Gears & Gadgets

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th-gen mini-review: Minor updates made to a stellar machine

Enlarge Valentina Palladino There are some people who would never buy a ThinkPad, and there are others who flock to Lenovo’s flagship business family every time the company makes an update. The latest release will be no exception, even if the updates it brings are relatively small. The seventh-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon will look familiar […]

Emerging Tech

DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

[embedded content] Just as Aquaman can talk to fish, so too can researchers at the University of Washington chat with rats. Or, at least, they can better understand what rats are squeaking about thanks to a deep learning artificial intelligence (A.I.) system with the ingenious name “DeepSqueak.” Since rats are frequently used in medical experiments, the […]

Gears & Gadgets

Mozilla to use machine learning to find code bugs before they ship

[embedded content] Ubisoft’s Commit-Assistant In a bid to cut the number of coding errors made in its Firefox browser, Mozilla is deploying Clever-Commit, a machine-learning-driven coding assistant developed in conjunction with game developer Ubisoft. Clever-Commit analyzes code changes as developers commit them to the Firefox codebase. It compares them to all the code it has […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft unveils Windows Sandbox: Run any app in a disposable virtual machine

Enlarge F Delventhal A few months ago, Microsoft let slip a forthcoming Windows 10 feature that was, at the time, called InPrivate Desktop: a lightweight virtual machine for running untrusted applications in an isolated environment. That feature has now been officially announced with a new name, Windows Sandbox. Windows 10 already uses virtual machines to […]

Computer

Machine learning? Neural networks? Here’s your guide to the many flavors of A.I.

A.I. is everywhere at the moment, and it’s responsible for everything from the virtual assistants on our smartphones to the self-driving cars soon to be filling our roads to the cutting-edge image recognition systems reported on by yours truly. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, there’s good a chance you’ve heard […]