Nov 15, 2015

Google seeks to influence AI research by giving software away

Google wants to set the standard on artificial intelligence. The Web company, seeking to influence how people design, test and run artificial-intelligence systems, is making its internal AI development software available for free. The program, called TensorFlow, is now open-source software. It is based ...

Tag Heuer, Intel, Google boast $1,500 'world's smartest luxury watch'

Nov 10, 2015

Tag Heuer, Intel, Google boast $1,500 'world's smartest luxury watch'

A leading Swiss watchmaker and two technology titans have combined forces to produce a computerized wristwatch billed as the “world’s smartest luxury watch.” Tag Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver said his company has been building mechanical watches for 155 years but knew little about building ...

Oct 29, 2015

Google's Internet-beaming balloons to take off in Indonesia

Google’s Internet-beaming balloons are ready to take off on the next phase of their mission to deliver online access in regions where most people live offline. The balloons will begin hovering in the stratosphere above Indonesia in an expansion of the project announced Wednesday. ...

Sep 8, 2015

Apple ramps ups hiring but faces obstacles to making phones smarter

Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from Ph.D. programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google ...

Sep 4, 2015

Google launches music streaming service in Japan

Google has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world’s No. 2 music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals. The U.S. company said that its Japanese edition of Google Play Music features more than ...