Hiroshi | hiroshiyu
Instant commission in your chosen account... http://payspree.com/r/44559
3 years ago

Loading...
Sokule / kulespace
Business Insider
  • The creators of Apple's Siri have built a new personal assistant called 'Viv' (AAPL)

    robot

    The engineers behind Apple's virtual assistant Siri have created a new personal assistant called "Viv," according to The Washington Post.

    Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, cofounders of Siri, which was bought by Apple in 2010, claim their new AI bot goes beyond what's currently out there in terms of virtual assistants.

    Someone can use Viv, for example, to order a pizza without having to dial a phone number, open a webpage, or download a smartphone app.

    "It’s about taking the way that humans have naturally interacted with each other for thousands of years and applying that to the way they interact with services," Kittlaus, Viv's chief executive, told the Post. "Everyone knows how to hold a conversation."

    Viv Labs has formed partnerships with approximately 50 outside companies, including GrubHub, Uber, Zocdoc, and SeatGuru, to let its virtual assistant tap into their services.

    Google and Facebook have both made offers to buy Viv, according to the Post's sources, who claim to be familiar with the matter.

    Unlike other AI chatbots, such as Microsoft's Cortana and Facebook's "M," Viv has been designed so that it can be used by more than one company in everything from cars and TVs to smartphones and other connected devices.

    Viv will be publicly demonstrated for the first time at a conference on Monday, according to The Washington Post.

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: I found 9 years' worth of messages hidden in my secret Facebook inbox

  • 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020

    SDC Installed Base

    Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic idea. Companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla have already released, or are soon to release, self-driving features that give the car some ability to drive itself.

    Tech companies are also trying to pioneer the self-driving car. Recently, Google announced that it would be testing its prototype of a driverless car on roads this summer in California. 

    In an in-depth report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the self-driving car market by analyzing the current state of the self-driving car and provide an in-depth analysis for how we see the self-driving car progressing over the next five years. Our in-depth analysis describes the economic impact that self-driving cars can have and look at the current barriers preventing the self-driving car from coming to market.

     

    Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:

    • Self-driving cars are not some futuristic auto technology; in fact there are already cars with self-driving features on the road.  We define the self-driving car as any car with features that allow it to accelerate, brake, and steer a car's course with limited or no driver interaction.
    • We divide the self-driving car into two different types: semi-autonomous and fully autonomous. A fully autonomous vehicle can drive from point A to point B and encounter the entire range of on-road scenarios without needing any interaction from the driver. These will debut  in 2019.
    • By the end of the forecast period, we expect there will be nearly 10 million cars with one of our defined self-driving car features. 
    • Fully autonomous cars are further divided into user-operated and driverless vehicles. Because of regulatory and insurance questions, user-operated fully autonomous cars will come to market within the next five years, while driverless cars will remain a long ways off.
    • The biggest benefits of self-driving cars are that they will help to make roads safer and people's lives easier. In the UK, KPMG estimates that self-driving cars will lead to 2,500 fewer deaths between 2014 and 2030.
    • But the barriers to self-driving cars remain significant. Costs need to come down and regulations need to be clarified around certain self-driving car features before the vehicles fully take off among mainstream consumers. 

     

    In full, the report:

    • Explains our definition of a self-driving car and breaks down the self-driving car into five levels of possible capabilities
    • Sizes the current and expected self-driving car market, including shipment forecasts and expected installed base
    • Analyzes how both car and tech companies are approaching the self-driving car
    • Determines the benefits of the self-driving car
    • Assesses the costs and regulations preventing the self-driving car from coming to market

     

    Interested in getting the full report? Here are two ways to access it:

    1. Subscribe to an All-Access pass to BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report and over 100 other expertly researched reports. As an added bonus, you'll also gain access to all future reports and daily newsletters to ensure you stay ahead of the curve and benefit personally and professionally. >> Learn More Now
    2. Purchase & download the full report from our research store. >> Purchase & Download Now

     


     

    BI Intelligence DevicesPS. Did you know...

    Our BI Intelligence INSIDER Newsletters are currently read by thousands of business professionals first thing every morning. Fortune 1000 companies, startups, digital agencies, investment firms, and media conglomerates rely on these newsletters to keep atop the key trends shaping their digital landscape — whether it is mobile, digital media, e-commerce, payments, or the Internet of Things.

    Our subscribers consider the INSIDER Newsletters a "daily must-read industry snapshot" and "the edge needed to succeed personally and professionally" — just to pick a few highlights from our recent customer survey.

