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How Qualcomm Brought Tremendous Improvements in AI Performance to the Snapdragon 865

It seems like we can’t go a day without seeing “artificial intelligence” in the news, and this past week was no exception in no small part thanks to the Snapdragon Tech Summit. Every year, Qualcomm unveils the plethora of improvements it brings to its Hexagon DSP and the Qualcomm AI Engine, a term they use...

Google Search is now better at showing news articles thanks to machine learning

Even though Google News is a thing, a lot of us still rely on Google Search to stay on top of current events. A simple search on any given topic yields thousands of relevant results and it's because of this convenience that many users, including me, haven't transitioned to Google's dedicated platform for news. In...

Google brings back the Android Developer Challenge to find 10 innovative apps using Machine Learning

It's been many years since the last one, so it was surprising to hear that Google is bringing back the Android Developer Challenge. This time around, Google wants to promote one of the most promising fields of software engineering: Machine Learning. Google has used Machine Learning to build innovative features in a ton of its...

Google’s ML Kit SDK adds Smart Reply and Language Identification APIs

Google's Machine Learning (ML) Kit is an SDK that incorporates years of Google's work on machine learning into a Firebase package. The goal with this ML Kit is to allow mobile app developers on both iOS and Android to benefit from the real-world uses of ML without needing to understand how the algorithm works. Google's...

Chrome OS will use ML to track user activity and brightness levels for better power management

Machine Learning is arguably the most invested software trend of the recent decade. Every manufacturer, developer, or startup wants a piece of it. The reasoning behind this is that it's profitable, interesting, and actually useful, unlike some arguably pointless hardware trends. In current technologies, Machine Learning helps systems manage power, decide which apps to show in...

The MediaTek Helio P90 is getting support for Google’s ML Kit

Machine learning is becoming more and more ubiquitous within the smartphone industry. From learning your screen brightness levels to predicting and enhancing your photos. These machine learning technologies are only beginning to transform how we use our smartphones. The thing is, it can be difficult to set up the platform for this new technology in general...

Gboard’s GIF and emoji suggestions are getting smarter with on-device ML

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are slowly working their way into every corner of Google's ecosystem. In Gboard, Google has been using AI to improve slide typing and word prediction for a while now. The latest feature of the keyboard to get infused with AI and machine learning is GIF and emoji suggestions. GIFs and emoji...

Gboard testing smart replies for WhatsApp, Facebook, Allo, Snapchat, and more

Google's stock keyboard app for Nexus and Pixel smartphones, Gboard, is my go-to keyboard ever since Swype for Android was discontinued. The popular keyboard app for Android devices recently received the ability to create GIFs but the last update that added a feature I would call "smart" was back in February with the addition of email...

Microsoft News is taking on Google News with new design and AI suggestions

The term "fake news" has become a common phrase over here in the United States over the last couple of years and it's started to make people question which news articles can be trusted. It's been reported that more than two-thirds of adults in the United States get their news from Facebook, and many don't...

Google Translate offline translations are about to get way better with machine learning

Google began their foray into the AI and machine intelligence sectors thanks to the computing power they're able to leverage in the company's data centers. This worked out great as it allowed people all around the world to see how beneficial it was without needing to invest in new hardware. This was when they started...

On-device machine learning coming to Chrome OS

Machine Learning is one of those hotwords that keeps gaining traction inside Google. It has seeped into every branch of its business from the Google Assistant to Gmail. New code indicates that Google is now working to support machine learning on Chrome OS. The implementation looks similar in concept to TensorFlow Lite for Android, where clients...

Google’s ML Kit is a new Firebase SDK that takes the headache out of machine learning

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have quickly entered our lexicon in recent years, but few truly understand how the technology works, or what they're capable of. Even Google's own AI researchers joke that machine learning is akin to alchemy. As a busy developer, you may not have the time to learn about machine learning (ML),...