Richard Lucarelli

Richard Lucarelli

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British Babylon develops an AI doctor who should be able to diagnose diseases without human help.the Company's app has already of the 800 000 users worldwide.Now take the company into new capital.It is an investment of more than 530 million, which doubles the company's valuation at sek 1.8 billion, according to the Financial Times referring to the sources.Read more: Kinnevik invests 112 million in the digital company in the healthcare sectorBablyons customers can text the symptoms to the app and get answer by an AI engine.
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Not sorry we did it – just sorry you're pissed offJojo Hedaya, the CEO of email summarizer Unroll.me, has apologized to his users for not telling them clearly enough that they are the product, not his website.You can unsubscribe from the stuff you don't want, and shift all those regular emails you do want into a digest, sent once a day.It's also free to use, and it accesses your email account, and so obviously it sells anonymized summaries of your messages to anyone with a checkbook.At one point, it was buying anonymized summaries of people's emails from Unroll.me, allowing the ride-hailing app maker to, for instance, figure out how many folks were using rival Lyft based on their emailed receipts.So in a blog post Sunday, Hedaya apologized – not for actually selling off the contents of users' inboxes, but for upsetting people when they found out.
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the Proportion of viewers who prefer to see tv shows on standard television sets plummeted in the past year from 52% to 23%.It shows a survey conducted by the consulting firm Accenture, writes Venture Beat.According to the survey, Digital consumer survey which covers the whole 26.000 consumers in 26 different countries, has desktopdatorer and, above all, laptops have taken over as the preferred konsumtionsmedierna for tv series and other tv programs.also Read: more and more companies stop advertising on Google and YoutubeAlthough mobile phones is growing strongly as tittarmedium.While 42 per cent prefer to watch tv programs on computers (desktop or laptop), it is also 13 per cent of that time looking through their cell phones.
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Watching TV shows on devices other than tradition televisions is becoming ever more widespread, and the speed at which people’s viewing habits are changing is increasing.According to a recent survey, only 23 percent of people now prefer to use a TV for watching shows, a drop of 55 percent during the past year.The 2017 Digital Consumer Survey, from business strategy and technology consulting firm Accenture, asked 26,000 consumers in 26 countries how they prefer to consume their TV content.42 percent picked their laptop or desktop as the favorite device for watching TV shows, an increase of 32 percent from last year.And 13 percent said they prefer using smartphones, up from 10 percent a year earlier.People’s preference for watching sports games on TVs has also fallen, down to 19 percent from 38 percent in the 2016 survey.
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Samsung on Friday (21 April) officially announced the launch of its Galaxy S8 and S8 smartphones in select markets around the globe.Galaxy fans in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea would be now able to buy the smartphone.The rollout will continue to other markets across the world in the coming weeks.For those in the UK, major networks such as EE, iD by Carphone Warehouse, O2, Three and Vodafone have already announced their pre-order deals.The release is set for 29 April.In statement issued on 21 April, Samsung said the launch of the S8 and S8 is complimented with a bunch of new services that include Bixby, Samsung's new voice assistant; Samsung DeX, which offers a desktop-like experience for the S8, IoT device management via Samsung connect, Samsung Health for healthcare solutions and mobile payment capabilities with Samsung Pay.
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Reading Laurie Penny’s article about AI will not pose many surprises for readers of classic science fiction (Opinion, 20 April).She suggests that we may have to “build robots with a capacity for moral judgment”, which presumably would entail their having basic commands capable of overruling experience (experience of language being what so rapidly turns ’bots racist and sexist).Isaac Asimov long ago turned this idea into a series of books about his three laws of robotics.She also points to the role of language in forming preconceptions, citing our rigid system of pronouns.Poul Anderson, also long ago, proposed a whole new system, with “e” as the third-person pronoun, “uz” as its possessive, and the lovely word “marry” as a noun denoting a partner of whatever gender (“uz marry”).I wonder why we haven’t yet succeeded in imitating him.
