Stories of interest this week include an open-sourced AI from Google, the near-future of self-driving cars, two apps that might make the world a better place, and more.
- Take a look at Tensorflow—Google makes its AI engine open source. (Cade Metz, Wired)
- In last week’s News, it was canine recognition on Facebook. This week, Microsoft’s AI team introduces a tool that recognizes how you are feeling. (Katie Collins, c|net)
- Researchers in Germany develop virtual reality that delivers a punch. (John Pavlus, MIT Technology Review)
- Say hello to Tally the inventory-tracking robot, coming, perhaps, to a retail aisle near you. (Heather Kelly, CNN Money)
- The UN’s World Food Programme looks to a crowdfunding app to help get food to refugees. (Tina Bellon, Reuters)
- Turkish mobile operator Turkcell’s app helps the visually impaired watch movies. (Reuters)
- The man who coined the phrase “Internet of Things” believes self-driving cars will rule the roads within 15 years. (Katie Collins, c|net)