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Wall Street Journal admits ‘millennials’ is a ‘snotty term’

[ad_1] So long "millennials."Image: mashable/sarah fisherBy Kerry Flynn2017-12-05 15:19:02 UTC Attention millennials (and everyone else): The editors of the Wall Street Journal have admitted to their own faulty use of the term "millennials," per a post in the Style & Substance section on Monday.  In exactly...

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Flitto’s language data helps machine translation systems get more accurate

[ad_1] Simon Lee, founder and CEO of Flitto Artificial intelligence-powered translation is becoming an increasingly crowded category, with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook all working on their own services. But tech still isn’t a match for professional human translations and machine-generated results are often hit-and-miss. One...

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English teaching service VIPKID raises $200M and reportedly hits a $1.5B valuation

[ad_1] VIPKID, an online English teaching tool, announced today that it has raised $200 million in financing. That financing round values the company at $1.5 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg. That wouldn’t just give VIPKID unicorn status — it also exposes a huge amount of...

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This 3D-printed sign language robot can translate speech on the fly

[ad_1] Guy Fierens, Stijn Huys and Jasper Slaets realized that finding sign-language interpreters in Belgium – or anywhere, really, was wildly difficult. Their solution? A 3D-printed hand that recreates sign language automatically. Called Project Aslan (Antwerp’s Sign Language Actuating Node), the hand is available for...

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Are period apps gender-inclusive? Not quite, but they’re trying

[ad_1] Last month, the startup Clue tried an experiment.  "Help us evolve language around gender and menstrual health," the period-tracking app's account tweeted. "We're testing 'fem@le health' instead of 'female health' to be more inclusive of our whole audience: women and people with cycles. Thoughts?"  We're testing...

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