mai 2017

On a testé Echo Dot, l’assistant domestique d’Amazon qu’on attend toujours en France

Sur le marché depuis un an aux États-Unis, l'assistant vocal du géant de l'e-commerce, dans sa version mini, connaît un franc succès dans les pays où il est en vente. Doit-on trépigner d’impatience, ici, en France, où il se fait toujours attendre ? Echo d’Amazon, Google...

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On ne veut pas casser l’ambiance, mais même l’intelligence artificielle est sexiste

On est désolés, mais vous ne regarderez plus jamais votre moteur de recherche ou votre assistant vocal de la même façon. "L'intelligence artificielle est-elle sexiste ?" La question peut sembler farfelue, si l'on suppose que les bots sont avant tout à notre service. Pourtant, parce qu'ils sont bien...

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Pourquoi l’assistant vocal Echo Show d’Amazon est l’outil tech ultime du troisième âge

Après Echo, Echo Dot et Look, le géant Amazon complète sa gamme d'assistants personnels avec un nouveau produit : une petite station à écran tactile qui permet les appels vidéo. Nous voilà convaincus, il va plaire à nos aînés. Mardi 9 mai, on apprenait officiellement que...

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Could we one day slow, or even rewind, ageing?

  Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one’s thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial. Different versions of these myths appear on every continent – even Alexander the Great’s conquests are sometimes...

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How an AI caddie could improve your golf game

Stamford, Conn.-based Arccos Golf Wednesday launched a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) caddie for golf, saying the platform will help golfers of all skill levels achieve lower scores with the power of data-driven decisions. Dubbed Arccos Caddie, the platform is powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform...

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Microsoft’s big data solves golf’s mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

If the Arccos Caddie app can solve the mystery of the golf swing with big data, perhaps big data can solve other world problems, too. That's why Microsoft featured this app at Build 2017, to show off the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service. According...

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Speak computer? These programming languages are in high demand

  "Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people...

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You’ve heard about it, but do you understand? Everything you need to know about machine learning

  Learning to learn In 1959, Arthur Samuel, a pioneer in the field of machine learning (ML) defined it as the “field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed”. ML can be understood as computational methods that use experience to improve performance...

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Why having a good memory could mean you get bored of things faster

  Memory could be the key to how quickly we get tired of certain experiences, such as listening to music or eating certain foods. “People with larger working memory capacities actually encode information more deeply,” says Noelle Nelson, lead author of the study in the Journal of...

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These are Europe’s most innovative universities

Europe’s top tech hubs tend to radiate from massive capital cities like London, Berlin and Paris. But the heart of European innovation isn’t a major metropolis –it’s a small city in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders. That’s the conclusion of Reuters’ second annual ranking of...

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