A 14 year-old precocious school boy from the us state of Alabama turned down a whopping $30 million buyout offer from a national healthcare company for his invention of vending machines that dispense first aid kits.
Taylor Rosenthal came up with the idea of creating vending machines that dispense prepackaged first aid kits for dealing with cuts, blisters and sun burns after watching his friends fall over at baseball games.
“Every time I’d travel for a baseball tournament in Alabama, I’d notice that kids would get hurt and parents couldn’t find a band aid. I wanted to solve that,” Rosenthal told ‘CNN Money’.
Rosenthal, who launched his start-up RecMed last year, was offered a $30 million buyout offer by a “large national healthcare company”, but he rejected to sell his idea.
He has already raised $100,000 in angel investments and plans to sell the machines for $5,500 each.
Google has just created possibly the world’s best computer program designed to understand the English language but this cutting-edge technology may just be the tip of the iceberg.
A new theory could be about to unlock the secrets of how naturally human language really works, putting an end to a question that has troubled linguists for more than half a century.
By empowering artificial intelligence with these secrets, it may finally be possible to create a ‘bolloxometer’, which could instantly cut through the rhetoric of language online to determine its reliability.
No more lying politicians. No more lawyers spinning a story. No more advertisers hoodwinking us into buying their products. Just switch on the bolloxometer and watch the truth unfold.
Google researchers are getting a bit of software widely noticed by calling it Parsey McParseface. They picked the name on a whim after they had failed to come up with one that suited after 18 months of work on the project. It comes after a public vote almost saw a £200 million British polar research vessel named “Boaty McBoatface” after more than 100,000 people voted for the name.
Parsey McParseface has major importance. Parsing a piece of language correctly is the key to getting the computer to truly understand what language means and to be able to act on it.
Up to now, machine parsers have been limited to working out the ‘parts of speech’ of words and their structural interrelationships within a sentence. That’s useful. For example, in speech recognition, the computer can reject analyses of speech sounds that add up to ungrammatical sentences.
But there are problems. The computer cannot easily reject grammatical-but-nonsensical analyses. And even the best parsers struggle with very long sentences and with unusual constructions and idioms.
Actually the statistical methods had to be adopted because linguistics failed to develop a full set of grammar rules from the ideas of Noam Chomsky .
According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the next big evolution in the technology will be Artifical Intelligence. As of now, the devices represent different technologies, however, in the future, the concept of the devices might fade away and it will be taken over by the artificial intelligence in the different forms.
Over the time, the devices in any form, mobile or a wristband, would not just play the role of merely being a device but they will work as a personal assistant in the future powered by AI.
If we look at the paradigm shift trend in the world of technology, most of the major technical giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google etc. are moving towards a technological shift in AI.
Until now, Google had the largest cup of tea in terms of AI but it looks like other technological giants are not too far behind. Facebook is also putting a lot of efforts in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Also, it is building a smart assistant called “M”. Cortana from Microsoft and Siri from Apple are not new to the market.
Google Chrome is undisputedly the best and one of the most popular web browser available in the market. According to different surveys, about 25-28 percent people browse the web using Google Chrome. Talking about the speed, benchmark tests put Chrome at the top without any hesitation. To improve the web browsing experience and making it faster, Google has introduced many features like better security measures and new protocols.
Even though Chrome is the fastest web browser available, it’s often bashed for eating up your RAM and slowing down your PC. To make Google Chrome faster than ever, we’re here with some simple tweaks and tricks. After performing these steps, you are bound to experience increased speed in Google Chrome.
For everyday use, Chrome works just fine. But if you are a power user, you can try out few experimental options of Chrome. These tweaks use your PC muscle to make Google Chrome faster improve the performance.