Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for...

Angry young men

I used to build bombs in my basement. My friend, a guy who...

StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty

StackCommerce, which sells articles sponsored by brands and published on websites, has acquired the online video marketing company Joyus in an all cash transaction to expand...

Zoe Quinn talks about online abuse and her new book, Crash Override

Zoe Quinn went to the heart of Gamergate and has come back with a new book, Crash Override, a meditation on online communities and making...

A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a...

Facebook is the latest tech giant to hunt for AI talent in Canada

Facebook is turning its attention to Canada with a new AI research office in Montreal. Google and Microsoft already have outposts in the city and...

Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce...

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving to start a non-profit

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the Facebook-owned messaging app to start his own non-profit business. Acton announced the decision on Facebook, of course: After 8 years...

PewDiePie, the world’s most popular YouTuber, is back making more racist comments

PewDiePie, the world’s most popular YouTube broadcaster with over 57 million subscribers, is back once again making racist comments. The broadcaster, real name Felix Kjellberg, lost a...

Google is hiring AI talent from China even though it’s still blocked in the...

Google’s core search service has been blocked in China for over seven years, but that isn’t stopping the internet giant from snapping up artificial intelligence...

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Statespace, the Expa-backed training platform for gamers, launches out of stealth

Nobody likes to lose. Especially gamers. But unlike other sports or activities, video games aren’t conducive to practice. Sure,...

B&O Play H9: Our first take