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Google says its artificial intelligence has taught itself to ‘translate between languages that it doesn’t even know’

Google has built an algorithm that enables it to translate between languages that it doesn’t know. The so-called ‘zero-shot translation’ technology is a self-taught method of translating whereby Google Brain – the research collaboration that specializes in ‘deep learning’ projects – uses artificial intelligence to translate between languages that it …

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Watch Dogs 2 lampoons Silicon Valley with open-world hacking fun

Remember Watch Dogs? It was like Grand Theft Auto except it took itself and its melodramatic, sad sack hero very seriously. Kind of like the TV series Person of Interest but somehow with even less humor. Watch Dogs 2 is luckily nothing like that, with a bright, vividly accurate San …

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Housing bond shows Silicon Valley has a heart

Reeling from an election in which 80 percent of Santa Clara County voters rejected the nation’s choice for president, Silicon Valley needed some buck-up news. It came last week when Measure A, the nearly $1 billion bond for affordable housing, finally reached a sufficient margin over the required two-thirds vote …

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Silicon Valley Is Hard At Work Solving The Wealth Inequality Problem – Forbes

Forbes Silicon Valley Is Hard At Work Solving The Wealth Inequality ProblemForbesHow is Silicon Valley part of the inequality solution? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jennifer Pahlka.Why Can’t Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem? – The New …The New Yorker all 2 news articles » Source link

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How London became Silicon Valley’s second home

The tried and tested cliché about London buses – you wait ages for one and then two turn up at once –  turns  to also apply to major American technology companies, who have been  lining up in recent weeks to express their commitment to Britain. Two weeks ago, Google announced …

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Actor T.J. Miller Says Silicon Valley Is Not Making The World A Better Place: HBO Show Is Satire : CULTURE : Tech Times

Many of us have seen the hit HBO series Silicon Valley. It’s a show about a group of young men who created their own start-up known as Pied Piper, and it’s also a show that speaks much about how the real Silicon Valley operates. Many folks have always wondered if …

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Silicon Valley’s techies would make terrible politicians

I once wrote that Sir Clive Sinclair, the British tech pioneer, may have been an under-acknowledged genius but he could also be a bit of a twit. His Sinclair C5 miniature electric car of 1985 was typical of his lack of common sense. My phone rang the next day. “Sinclair …

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Silicon Valley Bank looking at removing names from CVs to prevent unconcious bias

Tracy Isacke, Silicon Valley Bank corporate relationship management team managing director. Silicon Valley Bank Silicon Valley Bank, a bank that offers a range of financial services tailored towards technology and life science businesses, is considering whether to remove names from job candidates’ résumés in a bid to prevent unconscious bias …

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