Sampo Acorn favorite bands tell us that the new Finnish minister of culture has old traditions in favour of a person: the only 39-year-old Acorn listens to preferably in the ensembles, with the heyday period was before he was born.Sampo Terho was born in Helsinki but spent most of his childhood and his youth in tennessee in the western uusimaa.His interest into the past management history of the studies of Tampere university, and after graduation the country's defense Korean school.a researcher's career, however, remained pending when the Acorn meeting with Timo soini of the last decade, at the beginning, when the finns party was still in the void pienpuolue."people's language" means Terholle finland; he is the Finnish federation of the former chairman, and tight to the Swedish opponent.Acorn's first political success was an afterthought in the Euro elections of 2009.
Apple has announced that it s creating its first app development accelerator in Asia, as the Cupertino company seeks to woo India s engineering community with a dedicated space in which to learn design best-practices for Apple s mobile operating system.Expected to open in Bengaluru in early 2017, the iOS App Design and Development Accelerator will support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India s iOS developer community, according to a press release.India has emerged as a key battleground for the big U.S. tech companies as both Google and Facebook look to tap the burgeoning online population — with varying degrees of success — even though much of the country s 1.3 billion inhabitants remain offline.And earlier this year, Apple confirmed plans to open a new development hub in Hyderabad, India that s expected to eventually house around 4,500 people.Apple s new app accelerator will essentially serve to help developers improve their design and development skills for iOS and will include one-on-one app reviews for developers, as well as support for Apple s programming language, Swift.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, said Apple CEO Tim Cook.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Bengaluru is a major startup hub in India — an estimated one million people work in the city s technology industry, while more than 40 percent of university graduates in the area specialize in IT or engineering, according to Apple.This isn t the first such center Apple has unveiled — earlier this year, it announced its first iOS App Development Center in Europe, to be located at a partner institution in Naples, Italy.The company also has a similar hub in Brazil.
Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz put an Old Testament spin on her company's software copyright battle with Google as she told jurors about an encounter with her adversary's top lawyer at a bat mitzvah in 2012.Catz's testimony in San Francisco federal court was intended to buttress what Oracle claims was Google's brazen theft of Java code to build its Android operating system, and to begin to explain how that theft caused the database maker damages of $9.3 billion.Catz's message: Google undercut Oracle's licensing revenue by co-opting Java to develop Android into the operating system now used in 80 percent of the world's mobile devices.Google took a language designed to "write once, run anywhere" across different computing platforms and "forked," or split into two, Oracle's Java community of programmers, she said.AdvertisementGoogle lifted and employed the code so that it would only run on Android, leading smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics, ZTE., and Motorola to adopt that platform, which the search engine company offered for free, and to cease paying Java licensing fees to Oracle, Catz testified."They use Android instead of taking a copy of our software."
In a bid to win over more Indian developers, Apple on Wednesday announced it would set up by early next year a facility to help developers on best practices and to improve the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform.Apple estimates that over 1 million people in the city work in the tech sector, with over 40 percent of graduates from local universities specializing in engineering or IT.Apple s CEO Tim Cook is on his first visit to India, which he has identified as a growth market for the company, where he expects disproportionate growth versus the more developed areas.Developers usually try out a concept first on Android before offering an iOS version of the app, as it is easier to validate the concept with the large amount of feedback you get from Android users, he added.But iOS is also attractive for developers because users of the iPhone tend to have higher purchasing power and are more likely to retain apps they download, in contrast to Android users who frequently delete apps to save on memory on their phones, Mathew said.The company will also give developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world, and provide support on Apple s Swift programming language.
