buy Whole Foods, a new study that offers hope for competing ecommerce vendors, […]

Cue sad playlist: Pandora departures point to uncertain future

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

ANALYSIS: Capping a tumultuous year for the music-streaming pioneer, Pandora is losing founder and CEO Tim Westergren as well as its president and chief marketing officer. The departures signal a larger influence of SiriusXM, which recently bought a 19 percent stake in the company, and leaves the money-losing company’s fate uncertain. Show More Summary

Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion is hoping to ape Fallout Shelter’s mobile success

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Ubisoft has revealed a new Assassin’s Creed game, Rebellion, for mobile. The free-to-play, strategy role-playing game is coming “soon” to iOS and Android devices. Assassin’s Creed is a series of stealth-based action games for consoles and PC, and the franchise has sold over 100 million games. But a successful mobile release could bring in a […]

Arkane Studios boss resigns after launching Prey

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The head of the studio that made Prey and Dishonored is stepping down and leaving parent company ZeniMax Media. Arkane Studios president Raphael Colantonio is exiting the studio he cofounded in 1999, according to a blog post on the company’s website. The developer, who is responsible for games like Arx Fatalis before working on Dishonored […]

Game Devs of Color Expo highlights the diversity already in gaming

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

FEATURE: The Game Devs of Color Expo (GDOC) gathered in Harlem for the second year in a row this weekend to celebrate and showcase diversity in games. The one-day event coincided with LGBT Pride weekend in New York City, which seems fitting because GDOC’s mission statement is to create an inclusive safe space where people of color […]

Planet Coaster’s free update adds fireworks shows just in time for Fourth of July

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The theme park simulation game Planet Coaster has received another free update, and it’s the biggest one yet. Planet Coaster launched on PC last November. It has over 700,000 owners on Steam, according to Steam Spy. Since its launch, studio Frontier Developments has supported the game with big, free updates of new content. While it […]

Facebook passes 2 billion monthly active users

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Facebook, the social network created in a Harvard University dorm room in 2004, now has more than 2 billion users around the world. The achievement was announced today in a Facebook post by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to his 92 million followers. For context, the U.S. Census Population Clock says there are about 7.4 billion people […]

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