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Apple’s dealings with the Chinese government have been fraught with turmoil, to put it lightly.China has targeted the iPhone maker in state-run media smear campaigns and it has repeatedly blocked access to Apple’s services and storefronts.Now, it is turning a skeptical eye on the Cupertino, California-based company’s App Store.On Wednesday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that authorities will “tighten up checks on software applications available in the Apple Store.” According to Xinhua, Apple has been approached by the Beijing offices of three Chinese agencies, including the Cyberspace Administration of China, public security officials, and a cultural law enforcement group.The article did not elaborate, but the investigation appears to focus on third-party apps available in China’s app store — specifically those that offer live content forbidden by Chinese law, like pornography.Earlier in April, authorities told three Chinese websites to tighten their oversight of online information, live-streaming services, and online performance.
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E-sport är ett av tech-världens just nu mest hajpade segment – och har av somliga spåtts bli en av de viktigaste trenderna under 2017.Under fjärde kvartalet 2016 lockade e-sport och gaming i snitt 370.000 svenska online-tittare dagligen – att jämföra med traditionell sport som lockade 280.000 webb-tv-tittare en genomsnittlig dag.Prissummorna under större tävlingar har länge varit något det pratats om – och bland proffsspelarna finns en hel del som gjort sig en ordentlig hacka på sitt tävlande.Listan med spelarna som dragit in mest prispengar totalt – både internationellt och bland svenska spelare – toppas av spelare som huvudsakligen spelar strategispelet Dota 2.Den kvinnliga svenska e-sportspelare som dragit in mest i prispengar är Counter-Strike: Global Offensive-spelaren Zainab Turkie (zAAz), med 20.940 amerikanska dollar och totalt tolv turneringsvinster.E-sportspelaren som dragit in mest prispengar i världen är amerikanen Saahil Arora (UNiVeRsE), som hittills kammat hem motsvarande 24 miljoner kronor.
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Chinese firm Transsion, known for providing mobile communication products and mobile internet services, is set to launch its smartphone brand Tecno in India after launching its 'itel' brand last year.'Itel' stood at the second spot in the overall mobile phone market in the last quarter of 2016.Tecno's launch is expected by the end of this month which will further increase competition in India, one of the world's largest mobile phone markets.Transsion Holdings vice president Arif Chowdhury said: "India is our top priority market across the group and the 58 countries that we operate in, including Middle East and Africa.We will launch four smartphones i3, i3 Pro, i5 and i5 Pro in the Indian market and then, our flagship in May, in the Rs 8,000 15,000 price range."He further added that the company has potential plans for setting up local manufacturing and a research and development teams in India, to have a more elaborate understanding of the market here.
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I'm looking for some advice and/or guidance about increasing conversions and effectively gaining sales for a shopify store that I've been working with.The product is a premium skincare line that has been around for a couple of months.My ads are getting a decent amount of clicks and we're seeing some OK traffic through Google Analytics, but barely any actual sales and the numbers for Pageviews/Session duration are pretty bad.I think it may be the site design... but I know so little about how to properly design an ecommerce site that I don't really know where to begin.Any help with this situation is appreciated, the clients are beginning to get antsy.Thank you so much for your help.
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Du kan fortfarande göra fynd på några av förra årets storsäljare, men från månadsskiftet april/maj är det nästan bara splitternya 2017-modeller som gäller.Då är det desto mer spännande att se vad som händer i prisklasserna som de flesta köper från!OLED-skärmarna har en stor fördel genom att varje enskild bildpunkt kan tändas och släckas individuellt och inte behöver genomlysas som i en traditionell LCD-skärm med bakgrundsbelysning.Gigantmärket Samsung har lanserat en ny generation LCD-paneler med avancerad kvantpricksteknik: Quantum LED, eller kort och gott QLED.Om några år kan det också hända att ”TV-väggen” blir verklighet: Samsung och Sony har demonstrerat så kallade LED-skärmar för professionellt bruk (bio, reklam och liknande) som sätts ihop av flera enheter och kan bli mer än 10 meter breda skärmar!Den nya videostandarden HDR (High Dynamic Range) är en av de största innovationerna TV-branschen har sett på senare tid.
