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Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

shutterstock_139471973 Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machine learning project at Google, has been used to power services like Android’s speech recognition system and photo search on Google+.
Now, two of the most longstanding machine learning engineers, one of whom worked on Google Brain, have left the search giant to start a new company. The idea: to build machine learning, artificial… Read More

Tesla and Panasonic Have Reached an Agreement On the Gigafactory

cartechboy writes: Tesla’s been pretty quiet regarding its upcoming gigafactory lately, but that’s about to change. It seems the Silicon Valley startup has reached an agreement with Panasonic in regards to the gigafactory, and Panasonic’s going to end up having skin in the game. While the electronics giant was originally skeptical of Tesla’s battery factory, it now isn’t just on board, it’s actually going to participate in the construction of this new facility. It’s reported that Panasonic will invest 20 billion to 30 billion yen (194 million to $291 million at current exchange rates), and supply fabrication machinery necessary for cell production. That means Pansonic could end up footing the bill for $1 billion of the total $5 billion anticipated investment required for the gigafactory to get off the ground. If things continue to move forward, the Gigafactory should be online by the end of 2017.

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Tech Companies Throw Their Support Behind Strengthened NSA Reform Bill

Screen Shot 2014-07-29 at 10.35.29 AM As expected, Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced the USA FREEDOM Act to the upper chamber of Congress on Tuesday. The bill comes on the heels of a similar, weaker measure passed in the House that was widely condemned as denatured and passed by brute force. “If enacted, this bill would represent the most significant reform of government surveillance authorities since Congress passed the USA… Read More

Fresh pea and basil risotto

This creamy, comforting dish combines freshly shelled peas and bright summery basil in a Fresh Pea and Basil Risotto recipe. My first week living in Maine, a colleague invited me over for a barbecue. The day turned out to be gloomy and drizzly, so we congregated in her kitchen — …

Fresh pea and basil risotto

This creamy, comforting dish combines freshly shelled peas and bright summery basil in a Fresh Pea and Basil Risotto recipe. My first week living in Maine, a colleague invited me over for a barbecue. The day turned out to be gloomy and drizzly, so we congregated in her kitchen — …

A role for the community in preventing domestic violence

Once again we hear of a domestic violence homicide. This time, a Saco man shot and killed his wife and three children, and then killed himself. People are, as they should be, shocked at Saturday’s unimaginable act. From the outside looking in, it always seems inconceivable that someone would kill …

A role for the community in preventing domestic violence

Once again we hear of a domestic violence homicide. This time, a Saco man shot and killed his wife and three children, and then killed himself. People are, as they should be, shocked at Saturday’s unimaginable act. From the outside looking in, it always seems inconceivable that someone would kill …

Shenna Bellows shares stories of struggling Mainers during Bangor stop on walking campaign tour

BANGOR, Maine — At the foot of Bangor’s 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows shared stories from her campaign trek across Maine — stories of rural people who have lost their jobs and are struggling to get by with only part-time work or no work at …

Shenna Bellows shares stories of struggling Mainers during Bangor stop on walking campaign tour

BANGOR, Maine — At the foot of Bangor’s 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows shared stories from her campaign trek across Maine — stories of rural people who have lost their jobs and are struggling to get by with only part-time work or no work at …

Shenna Bellows made a campaign stop in Bangor

U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows made a stop in Bangor on Tuesday as part of her campaign trek across Maine.