The search engine compares the semantic language – the real meaning of the content – in the documents to reveal unseen patterns and connections in fractions of a second.I saw a demo of the platform in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and it has a lot of interesting potential.Omnity s basic search is still free, but its subscription packages and special information databases start at $100.The specialized information that Omnity is offering includes Securities and Exchange Commission filings and records, patents, Library of Congress data, court precedents and legal records, scientific journals, pharmaceutical and biomedical trials, financial reports, and U.S. Congress reports and legal history.Discovering unexpected connections between diverse knowledge domains reveals unique insights that sharpen focus and drive innovation.We created Omnity to help scientists, engineers, medical professionals, lawyers and financial people cope with the explosion of data and knowledge that is happening in every field of study.Omnity is designed to be powerful yet easy to use, and is priced so that organizations large and small can access this transformative technology.Unlike conventional search, Omnity said it can find related documents even when they do not cite or link to one another.The company is offering introductory pricing of its commercial service in five tiers, with the first month free for all paid tiers:
Now it may be about to become a reality. The company Waverly Labs draws namely next week launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund pilot, a product that will överstätta what is said directly in your ear - in real time. Instead, you have two headphones, one for you and one for the person you're talking to. A slight delay to process what is being said, however, teaches needed. The price lands at around 250-300 dollars, which is about 3000 crowns. Microsoft released last year in a test version of its new service Skype Translator also translates what you say in real time.
Earpiece Pilot allegedly cope just that. To get the story flowing, everyone is talking simply English. Now, however, there is a babel fish-inspired product that claims to be able to bridge the language barriers. Read also: Google translates the text into any app - directly in the app By inserting a small device in your ear, they can be involved in a call to get the other participants' speeches translated into their own languages. The price tag is said to land at $ 299 for an earpiece. The company is now on the way out of crowdfundingsajten Indiegogo in order to get together the capital needed for the plans to become reality.
Chaired by President President Park Guen-Hye, the meeting will focus on proposed changes to current laws that will allow pilot programs for drones and driverless cars.Limitations on the exportation of map data created by the South Korean government to other countries means that Google Maps currently lacks many of the functions—such as 3D maps, driving and walking directions, and indoor maps—available to users elsewhere.South Korea approves map data exports only if certain satellite images are edited or obscured for example, blurring army bases or disguising them as forests , even though they are visible for users of Google Maps, Apple Maps, and similar services in other places.Ironically, the Google says the restrictions mean that Google Maps actually has more features in North Korea, including driving directions, than in South Korea.The South Korean government promised to make English-language digital maps available for companies in 2013, but Google said at the time that the new data did not have enough information to ensure that it can provide accurate directions.According to Joongang Daily link via Google Translate , the automaker sells its Sonata sedan with built-in Android Auto in 30 markets, but not in South Korea because the in-car operating system needs full access to Google Maps features. 50 1 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google's annual developer conference doesn't officially kick off until Wednesday but about 120 of the company's youngest developers are already getting to preview one of its newest announcements.Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language.Now, the MIT team is partnering with Google on the next generation of Scratch, with the hope that Google can help scale Scratch to more platforms and devices.The update also makes it easier to bring Scratch to smaller screens like smartphones and tablets, says Mitchel Resnick, Director or MIT's Scratch Team.While more and more companies that make products for kids — whether they are toy companies or software makers — are beginning to incorporate programmable elements for their young users, there isn't one universal programming language across these products, explains Resnick.While traditional programming requires very precise strings of text and punctuation, Scratch and other visual programming languages rely on a shape-based system that Resnick characterizes as the "Lego approach," that's much more intuitive for beginners.
Not that there s anything decidedly unsexy about a knotty metaphor Ha!According to, the site had built a bot that could spit out facts like a champ; but, no one enjoys chatting with a walking Dictionary, lest they hope to be proven wrong, and tactlessly.Hoping to make their bot a little more relatable to humans, Google began feeding it steamy romance passages, imbuing its database of facts with cheesy, raunchy flair.They hit a sweet spot between the labyrinthine, meandering sentences found in literary fiction, and the less elevated language used in kids books.The bot filled in the conversation with lines such as It was quiet for a moment and It was dark and cold, making the simulated exchange sound more like a brooding diary entry or punk song than a chat between acquaintances.Does this mean human writers are becoming endangered, soon to be replaced by an entity that s higher up in the job market food chain?
