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Mandatory · Official Tokyo Disney Resort · App

The official Tokyo Disney Resort app will be released on Thursday, 5th July 2018, aiming to make the park experience comfortable. Discover the current location and destination by purchasing a Disney ticket or a map, and you can check the waiting time of the target attraction. We also made it possible to draw lots of shows, advance reservations for restaurants, purchase Disney goods, and more. Also, in collaboration with the "Disney Ambassador Hotel", you can check online with your application and unlock rooms. 【Official】 Tokyo Disney Resort · Application (Website) It is the official "Tokyo Disney Resort · App" that has become increasingly useful. I hope not only the theme park but also facilities such as specific areas, shopping districts, baseball stadiums, museums, museums, science museums, etc. will enhance the convenience of tourists and users. In the smartphone application, if you expand the related information exhaustively, you will have a lot of "tourist spot information application" etc. which has a shallow content and poor convenience. By looking at the specifications of "Tokyo Disney Resort · App", you can see how advanced concept design is important. I think that it will be a good role model of application development. Although it is basically to eliminate dissatisfaction of users and to provide information that you want to prioritize, please do marketing to be recognized as a "must-have application", create a fun topic, and "viewpoint of diversity" is also essential I will not. Rather than lamenting the declining population and declining birthrate and aging population, if we improve the digital skills of each Japanese citizen and enhance individual creative capabilities, we can improve world competitiveness (25th in Japan) I will. 【Latest] "Tokyo Disney Resort · App" released July 5 (Thu)! Wait time confirmation · Ticket purchase · Goods purchase possible with official application! (Castel)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

TensorFlow supports JavaScript and Raspai (Google)

On 30th March, Google held a developer conference "TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018" at Silicon Valley, and the machine learning library TensorFlow announced that deep learning has become available even on smartphones and cheap IoT devices . Especially TensorFlow JavaScript version "TensorFlow.js" and a lightweight version for smartphones "TensorFlow Lite" are noticed in addition to the conventional Android and iOS, Raspberry Pi (Razpai) etc. Also attracting attention. TensorFlow Lite uses a hardware accelerator for deep learning carried by a mobile device and executes it after "quantizing" the value of the parameter of the neural network as an 8-bit integer or the like. The inference of deep learning combined with this quantization is said to be 3 times faster than usual TensorFlow. In addition, we also adapted Linux for embedded Linux adopted by Raspai and others. "Deep learning will be available even for small devices sold for 20 to 30 dollars, and the use of deep learning will be advanced in drone etc." By using TensorFlow.js, users can deploy Machine Learning Models learned (trained) with the regular version of TensorFlow on Web browsers and execute "inference" of machine learning. This demo video is fun to find emoji instructed using smartphone cameras in the real world. Google first announced TensorFlow in November 2015. Since then, more than two years have elapsed, not only the execution environment but also the function as a development tool has been greatly enhanced, steadily evolving as a "platform" of machine learning. Tensorflow.js: http://js.tensorflow.org/ You can try out 4 different demos (^ ^) Check out the demo: https: //emojiscavengerhunt.withgoogle .... Get the code: https://github.com/ google / emoji-scave ... Check out more AI Experiments: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ai Learn more about Tensorflow.js: http://js.tensorflow.org/

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Test introduction of Google-promoted AMP to blog

The sites that introduce AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and the display speed are topics, and the sites and blogs which are described are increasing. In addition, Google has been promoting Mobile-first Indexing for a long time, and search algorithms seem to consider mobile correspondence and AMP as well. It also has become an environment where AMP can be easily introduced. https://kokai.jp/blog/? am (Blog AMP Ver.) Although it is trial and error, AMP is introduced to blog (kokai.jp). I'd like to pursue layout and design advantages that make use of display speed (^ ^) Thumbnail of thumbnails of categories and tags (thumbnail), but because it is easy to see and display speed is fast, as a PC browser version AMP Project (Twitter) AMP Project (Official Site) Documents and tools have been enriched as well (^ AMP Project Success Story (AMP Project) that has published AMP pages.