    With our full money-back guarantee, we make it easy to find out for yourself how valuable the daily insights are for your business and career.  Click this link to learn all about the INSIDER Newsletters today.

     

    Join the conversation about this story »

  • Google created a virtual reality paint brush lets you walk through your own artwork

    Google's new Tilt Brush is a tool that allows people to paint and design in virtual reality. People are already creating incredible artwork, and the possibilities seem limitless.

    Written and produced by Stephen Parkhurst

    Follow INSIDER design on Facebook

    Follow INSIDER on YouTube

    Join the conversation about this story »

  • How to find out everything Google knows about you

    Larry Page

    When you use Google, you are making a deal. You get to use services like Gmail, Drive, search, YouTube, and Google Maps for free.

    In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.

    Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. There's the stuff you tell Google outright when you sign up for its Gmail or to use your Android phone. This includes your name, phone number, location, and so on.

    But Google also watches you as you scamper around the internet, deducing your interests from your internet searches — what do you search for? click on? — from your use of Google's other services and from other websites you visit.

    By visiting a hard-to-find page called "Web & App Activity," you can see what Google is watching.

    Then by visiting a site called "Ads Settings," you can see what Google thinks it knows about you, and you can change what it's telling advertisers about you.

    Read on for the details:

    SEE ALSO: This hacker makes an extra $100,000 a year as a 'bug bounty hunter’

    DON'T MISS: How former Google and Apple exec Kim Scott is curing the world of horrible bosses

    It's not easy to find your "Web & App Activity" page. You must be logged in to Google to see it. Once logged in, go to "https://history.google.com/history/" and click on "all time."

    Link here: Web & App Activity



    This brings up a long list of all the web pages you searched. You can delete them, but it isn't easy. Google lets you delete only one day at a time. That will take forever to cover years' worth of data, but you can try it anyway. Click on today, then click the delete button at the top.



    You'll have to deal with a warning from Google telling you that you don't really want to delete this information. The truth is, Google doesn't want you to delete this information. You may or may not want to, but don't worry if you do. You won't break the internet or your Google account if you hit the delete button.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider
  • 10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020

    SDC Installed Base

    Self-driving cars are no longer a futuristic idea. Companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Tesla have already released, or are soon to release, self-driving features that give the car some ability to drive itself.

    Tech companies are also trying to pioneer the self-driving car. Recently, Google announced that it would be testing its prototype of a driverless car on roads this summer in California. 

    In an in-depth report from BI Intelligence, we analyze the self-driving car market by analyzing the current state of the self-driving car and provide an in-depth analysis for how we see the self-driving car progressing over the next five years. Our in-depth analysis describes the economic impact that self-driving cars can have and look at the current barriers preventing the self-driving car from coming to market.

     

    Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:

    • Self-driving cars are not some futuristic auto technology; in fact there are already cars with self-driving features on the road.  We define the self-driving car as any car with features that allow it to accelerate, brake, and steer a car's course with limited or no driver interaction.
    • We divide the self-driving car into two different types: semi-autonomous and fully autonomous. A fully autonomous vehicle can drive from point A to point B and encounter the entire range of on-road scenarios without needing any interaction from the driver. These will debut  in 2019.
    • By the end of the forecast period, we expect there will be nearly 10 million cars with one of our defined self-driving car features. 
    • Fully autonomous cars are further divided into user-operated and driverless vehicles. Because of regulatory and insurance questions, user-operated fully autonomous cars will come to market within the next five years, while driverless cars will remain a long ways off.
    • The biggest benefits of self-driving cars are that they will help to make roads safer and people's lives easier. In the UK, KPMG estimates that self-driving cars will lead to 2,500 fewer deaths between 2014 and 2030.
    • But the barriers to self-driving cars remain significant. Costs need to come down and regulations need to be clarified around certain self-driving car features before the vehicles fully take off among mainstream consumers. 

     

    In full, the report:

    • Explains our definition of a self-driving car and breaks down the self-driving car into five levels of possible capabilities
    • Sizes the current and expected self-driving car market, including shipment forecasts and expected installed base
    • Analyzes how both car and tech companies are approaching the self-driving car
    • Determines the benefits of the self-driving car
    • Assesses the costs and regulations preventing the self-driving car from coming to market

     

    Interested in getting the full report? Here are two ways to access it:

    1. Subscribe to an All-Access pass to BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report and over 100 other expertly researched reports. As an added bonus, you'll also gain access to all future reports and daily newsletters to ensure you stay ahead of the curve and benefit personally and professionally. >> Learn More Now
    2. Purchase & download the full report from our research store. >> Purchase & Download Now

     


     

    BI Intelligence DevicesPS. Did you know...

