Google’s TensorFlow Lite brings machine learning to Android devices

 While discussing the future of Android at Google I/O, Dave Burke, a VP of engineering, announced a new version of TensorFlow optimized for mobile called TensorFlow lite. The new library will allow developers to build leaner deep learning models designed to run on Android smartphones. As Google rolls out a greater number of AI-enabled services that run on Android, it makes sense to use a… Read More
Android – TechCrunch

Google brings Smart Replies to Gmail on iOS and Android

 When Google launched Inbox, its more experimental next-gen email client for Gmail, one of its flagship features was Smart Reply. With Smart Reply, Google’s machine learning algorithms look at your incoming emails and then suggest short, three- or four-word replies (think “Sure” or “Yes, thank you”). Until now, this feature was only available in Inbox and the… Read More
Android – TechCrunch

Google-funded ‘super sensor’ project brings IoT powers to dumb appliances

 Researchers at CMU’s Future Interfaces Group reckon they’ve come up with a quicker, less expensive and less cumbersome way to create a smart home. And one that might have some privacy benefits too. Just plug in their single ‘super sensor’ and play… Read More

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Nodez is a smart home solution that brings all of its equipment on the bus

 Nodez is a company that promises to turn your entire home into a smart home with a single, all-encompassing package. Their $ 196 product includes a little of everything including a smoke/CO2 detector, switches, and even a flood sensor. In all you get nine smart objects for the cost of one Nest product.
The trick is that the team has reduced the cost of the network and all of the sensors… Read More

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Anki brings ‘Fast & Furious’ branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars

 Before its adorable little robot Cozmo arrived on the scene, Anki was in the business of making smart toy cars. The hardware startup’s robotic race car line Overdrive is getting a pretty high profile promotional boost in the form one of the most profitable franchises in film history. In September, the company will be launching Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition, a racing kit… Read More

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