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Innovation

Announced introduction of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to Gmail (Google)

On February 13, Google announced to introduce the open source framework AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) formulated in 2015 to Gmail in order to make the Internet experience of mobile terminals faster and more comfortable. The AMP project is planning to deal with Gmail in the latter half of 2018 by formulating "AMP for Email" which extends the function for e-mail. With schedule adjustment free service "Doodle", you can apply by selecting the event participation date in the mail without opening the web page (such as attendance service) (^ ^) For schedule adjustment with friends "Doodle" free service is convenient! Easy Usage Guide (Swiss Channel) An attendance table tool (Adjustment) that allows you to confirm the sessions of events and adjust the schedule by simply sending the URL to members Pintharest (Pinterest) allows you to check your favorite items on e-mail, select and save I can. At Booking.com you can check not only the photos of the hotel on the e-mail, but also check the latest availability. It seems to be useful (^ ^) Since this "AMP for Email" can update interactively and information more easily in the mail in the mail, it seems that a new funny way to use AMP mail will also be expanded ^ ^ ) In order to use the developer preview version of "AMP for Email" with Gmail, you can access the following and sign up. Bringing the power of AMP to email Sign up

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A smartphone appli (MozzWear) that identifies dangerous mosquito seeds with feathers

The research teams of Oxford University and Stanford University are trying to identify mosquitoes (part of Hamada raka with malaria parasites) that mediate malaria with mosquito wings. In the sensor system developed this time, we record "mosquito wing sound" together with time and place with smartphone which has become high performance, analyze the difference of feathering by machine learning (AI), transmit the recorded data to the server It is a smartphone app called Mosware (MozzWear) that identifies "seeds of mosquito". According to WHO, malaria prevailed in 91 countries and regions in 2015, estimated to have about 212 million malaria patients and about 430,000 deaths of malaria. Especially children under the age of 5 are prone to infections and diseases, and the life of one child is deprived every two minutes. There are 3,500 species of mosquito in the world. About 100 species of Hamada Raka can mediate malaria to humans, but it seems that only 30 to 40 species of malaria parasites are mediated to humans. In addition, the chikungunya fever mediated by the genus Prunus (Aedes aegypti) (such as Aedes aegycnias), Jika fever popular in 2015-2016, and dengue are becoming a problem worldwide. The research team aims at high-precision identification of mosquitoes that mediate dangerous pathogens and construction of a global distribution database. By widely disseminating it all over the world, we want to investigate regional changes in the population of mosquitoes (Mosquitoes) in order to prevent the spread of Hamada raka and dangerous mosquitoes. Mosquito detection with low-cost smartphones using mobile phones as acoustic sensors for high-throughput mosquito surveillance (elifesciences.org) Dengue: crean una app para identificar a los mosquitos peligrosos (clarin. com)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

What is the daily life of smart speakers (Google Home)?

One week has passed since my smart speaker (Google Home) came to our house (^ ^) How will my daily life change in Google Home next to "Rupi-chan"? There used to be audio equipment and radio in the former living room, but now only the TV has gone (^ ^) Now saying "Ok Google, ◯◯ ◯ shed", BGM and songs It is comfortable to request. Especially, BGM in the morning is good (^ ^) "There is no excuse, it is not likely to be useful", but there is also, but response is smooth, and it is natural to operate with "voice" for "music world" I feel that (laugh) Since it corresponded to Radiko (radiko.jp), feel free to ask "Ok Google, ◯◯ ◯ shed radio". Time to listen to music and radio while relaxing in the living room is likely to increase (^ ^) Weather information and "timer" are used especially conveniently at our house. "Ramen Timer" "Bath Timer", etc. Also, "Foil Bake Timer" "Steamed Cooking Timer" which is also a standard staple of cooking at home. The bath timer is "20 minutes by the time the bathtub is filled with hot water". Since it often takes 20 to 30 minutes to forget, it is a feeling that it is "convenient" (^ ^) Chromecast (chrome cast) can turn on / off the TV power, but change the world of the image to " It seems that it takes a little time to operate with "voice" (^ ^) Smart appliances such as lighting, vacuum cleaners, and air conditioners have also increased. It seems to be fun for elderly-friendly smart homes and voice shopping.

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Attention to Google's new idea AI camera and AI earphone of 40 countries translation

On October 5, Google 's event "Made by Google 2017" introduces products of new ideas with AI (artificial intelligence) as the key word. Using AI, a new smartphone "Pixel 2 / XL" realizing portrait mode (a picture with a blurred background) with a monocular camera, "Pixelbook" 2 in 1 note, automatically cuts a definite momentary shutter "Google Clips" small camera built in AI cameraman, and wireless earphone "Google Pixel Buds" simultaneous real-time translation in 40 languages. (See YouTube) Particularly noteworthy are the AI ​​camera (Google Clips) and the 40-country translation AI earphone (Google Pixel Buds). This is a new fun product embodying Google's "transition to AI First world" (^ ^) Google's "autonomous search engine" and "autonomous traveling car" are also the same, but the user's intention and annoyance Understanding and "attracting all scenes" will be noted as a product group of new ideas. The AI ​​mini camera "Google Clips" is a place to worry about "name photographer" or "stray photographer" (^^) The Verge (YouTube) is an AI mini camera (Google Clips) (6 minutes 42 seconds) I will explain Google Pixel Buds (3 minutes 43 seconds) in an easy-to-understand manner (continuous playback). It is a bit disappointing that AI earphone is compatible only with Pixel series .... The best hardware, software and AI-together (blog.google) Teachable Machine (teachablemachine.withgoogle.com) "Machine learning" experience with browser The Google version of the Japanese version has been on sale from October 6th (Fri), and Google Home Mini Will be available for purchase from the Google Store etc. from October 23 (Monday). For Mini, it seems that we accept purchase reservation from October 6th. Google announcement summary. New smartphone Pixel 2, 40 language translation earphone, AI photographer etc. many new product (engadget Japan version) Google Home and Read more ...

