Earth globes without geopolitical markings have a special place in my heart, and AstroReality is adding an extra level of coolness to that with its EARTH: An immersive AR/AI experience & model of our planet. The hand painted globe is beautiful all on its own but kicks it up a notch with a companion iPhone and Android AR app that shows you details about our planet, animates weather patterns, explores animal migrations, and more. It’s a Kickstarter project that’s already hit its funding goal. Once the campaign reaches US$120,000 they’ll add in a scale-size moon called LUNAR Mini. A single EARTH model costs $199 and AstroReality expects to start shipping in November.
Twitter has lost its corporate mind, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet argue in this episode of ACM. They also weigh the importance of WWDC 2018 in terms of Siri, and discuss whether or not Apple has to announce significant improvements to remain competitive in AI. Then there’s the revelation that the FBI exaggerated the number of locked iPhones it couldn’t get into, and they squeeze in a fourth topic, too: Apple’s hunt for a new campus, and how it contrasts with Amazon.
The battlefield amongst the tech giants is constantly shifting. Each is innovating while looking for weaknesses in the competitors. A formal Apple partnership with Microsoft would change the balance of power.
Kelly Guimont, John Martellaro, and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Google Duplex and what human-like voice assistants will have on our conversations.
We’re still in the early stages of voice assistant technology so we can’t declare a winner yet, regardless of which you prefer. Based on what we’re seeing, however, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are putting Apple’s Siri in a serious catch up position.
Every tech giant is working on what’s labelled Artificial Intelligence (AI). But just what is AI, really? Simple Machine Learning? Or the duplication of human intellectual capabilities and beyond? John has the story. Plus more news debris.
There is every indication that Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be fundamentally different than its predecessors. John explains.
In a letter to employees, Tim Cook said that John Giannandrea shared Apple’s commitment to privacy and “our thoughtful approach” to machine learning.
The subject of how tempted we are to treat artificial intelligent entities as real human beings has some up once again.
Computers are good a generating speech, parsing human speech and minimally translating text. But when will it feel like there’s genuine, human intelligence on the computer’s part?
Apple has reportedly hired Michael Abbott, former vice president of engineering for Twitter and venture capitalist.
Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet CES 2018 in Las Vegas to talk about technology trends and share some of the interesting products they saw at CES Unveiled.
The hot topic this week has been the CPU architecture flaws called Meltdown and Spectre. What are they, and what should users do?
Siri may be a little more private in the future thanks to an Apple patent filing that describes how the artificial intelligence voice assistant could whisper.
Pixelmator Pro for the Mac hit Apple’s App Store on Wednesday with features like non-destructive editing, machine learning assisted tools, and more.
Currently, it’s a just a simple notification out of the blue and strong nudge for the user to upgrade macOS, but the OS needs to be smarter in its approach.
From every quarter, details are emerging about the amazing nature of the iPhone X.
Apple has made big changes over the years, but perhaps none so much as its engagement in original TV entertainment.
Siri is our first exposure to artificial intelligence and may tell us something about whether AIs and robots will put us all out of work.
You can thank Chris Lattner for Apple’s Swift programming language and soon you may be able to thank him for Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, too, because now that’s where he works.