Previously I talked about the Pebble Time Kickstarter, and why I thought it was the most practical smartwatch to buy in 2015, and that I decided to be an early backer on Kickstarter. Well as of this morning an interesting development has come from my - currently - favorite smartwatch company. They will release the Pebble Time Steel variant alongside the regular Pebble, instead of say a whole release cycle down the road. The accompanying announcement along with the Steel,...
Google to Acquire Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind for a Rumored $400M USD
Just under two weeks ago, we talked about one of Google’s latest acquisitions, the smart thermostat and carbon monoxide detector manufacturer Nest. Now, news has just gotten out about another Google acquisition in progress. And this time, the implications are potentially more far reaching than streamlining your home automation.
The startup in question is the London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind, which is reportedly being acquired for $400 million USD. Unlike the Nest acquisition, which is for a company already shipping products, this purchase can be seen as largely a talent acquisition for a team of neuroscientists including Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg, and Mustafa Suleyman. And so far, rumored implications include AI-based approaches for e-commerce recommendation engines and the like.
While this may seem like a bit of a strange move for Google, it’s not a far leap to imagine this merging with Google’s current efforts in machine learning and other AI-based approaches for advertising and content delivery. What do you think of where Google is heading? Are you happy that your Google products may become smarter, or are you afraid that Skynet has just become self aware? Let us know in the comments below!
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The LG G Pro Lite D680 is a budget phone that was released in 2013 alongside the LG Optimus G Pro, LG's 2013 flagship device. Unfortunately, it hasn't received much development attention so far… but XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf has now released an unsecured boot.img along with a CWM recovery. This is despite the bootloader being locked (which means there's no need for you to void your warranty!), and marks the first step towards custom ROM and kernel development for...
Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy S6 Edge, is drastically different from any Samsung flagship that has come before it. The Korean giant took a very different approach when designing this little beast, creating quite the debate among android enthusiasts about whether this is really the next big thing or not. Is the Galaxy S6 Edge true innovation, or Samsung's desperate attempt to be different? Let us know what you think!