Google’s AI lets users search language-agnostic knowledge bases in their native tongue

Entity linking fulfills a key role in grounded language understanding. Given a text mention of an entity (e.g., the word “helpful”), an algorithm identifies the entity’s corresponding entry in a knowledge base (such as a Wikipedia article). To extend its usefulness, researchers at Google propose a new technique where language-specific mentions resolve to a language-agnostic […]

Portfolio management and work company Planview acquired by TPG and TA Associates

Planview was acquired by TPG and TA associates for $1.6 billion from its existing majority shareholder, Thoma Bravo. The new majority shareholders plan to further Planview in the Agile and project portfolio management fields.  “We’ve spent more than three decades delivering innovation, driving the market forward, and reinventing ourselves. I truly believe that the best […]

Apple’s first M1 chip-based Macs are playing it too safe

Now that the dust has settled from Apple’s third and final fall media event, we’ve made it through all of the company’s annual iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac refreshes, toplined this year by the debut of four 5G-equipped iPhone 12 models and the first Macs powered by an Apple-developed M1 processor. Yet despite all […]

BMW unveils electric SUV to challenge Tesla, plans U.S. launch in early 2022

By Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters) – German luxury automaker BMW AG unveiled on Wednesday an electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) called the BMW iX, planned to go on sale in the United States in early 2022 to compete with Tesla Inc and other rivals. BMW said the iX should have a driving range of 300 […]

NPD: U.S. game spending jumped 24% in Q3 2020

Americans are spending a ton of money on gaming, especially when compared to the previous year. This is according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group, which reports that the U.S. spent $11.2 billion on games and game-related purchases in 2020’s third quarter (July to September), up 24% compared to same period in 2019. 2020 is a […]

Podcast: Can you teach a machine common sense?

Artificial intelligence has become such a big part of our lives, you’d be forgiven for losing count of the algorithms you interact with. But the AI powering your weather forecast, Instagram filter, or favorite Spotify playlist is a far cry from the hyper-intelligent thinking machines industry pioneers have been musing about for decades.  Deep learning, […]

The gaming industry has become one of the UK’s top employers

The UK’s gaming industry has mostly shrugged off a wider pandemic-induced slump to become one of the country’s top employers. Global recruiter Robert Walters and data provider Vacancysoft have published a report called ‘Gaming: Perfect Play for Growth’ which highlights the continued strength of the UK’s video game industry. The UK is home to some […]