    Our BI Intelligence INSIDER Newsletters are currently read by thousands of business professionals first thing every morning. Fortune 1000 companies, startups, digital agencies, investment firms, and media conglomerates rely on these newsletters to keep atop the key trends shaping their digital landscape — whether it is mobile, digital media, e-commerce, payments, or the Internet of Things.

    Our subscribers consider the INSIDER Newsletters a "daily must-read industry snapshot" and "the edge needed to succeed personally and professionally" — just to pick a few highlights from our recent customer survey.

    With our full money-back guarantee, we make it easy to find out for yourself how valuable the daily insights are for your business and career.  Click this link to learn all about the INSIDER Newsletters today.

     

    Join the conversation about this story »

  • How to be productive while you're sleeping

    larry page, google, sv100 2015

    When Larry Page was a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford in the 90s, he was struck in the middle of the night with a vision: He had somehow managed to download the entire Web and just keep the links.

    During a 2009 University of Michigan commencement speech, he said he immediately grabbed a pen when he awoke and wrote down what became the basis for an algorithm. He used this algorithm to power a new Web search engine now known as Google.

    "When a really great dream shows up, grab it!" the Google cofounder and now Alphabet CEO advised.

    The idea of harnessing our dreams is nothing new, Arianna Huffington points out in her sleep manifesto, "The Sleep Revolution," and many major breakthroughs, like our understanding of the structure of molecules and the periodic table of elements, were the result of dreams.

    "During sleep the neurons of the brain are reorganized, so we see new patterns, we see solutions, where before we could only see obstacles," she tells Business Insider.

    According to psychologists from UC San Diego, sleep improves our ability to come up with creative solutions to problems by assisting the brain in flagging unrelated ideas and memories and forging connections among them. REM sleep works better than any other state of being at fostering creative thinking, they conclude.

    Dr. Jeffrey Ellenbogen, a neurologist at Harvard Medical School and director of the Sleep Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, also found that if an incubation period — a time in which a person leaves an idea for a while — includes sleep, people are 33% more likely to infer connections among distantly related ideas.

    "How often have we woken up with clarity about a problem or having resolved an emotional issue? That's why dreams are so important," Huffington says.

    woman sleeping on tableSo can we use the strategy of "sleeping on it" purposely for our own good? Huffington says, "yes."

    "If there is a particular problem we are grappling with, we can sort of incubate it by putting the question to our subconscious before we go to sleep and asking for some clarity and resolution," she explains. "Very often, I get clarity and resolution when I sleep, which is a very productive way to handle our sleep time."

    She suggests keeping a dream journal and a pen with a flashlight attached to it next to your bed. Before you go to sleep ask, "In what area of my life would I like to receive guidance? What question do I want answered?" Then write it down and focus on this problem or idea as you drift off to sleep.

    "You sort of give the message to your subconscious that you value your dreams and you want to remember them," she says.

    When you wake up the next morning, remain totally still to allow for better "dream recall," and once you have it secure in your mind, write down any parts of the dream you remember, even if it's just one word, image, or impression.

    "Before letting the outside world in, taking a momentary pause and a few deep breaths can help you recall more of your dreams, reliving the paths traveled while in your dream world," Huffington writes in her book. "As we learn to recognize the hidden meanings beneath the surface of the everyday, it becomes easier to listen to the inner whisperings that tend to get drowned in the cacophony of our waking life."

    SEE ALSO: From napping at work to clearing your mind before bed, Arianna Huffington just answered all our questions about sleep

    DON'T MISS: 21 successful people who wake up incredibly early

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: Here’s the one affordable habit ultra-successful people share

  • The US smart home market has been struggling — here's how and why the market will take off

    Smart Home Adoption Curve

    The US smart home market has yet to take off. Quirky's recent announcement that it was filing chapter 11 bankruptcy — and selling off its smart home business, Wink — highlights this well.

    At its current state, we believe the smart home market is stuck in the 'chasm' of the technology adoption curve, in which it is struggling to surpass the early-adopter phase and move to the mass-market phase of adoption.

    There are many barriers preventing mass-market smart home adoption: high device prices, limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles. However, the largest barrier is the technological fragmentation of the smart home ecosystem, in which consumers need multiple networking devices, apps and more to build and run their smart home.