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The S-Class is Mercedes' technology flagship, and it gets even more advanced tech for 2018.But given that the current S-Class has been with us since the 2014 model year, some updates were needed to keep that title.That’s where the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes in.Debuting this week at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, this refreshed version of Mercedes’ flagship gets an updated infotainment interface and more driver-assistance tech, as well as new engines and a mild restyling.Mercedes previously boasted that the driver-assist features in the 2018 S-Class would take the car a step closer to autonomous driving, and the list is indeed considerable.Its adaptive cruise control and speed-limit assist now use more map data, allowing the car to hold a set speed in a wider variety of situations.
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General Motors’ Super Cruise is a hands-free driving system comparable to Tesla’s Autopilot.It’ll debut this fall in the Cadillac CT6 sedan, and Cadillac is describing it as “the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.”That’s a bit of a shot at Tesla, whose Autopilot system has been on the road for years.But Tesla now requires that drivers actually keep their hands on the wheel, even when Autopilot doing the driving.Cadillac’s Super Cruise will be truly hands-free thanks to a “driver attention” system that monitors head position and stops the car if the operator takes their eyes off the road for too long.That’s a neat step forward, but the map at the heart of the Cadillac system is an even bigger deal.All driver-assist systems, and future driverless cars, rely on detailed digital maps, maybe just as much as they rely on decision-making AI systems.Tesla, whose Autopilot is widely regarded as the state of the art in advanced driver assistance, has gathered more than 1.3 billion miles of road and driving data from real-world users since 2014.Analysts regard that data as a huge edge, allowing Tesla to continually improve the performance of Autopilot and autonomous systems.
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Facebook has issued a statement after a video showing a fatal shooting was uploaded onto the social media network by the alleged murderer.Cleveland Police say that Steve Stephens broadcast the killing of an unidentified elderly man on Facebook on Sunday evening and is the target of a manhunt as of this writing.Stephens also broadcast two more videos in which he claimed to have to committed other murders and said he was going to “kill as many people as I can,” before his account was shut down by Facebook.In a statement to journalists, a company spokesperson said “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook.We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.”Though Facebook’s policy prohibits content that glorifies or incites violence, that rule is inherently difficult to enforce on a social media platform that encourages its users to post photos and videos in realtime.
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Another week, and another bunch of “the robots are coming for our jobs” stories permeate the media sphere.While many of these reports are little more than future-gazing predictions, there are some real and tangible instances where it appears robots are currently out to steal humans’ jobs.Robotics startup Marble debuted its road-faring machine this week in partnership with Yelp, with some customers in San Francisco now receiving their food orders via a little white, four-wheeled trolley.The fairly nondescript vehicle is capable of navigating busy thoroughfares using in-built sensors and cameras, while simultaneously mapping the sidewalk to optimize its route.While it probably won’t win many design awards, digging down into the nuts and bolts of the roll-out reveals that the robots won’t be fully autonomous at all — they will have human chaperones for the foreseeable future.A spokesperson told VentureBeat:On the one hand, it’s exciting that we’re at the stage of being able to send any kind of autonomous robot onto the streets to carry out a normal, everyday task such as delivering a pizza.But on the other hand, the fact that it’s actually being chaperoned detracts from the newsworthiness a little bit.Moreover, from looking at the puny little machine, it’s difficult to envisage a time when these traverse city sidewalks with pedestrians and deliver food entirely of their own volition.There are just too many things that could go wrong, from hidden potholes to pranksters smearing dirt on the vehicle’s cameras and sensors to curtail its journey.A few weeks back, Domino’s announced a partnership with robotics startup Starship Technologies to deliver pizzas with autonomous ground robots in a handful of European cities.
