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Strategy Analytics smart speaker 2019

Strategy Analytics: Google and Amazon ceded smart speaker market share to Chinese rivals in 2019

In 2019, both Amazon and Google ceded smart speaker market share to Chinese rivals, according to a survey published today by Strategy Analytics. The firm reports that of the 146.9 million units sold in the year 2019 — a 70% uptick compared with 2018 — Amazon Alexa-powered speakers made up 26.2% (roughly 38.5 million units), …

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MIT CSAIL's AI corrects outdated Wikipedia articles

MIT CSAIL’s AI corrects outdated Wikipedia articles

The English-language Wikipedia contains over 6 million articles, and the combined versions for all other languages exceed 28 billion words over 52 million articles in 309 languages. Wikipedia’s an incomparably valuable resource for knowledge seekers, but it requires constant pruning by the over 132,000 registered active monthly editors. In search of an autonomous solution, researchers …

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ESA: Nintendo is 'committed to participating' in E3 2020

ESA: Nintendo is ‘committed to participating’ in E3 2020

Nintendo is going to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show, according to the group that organizes the event. The Entertainment Software Association issued a press release today that claims Nintendo, among others, will have a presence at the annual industry gathering. Here’s how the release reads: “Several leading video game companies have already …

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Google ClearGrasp

Google’s ClearGrasp AI model helps robots better recognize transparent objects

Optical sensors such as cameras and lidar are a fundamental part of modern robotics platforms, but they suffer from a common flaw: transparent objects like glass containers tend to confuse them. That’s because most of the algorithms analyzing data from those sensors assume all surfaces are Lambertian, or that they reflect light evenly in all …

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