    In a new report from BI Intelligence, we analyze current US consumer demand for the smart home and barriers to widespread adoption. We also analyze and determine areas of growth, and ways to overcome barriers.

     

    Here are some key takeaways from the report: 

    • Smart home devices are becoming more prevalent throughout the US. We define a smart home device as any stand-alone object found in the home that is connected to the internet, can be either monitored or controlled from a remote location, and has a noncomputing primary function. Multiple smart home devices within a single home form the basis of a smart home ecosystem.
    • Currently, the US smart home market as a whole is in the "chasm" of the tech adoption curve. The chasm is the crucial stage between the early-adopter phase and the mass-market phase, in which manufacturers need to prove a need for their devices.
    • High prices, coupled with limited consumer demand and long device replacement cycles, are three of the four top barriers preventing the smart home market from moving from the early-adopter stage to the mass-market stage. For example, mass-market consumers will likely wait until their device is broken to replace it. Then they will compare a nonconnected and connected product to see if the benefits make up for the price differential.
    • The largest barrier is technological fragmentation within the connected home ecosystem. Currently, there are many networks, standards, and devices being used to connect the smart home, creating interoperability problems and making it confusing for the consumer to set up and control multiple devices. Until interoperability is solved, consumers will have difficulty choosing smart home devices and systems. 
    • "Closed ecosystems" are the short-term solution to technological fragmentation. Closed ecosystems are composed of devices that are compatible with each other and which can be controlled through a single point. 

     

    In full, the report:

    • Analyzes the demand of US consumers, based off of survey results
    • Forecasts out smart home device growth until 2020
    • Determines the current leaders in the market
    • Explains how the connected home ecosystem works
    • Examines how Apple and Google will play a major role in the development of the smart home
    • Some of the companies mentioned in this report include Apple, Google, Nest, August, ADT, Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Lowe's, and Honeywell.

     

    Interested in getting the full report? Here are two ways to access it:

    1. Subscribe to an All-Access pass to BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report and over 100 other expertly researched reports. As an added bonus, you'll also gain access to all future reports and daily newsletters to ensure you stay ahead of the curve and benefit personally and professionally.» Learn More Now
    2. Purchase & download the full report from our research store. » Purchase & Download Now

     


     

    BI Intelligence DevicesPS. Did you know...

    Our BI Intelligence INSIDER Newsletters are currently read by thousands of business professionals first thing every morning. Fortune 1000 companies, startups, digital agencies, investment firms, and media conglomerates rely on these newsletters to keep atop the key trends shaping their digital landscape — whether it is mobile, digital media, e-commerce, payments, or the Internet of Things.

    Our subscribers consider the INSIDER Newsletters a "daily must-read industry snapshot" and "the edge needed to succeed personally and professionally" — just to pick a few highlights from our recent customer survey.

    With our full money-back guarantee, we make it easy to find out for yourself how valuable the daily insights are for your business and career. Click this link to learn all about the INSIDER Newsletters today.

     

    Join the conversation about this story »

  • 12 things Google does better than any other tech company (GOOG)

    gooooooogle

    Google started out as a research project in 1996, and founder Sergei Brin and Larry Page nearly sold it for $1 million because it was interfering with their academics.

    Now, Google is everywhere. Unless you're actively trying to avoid Google's products or services, it's likely that you're using at least one of them.

    The competition is tougher than ever, but some of Google's services are consistently better than anything else out there. 

    Check them out:

    Google's digital assistant Google Now is incredibly useful in so many ways.

    Google Now shows you a wide variety of useful information without making you even search for it.

    It automatically shows you "cards" with information about things like traffic or public transit delays along your commute, weather, calendar reminders, sports scores, package tracking, news you're interested in, and locations you might be interested in your area.

    It's more robust than any other digital assistant like Siri or Microsoft's Cortana.

     



    Google Maps has the most up to date data for directions, locations, and public transportation. It even helps you avoid traffic.

    Apple Maps has made strides, but it still hasn't caught up with Google Maps.



    Nexus smartphones are the purest expression of Google's smartphone vision, as well as the Android operating system. They're premium, powerful, and cheaper than the majority of the competition.

    Unlike smartphones from Samsung, LG, HTC, and most other companies, Nexus phones run pure Android. 

    They also come without the annoying apps, or "bloatware," from your carrier, as they're sold unlocked directly from Google, often for cheaper than other premium Android phones.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider
  • 12 amazing projects from companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that will truly change your world

    science fiction landscape space ships future

    The technology your kids use in their everyday lives is going to be drastically different than what we use today.

