When the technology judges one of these right moments, TapReason sends an in-app message from a friend to another friend via messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Slack, LinkedIn, Skype, WeChat, Line, or one of 20 other services.has been optimized to increase app recommendations, reviews, ratings, and social-media presence in order to grow clients app usage and business.TapReason has developed an automated word-of-mouth recommendation solution utilizing proprietary A.I.Because users have control regarding when, how, and to whom the automated app recommendations are sent, they can be more comfortable with the process.TapReason app-growth campaigns also target users to rate apps in the app stores and provide feedback.technology was able to uncover the strong effect of two seemingly unrelated models when combined together.The first model measured where users spent their time inside the app, and the second model measured whether people were walking, standing, or if the smartphone was completely still.TapReason recommendation-based user acquisition solution can be integrated in minutes by simply adding five lines of code working in the background without requiring any additional permissions.The company started in 2014, and it has 10 employees.
MoreA robot arm of German industrial robot maker Kuka is pictured at the company's stand during the Hannover Fair in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016.REUTERS/Wolfgang RattayBERLIN/FRANKFURT Reuters - German robotics maker Kuka is on the brink of agreeing to an investor agreement with Chinese bidder Midea that includes a long-term commitment to existing headquarters, factories and jobs, a source close to the negotiations said.Kuka needs to decide in the coming week whether it wants to recommend the acceptance of Midea's 4.5 billion euro $4.99 billion bid, the biggest German industrial technology company to be targeted by a Chinese buyer in a wave of recent deals.The source told Reuters that there had been a breakthrough in negotiations between Kuka and Midea, with the results presented to a meeting of the supervisory board on Saturday.Kuka was not immediately available to commentThe Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that Midea had offered Kika guarantees including the independence of the company's management and its listing in Frankfurt.News of Midea's bid for Kuka last month caused a furor among German politicians, though Midea has since said it would allow Kuka to operate independently and help it expand in China.
Some of these researchers believe machine learning, algorithms and mathematical analysis can give health care providers tools to help solve one of our most intractable public health epidemics: suicide.That mission, he says, is an urgent one.As founder and CEO of the startup mental health analytics company Qntfy, Coppersmith is using machine learning to design algorithms that identify trends in human communication.That concept is well-established science, and it's one you rely on every time you misspell a word and know autocorrect will catch or worsen the mistake.Coppersmith belongs to a small group of researchers who believe this technology can be put in the service of detecting a person's risk of mental illness and suicidal behavior.In his most recent study, published this month at an annual North American Association for Computational Linguistics meeting, he and his co-authors estimated the emotional content of tweets from hundreds of users who had talked openly about a suicide attempt, and tweets from a control group that did not display suicidal thoughts or feelings.
And here to help is Elsa Speak, an app that employs machine learning to help you adopt a Midwestern accent.Soon, people won t know who you are.Often considered the most bland and least identifiable of American speech idiosyncrasies, the Midwestern accent seemed the natural choice for Elsa Speak s first endeavor.We chose a Midwestern accent because we talked to a lot of speech therapists and they said this is the most commonly understood accent that people should learn, Elsa founder Vu Van told VentureBeat.Indeed, Van used an app to mask her Vietnamese accent when she first immigrated to the U.S., and soon, she hopes to apply the same technology in other scenarios.And when they do their pronunciation we then tell them exactly what sound or vowels or consonants they don t pronounce correctly after their say the sentence.
SimonnetIn just four years, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory Ligo will be so sensitive it will be capable of detecting around 1,000 massive black hole collisions a year.The paper's lead author, Krzysztof Belczynski of Warsaw University, said he hopes the results will surprise him, that they will expose flaws in the work.Their calculations show, for example, that once Ligo reaches full sensitivity, it will detect only one pair of colliding neutron stars for every 1,000 detections of the far more massive black-hole collisions.The Nature paper, which includes co-authors Tomasz Bulik of Warsaw University and Richard O'Shaughnessy of the Rochester Institute of Technology, describes the most likely black-hole formation scenario that generated the first Ligo gravitational-wave detection in September 2015.The Big Bang produced mainly hydrogen and helium, which eventually collapsed into stars.He added, however, that the universe continues to produce binary stars in local, still pristine pockets of low metallicity that resemble conditions of the early universe.
