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Gmail will soon be able to finish some sentences for you

  • Google is launching a new Gmail feature called Smart Compose that uses artificial intelligence to make simple suggestions when a user writes an email.
  • Smart Compose has a limited scope of suggestions and won’t fundamentally change the way you write emails, but it’s a fun way to see Google’s AI chops in action while saving a tiny bit of time.
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A Restaurant in Boston Has Replaced Chefs with Robots

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Resistance is futile so, I, for one, welcome our mechanical overlords.

At Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant in Manhattan, a brigade of chefs works in unison every night to cook Dover sole with green asparagus or roasted veal tenderloin with a gorgonzola emulsion.  The artfully crafted dishes call to mind the old Julia Child quote: “It’s so beautifully arranged on the … Read more...

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its approach to combat that deficiency by using low-cost 3D printing as a potential solution.

ICON has developed a … Read more...