9to5Google: Google Assistant added to IFTTT for Google Home and Pixel devices ─ here are a few thing s you can do with it

Google Assistant added to IFTTT for Google Home and Pixel devices ─ here are a few things you can do with it
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Like any voice assistant, Google Assistant is only as powerful as what it can interact with ─ especially in the case of Google Home. While Assistant on our phones gives us what we need, namely, the power of Google’s search skills, Google Home will need to integrate with physical products in order to be truly… Read the full story

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MIT Technology Review: Making VR Movies You’d Actually Want to Watch

Making VR Movies You’d Actually Want to Watch
MIT Technology Review

The key to making a compelling virtual-reality movie: forget about storytelling and focus on creating immersive worlds. So says Google’s VR filmmaker, Jessica Brillhart, who has quickly become a leader in the emerging field of cinematic VR content. Brillhart, who spoke Wednesday at EmTech MIT 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, describes her job as helping people create high-quality VR content—specifically, short 360° videos that consumers can watch online, using their smartphones and lightweight Read the full story

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MIT Technology Review: First Computer to Match Humans in Conversational Speech Recognition

First Computer to Match Humans in Conversational Speech Recognition
MIT Technology Review

One by one, the skills that separate us from machines are falling into the machines’ column. First there was chess, then Jeopardy!, then Go, then object recognition, face recognition, and video gaming in general. You could be forgiven for thinking that humans are becoming obsolete. But try any voice recognition software and your faith in humanity will be quickly restored. Though good and getting better, these systems are by no means perfect. Are you ordering “ice cream” or saying “I scream”? Read the full story

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Fast Company: Hate Owning A Car? This New SUV Is Designed To Be Shared

Hate Owning A Car? This New SUV Is Designed To Be Shared
Fast Company

A new car brand helmed by a Volvo alum wants to sell you a car that you can share through a smartphone. Elon Musk has already teased a time when you can set your Tesla into Autopilot while you’re busy at work, allowing it to Uber autonomously until you need it to drive home. Read the full story

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