TIANJIN, China—Tsinghua Holdings Co., the Chinese company that gained international attention for its efforts to acquire overseas semiconductor companies, said it plans to increase its nvestment in research on strategic technologies to 50 billion yuan $7.6 billion over the next five years.As the state-owned investment arm of China s elite Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Holdings is tasked with making investments in line with the government s economic goals.Its growing investments in high-tech sectors reflect China s effort to develop higher-value sectors as growth in traditional industries slows.Tsinghua Holdings executives called the 50 billion yuan commitment a major increase in high-tech research investment for the company, although they didn t immediately give a direct comparison figure.Mr. Xu said Tsinghua Holdings has chosen two main investment directions for the next five years: a foundation rock plan to develop critical, high-level technologies such as semiconductors and advanced manufacturing, and a gathering stars plan to foster start-ups in internet services and other developing sectors.In addition to the 50 billion yuan R investment in critical technologies, Tsinghua Holdings said it would set up two funds of 10 billion yuan each, one to commercialize technologies and the other to invest in start-ups.
Since the smartphone boom, the app has entered our lexicons, overtaken our home screens, and laid claim to whole days of our months.Like every gold rush, it has brought prospectors with it.Countless app shops have pushed the market above $50 billion, and there truly is an app for that — whatever that may be.But like every gold rush, the boom will bust.The number of development firms has skyrocketed, and demand has taken a nosedive.Part of the demand issue stems from valueless apps.The apps people are using are those with untold millions of dollars and thousands of developer hours behind them.With application maintenance costs and company overhead factored in, app creation is risky business.Compounding the problem is how fast technology moves.But platform providers like Google see that single-serve apps are in their twilight, and firms that refuse to face what s next — like software with conversational automation or external integrations — will find the market has moved on.While apps have undoubtedly reinvented the tech sector, it s time for app developers to apply their skills to robust, connected digital products instead.Tony Scherba is the president and a founding partner of Yeti LLC, a product-focused development and design studio in San Francisco.
Google's Android software is on four in five phones sold worldwideGoogle is planning a shake-up of the smartphone market by releasing its own handset, a move that would tighten its grip on mobile software and see it compete directly with the iPhone.The technology giant is in discussions with mobile operators about releasing a Google-branded phone that will extend the company s move into hardware, sources familiar with the discussions told The Telegraph.Google already develops the Android operating system that runs on four in five smartphones sold around the world, and endorses a range of phones made by partners such as LG and Huawei under the Google Nexus brand.Google's Android software has become increasingly fragmented They are concerned that Android is fragmenting, that it needs to become a more controlled platform, said Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight.Google is best known for its internet software but has taken steps into hardware in recent years by releasing its own tablet computer, laptops and other gadgets.The company s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, said last month that Google was investing more effort into phones, although he said the company would continue to support the Google-backed Nexus smartphones, which are expected to continue this year with handsets made by Taiwanese company HTC.
Then riders step out of the enclosed slide onto the OUE Skyspace, the highest open-air observation deck in California.From rooftop rollercoasters to glass-bottomed walkways over the Grand Canyon, architects and engineers are dreaming up increasingly exciting ways to take in the view.The glass-and-steel platform, designed by the New York firm Thornton Tomasetti, slowly tilts forward.Just hold onto the handlebars, look at the Miracle Mile 1,000 feet below, and try not to get vertigo.The technology for this kind of thing didn t exist 10 years ago, said Michael Ludvik, who led the engineering behind Skyslide.It s enabling bold developers to all kinds of new things try new things.
Since the earliest days of mobile technology, secret codes have been embedded into the software of our mobile devices, and they re still in place today.Included in these hidden codes for the iPhone is a special diagnostics mode you can use to troubleshoot problems, get a more accurate signal reception measurement, and more.Of most interest to casual users is the option to show a more accurate reading of signal strength.Anything below -110 and you re on pretty shaky ground, network-wise.There are other hidden codes, but they re not quite as useful and tend to vary based on your carrier and your country, so they re not as reliable either.* 06 displays your iPhone s unique IMEI International Mobile Station Equipment Identity number, for example, while * 33 checks whether voice, SMS, and data are enabled.