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is this week visiting India for the first time.And he is wasting little of his time on the ground in India by saying Apple will open a new app design and development center in the country in 2017.Cook officially called the upcoming Apple facility a design and development accelerator,  and that it will be located in Bengaluru also known as Bangalore , which is considered to be the startup hub of India.India is home to one of the most vibrant and entrepreneurial iOS development communities in the world, Cook said in announcing the new center.With the opening of this new facility in Bengaluru, we re giving developers access to tools which will help them create innovative apps for customers around the world.Apple said it will use the facility to provide support for the Swift programming language, which Apple created to build apps for iOS, Mac and other products, and will conduct weekly briefings with developers to review development of apps at the center.It s no secret as to why Cook is laying the groundwork for more Apple involvement in India.Anyone with a Groupon account has likely seen an offer for one of these iPhones, which are often phones that were bought, returned for some reason, given the once-over to ensure everything works, and then offered up for sale at less than the original sticker price.However, the Indian government has put up resistance to Apple s efforts as it tries to promote homegrown smartphone makers who sell their products at prices even less than those of refurbished iPhones.Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook leaves the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on May 18.
Visitors play Hearthstone at the World of Warcraft exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2013 fair in CologneBlizzard Entertainment has revealed plans to combat harassment and abuse on Twitch, following an incident involving Hearthstone pro Terrence 'TerrenceM' Miller.In response to the incident, Blizzard president and co-founder Michael 'Mike' Morhaime issued a statement announcing plans to work with Twitch and other partners to help combat the issue."We're extremely disappointed by the hateful, offensive language used by some of the online viewers during the DreamHack Austin event the weekend before last," Morhaime told Polygon."One of our company values is 'Play Nice; Play Fair;' we feel there's no place for racism, sexism, harassment, or other discriminatory behaviour, in or outside of the gaming community.""We can only hope that when instances like this come to light it encourages people to be more thoughtful and positive, and to fully reject mean-spirited commentary, whether within themselves or from their fellow gamers."We can't comment on specifics at this time, but we do have a team dedicated to improving these aspects of the chat experience with a lot of internal progress already that we hope to share with the community soon."
Forget about chatbots, Google's baking its digital assistant right into your life.Google Assistant—a new smart assistant announced by CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2016—weaves together the complex information that Google already has about the world and the detailed information that the company already has about you to create a helpful voice-driven AI that revolves around your world.while standing in front of a famous sculpture with your phone, and the bot is able to mix location data and image recognition to identify exactly what you re looking at and provide the answer in seconds.and the Assistant pulled up results of films that Google thinks he would like, playing at his local movie theater.Follow-up questions—all delivered in natural language, using commands like Is it any good?—let him refine the search to kid-friendly movies, and even buy tickets to his chosen show.
Google offered a point-by-point list of all the new features coming to the next version of Android.Google offered more details about Android N during the I/O keynote Wednesday.It s become an annual tradition to show off a list of what s new during the on-stage presentation.Here s this year s list of updates:Seamless software updatesAndroid Beta ProgramData saverBundled notificationsCustomizable quick settingsHub improvementsQuick settings tile APISecurity hardeningEmergency informationUnicode 9 EmojiFile-based encryptionICU4J APIImproved number blockingLanguage supportJIT compilerLock screen wallpaper supportDirect bootMulti-windowFreeform modePicture-in-picture modeSplit-screen modeNotification controlsRenderscript reducedQuick Switch Display sizeDoze VideoTelephony job-schedulerVR modeSpeech speed improvementsNew languages supportedClear all in overview settingsNavigation drawerNew languages supportedImproved notificationsCamera memory footprint improvementsVisual voicemail improvementsScoped folder accessVulkan APIJava 8Sensor Settings suggestionsDirect replyQuick settings barImproved backup coverageAccessibility settings in setupProject SvelteBetter multitaskingAccessibility support for creating touch eventsAccessibility mono outputVariable text to speech speed improvementsFor comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit
Waverly LabsNot understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community.While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation.Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language in real-time.Waverly LabsIt s called the Pilot and it s being developed by Waverly Labs, a small startup with a very specific aim in mind.Sadly Waverly Labs isn t sharing much more than that at the moment, while some tech demos certainly seem to show that the product works it s in the real-world where it will be judged.If anyone has had to experience the awkwardness of trying to use a translation app to talk to someone then the potential relief that Pilot could bring is enormous.
