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Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People - Bloomberg
When it comes to living a long life, Italy is the place to be. Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington, is referenced.
!UWitM  2017  Drewnowski.Adam  Center.Public.Health.Nutrition  Bloomberg  School:Public.Health 
19 hours ago by uwnews
Apple’s Next Big Thing: Augmented Reality - Bloomberg
Tim Cook has talked up a lot of technologies since becoming Apple Inc.'s chief executive in 2011. Driverless cars. Artificial intelligence. Streaming television. But no technology has fired up Cook quite like augmented reality, which overlays images, video and games on the real world. Cook has likened AR's game-changing potential to that of the smartphone. At some point, he said last year, we will all "have AR experiences every day, almost like eating three meals a day. It will become that much a part of you."

Investors impatient for Apple's next breakthrough will be happy to know that Cook is very serious about AR. People with knowledge of the company's plans say Apple has embarked on an ambitious bid to bring the technology to the masses—an effort Cook and his team see as the best way for the company to dominate the next generation of gadgetry and keep people wedded to its ecosystem.

Apple has built a team combining the strengths of its hardware and software veterans with the expertise of talented outsiders, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal strategy. Run by a former Dolby Laboratories executive, the group includes engineers who worked on the Oculus and HoloLens virtual reality headsets sold by Facebook and Microsoft as well as digital-effects wizards from Hollywood. Apple has also acquired several small firms with knowledge of AR hardware, 3D gaming and virtual reality software.
Apple  augmentedreality  hardware  forecast  wearablecomputing  Bloomberg  2017 
2 days ago by inspiral
DeepMind Finds Way to Overcome AI’s Forgetfulness Problem - Bloomberg
DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company owned by Alphabet Inc., claims it overcame a key limitation affecting one of the most promising machine learning technologies: the software’s inability to remember.

The breakthrough, described in a paper published Tuesday in the academic journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may open the way for artificial intelligence systems to be more easily applied to multiple tasks, instead of being narrowly trained for one purpose. It should also improve the ability of AI systems to transfer knowledge between tasks and to master a sequence of linked steps.
DeepMind  artificialintelligence  machinelearning  memory  innovation  Bloomberg  2017 
2 days ago by inspiral
Google to Revamp Ad Policies After U.K., Big Brands Boycott - Bloomberg
Google, the primary revenue driver for Alphabet Inc., announced changes to its advertising policies after major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content, such as videos promoting terrorism or anti-Semitism.

The U.S. company said in a blog post Friday it would give clients more control over where their ads appear on both YouTube, the video-sharing service it owns, and the Google Display Network, which posts advertising to third-party websites.

The announcement came after the U.K. government and the Guardian newspaper pulled ads from the video site, stepping up pressure on YouTube to police content on its platform.
Youtube  onlinevideo  onlineadvertising  content  review  critique  boycot  Guardian  government  UK  Bloomberg  2017 
2 days ago by inspiral
Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google? - Bloomberg
But none of these scandals has the potential financial impact of the one Uber has said the least about: a lawsuit from Alphabet Inc.—the parent of Google and Google’s self-driving car division, now called Waymo—over driverless cars. Waymo says Uber is in possession of, and is basing the future of its business on, technology that was stolen by a former employee.
Uber  Google  Waymo  Otto  selfdrivingvehicles  automotive  intellectualproperty  TravisKalanick  Bloomberg  2017 
3 days ago by inspiral
Fury road: Did Uber steal the driverless future from Google? | Bloomberg
Bloomberg takes a look inside the vicious patent fight over self-driving technology. Robert Gomulkiewicz, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Gomulkiewicz.Robert  !UWitM  2017  School:Law  Bloomberg 
6 days ago by uwnews
Intel to Buy Mobileye for About $15 Billion in Car Tech Push - Bloomberg
Intel Corp. will acquire Mobileye NV for about $15 billion, paying one of the highest takeover premiums this century to play catch-up in the market for technology that helps cars drive themselves.

The U.S. chipmaker will pay $63.54 per share in cash for Jerusalem-based Mobileye, which makes chips for cameras and driver-assistance features. The offer, the largest ever for an Israeli company, is a 34 percent premium to Mobileye’s closing price on Friday. The shares surged 29 percent to $61.10 at 12:45 p.m. in New York. Intel stock dipped 1.8 percent to $35.28.

Intel is trying to accelerate a push into what many chip companies view as the next big opportunity: self-driving cars and the data they generate. With Mobileye, Intel gains the ability to offer automakers a larger package of components they will need as vehicles become more autonomous. The Santa Clara, California-based company estimates the market for vehicle systems, data and services will be worth as much as $70 billion by 2030.
Intel  Mobileye  selfdrivingvehicles  automotive  takeover  review  Bloomberg  2017 
9 days ago by inspiral
Paul Allen, Microsoft give $50M for University of Washington computer science and engineering school | Bloomberg
The University of Washington is naming a new computer science and engineering school after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, funded by a $50 million donation from the billionaire and the world's largest software maker.  
Bloomberg  !UWitM  2017  Allen.School  College:Engineering 
12 days ago by uwnews
Donald Trump Has Call Centers in the Philippines Worried - Bloomberg
The average cost of a full-time business process outsourcing employee in the Philippines is about $19,300 a year, compared with $72,300 in the U.K. and $91,100 in the U.S., according to consulting firm Everest Group. The cost calculation includes salaries and expenses related to benefits, administration, facilities, technology and others.
economic  development  call  center  philippine  cost  bloomberg  2017 
12 days ago by wmaceyka
How to Become an International Gold Smuggler - Bloomberg Businessweek
Harold Vilches, a 23-year-old Chilean, exported $80 million in contraband gold. It all started with a Google search.
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13 days ago by traff
BuzzFeed Tries to Break Readers Out of Their Social-Media Bubbles @ Bloomberg
BuzzFeed News, attempting to address a problem media companies have grappled with since the presidential election, introduced a feature to help readers see what people outside their social-media networks are saying about the news.

The idea is an attempt to get readers to understand -- or even acknowledge the existence of -- the viewpoints of people who don’t think like them. BuzzFeed’s “Outside Your Bubble” feature will appear at the bottom of its widely-shared articles.
bloomberg  buzzfeed  news  article  socialmedia 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx

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