Google does not always get things right, or get to things first. But when Google sets its sights on something, you know that something is about to attract interest. With Google having just announced its Cloud Inference API to uncover insights from time series data, it's a good time to check the options for processing time series data. A time series is a series of data points indexed (or listed or graphed) in time order. Most commonly, a time series is a sequence taken at successive equally spaced points in time. Thus it is a sequence of discrete-time data. Examples of time series are heights of ocean tides, counts of sunspots, and the daily closing value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Also: Volume, velocity, and variety: Understanding the three V's of big data That's how Wikipedia defines time series, and by that definition, most data starts looking like time series. That's why time series data processing is important, and will become even more important going forward: … [Read more...] about Processing time series data: What are the options?
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Real-time detection in the Google Lens app began rolling out in May 2018, but it's still not possible to use the tool in real-time just by opening up the basic Google Camera app. That won't be the case for long, though, according to a new leak that shows Lens running by default in the Pixel 3's camera. In a video published (then quickly unpublished) by a tipster, the standard Google Camera clocks an email address on a business card, then a pop-up suggests copying that address over to Gmail. While you can already open Lens from the camera app, this implementation has it running automatically — and you don't have to stop and tap anything on the screen to bring it up. The leak comes from Ishan Agarwal, who seems to have surfaced a demo video of the as-yet-unreleased "Pixel Tips" app. References to Pixel Tips have surfaced in past teardowns of the Google App, but it hasn't been fully detailed yet. It would appear to be a platform that holds tips for new Pixel users on how to get … [Read more...] about Leak reveals Pixel 3’s Google Camera app will support real-time Lens analysis
As the popularity of the AI assistant extends beyond smart speakers and into every conceivable gadget into your home, the French video game publisher Ubisoft Entertainment has thrown its hat into the ring, with a personalised chatbot designed to enhance your gaming experience.Inspired by a one-off hackathon with Ubisoft employees, the chatbot saw a soft launch back in January in Canada, though is now available worldwide to anyone with the Ubisoft Club mobile app. Named ‘Sam’, the AI can log your progress in any number of Ubisoft games you’ve purchased, relaying in-game stats in real-time or offering tips and hints for progressing through difficult sections. It could even update you on the weather or similarly dynamic systems in-game, acting as a form of virtual Alexa for your avatar.Helpful companion, or nagging nanny?It seems to be part of a wider strategy by Ubisoft to shift its focus away from its annual release model and towards improving player … [Read more...] about Ubisoft’s AI assistant will up your game with real-time play analysis
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2018--FX has landed the first-run North American rights to The New York Times’s first major foray into TV news, called The Weekly, in partnership with Hulu, which will be the exclusive SVOD streaming home to new episodes of the series the day after air. The announcement was made today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.In addition to the FX linear telecast and Hulu, episodes will also be available on FX’s VOD services, FXNOW (with commercials) and FX+ (commercial-free) to authenticated subscribers.This marks FX’s first entry in the ongoing weekly news genre and the network has committed to a minimum of 30 episodes with the series scheduled to premiere later this year. The series is produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company. WME represented the project.“The New York Times is synonymous with excellence and FX is honored to be chosen as their partner on what will be the first … [Read more...] about FX Lands The New York Times Series The Weekly
NIWOT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2018--47Lining, a REAN Cloud Company, today announced its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Time Series Data Connector Quick Start at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade show for industrial technology, from April 23-27 th. The Connector Quick Start allows companies to quickly and easily synchronize their industrial time series data to AWS so they can perform advanced predictive and historic analytics using the full breadth of AWS big data and partner services.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180424005348/en/Industrial Time Series Data Connector Architecture (Graphic: Business Wire)47Lining developed the Industrial Time Series Data Connector Service so organizations can leverage their investment in common on-premises industrial process data historians while simplifying the process of making their data available on AWS in formats suitable for advanced … [Read more...] about 47Lining Launches AWS Quick Start to Enable Customers to Perform Advanced Analytics on Industrial Time Series Data