DeepMind’s AI models transition of glass from a liquid to a solid

In a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, DeepMind researchers describe an AI system that can predict the movement of glass molecules as they transition between liquid and solid states. The techniques and trained models, which have been made available in open source, could be used to predict other qualities of interest in glass, DeepMind says.

Apple’s Voysis acquisition will boost Siri’s IQ in a respected AI test

If you’ve used Apple’s digital assistant Siri, you probably know that it has specific strengths and weaknesses, including annoyances that have stopped some people from using the feature. Instead of a top-to-bottom refresh of the service, Apple has spent nearly a decade making small improvements to various features, and now another one’s coming: The company has acquired an Irish voice AI company called Voysis to help fix one of Siri’s most glaring issues.

Saints Row: The Third gets remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Deep Silver announced today Saints Row: The Third is getting a remaster, which will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 22.

GamesBeat Summit Digital speakers: John Smedley, Glen Schofield, and Jessica Chobot

We’re taking GamesBeat Summit 2020 into a digital online-only format. And today, we’re revealing three new speakers for the event: John Smedley, head of Amazon Game Studios in San Diego, California; Glen Schofield, founder of Striking Distance Studios; and Jessica Chobot, host of Expedition X.

Privitar raises $80 million to let companies use big data without compromising privacy

Privitar, a U.K. startup that helps companies embed privacy protection into their data projects, has raised $80 million in a series C round of funding led by Warburg Pincus, with participation from Accel, Partech, IQ Capital, Salesforce Ventures, and ABN AMRO Ventures.

WorkJam raises $50 million to help companies engage with frontline workers

As businesses adapt to a world of remote working and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have an opportunity to rethink how they operate not just over the next few months but far into the future. While many employees are figuring out how to work from home — other workers, from health care professionals and delivery drivers to builders and warehouse operators, may need to work at a physical place (or places).

Quibi risks mobile video platform launch amid quarantine and economic turbulence

Quibi’s founders like to say their mobile video streaming platform is not a typical startup. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the company is launching in the midst of an unprecedented global event that has introduced even more variables it can’t control.

Facebook is selling refurbished Rift CV1s as Rift S remains sold out in U.S.

The Oculus Rift S and Quest are still out of stock, so in the U.S. Facebook is temporarily selling a “limited supply” of refurbished original Rifts for $299.

SK Hynix is getting ready to make DDR5-8400 memory

Unlike the iterative upgrades that define the successive releases of most PC parts, memory upgrades are significant. DDR4 is now six years behind the times and DDR5 is bound to make it utterly obsolete. SK Hynix has thoughtfully warned us ahead of time, with an impressive roster of new specs and a rough release schedule.

Intel Core i9-10900K, Core i7-10700K and Core i5-10600K marketing slides surface online

This past week Intel unveiled the 10th generation, Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-end laptops, sparking gamers and creators' enthusiasm with potent silicon that breaks the 5 GHz speed barrier inside a 45 W thermal envelope.