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Yes! Been waiting for something like this to come out of Google's labs! We are drowning in textual content on daily basis and it is becoming extremely difficult to consume even small parts of the content that gets thrown out way.

I hope the tech behind this makes its way to google now our Google search so that we can get useful summaries of news articles, blogs and the likes.
 
The Google Brain Team (g.co/brain) is open-sourcing #TensorFlow model code for summarization research. Learn more on the Google Research blog, linked below
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Yeah, lots of medium blog posts could do with summarizing.
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Neural networks powered compression models, I like the sound of that, wonder if similar models can be applied to video and audio compression.

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It's not middle-out compression, but it's the next best thing.
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I mean, just gimme the biggest of the checks, I'll deal with it! LOL x)
After all,that's almost a trillion dollars industry(medium to long-term) that somebody should be willing to give up for thin air... :P
No wonder why everybody expects a machine to do the hardest of the jobs on their behalf... Nuff said! x)
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Wonder if this will become a common feature in processors from now on...
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Yeah +David Alan Gilbert you're right...this is a learned branch predictor vs a hand coded one. Ehm, a more complex neural network would be too slow and energetically costly.
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2020 is looking like the year to keep an eye out for, go go Japan?

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The next summer games could spark a slew of innovation in Japan, once again serving as an antidote to its slumping economy.
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I like the sound of "Mega innovation Companies" , couple that with greater access to open source tools and knowledge and we could very well reach planetary scale innovation one day.

For the time being it looks like the big players will continue on acquiring promising startups, that has its share of positives and negatives. Perhaps in a near future where small innovative players no longer need to worry about raising funds or paying back investors we will see innovators working on great things everywhere.

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If you think things are weird now in the tech world, they’re about to get a whole lot weirder.
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As in When everyone is innovating then no one is?
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Another step forward, I look forward to seeing more interactions between Google Now, our mobile devices and the other googly gadgets slowly filling our homes.
Google Now has a tendency to add voice commands without most people noticing. Besides the few listed in-app, Google hides most of its commands, perhaps the... by Corbin Davenport in Applications, Google
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Interesting that this was produced by the folks behind +Salesforce , haven't read it yet so I won't make any comments, will do so later.
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Google Assistant, the one feature I've been waiting for since the last Google I\O

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Over the past several days, Android Police has been publishing more and more information on Google’s upcoming messaging app, Allo. One thing that hasn’t been touched on too much until n…
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I'm assuming allo has been obtained by some people either through "leak" or some form of limited preview / beta
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I'll file this under a "A welcome surprise"
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My thoughts exactly, given how behind the NZ government is in terms of innovation and all that.
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Possibly one of the better +Singularity University​ videos I've seen to date, has a really powerful message.
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Basic Income makes more sense as time goes on

I suspect that like the writer more and more ubi skeptics will switch sides once they realize that the positives gained through ubi far outweigh any potential negatives.

This is all without even touching on Technological Unemployment...
 
More and more evidence has contradicted my initial opposition to doling out money to Americans
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UBI, yes. Mandatory participation, no. Government ran, no. Waiting for legislation, no. Limits to who, where, age, scaling, no.

Instant, private, global, voluntary and medically beneficial UBI...
http://usbig.net/papers/McKissick_Bitcoin%20Basic%20Income%20proposal%20copy.pdf

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The future is always far away until the moment it hits you in the face...
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Husband,Father,Techno Optimist, Software Developer ,Gamer ,Dreamer and more.

By day I work as a software developer and a technical analyst, I help small and medium businesses get the most out of technology and software automation, most of my work involves building workflow automation software systems, integrating different systems together and using data to generate meaningful business intelligence.

When I'm not working I spend my time with my family, on that note I do need to devote more time to them =)

I see myself as a person who is very interested in improving the human condition and the quality of life for everyone wherever possible, when time permits I do what I can to offer my input to make the above happen.

I believe that anything is possible, if something has not been done or made, it is simply because we don't know how to yet!

I also believe that we can solve all the major problems plaguing our planet with the right use of science and technology. In addition, believe we should embrace change and not fear it as long as we know that the result is a positive one.

I think that a person's life is a learning journey and to that I think that we should all strive to learn as much as we can about the subjects that interest us.

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I've managed to tackle every big challenge that has come my way so far, looking forward for more!
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    Solutions Specialist, 2015 - present
  • Xact Software Solutions
    Lead Systems Developer, 2007 - 2015
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    Lead Systems Developer, 2004 - 2007
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    Analyst Programmer, 2002 - 2004
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