Toyota recently announced the addition of three new crash test models representing children aged three, six, and ten to Version 4 of its Total Human Model for Safety software.The new models will go on sale this fall.Version 3, released in 2008, added a brain simulation, and 2010 s Version 4 added detail to the brain model and also introduced properly situated and reactive internal organs.The new child-spec models were created in collaboration with Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and the Collaborative Safety Research Center.THUMS can be purchased through the Tokyo-based JSOL Corporation and ESI Japan.The technology contributes to research at organizations all over the world, including automobile and parts manufacturers as well as universities.
But the question is how long it lasts. The survey - which covers 2741 respondents of which 210 from Sweden - shows that Swedish IT decision makers knowledge of how it can develop business are significantly lower than their colleagues in the UK, for example, Germany and France. Read also: Data centers are the next big industry - may be greater than the airline industry There are few Swedish Swedish forum where IT decision makers can learn and be inspired by each other. It is one of the reasons that Magnus Backman, chief technology officer at EMC, highlighted when is asked to comment on why 54 percent of the Swedish IT and business managers say they lack the right skills to understand how it can contribute to business development. In the United States, Germany and the UK IT decision-makers' knowledge higher because access to forums where but sharing knowledge is more and that it is often more business-driven than ours, says Magnus Backman and continues: - The job description for a Swedish IT manager has looked the same for years. To counter this, says 58 percent said they plan to outsource less important IT systems and data to external cloud services.
But the question is how long it lasts. The survey - which covers 2741 respondents of which 210 from Sweden - shows that Swedish IT decision makers knowledge of how it can develop business are significantly lower than their colleagues in the UK, for example, Germany and France. Read also: Data centers are the next big industry - may be greater than the airline industry There are few Swedish Swedish forum where IT decision makers can learn and be inspired by each other. It is one of the reasons that Magnus Backman, chief technology officer at EMC, highlighted when is asked to comment on why 54 percent of the Swedish IT and business managers say they lack the right skills to understand how it can contribute to business development. In the United States, Germany and the UK IT decision-makers' knowledge higher because access to forums where but sharing knowledge is more and that it is often more business-driven than ours, says Magnus Backman and continues: - The job description for a Swedish IT manager has looked the same for years. To counter this, says 58 percent said they plan to outsource less important IT systems and data to external cloud services.
Many of these are complications that will affect trade negotiations and you guessed it, technology.So, while Brexit isn t a Y2K-potential level of concern for technology, it does raise some issues that consumers and businesses who operate within the boundaries of the European Union will have to address.Essentially, you must be a resident of or have a registered office, central administration, or principle place of business within the EU, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein.For an individual with a single website, this may not be a huge issue, however, to a large company that relies on web traffic or e-commerce, this has the potential to wreak havoc on business operations.As of now, there is no defined timeline for the UK to exit the EU, though most speculate it will take around two years to complete the exit, according to Circle ID.Some fear it may not be addressed at all, leaving UK .eu owners to scramble to find and secure new domains.
Skullcandy, creator of high-end affordable music and gaming headphones is looking for a buyer to help take its company private again.The company has agreed to be purchased by Incipio for $177 million to further that goal.The company attributes this slowdown to the stronger dollar and its effect on Skullcandy s sales outside of the U.S.Skullcandy owes its roots to founder Rick Alden, who while shredding some fresh powder on a slope in Park City, struggled to get his music ear bud out of his ear to answer a cell phone call.Incipio is a closely held company that owns and licenses fashion and technology accessories such as Incase smartphone cases and Tavik swimwear.Ultimately, Skullcandy will have a one month time frame to shop Incipio s offer, and to see if another interested company is willing to offer more.