    And we can already see hints of that world today through some of the far-out projects that the big internet companies are currently working on.

    Here's a look at the often sci-fi projects that will change the world as we know it.

    SEE ALSO: IBM just beat Google to a brand new type of computing

    SEE ALSO: The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

    Space travel beginning in 2018, thanks to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

    Now that Jeff Bezos' space-flight company, Blue Origin, has had some successful test flights (after a first one didn't go so well in 2015), he's talking openly and excitedly about the company.

    If things continue to go well, he expects to start testing manned space flights in 2018. Meanwhile, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has sold tickets for its six-passenger, two-pilot SpaceShipTwo for $250,000, and expects to start testing manned flights in 2018, too.



    "Blended reality" thanks to Microsoft

    Microsoft Hololens projects holograms onto the real world around you. Those are 3D images you can interact with, manipulate, almost as if they were real. Once you try it, you realize the power of this idea.

    And organizations like NASA, Saab, and Japan Airlines are already building apps for the device and testing it.



    "Virtual reality" thanks to Facebook's Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard.

    Beyond HoloLens is "virtual reality," where you step into complete imaginary worlds. Turn your body around. Look up. Look down. You have stepped into another place limited only by the imagination of the programmer.

    Again, try it once, and you'll see this is the future, not just of video games and interactive movies, but of our work lives. 

     



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider
  • A 17-year-old beat out 10,000 other people to win a Google contest — 5 years later, she's bear-hugged Obama and is graduating from Harvard (GOOG)

    Shree Bose Google Science Fair's First ever grand prize winner

    Shree Bose says that the first time she met President Obama at age 17, she was so nervous that when he walked into the Oval Office and stuck out his hand, her first reaction was to bypass the shake and go right into a bear-hug.  

    She'd been invited to The White House as the winner of Google's first Science Fair, an annual event that invites teenagers from all over the world to submit their projects. 

    Bose's study on drug-resistant ovarian cancer beat out over 10,000 other entries, winning her a $50,000 scholarship from Google — and recognition from the president. 

    "I was so starstruck!" she tells Business Insider, giggling at the memory of her hearty embrace, before turning more serious: "That one of the most powerful leaders in our world cared so much about kids going into science, that was just the most inspiring thing." 

    After Bose's first prize win and presidential introduction, she became more passionate about public speaking and started giving speeches on STEM education advocacy.

    (For the record, the second time Bose met Obama, she was sitting next to Bill Nye at a White House Science Fair, and he came up and said "Oh, you again!" causing her to freak out all over again.)

    Fast-forward five years and Bose, 22, is now about to graduate from Harvard and go on to medical school at Duke in the fall. She has cofounded a company called "Piper," which makes an electronics toolkit to get kids interested in engineering. 

    She's also continued to work with Google over the last several years, helping judge the Science Fair and, recently, being the first one to test one of the company's new products. 

    Slides Q_A   PresenterGoogle brought her to its New York City office to give a talk on science and her advocacy for sciences and math education while testing out a new real-time Q&A tool in its presentation app, Slides, 

    During her presentation, students submitted more than 170 questions. 

    To Bose, the tool helps make it easier for would-be questioners to conquer their nerves.

    When she's given talks in the past, she's noticed that there are always a few stragglers who approach her at the end to ask great questions that she wished should could have answered on stage— this tool makes it less intimidating to submit queries from the crowd. 

    One of the top-voted questions at Bose's presentation at Google was about how to start making the world a better place. Bose remembered how she decided to start researching cancer after a family member passed away from the disease.

    To start making a difference, students should first "find something that bothers you on a very personal level," she said. 

    When she thinks back on her trajectory, she highlights the Google Science Fair as giving her the confidence to believe she could change the world and to keep asking hard questions. Although she doesn't know exactly what she wants to focus on specifically at Duke, she is considering oncology. 

    But she does know that she wants to stay involved in igniting young peoples' passions about science and will keep helping out with Google's event "as long as they'll have me." 

    The deadline to submit to this year's Google Science Fair is in less than two weeks. 

    SEE ALSO: Google's vision of the future is a smart assistant that follows you everywhere

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: Uber is making customers pay for having drivers wait

Affiliate Resource Site
  • Cannot load RSS feed.

sign in

Username
Password
Remember Me


New to IM faceplate? join free!

Lost Password? click here