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SenseTime researchers create a benchmark to test face forgery detectors

Face swapping is a category of deepfakes that extracts the faces of people in existing media and replaces them with other peoples’ features, typically with AI and machine learning.

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Scientists discover how to ‘upload knowledge to your brain’ 

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.

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Uber open-sources Manifold, a visual tool for debugging AI models

Debugging machine learning (ML) models isn’t a walk in the woods. Just ask the data scientists and engineers at Uber, some of whom have the unenviable task of digging into algorithms to diagnose the causes of their performance issues.

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Uber to end service in Colombia after regulatory crackdown

In its latest regulatory blow, Uber will end operations in Colombia on Jan. 31, CNBC confirmed Friday. Local news outlet El Tiempo first reported the news. Uber shares were up less than 1% on Friday afternoon.

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Li Ka-shing leads funding round for Hong Kong fintech startup

HONG KONG — Tycoon Li Ka-shing, the former chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings, has led a new funding round for MioTech, a Hong Kong-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to generate data for investors.

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Silicon Dragon Spotlights Top 10 Tech and Venture Trends In 2020

It’s been more than 10 years since Silicon Dragon predicted that China could win the tech race. While once considered a ludicrous idea, this concept has been proven to be a trend to watch as China’s economy has unfolded from manufacturing to services and tech.

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‘Winter’ is coming for Asia’s unicorns in 2020

TOKYO — Asia’s unicorn boom slowed in 2019 in terms of pace of creation and fundraising, as investors turned more cautious about fast-growing startups’ valuation following WeWork’s IPO debacle.

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How to get a Uber trip invoice: Step by step guide

Uber is an American multinational ride-hailing company which offers you to book a cab online according to your choice. In other words, Uber is a new form of transportation which has made our day to day travel easy. Uber became popular in India for its cheap and affordable fares.

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Uber Completes Acquisition of Careem

SAN FRANCISCO & DUBAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Uber (NYSE: UBER) today confirmed the official close of the previously announced acquisition of Careem for $3.1 billion. Careem Networks FZ-LLC has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber, preserving its brand.

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First picture of Uber Eats driver stabbed to death in ‘act of cowardice’

Tributes have been paid to a ‘hard working’ food delivery driver who was fatally stabbed in Finsbury Park on Friday night. The man , named locally as Taki Dine, was a 30-year-old Algerian working for both Uber Eats and Deliveroo, according to friends gathered close to the murder scene today.

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商識滿天下——生化投資為大學科研成果創造價值

Previous Next   知臨集團有限公司行政總裁兼執行董事禤駿遠(Ian)從事金融及資產管理多年,卻毅然在二○一三年成立知臨集團,投資生物醫學及藥物科研業務,推動本地和海外頂尖大學的科研成果商品化,使其得以應用,為

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人類、細菌共和新時代 — 專訪知臨集團行政總裁及執行董事禤駿遠 Ian Huen

驟聽生物科技這行業,我們可能會覺得深不可測,腦際浮現一群穿白袍的研究人員在念叨術語。其實每個人都會有病痛,生物醫療科技正正是要應對未被滿足的醫療需求,貼地到打在我們手臂的疫苗也與它有關。

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Why Hong Kong remains attractive to tech start-ups – despite challenges

Hong Kong’s businesses are facing a challenging time. The long-running US-China trade war, as well as the months-long street protests, have plunged Hong Kong into a technical recession, with the city’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracting 3.

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美國貿易措施

為回應美國的232條款關稅,中國於2018年4月2日對總值30億美元的128種美國貨品加徵關稅。 第一部份貨品加徵15%關稅,涵蓋七類產品及120個稅目,包括萄葡酒、鮮水果、乾果、 堅果製品、花旗參,無縫鋼管及改性乙醇,涉及去年

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Enterprise blockchain Alchemy raises $15M and launches its platform worldwide

Alchemy, a San Francisco-based enterprise-grade distributed ledger blockchain company, announced today the worldwide debut of its infrastructure platform and the closure of a $15 million funding round including investors from Pantera Capital, Stanford University and Coinbase Inc.

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【世說新經】偶遇 Chrome OS開發成員

Google高姿態推出 Chrome作業系統的手提電腦,正面挑戰微軟,其實已不是第一次。

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Hype House and the Los Angeles TikTok Mansion Gold Rush

LOS ANGELES — Hype House, the physical location of a new content creator collective, is a Spanish-style mansion perched at the top of a hill on a gated street in Los Angeles. It has a palatial backyard, a pool and enormous kitchen, dining and living quarters.

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CES 2020: Lenovo debuts the ThinkSmart View for working in public spaces

Lenovo on Friday announced the expansion of its ThinkSmart portfolio with a new device designed for mobile workers. The ThinkSmart View is a personal business communications device that should help workers easily and responsibly connect with colleagues, even in public spaces.

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Chrome OS has stalled out

Nearly ten years ago, Google shipped an unassuming, totally unbranded laptop to a large group of journalists and tech enthusiasts as part of a 60,000 unit pilot program. That laptop was the CR-48, and it was designed to showcase a project Google had been working on internally for well over a year.

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Uber, Postmates Sue California to Block Gig-Worker Law

Uber Technologies Inc. and Postmates Inc. sued the state of California, alleging that a labor rights law set to go into effect this week is unconstitutional.

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Uber’s Acquisition of Careem Gets Egyptian Nod, With Conditions

LISTEN TO ARTICLE 1:11 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email The Careem ride-hailing app. Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg Egypt signed off on Uber Technologies Inc.’s acquisition of ride-hailing peer Careem Inc.

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走出中年危機 微軟:不需要有型

HoloLens 2設有眼球追蹤傳感器,例如閱讀文章,就能移動眼球來滾動頁面上下。(尹思哲攝)

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Situation: there are too many competing smart home standards

Randall Munroe’s classic xkcd “Standards” comic is cited all the time for a reason: it perfectly describes the feeling everybody has when a new standard is proposed.

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Subscription Tracking – AVC

My brother in law Jerry is working on a project to collect all of his family’s digital subscriptions; subscriptions to streaming video services, music services, subscriptions to online news and other publications, subscriptions to software services, subscriptions to education services, etc, etc.

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The Value of the 500 Seed Accelerator in 2019

Going into 2020, 500 will be entering it’s tenth year of operation. It’s been a crazy journey for us from a small first batch of startups in our Silicon Valley Accelerator to running accelerators across the globe and investing in founders from over 76 countries.

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Indian eyewear brand Lenskart secures $275m from SoftBank

Indian eyewear company Lenskart said it is raising more than US$275 million from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. Founded in 2010, Lenskart is an omnichannel eyewear retailer that manufactures and distributes eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses to 500 stores across 1,000 cities in India.

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SoftBank’s China strategy wobbles as key bets disappoint

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – For SoftBank Group Inc, financial technology firm OneConnect’s IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive China investing strategy.

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拒美國公司邀落戶 堅持「香港製造」 超聲波導藥入眼 無針無創無恐怖

【明報專訊】生物科技業回本期長、風險較高,但仍有年輕人無畏無懼,投身這個行業。30歲的孫瑋良3年前博士畢業後,憑着在科技大學研究的「超聲波導入技術」設立公司,開發無創「眼藥導入儀」,以超聲波把藥物無創導入

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Peter Thiel claims AI is “Leninist” and “literally communist” in a sprawling speech for a think tank

On November 13, noted vampire capitalist Peter Thiel gave a speech to donors at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research conservative think-tank on “The End of the Computer Age.

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