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Android Wear 2.0 made its debut on the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style back in February.The two devices shipped with Google’s handwriting keyboard preinstalled – officially called Google Handwriting Input.However, the Android Wear 2.0 update that a lot of manufacturers rolled out to their smartwatches didn’t include the keyboard.You don’t have to worry too much about it, as the Google Handwriting Input app can now be downloaded to your smartwatch from the Play Store.It’s very simple to use, as all you have to do is write whatever it is you want to write by drawing it on the screen.The app will then suggest related words and you can select the one that suits you best with a simple tap.
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Getting your hands on a Nintendo Switch isn’t easy.It has been over a month since the console hit shelves, but stores still can’t keep up with demand.In an earnings call a few weeks ago, GameStop COO Tony Bartel said that despite Nintendo doubling its Switch production, he expects the retailer to be chasing supply all the way into 2018.Sure, you could buy one from a reseller on Amazon or eBay, but those consoles will be way above market price, and nobody likes getting gouged.So if you want to get a Switch before 2018, you're going to have to stay on your toes.Here are the best ways to keep track of Nintendo Switch stock at all the major retailers where it's sold: View As:
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(Reuters) – Health benefits broker Zenefits was fined $1.2 million with New York’s financial services regulator on Tuesday for letting unlicensed employees solicit, negotiate and sell insurance policies, the latest regulatory blow for the software startup.Zenefits in 2014 and 2015 engaged in “repeated” violations of the state’s insurance law, including failures to maintain adequate compliance controls and train employees, said the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS).In a consent order, the regulator also singled out Zenefits founder and former Chief Executive Parker Conrad for writing software in 2013 that let employees evade insurance broker education requirements.It said this enabled employees to keep the timers running on online training programs even if they stepped away from their computers.“DFS takes very seriously any unlicensed activity in the New York insurance market,” Superintendent Maria Vullo said in a statement.“The penalty and remedies we have imposed, including retraining employees, will ensure the protection of New York consumers.”Zenefits reported on its own in November 2015 that it had learned that employees were selling insurance without licenses, and that it had fixed the problem a year later, Vullo said.A Zenefits spokeswoman, Jessica Hoffman, in an email said “this tough but fair settlement shows new leadership’s continued dedication to building solid relationships with regulators as we put the past behind us.”A spokesman for Conrad declined to comment.New York was the latest of several U.S. states to settle probes into Zenefits’ sales and licensing practices.The largest settlement was a $7 million accord reached last November in Zenefits’ home state of California.Founded in 2013, Zenefits had been valued as high as $4.5 billion in May 2015, but has been retrenching in part because of its regulatory issues.In February, Zenefits said it would lay off 430 employees, or more than 40 percent of its staff.That left it with roughly 500 employees, about one-third the number it had a year earlier.Conrad left Zenefits last year after regulatory problems began to surface.Last month, he announced plans for a new startup, Rippling, that would compete with Zenefits.(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Additional reporting by Heather Somerville in San Francisco)
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Roku is rolling out a new software update to its TVs now.The main new feature is called More Ways To Watch, which uses automatic content recognition (ACR) to suggest stuff from streaming sources based on what's playing via cable box, satellite box or antenna.The new Roku TV software update (version 7.6) is being rolled out to existing Roku TVs now (all the way back to the original models from 2014), with the exception of 2016 4K Roku TV models, which will receive it this summer.It will also appear on all new 2017 Roku TVs.
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It looks like we are getting an early look at the EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer which was meant to debut this weekend at the Star Wars: Celebration convention.I'm waiting for the video to be taken down any minute now.The leaked trailer confirms a single player story that will follow a soldier through the events between Return of The Jedi and The Force Awakens.We also get looks at footage from the prequels as well as the new Star Wars films featuring Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren, and Rey being added to the list of playable heroes.Hopefully we will see more footage leading up to E3.Watch my Dungeons & Dragons show Dungeon Life on YouTube and Facebook.
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