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Massive Facebook study on users’ doubt in vaccines finds a small group appears to play a big role in pushing the skepticism

Facebook is conducting a vast behind-the-scenes study of doubts expressed by U.S. users about vaccines, a major project that attempts to probe and teach software to identify the medical attitudes of millions of Americans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The research is a large-scale attempt to understand the spread of ideas that […]

Gaming

Report: Stadia undershot to the tune of “hundreds of thousands” of users

Enlarge / As we learn more about Stadia’s inner workings, we’ve begun adding some “flair” to this Stadia-branded PUBG parachute. PUBG / Getty Images / Aurich Lawson In the wake of Google shutting down its Stadia Games & Entertainment (SG&E) group, leaks about the underwhelming game-streaming service have started to emerge. A Friday Bloomberg report, […]

Mobile

Researchers find conventional voice AI overlooks trans and nonbinary users

The 2021 digital toolkit – How small businesses are taking charge Learn how small businesses are improving customer experience, accelerating quote-to-cash, and increasing security. Register Now Voice-activated AI (VAI) is increasingly ubiquitous, whether in the form of conversational assistants or more generalized personal assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. Researchers to date have studied […]

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Google’s Project Guideline uses AI to help low-vision users navigate running courses

When it comes to customer expectations, the pandemic has changed everything Learn how to accelerate customer service, optimize costs, and improve self-service in a digital-first world. December 12, 2020 Register here In collaboration with nonprofit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Google today piloted an AI system called Project Guideline, designed to help blind and […]