Trivia Crack maker Etermax launches Words & Ladders mobile game

Etermax, the Argentine studio that made Trivia Crack and Word Crack, has launched Words & Ladders, a new mobile game where players solve riddles.

Our post-coronavirus world: How tech is influencing which new habits will stick

Over the last few weeks, as the coronavirus has swept across the globe, we have all had to dramatically adjust our daily lives. Even those of us who have worked remotely before find this new level of detachment a significant adjustment.

Perceive emerges from stealth with Ergo edge AI chip

On-device computing solutions startup Perceive emerged from stealth today with its first product: the Ergo edge processor for AI inference. CEO Steve Teig claims the chip, which is designed for consumer devices like security cameras, connected appliances, and mobile phones, delivers “breakthrough” accuracy and performance in its class.

Nokia’s AVA 5G Cognitive Operations offers carriers AI as a service

Artificial intelligence is increasingly touted as having a critical role to play in 5G networks, though the specifics of the 5G-AI relationship are often left ambiguous or masked with jargon in corporate announcements. That’s not the case for 5G network hardware maker Nokia, however, which today announced AVA 5G Cognitive Operations, offering AI as a service so mobile carriers can optimize their 5G networks and enterprise services.

4 things you need to understand about edge computing

Edge computing has claimed a spot in the technology zeitgeist as one of the topics that signals novelty and cutting-edge thinking. For a few years now, it has been assumed that this way of doing computing is, one way or another, the future. But until recently the discussion has been mostly hypothetical, because the infrastructure required to support edge computing has not been available.

Saama Makes State-of-the-Art Clinical Analytics Platform Available to Integrate Data from all Organizations Investigating...

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FCC sets 6GHz Wi-Fi vote for April 23, opening door to Wi-Fi 6E

As gigabit-class cellular networks continue to spread across the world, hardware makers have been itching to upgrade the speeds of home and office Wi-Fi networks — the technology was ready, just awaiting regulatory approval. The United States took a major step in that direction today, as FCC chairman Ajit Pai confirmed that the commission will vote on April 23 on opening 6GHz spectrum to next-generation Wi-Fi use.

Google’s WaveNetEQ fills in speech gaps during Duo calls

Google today detailed an AI system — WaveNetEQ — it recently deployed to Duo, its cross-platform voice and video chat app, that can realistically synthesize short snippets of speech to replace garbled audio caused by an unstable internet connection. It’s fast enough to run on a smartphone while delivering state-of-the-art, natural-sounding audio quality, laying the groundwork for future chat apps optimized for bandwidth-constrained environments.

ProBeat: What we’ve learned so far from Zoom’s big boom

Not a day goes by in the age of the coronavirus (COVID-19) without a mention of Zoom. The video conferencing tool is being used by political parties, corporate offices, school districts, small businesses, and individuals needing to connect as they work and learn from home. We now finally have some numbers to quantify the jump: Zoom went from 10 million daily active users to 200 million daily active users in three months.

Microsoft brings new voice styles to Azure Cognitive Services

Microsoft today announced the launch of new neural text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services, its suite of AI-imbued APIs and SDKs that enable developers to tailor the voice of their apps and services to fit their brand. Each of three new styles — newscast, customer service, and digital assistant — promises natural-sounding speech that matches the patterns and intonations of human voices.

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