OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM

The researchers over at OpenAI were able to use a recurrent mLSTM character-level model trained on Amazon reviews to identify the sentiment of blocks of...

Weekly Roundup: Claims surface on Trump’s dealings with Russia, Yahoo splits into Altaba

As part of the Verizon acquisition, Yahoo has split itself into an investment unit called Altaba and is now waiting for Verizon to undertake its...

Huawei to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa AI on US version of its Mate 9 flagship

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is having a good CES. Not only landing inside additional speaker hardware but finding entirely new incarnations in other connected household items — such as...

Alexa adds DISH support for your DVRing pleasure

DISH DVR owners can now connect directly to the Amazon Echo or Dot and tell Alexa to turn on ESPN, find Matt Damon movies, or...

An Amazon Echo may be the key to solving a murder case

Internet-connected devices are starting to become tools to help in criminal cases. As first reported in The Information, police in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a...

Hey, Alexa, are things going to get weird?

They say that news is what happens to a writer on his way to the bathroom and I’ve recently discovered something fascinating. Alexa – and,...

A tale of two Amazon deliveries

A jovial middle aged man pokes the order button on a touchscreen from the comfort of his armchair. Minutes later he’s ambling through the bucolic Cambridgeshire countryside...

AWS Snowball Edge offers 100TB of storage and compute functionality

Amazon’s popular Snowball storage container got a major update today at the company’s re:invent conference. Though largely overshadowed by the new batshit crazy AWS Snowmobile,...

Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Every once in a while someone in Silicon Valley brings up the possibility of living forever, or at least a really long time, but first...

AWS launches region in Ohio

 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today announced launched a region in Ohio. The aptly-named “US East (Ohio) Region” brings Amazon’s total region count to 14. The region will feature three separate...

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Road Rave: Getting muddy with firestone’s latest off-road tire

We went to the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia to drive Firestone’s latest full off-road tires, but we ended up learning about the science...