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Proving our identity becomes a task for our iPhone

We’ve seen some small steps to using our iPhone to prove our identity. But a few recent developments point to a future where with an iPhone—plus biometrics—we can use our phone as a single means of verifying our identities, both online and in face-to-face interactions. In all, Apple is supporting four initiatives that I believe …

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OpenAI spent $160,000 on Upwork for Minecraft gamers to train a neural network

From the video of VPT making a diamond pickaxe in Minecraft. The computer program accomplished the feat in ten minutes, half the time it would take a skilled human player to do it. How important can it be to master the “diamond tool” in Minecraft? Important enough to spend $160,000, according to OpenAI, the artificial …

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More than you know: the entrepreneurial value of natural language generation

Natural Language Generation (NLG) is arguably the hub of natural language technologies. It uses natural language processing (NLP), is a requirement for conversational AI, and largely requires natural language comprehension (NLU) for meaningful answers to questions or commands. However, when incorporated into a holistic platform, proper implementation of NLG does more than generate natural language …

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Deals: Get up to $126 off Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch SE on Amazon

Amazon today further discounted the 45mm mobile Apple Watch Series 7, now available for $403.00, down from $529.00. In addition to this model, you can also save on many other versions of the Apple Watch Series 7, along with the Apple Watch SE, all of which we’ve collected below. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate affiliate …

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Arizona allocates unprecedented $60 million in new housing assistance programs

the state legislature pledged an unprecedented $60 million to the Arizona Housing Trust Fund as part of this year’s $15.8 billion budget, passed Thursday. The money will be used to develop affordable housing and support other housing and homelessness programs. $20 million will go to rural projects and a total of $4 million will be …

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Google details commercial spyware targeting both Android and iOS devices

Google has warned of an enterprise-grade spyware strain targeting Android and iOS mobile device users. According to Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) researchers Benoit Sevens and Clement Lecigne, as well as Project Zeroa clear version of government and enterprise-grade iOS and Android spyware is now in active circulation. Victims have been found in Italy and …

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Carl Pei, founder and CEO of mobile tech startup Nothing

Nothing is Carl Pei thinks everyone else’s smartphones are boring

Carl Pei thinks there is something wrong with the smartphone industry. That’s not to say the handsets on sale today are bad. Across the board, modern cell phones are faster, more advanced and take better photos than previous generations. But like a growing number of tech enthusiasts, Pei is starting to feel that new phones …

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