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July 11, 2018

Facebook sets a new task for AI: guide a virtual tourist around New York

How do you teach computers to understand language — not just transcribe human speech, but actually comprehend what someone is saying? It’s one of the grand challenges of AI, and we still don’t really know the best way to tackle the problem. Facebook’s AI research lab, FAIR, has one idea: teach AIs to understand language […]
July 9, 2018

Preparing for Spear Phishing Attacks

Spear phishing is a major threat to any business. Did you know that 90 percent of cyberattacks on businesses come through phishing emails? In fact, spear phishing attacks have become so complex that they have the opportunity to trick even the savviest user. Is your team prepared to recognize the lure? To be prepared, you […]
July 9, 2018

This app reads Wikipedia to teach you about the cities you’re driving through

If you’re a fellow Wiki-addict who loves obscure local trivia, there’s now an app that’ll read it to you. Developed by Malte Ubl, the tech lead for Google’s AMP project, the app detects a user’s geolocation and matches it with relevant Wikipedia articles. The app then reads the articles out loud, kind of a smart […]
July 3, 2018

This day in Engadget history: Blockbuster Video tanks in a big way

Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous finds from across the internet, there’s a lot to explore here. "This Day in Engadget History" will take you on a historical voyage […]
July 2, 2018

Google’s smart home mastermind talks security, A.I., the future of control

Smart speakers are showing up everywhere, even in hotel rooms. In many cases, using voice commands is more convenient than pulling out your phone, and the Google Home or Amazon Echo can make tasks like turning off lights easier for those with mobility issues. But anything with a microphone comes with privacy concerns. Digital Trends […]