We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Machine learning Marc Lagace 4 Nov 2019 Source: Russell Holly/Android CentralBest answer: The NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) was trained using machine learning algorithms to know how to add 4K details to enhance HD content from 720p or 1080p at 30 frames per second (FPS). Because this is a system-level feature, AI-enhanced upscaling will work with content across any streaming app you use.Best gets better: NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) ($150 at Amazon) Go Pro: NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) ($200 at Amazon) What kind of sorcery is this? Video upscaling is a necessary requirement anytime you're watching standard HD content on a 4K display. If your source video is running at 1080p, with 1920x1080 pixels, and you play it on a 4K device that displays 3840x2160 pixels, there are more pixels being displayed on screen than available from the source material. Upscaling attempts to fill in those missing pixels as best as possible. … [Read more...] about What is AI-enhanced upscaling on the NVIDIA Shield TV (2019)?
A humanoid sentient robot raises a young woman from an embryo in an underground bunker, after an unspecified cataclysmic event wipes out the human population of Earth. That's the basic premise of I Am Mother, a thoughtful and chilling new sci-fi feature on Netflix that explores questions of contextual morality—and what it means to be human. (Some spoilers below.) The AI robot, Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne), has a whole room full of embryos in its underground bunker, with the objective of eventually repopulating the Earth. But first she has to prove she can be a good Mother by raising the perfect daughter (Clara Rugaard), who grows into a smart, fit, and highly capable young woman. But Daughter is also naive, a bit lonely, and frankly approaching puberty with no prospective human partners on the horizon. Then their peaceful existence is shattered by the arrival of Wounded Woman (Hilary Swank), who somehow survived the cataclysm. Her hostile presence drives a wedge between Mother … [Read more...] about envisions a dark future world where AI is almost human
The data center isn’t one of the first things a hospital administrator probably thinks of when considering how medical care will change in the coming years. But it should be. The fundamentals of delivering high-quality care while keeping costs in check depend on a modern data center. Digital health, value-based medicine, healthcare consumerism, big data analytics and AI are among the trends that healthcare leaders are grappling with. Having a data center capable of dealing with the growing abundance of data, compute-intensive algorithms and advanced analytics is key. That’s why NVIDIA is heading to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference next week in Orlando, Fla., where 45,000 industry leaders will gather to share ways to improve healthcare quality, accessibility and cost through information and technology. We’ll be joining partners such as AMAX, Citrix, HPE, NetApp and Nutanix for talks on the digital transformation of healthcare … [Read more...] about Why Virtualization, Analytics and AI Are the Future of Healthcare Data Centers
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. talk to me Which talking speaker do you want controlling your home? Russell Holly 14 Oct 2016 68 For over a year now, a lot of people have wanted Google to launch a product that competed directly with Amazon's Echo speaker. Something that you could call out to from across the room that connected to all of your Google services and gave commands to your other connected home accessories on your behalf. We finally got Google's answer to Echo, and it's called Home. Instead of being a feature for feature competitor with Amazon Echo, Google Home focuses on delivering Google Assistant in a convenient package. It seems like a smart product with some serious growth potential, but Amazon's two year lead means it has a lot of data Google doesn't have about how these connected speakers get used. Setting aside whether you'd prefer to call out for Google or Alexa when you want something done in the house, the battle … [Read more...] about Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: The battle to control your home
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Amazon vs Google Marc Lagace 8 Nov 2019 New and improved NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) Fresh Hot Fire Amazon Fire TV Cube (2019) The NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) has been redesigned to be more compact and easier to hide behind your TV setup, while still continuing to deliver the best Android TV experience. The new Shield remote is a major upgrade and NVIDIA offers support for Google Assistant, which is baked into the software. It can also be controlled via Alexa. $150 at Amazon Pros Best support for Google apps and services Works with Alexa voice controls Supports Dolby Vision and Atmos Expandable storage via microSD Supports 4K and HDR content with AI-enhanced upscaling Cons Doesn't ship with an HDMI cable Gaming accessories are extra The Fire TV Cube (2019) offers a bit of everything that makes Amazon's smart home offerings so appealing. You get an improved set top streaming box that also works as … [Read more...] about Amazon Fire TV Cube (2019) vs. NVIDIA Shield TV (2019): Which should you buy?