Tim Cook Subtly Dinged Mark Zuckerburg by Saying Augmented Reality Doesn’t Isolate People Like Other Technologies

The Apple CEO seemed to criticize virtual reality technology, which Facebook has invested heavily in January 21, 2020 3 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Cook was in Dublin to receive an award for Apple’s investment in the country, and while at the event he gave a fireside chat-style interview. When the interviewer asked Cook for tech predictions for the next five to 10 years, Cook said he saw augmented reality (AR) as a huge part of tech’s future. “My view is it’s the next big thing, and it will pervade our entire lives,” he said, as reported by Silicon Republic. Apple has really pushed augmented reality over the more immersive virtual reality Apple has thrown its weight behind augmented reality, integrating the technology into the iPhone and making it easier for developers to develop augmented reality apps. One popular app lets iPhone users use their phone to measure real-world […]

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Explaining the Intricacies of Voice Recognition Software

With the rise of voice recognition cropping up in at-home assistants, the more we benefit from understanding the technology. July 10, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mars Discovery District speaks with Lexi Kaplin, one of the co-founders of Conversationhealth. Kaplin talks about the unique rise and technicological details of voice recognition, which is increasingly used in modern tech tools like with smartphones and smart devices including the Amazon Echo and Google Home.  Speech-to-text is the first component, and natural language processing is the second. Speech-to-text technology is the machine’s initial ability to convert audio speech into visual text; natural language processing is the process of sifting through the seemingly endless ways people string together words and find meaning. As Kaplin explains, voice recognition technology will encourage people to adopt the habit of asking instead of searching.  Click play to hear more.  Related: How a Surprise Round of […]

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