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Microsoft Acquires jClarity to Boost Java Workloads on Azure

Microsoft announced on Monday that it is acquiring jClarity, a contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project, to support their continued contributions to open source while helping boost performance for Java workloads on Azure. The team, formed by Java champions and data...

Researchers Develop System to Generate Song Lyrics That Match the Style of Specific Artists

Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, say they have developed a system for generating song lyrics lines conditioned on the style of a specified artist. According to them, the system uses a variational autoencoder with artist embeddings. The researchers...

NYPD Unveils 14 Newly Acquired Drones and Special Unit to Operate Them

The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Tuesday announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit...

Waymo Launches Commercial Self-Driving Taxi Service

Alphabet’s Waymo on Wednesday unveiled its commercial self-driving service, Waymo One, to hundreds of early riders who have already been using their technology. Riders will have access to an app which they can use it to call Waymo self-driving vehicles...

These Two Fellows Are The World’s First AI News Anchors, Courtesy of China

China’s Xinhua news agency says creepy news anchors will help save production costs. China's state news agency has unveiled two rather sharply dressed AI news anchors utilizing synthesized voices to ”read” the news. The virtual newsreaders have been programmed to read...