If you haven t used your passcode to unlock your iPhone or iPad for six days, an iOS 9 restriction disables Touch ID if you don't unlock with a fingerprint within eight hours.However, it might have some bearing when a court order is issued to compel someone to use a fingerprint to unlock an iOS device, as in a recent case.Macworld was alerted to this change when reader David Shanahan emailed the Mac 911 help column about being prompted for his passcode on both an iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 6 once or twice a week in the morning after leaving them charging overnight.Researcher Jonathan Zdziarski also confirmed that he hadn t seen this requirement before, and said, It explains what the hell s been going on with my phone, though!I would love it to automatically kill the fingerprint altogether or set the expiration down to even 4 hours or 8 hours if I m not inside some geofence I ve set up, he said.Because a law-enforcement or other government agent or a malicious party wouldn t necessarily know the last time the passcode was entered, it raises the stakes higher than the 48-hour timeout.
The chip sped up the Go-playing software, allowing it to plot moves in the time-limited match and look further ahead in the game.Google, a division of Alphabet Inc., GOOGL 0.22 % has been using it for more than a year to accelerate artificial intelligence applications as the software techniques known as machine learning become increasingly important to its core businesses.Overall the chip, known as the Tensor Processing Unit, is 10 times faster than alternatives Google considered for this work, the company said.Whether it s a ton less than we would have otherwise, I can t say.It allows the company to process all the text stored in its massive collection of StreetView images—things such as street signs and address numbers attached to the sides of houses—in just five days, much faster than previous methods, Mr. Jouppi said.The chip also is used in Google search ranking, photo processing, speech recognition, and language translation.
Deemed by many as the ultimate technology for a smart IoT world, artificial intelligence AI is intelligence exhibited in software that allows machines, devices, services and other 'things' to learn and behave like a human.AI's main goal is to find solutions to problems.This is done through reasoning, planning, natural language processing, perception, and others.Other branches include, but are not limited to, genetic programming, heuristics, ontology, planning, and machine learning from experience and inference.According to Gartner, by 2020 85% of customer interactions will be managed without the need of human intervention.Over $325m have been invested in the last few years on AI startups.
Apple, especially Tim Cook, has made it no secret that China and India are the newest darlings of the tech industry at large and, of course, Apple.After flying to China to deal with the iBooks and Movies blackout, Cook flew to India to help cement Apple's position in the market.In addition to Cook's first visit to the country as Apple's highest executive, it was also an occasion for Apple to announce the establishment of a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru to help spur iOS app development in the country.Over a million of the working citizens there work in the IT sector, while almost 50% of the graduates from local universities are from IT or engineering fields.Apple expects iPhone sales to pick up exponentially as the country rolls out its first network.Although heavily leaning towards iOS, the center will also put forward Apple's self-made programming language, Swift, which lets developers target not just iOS but also tvOS, watchOS, and Mac OS X.
Google has announced Google Assistant, showing off the conversational AI helper at Google IO 2016.Backed by ten years of language processing, Google Assistant's big sell compared to digital assistants like Microsoft's Cortana and Apple's Siri is an emphasis on conversational clues.In an example demonstrated by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Google Assistant could not only look up movie listings from a voice command, but could also process phrases like "I want to bring the kids this time" to sort out family-friendly films, or "is that any good?""This has historically been hard for computers to do," Pichai added."The reason we can do it is that for the last decade, we've been building the world's best natural linkage processing technology."Google has big plans for its Assistant, with the intentions to put the AI in phones, smartwatches, its recently-announced Google Home, and even cars in the near future.