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Facebook has a new lead for all of its virtual reality efforts: vice president of virtual reality Hugo Barra. Barra had been vp of international with Chinese electronics company Xiaomi since September 2013. Prior to Xiaomi, he served as a product management director at Google, working mostly on its Android team.
… of connecting his home to Jarvis: Before I could build any AI, I first needed to write code to connect these systems, which all speak different languages and protocols. We use a Crestron system with our lights, thermostat and doors; a Sonos system with Spotify for music; a Samsung TV; a Nest cam for Max; and of course my work is connected to Facebook’s…
… projects” involving image recognition, natural language processing, speech recognition and related physical and logical infrastructure. Facebook added that the agreement with Inria “opens up new joint study opportunities for talented research professionals, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.” More details about Facebook AI Research Paris were…
… Blake of Cambridge University succeeded in exciting me about just how advanced technology is becoming (and scared me with how it is controlled by so few). Speech Speech analysis (as typified by Siri, Cortana, and Google Now) is becoming a day to day part of life. Even if the dialogues feel pedestrian, the understanding is quite remarkable. Professor…