The technology that was designed to remove videos from the Internet with copyrighted content could be used for good, according to a report from Reuters.Two sources close to the proceedings at some of the largest technology companies, including YouTube and Facebook, said automation was quietly being used to remove extremist content from their sites, including Islamic State videos.It wasn t clear how much of this process would be automated, but the sources claim that the same technology that finds copyrighted content could be used to find videos of decapitations and other violent scenes.The organisation promises that with this technology, the process of identifying videos could be more automated and rely less on user reports.It s a start in what has been a long battle by software companies to counter extremist content.A recent study proposed an algorithm that could predict attacks, while traffic spikes on a certain YouTube video which has been removed could also be used to predict when attacks would occur.
View photosMoreElon Musk, chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at SolarCity's Inside Energy Summit in Manhattan, New York October 2, 2015.Peter Rive, who is the cousin of Tesla chief executive and SolarCity chairman Musk, along with JB Straubel, chief technology officer and co-founder of Tesla, are both recusing themselves from the decision-making process, SolarCity spokesman Jonathan Bass said in a statement emailed to Reuters late on Friday.Musk, the largest shareholder in both companies, recused himself earlier from voting on the potential deal, along with Antonio Gracias who sits on both companies' boards, and SolarCity Chief Executive Lyndon Rive, who is Musk's cousin as well as Peter Rive's brother.There are three remaining SolarCity board members: John Fisher and Nancy Pfund, both venture capitalists and Donald Kendall Jr., CEO of Kenmont, an investment management firm.But investors, including some who short the stocks, betting that shares will fall, point to the conflict of interest and the risk of uniting two money-losing companies which both regularly raise cash to support expansion.SolarCity shares have fallen more than 50 percent this year in a highly competitive market, fanning criticism that a Tesla deal was meant to save SolarCity.
According to Melinda Gates, there aren t enough women working in the field of artificial intelligence.Mrs. Gates made that statement at a recent ReCode conference, according to Bloomberg Technology.The thing I want to say to everybody in the room is: We ought to care about women being in computer science, she said.Certainly, it s the most exciting thing going on, he said.Pointing out the currently only 17 percent of computer science graduates are women, compared to a previous high of 37 percent, Melinda Gates was making a statement not only about computer science in general, but also how it could matter in the field of artificial intelligence, where rules-based behavior could be shaped predominately by men.Estimating that in the past five years she s worked with about ten women and hundreds of men, Mitchell said, I do absolutely believe that gender has an effect on the types of questions that we ask, she said.
That s been the guiding principle behind the increasingly popular Amazon Dash Buttons, which have made shopping almost painfully easy.But staying dominant in the space may not be as easy for Amazon now that Kwik has raised $3 million to give the online retail giant a run for its money, especially in the form of buttons-based buying.Their open ecosystem will enable the growth of many businesses, all along the supply chain, he said.And as founder and CEO Ofer Klein told TechCrunch, any product which is a repeated service might be best purchased via button.While smartphones may already be delving into this concept, Klein believes that physical buttons are still easier, especially for those in older generations who are generally more technology averse.A dangerous precedent to set, to be sure, but perhaps valid in today s world all the same.
Thirty-six years ago, American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler wrote his famous The Third Wave, outlining the inevitable transition from a Second Wave, characterized by an industrial society, to a Third Wave, characterized by what he calls the Information Age.Though written years ago, we can clearly see Toffler s predictions come to life today, through the digitalization of our lives and the globalization of business.And yet, archaic industrial society systems of personal identification, economic transactions and business registration still fiercely limit the opportunities of governments and the citizens they serve.The more people and companies engaged with the Estonian business environment, the more clients there are for Estonian companies.Atkinson and his team list the effects of such an initiative as:Capacity expansion: increased use of both existing and new infrastructuresTime savings and convenience: reduce congestion, simplify operations and enable more informed decision makingCost savings: minimize waste, boost efficiency and create more flexibility in the provision of key servicesImproved reliability: reduce unpredictability and interruptions in the provision of key servicesEnhanced safety: improve resiliency to threats and interruptionsAtkinson concluded that, Information technology is creating a smart world — from smart enterprises to smart schools to smart cities.I couldn t agree more, and this has certainly been something the Estonian experience confirms.
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