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At a Glance: Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar

At a Glance: Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar

For example, Google's platform could be used to develop neural nets that are able to make more accurate diagnoses in diseases such as breast cancer, which is notoriously hard for humans to diagnose. Simply unlock your phone, swipe left to right, and there it is: Google Assistant, ready to answer your questions and react to your commands. One of the biggest announcements at this year's conference is the announcement that Google Assistant, the artificially intelligent competitor to Siri, is ...


World braces for more cyber attacks as week begins

World braces for more cyber attacks as week begins

Security firms say Russian Federation was the country that was hit the hardest. Also enjoying strong protection from liability over the cyber attack is the U.S. Then, just as quickly as it started, the attack was stalled by a 22-year-old British cybersecurity researcher who discovered a "kill switch" that stopped the ransomware from spreading.


Global ransomware attack used info stolen from NSA, says Microsoft

Global ransomware attack used info stolen from NSA, says Microsoft

Now, another leaked NSA tool is being used by cybercriminals to create more havoc. In addition to keeping Windows computers up to date using the Windows Update tool, other important steps for students and employees to take at work and at home are to always save backups of files somewhere other than on their computers and never click suspicious links or open attachments in unexpected email messages.



Big rate hikes signalled for New York health insurance market

Attendees included several other Republicans plus three Democrats: Sens. "I don't mind the individual mandate being expanded", Hatch said , according to The Hill . At the end of 2016, the company insured 964,000 individual commercial plan members. But it's not enough, said two healthcare experts. "It is critical that we expose House Republicans for their terrible plan that includes an "age tax" - charging people over 50 years old up to five times more for their coverage", said Charlie ...



In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf

It will first be available as part of Google's assistant and photos products. AI will also be more evident in the Google Photos app. Users will soon be able to use the software to intelligently pick out photos based on events such as holidays, special occasions or celebrations, which they can then compile into a physical photo book.


Google Android operating system installed on 2 billion monthly active devices

Google Android operating system installed on 2 billion monthly active devices

The differences are subtle but significant, said Gartner research vice president Brian Blau. Unlike Amazon Echo, Google Home has the ability to recognise the voices of different users in the home. Google Assistant will also be more proactive, now nudging you to leave earlier if the traffic to your next appointment is bad, rather than waiting for you to ask about it.