A few days after Rosh Hashanah, I met up with my mother at a restaurant. Ironically, or not, it was at a place called Gan Ha’em, Or “Garden of the Mother”. I wasn’t expecting the conversation to cover Elvis.
Some tech ages well, some tech doesn’t. When we were working on the Ubi in (a voice-based computer similar to the Echo) in 2012 and 2013, we had no consideration of how the devices would operate after being in use for many years. We didn’t have the means (or knowledge)…
Thinking back to how I thought a few years ago, one question that I constantly thought about was whether we’d pass a Touring Test for speech synthesis. Now, I’m not sure if that matters for most applications. I know that Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are not real people. …
Re-reading the past ten “Keep up with Alexa” newsletters was an interesting exercise. It revealed that those newsletters don’t really talk about what’s new but try to highlight interesting applications of Alexa. Jeopardy was mentioned multiple times. The Tonight Show got a few mentions. …
Can CanCan Can-Can?
(Will CanCan be able to dance)?
Very interested to see how this plays out because it mean using blockchain for every small interaction or sharing of information. Specifically, videos can be signed onto to a blockchain on creation, along with every edit, so that you can see who actually created what and when., or even what snippets they sampled.
Keep posting on this!
It's such a relief that the pandemic hasn't put an end to craziness.
Thanks for posting this - I look forward to the article every month. Often times, it's fun to just to hear the crazy news. But then I remember that I pitched for funding and wasn't as successful as many of the startups that are mentioned here. Then I'm sad.
Looking forward to the next post!
Guessed it by the headline...
Thanks for helping educate about this interesting fact.
The response about "ridiculousness" is not surprising either. Having kept Shabbat for many years, we'd check our local eruv and see whether it was still in tact and may a determination on carrying objects.
There are some…
Left of Way...
I'm curious how many other scams like this are in play. This is where we might start needing some type of AI assistant built into email services to advise when something like this shows up.
We are gong to encounter more and smarter types of scams over the next decade that we are ill prepared to handle. As speech synthesis and natural language generation take over, we'll need to be even more vigilant against these threats.
"Get ready for a surprise!"
I'm wondering if some things just aren't meant for 4K. The greys and reds of a dulled out Mars seem like they shouldn't be displayed on a 4K.
There's this weird effect that I can't place my finger on with new displays and movies. 4K60FPS ends up making a movie look like it was shot for TV with low budget stunts. Interpolation?
Total Recalls needs to be seen with some grittiness, like a worn out VHS cassette.