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Chrome OS 85 vastly improves handwriting recognition for some Chromebooks

At the beginning of this month, Google started rolling out Chrome OS 85 via stable channel to compatible devices. The update brought in a handy Wi-Fi Sync option, video recording pause/resume support in the Camera app, and many other improvements. However, as it turns out, the Mountain View giant has shipped an enhanced offline handwriting...

Google’s Digital Ink Recognition API in ML Kit enables handwriting and drawing recognition

About a month ago, Google made some significant changes to its ML Kit SDK (Software Development Kit) to make mobile development with machine learning easier for developers. The company decoupled ML Kit's on-device APIs from Firebase and made them available under a separate SDK, added Android Jetpack Lifecycle support to all APIs, and announced an...

Google decouples ML Kit’s on-device APIs from Firebase and introduces Early Access APIs

Google uses artificial intelligence extensively to serve highly contextual and accurate web and image search results. Besides Search on the web platform, Google's machine learning models also provide for a variety of AI applications on Android phones ranging from the visual search on Google Lens to computational photography that Pixel devices are famous for. Apart...

Google’s new WaveNetEQ machine learning model improves audio quality in Duo

Google has had a history of killing messaging apps unpleasantly in favor of newer communication apps that too are killed eventually. Google Duo has, so far, been an exception since it was launched alongside Allo, the now-defunct messaging service. Duo has continuously received Google's attention and frequent addition of new features like 1080p support on...

Facebook’s 3D Photos are now supported on many Android devices with single cameras

Back at Facebook's F8 developer conference in 2018, the company first announced a new feature for the platform called 3D Photos. As the name implies, the feature lets you post and view three-dimensional photos in your Facebook News Feed. The photos appear in your news feed like any other photos, but when you scroll past...

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...