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Day: December 25, 2019

Google’s Translatotron Translates with Your Own Voice

Google’s Translatotron Translates with Your Own Voice

Technology
Google's new translation tool Translatotron may be the closest we've come to the bait fish from the "Lifter's Guide to the Galaxy". The little yellow bellfish in "The Lifter's Guide to the Galaxy" is a universal translator that is stopped in the ear. It translates the brainwaves associated with speech. Therefore, you never need to hear anyone say something without understanding what is being said. Babelfish is the author Douglas Adams's fictional invention, but after previous attempts with, for example, the headphones Pixel Buds, Google is now working on a new technology that can make it a reality in the long run. With Translatotron, it should be possible to translate what you say in one language to another, with a voice similar to your own and with a tone similar to your own, say...
This is How Smart Speakers Can Save People From a Heart Attack

This is How Smart Speakers Can Save People From a Heart Attack

Innovation
According to researchers, virtual assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa can be real saviors in need. They can determine if someone has a heart attack. In fact, acute myocardial infarction is the most common single cause of death in the country. Research has shown that the number of people killed has dropped significantly in recent years - and soon new technology can help to further improve the statistics. According to researchers at the University of Washington, smart speakers and virtual assistants can act as a first front line. They can be trained to recognize the breathless, painful and irregular breathing that is typical of a heart attack - and then call for help. This type of breathing occurs when a patient is experiencing very low oxygen levels. It is a kind of guttur...
Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Easy Trick to Reduce Mobile Dependency

Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Easy Trick to Reduce Mobile Dependency

Other, Technology
People use their smart phones too much, says Apple CEO Tim Cook. In a recent interview, he reveals an effective ploy to reduce mobile dependency. It was during an interview at the "Time 100 Summit" event that Apple's CEO aired his views on the use of smart cell phones - and how dependent many have become of his "teddy bears". It may seem a bit overwhelming, given Apple's part in, and the huge merit of, the broad impact of smart phones. But according to Tim Cook, Apple has never had any interest in people using their phones constantly, writes Business Insider. That has never been a goal for us. It is clear that some apps trigger users to keep scrolling thoughtlessly, as well as causing them to constantly pick up their phones to see what is happening, Tim Cook said during the interv...
Now Google’s Voice Assistant Gets Ten Times Faster

Now Google’s Voice Assistant Gets Ten Times Faster

Technology
A digital helper is considerably faster and smarter than before. This is the result when Google Assistant cuts the umbilical cord to the internet. Google's major update to its smart digital assistant is probably the news that has received the most attention so far at Google's annual I / O Developer Conference, which opened yesterday. Originally launched in 2016, Google Assistant is a further development of the search giant's former virtual helper, Google Now. With the new system update, Google has taken an important step forward in data processing. By cutting 100 gigabytes in different computational processes, Google has made it possible to run Assistant locally on a smart mobile phone. Why is it important? The short answer is: speed. Moves the calculations from the cloud - to ...