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MasterCard has finally realized that signatures are obsolete and stupid | Fast Company

For years, credit card companies have relied on an illegible squiggly line as the frontline of defense against credit card fraud. Customers are forced to use a pen (how retro!) to scrawl their signature on bills at restaurants and sign digitally at cash registers–as if somehow in the age of chips, PINs, biometrics, and online … Continue reading “MasterCard has finally realized that signatures are obsolete and stupid”

Source: MasterCard has finally realized that signatures are obs | Fast Company

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The Beginning of the End of Traditional Telcom Companies ??

 

Alphabet Closer to Using Balloons for Telecom in Puerto Rico | WIRED

Alphabet wins FCC approval to deploy Project Loon balloons to restore telecom service on storm-battered island.

Source: Alphabet Closer to Using Balloons for Telecom in Puerto Rico | WIRED

Google Has New Earbuds That Translates 40 Languages

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Google just announced a new addition to their device family, Pixel Buds, and one of the earbuds’ new features is the ability to live-translate 40 languages.

Source: Google Has New Earbuds That Translates 40 Languages

East Ventures announces new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia | TechCrunch

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country.…

Source: East Ventures announces new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia | TechCrunch

New Qualcomm auto chipset advances vehicle-to-everything communications | ZDNet

Qualcomm’s 9150 C-V2X chipset and reference design should bring automakers one step closer to deploying the communications systems needed for fully autonomous vehicles.

Source: New Qualcomm auto chipset advances vehicle-to-everything communications | ZDNet

IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain

In a pair of research papers presented at the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in Melbourne, Australia last week, IBM submitted two studies: one looking into how to grant AI an “attention span”, the other examining how to apply the biological process of neurogenesis — that is, the birth and death of neurons — to machine learning systems.

“Neural network learning is typically engineered and it’s a lot of work to actually come up with a specific architecture that works best. It’s pretty much a trial and error approach,” Irina Rish, an IBM research staff member, told Engadget. “It would be good if those networks could build themselves.”

Source: IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain