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Outgoing Trump administration bans investments in Chinese companies it says support China’s military

The White House on Thursday issued an executive order banning U.S. investment in a few dozen Chinese companies that it said have ties to the People’s Liberation Army, underscoring the administration’s drive to continue severing China links before President Trump’s term ends in January. Beginning Jan. 11, the order prohibits any U.S. citizens or funds […]


Android gains support for hardware-accelerated PyTorch inference

Best practices for a successful AI Center of Excellence A guide for both CoEs and business units Download Guide Google’s Android team today unveiled a prototype feature that allows developers to use hardware-accelerated inference with Facebook’s PyTorch machine learning framework, enabling more developers to leverage the Android Neural Network API’s (NNAPI) ability to run computationally-intensive […]


Xbox Series X won’t support Kinect hardware, games

Always watching. Top to bottom: PlayStation Eye (PS3), Playstation Camera (PS4), Xbox 360 Kinect, Xbox One Kinect. Kyle Orland Roughly one year ago, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X (then referred to as “Project Scarlett”) in part by highlighting the system’s extensive backward compatibility: “Your games, your achievements, your progression, your accessories, your console experience […]