Google Translate launches Transcribe for Android in 8 languages

Google Translate today launched Transcribe for Android, a feature that delivers a continual, real-time translation of a conversation. Transcribe will begin by rolling out support for 8 languages in the coming days: English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. With Transcribe, Translate is now capable of translating classroom or conference lectures with no […]

Nvidia researchers use AI to teach robots how to hand objects to humans

In a preprint research paper published this week, Nvidia researchers propose an approach for human-to-robot handovers in which the robot meets the human halfway, classifies the human’s grasp, and plans a trajectory to take the object from the human’s hand. They claim it results in more fluent handovers compared with baselines, and they say it […]

Amazon’s AI predicts context from search queries

Amazon is using AI and machine learning to predict context from customers’ queries. In a preprint paper accepted to the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval scheduled to take place this month, Amazon researchers describe a system that predicts activities like “running” from queries like “Adidas men’s pants.” It could help to […]

Overhaul raises $17.5 million to apply AI to supply chain management

Supply chain integrity platform provider Overhaul today announced that it’s raised $17.5 million, which CEO Barry Conlon said will be used to bolster its product offerings and grow its Austin-based team as well as its European headquarters in Ireland. It’ll also fuel the development of AI products to predict supply chain disruptions and recommend resolutions, […]

Facebook AI’s ‘other-play’ algorithm could improve autonomous vehicle performance

A team of Facebook AI Research researchers recently developed an algorithm — other-play (OP) — that constructs strategies that achieve high returns with agents that weren’t trained with other agents (a form of zero-shot coordination). If the claims pan out, the work could greatly improve the performance of autonomous cars, which leverage zero-shot coordination to […]

Facebook AI Researchers Found A Way To Give Quest More GPU Power

Facebook Researchers seem to have figured out a way to use machine learning to essentially give Oculus Quest apps 67% more GPU power to work with. However, Facebook informs us this is “purely research” (for now). The Oculus Quest is a standalone headset, which means the computing hardware is inside the device itself. Because of […]

Researchers’ state-of-the-art AI upscales and enhances videos

In a preprint paper published on the web this week, researchers affiliated with Microsoft Research Asia and the University of Science and Technology of China propose what they claim is a state-of-the-art AI technique for video enhancement and upscaling (i.e., boosting the resolution of footage while retaining quality). Their model (and others like it) could […]

The best 1440p graphics card for PC gaming

Most people play on 1080p monitors and aspire to game in 4K, but here in 2019, 2560×1440 resolution is the PC gaming sweet spot. 1440p provides a big leap in visual fidelity over 1080p, yet it won’t melt your graphics card as ferociously as a 4K display. Picking the best 1440p graphics card can be […]