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This article was originally published to the Nokia Bell Labs blog by Markus Hofmann on March 25, 2019. There is something missing in the way that many are looking at what’s next for human communication. One may argue that there has always been something missing. Humans, as inherently social beings,... Read More
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On March 2, a tech journalist posted a video he pulled from a Jibo Owners Facebook Group. It was heartbreaking to watch the little “social robot” announce that his servers were about to be shut down and he would not function any longer. He even thanked his human owners for... Read More
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A new artificial intelligence (AI) arms race is underway. Led by software giants like Google and Facebook in the United States and Baidu and Tencent in China, AI is provoking a technological revolution that is fundamentally different from revolutions of the past. Ownership and control of AI and machine learning... Read More
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is influencing everything from photography to gaming, home entertainment, education and autonomous vehicles. AI is also reinventing the way we shop. AI has the potential to impact many industries, from healthcare to manufacturing. The University of Waterloo is just one of many companies and institutions that has... Read More
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Facial recognition technology, like so many other capabilities of the digital age, is improving at a blinding clip. Companies are working to build smarter and more accurate programs based on deep learning and algorithms to identify people quickly in the name of security. China set out several years ago to... Read More
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If you’ve ever wanted to convince your friends you can dance like Ariana Grande or Drake, or fly like Superman, now you can. Just stick your face on the dancing superstar or aerobatic superhero and run it through deepfake software like FakeApp. Deepfake is like Photoshop, except instead of editing... Read More
woman using smart watch fitness monitor
From the moment we wake up in the morning to the time we throw our heads back down on our pillows at night, we’re organizing our lives into little quantifiable bits; counting how many days until an upcoming vacation, marking down important dates, managing household budgets – the list goes... Read More
We Speak Music Reeps One
“Everything that you think is possible with the voice is not the limit.” That’s Harry Yeff, also known as Reeps One, a world-renowned, award-winning beatboxer and visual and audio artist. Harry Yeff (aka Reeps One) is an artist-in-residence at Nokia Bell Labs’ Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program. The... Read More
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No more sticking out your tongue and saying “ah”; snapping a selfie and sending it off to a website or submitting it through an app might be enough for a medical diagnosis. Artificial intelligence is starting to hit its stride in the healthcare industry. Instead of worrying that doctors and... Read More
AR home decor furniture
Whether your knowledge of augmented reality (AR) begins and ends with adding bunny noses to your face during video chats, or you’ve spent endless hours virtually furnishing your living room, one thing’s for certain – augmented reality is having a moment. Using our smartphones and other devices to interact with... Read More

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