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Microsoft advances several of its hosted artificial intelligence algorithms

Microsoft Cognitive Services is home to the company’s hosted artificial intelligence algorithms. Today, the company announced advances to several Cognitive Services tools including Microsoft Custom Vision Service, the Face API and Bing Entity Search . Joseph Sirosh, who leads the Microsoft’s cloud AI efforts, defined Microsoft Cognitive Services in a company blog post announcing the enhancements, as “a …

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Techies Pitch Obama on Building Startups Outside the Valley

It’s easy to make Jacob Hsu gush about the wonders of Baltimore. The former Silicon Valley executive moved to the Charm City in January 2017, to become CEO of Catalyte, a company that develops software using teams of non-traditional, algorithm-identified engineers. Once in Baltimore, Hsu was overwhelmed by the talent. He could work with city …

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Googles new YouTube Stories feature lets you swap out your background (no green screen required)

Google researchers know how much people like to trick others into thinking they’re on the moon, or that it’s night instead of day, and other fun shenanigans only possible if you happen to be in a movie studio in front of a green screen. So they did what any good 2018 coder would do: build …

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BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

Israel-based BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies like Braintree founder Bryan Johnson’s Kernel and Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk’s Neuralink. It’s not clear yet what Musk’s startup intends to do with the computer chips it plans to put in our heads, but Johnson’s startup says it is …

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Save 40% on Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 on Amazon

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. We’ve written before about Adobe Photoshop Elements and why it’s great for photo editing. Here’s a quick refresher: It automatically curates your photos and even organizes …

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The guy who says he founded Bitcoin accused of $10 billion scam

If you’re going to defraud someone out of several hundred thousand bitcoin, maybe don’t also draw undue attention to yourself by publicly claiming to have created the cryptocurrency. Oh, and you probably shouldn’t make a shitty computer font the linchpin of your scam, either. And yet despite these precautions being seemingly commonsense, that is exactly …

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As Vero Blows Up, Backlash Builds Against Social Apps Shady Founder

Every few years a new viral social platform emerges to supposedly rescue us from the clenches of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all their associated problems. In 2014 we had Ello, in 2015 it was Peach. In 2018, its Vero, a buggy Instagram clone that promises to bring back meaningful connections. Vero skyrocketed to the top …

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