PS5 Games, Price, Release Date, Specs, And More

It’s finally 2020, which means Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is fast approaching its launch sometime during this year’s holiday season. Throughout 2019, Sony began to reveal some of the first details about their next-gen plans with PS5, and we only expect that to continue in the months ahead. First, we know that the console’s official name. Unsurprisingly, the […]

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PS5 Games, Specs, Price, Release Date, And More

It’s finally 2020, which means Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is fast approaching its launch sometime during this year’s holiday season. Throughout 2019, Sony began to reveal some of the first details about their next-gen plans with PS5, and we only expect that to continue in the months ahead. First, we know that the console’s official name. Unsurprisingly, the […]

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Amazon’s AI automatically dubs videos into other languages

Ever wish you could automatically dub foreign film dialogue into another tongue? Amazon’s on the case. In a paper published this week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers from the tech giant detailed a novel “speech-to-speech” pipeline that taps AI to align translated speech with original speech and fine-tune speech duration before adding background noise and reverberation. They say that […]

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Aurora urges autonomous vehicle industry to adopt better safety metrics

Amazon-backed autonomous vehicle company Aurora is in search of better metrics by which to compare driverless system safety. In a Medium post this morning, CEO Chris Urmson noted that the commonly used disengagement number, which indicates how often a vehicle switched from autonomous to manual mode, doesn’t adequately capture improvements or their impact over time. “Historically, the industry and media […]

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The Full Nerd ep. 122: AMD's confusing Radeon RX 5600 XT launch

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray review the confusing launch of the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and all the Nvidia-AMD counterpunching around it. Speaking of audio, you can subscribe to The Full Nerd in iTunes (please leave a review if you enjoy the show). We’re also on Stitcher, Google Play, or you can point your favorite podcast-savvy RSS reader […]

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AISense raises $10 million for AI transcription tool Otter

There’s plenty in the way of competition with respect to the audio transcription market, which is estimated to be worth $31.82 billion by 2025. But AISense — the startup behind speech-to-text service Otter — managed to carve out a niche for itself in the four years since its founding. Its funding reflects this — the company today confirmed to VentureBeat […]

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Some Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are much faster than others

AMD’s $279 Radeon RX 5600 XT launched this week, and it goes toe-to-toe with Nvidia’s powerful $350 GeForce RTX 2060, nearly matching even AMD’s own $350 Radeon RX 5700 in several games. Sometimes. Other times, it’s merely an okay alternative to the $279 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, which itself was effectively rendered obsolete by the launch of the $230 GeForce […]

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Kneron raises $40 million to grow edge AI chip design operations

Edge AI startup Kneron today said it’s raised $40 million led by Horizon Ventures. The funding will be used to grow Kneron’s algorithms made especially for on-device machine learning and semiconductor design operations. Kneron released the KL520, a chip made especially for deployment of AI on devices like smart home or IoT devices last year, and earlier this month at […]

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ServiceNow acquires AI for IT startup Loom Systems

ServiceNow today announced that it has acquired Loom Systems to strengthen automated insights for customers using the Now platform in order to help them quickly fix IT issues. Loom Systems CEO Gabby Menachem and some members of the Loom Systems team will join ServiceNow as part of the deal. The financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Loom Systems […]

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