Neowin: Microsoft launches AI-powered Hummingbird news app on the Play Store

Neowin: Microsoft launches AI-powered Hummingbird news app on the Play Store . “Microsoft has released a news app today that’s powered by artificial intelligence to provide content that it deems important to you. According to its Play Store listing description, Hummingbird learns your search history over time in order to improve how it curates stories from a wide range of sources. To get started with the app, you need to sign up using your Microsoft or LinkedIn account. There’s an option to skip that process, though it may affect how the app tailors the content feed for you.”

EurekAlert: NYU researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste

EurekAlert: NYU researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste. “…researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are tapping a new set of capabilities in this field of artificial intelligence, combining artificial neural networks with infrared thermal imaging to control and interpret chemical reactions with precision and speed that far outpace conventional methods.”

Google Blog: Inside Brazil’s National Museum on Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: Inside Brazil’s National Museum on Google Arts & Culture. “On September 2nd 2018, a fire struck the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest collections of natural history in the world. An estimated 20 million pieces were lost, including indigenous artifacts, dinosaur remains and the oldest human skeleton ever discovered in the Americas. Starting back in 2016, Google Arts & Culture had begun working with the museum to bring their collection online—so that anyone, anywhere in the world could see and learn about these ancient artifacts. Now for the first time ever, you can virtually step inside the museum and learn about its lost collection through Street View imagery and online exhibits.”

MakeUseOf: The Full Snapchat Filters List and the Best Ones to Use

MakeUseOf: The Full Snapchat Filters List and the Best Ones to Use. “Snapchat’s selection of filters, lenses, and geofilters change daily. It’s great for adding some variation to your selfie game, but can also be a little overwhelming. If you want to pick the best Snapchat filter for your photos, we’ve got you covered.”

Echo: Digby Fairweather’s bid to save Jazz music’s 30-year ‘blackhole’

Echo: Digby Fairweather’s bid to save Jazz music’s 30-year ‘blackhole’. “The Southend jazz star and CEO of The Jazz Centre UK, needs someone to donate a large space in order to keep a gigantic collection of independently released UK jazz records, which are not being archived in the BBC or the National Sound Archive of the British Library. Digby fears that unless a home is found for the mammoth collection, the history of UK jazz music made between 1980 to date, will be lost in ‘”a black hole’.”

CNET: The worst passwords of 2018 are just as dumb as you’d expect

CNET: The worst passwords of 2018 are just as dumb as you’d expect . “It doesn’t look like we’re getting any smarter about our passwords. On Thursday, software company SplashData released its annual list of the Top 100 worst passwords, and it includes some pretty obvious blunders. Coming in at No. 1 is, you guessed it, ‘123456,’ and in second place is, yup, ‘password.’ This is the fifth year in a row these passwords have held the top two spots. “

BBC: Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads

BBC: Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads. “The mother of a stillborn child has called on tech companies to rethink how they target ads after she was inundated with baby-related promotions. Gillian Brockell wrote to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Experian, saying if they were smart enough to deduce she had been pregnant, they should have realised her baby had died.”