North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a local car industry complex Tuesday and emphasized its role in efforts to foster the communist nation's economy.
EXCLUSIVE: While the tech community is busy trying to automate everything it can through AI-powered bots and machines, Playment relies on human intelligence to provide training data for computer vision and machine learning. The Bangalore, India-based startup announced today that it has raised $1.6 million from investors that include Y Combinator, Sparkland Capital, SAIF Partners, and angel investors Ryan Peterson and Max Altman.
Founded in 2015 by ex-Flipkart employees, Playment relies on a community of 250,000 remote contributors (based in India) who annotate images, tag objects, analyze text...more
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Larry eases himself out of his father's black Saturn Astra and into his red wheelchair. He throws on his blue Michigan beanie and blue-and-maize wide receiver gloves. He carefully eases a white Michigan jersey over his gray Orange Bowl fleece. His last name—"Prout"—is etched across the back, just above the No. 8. His feet, outfitted in blue Jordan Brand gym shoes, dangle from the chair as he waits for his game day to begin.
The fact that he is even here, in the shadow of Michigan Stadium on a cold Saturday in early November, is a moment in itself. &nb...more
Meeting with Italian traffic representatives, the Pope spoke of increasingly complex reality on roads
GUEST: It’s understandable to feel underwhelmed by augmented reality thus far; AR won’t really become interesting and practical in a mass market way until it can do more than just place 3D objects on tables. Despite this, AR is already changing our urban lives, even if the technology’s effects aren’t being felt at a mass scale yet. I’ve interviewed three AR entrepreneurs who explain three key ways that AR is set to transform urban living.
The real world will be indexed
Google has undoubtedly changed billions of lives. By indexing the web, Google has enabled us to find virtually anything we nee...more