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Is it lonely even if connected? (TED: Sherry Turkle)

Sherry Turkle was born in New York in 1948 and graduated from Harvard University. He is a clinical psychologist and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) science and technology society theory. In the latest work by Prof. Sherry · Turkle (February 2017) "There are smartphones -SNS and FTF- even when they are together". A smart phone that widespread rapidly produced everyday life to keep in touch with anytime anywhere. On the other hand, the relationship between parents, friends, and lovers is also bringing about a major change. We analyze the problems that are happening now at home, school and work in abundant interviews and propose what we lost in exchange for convenience and how to regain it. TED Talk below "Is it connected, is lonely?" Is the second most popular talk in the field of AI (artificial intelligence). TED Talks (AI: Japanese: Most Viewed) AI's popular Talk Turtle says, "Why are they isolated, even if they are connected to each other? Isolating will not support the ability to endure loneliness and the ability to be alone I find myself in loneliness, approaching others and then establishing a true relationship. "And" I always misunderstand that it is not lonely by connecting, it is dangerous. Actually It is because it is the opposite, because if you can not stay alone you will be more lonely, and if you do not teach children to be alone, you will be lonely someday. " "Let's think that loneliness is a good thing, let's make one person's time, I will find a way to teach your children that it's worth it." Definition of connection between people is changing with AI and smartphone. It is an interesting TED Talk related to net addiction, smart addiction, and "bullying". TED Speaker / TED Attendee: Sherry Turkle (Cultural Analyst) Transcript (Read Japanese Subtitles) Sherry Turkle (Website)

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2017 Mobile application usage survey report (comScore)

The 2017 report on the mobile application (The 2017 US Mobile App Report) was announced on August 24 from ComScore (comScore) which carries out the digital market analysis such as US Internet audience rating measurement and mobile usage trend survey. Half of the digital media use time has become to occupy the mobile application of the smart phone, and it is established in the modern lifestyle. You can also see interesting features from the mobile application usage trend. In the category of dramatically diversified applications, it occupies nearly two-thirds with entertainment and communication, such as social media, music, movies, games, pictures, messages, etc. Also the standardization of applications to be used is progressing. Especially the use time of movies and music is on the rise trend, it seems that trend of consolidating all kinds of media and consolidating services will continue. For applications using age brackets, Snapchat, Instagram, pandora, etc are included in Top 10 at the age of 18-34. Differences in lifestyle from those aged 35 or over, which emphasize practical and business, and differences in meaning of smartphones are manifest. Detailed reports such as differences in screen handling of smartphones according to age, the difference of one handed action, the ratio used as DeskTop, Mobile Web, Mobile App, etc. Please see the detailed report from the following. The 2017 US Mobile App Report (comScore) Download (1.8 MB: pdf)

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What kind of world is voice shopping in the near future?

On August 23, the world's largest supermarket chain Walmart (Walmart Stores) has sold hundreds of thousands of items from Wal-Mart on Google Express and Website from late September and will also offer it on Google Home's voice shopping Announced. In the US EC market, Amazon accounts for approximately 43% of the online market revenue, especially the Amazon Prime membership service program is the driving force behind popularity. Also, in June, we announced that it will purchase the Whole Foods Market of the food chain by investing $ 13.7 billion. Direct competition with Amazon is a threat to Wal-Mart. Marc Lore, executive director of the Wal-Mart division, said, "It is still in the early days, but with the development of AI technology over the past two years, the future direction has begun to appear," he talks about the ambition of voice shopping. Easy Reorder at Walmart seems to understand the preferences of individual users based on the purchase history of both online and over 4,700 real stores. It is recorded up to the size of brands and products that you are using all the time, and even the most recent purchase date and frequency. (Blog.walmart.com below) What kind of world is the near future of voice shopping? I think that it is like a world that "favorite things" and "good deeds" can pass in favorite stores (lol) And consumers' inaccurate and selfish consultation such as price, product selection and trends (Laugh) Artificial intelligence (AI) to understand by understanding consumers' selfishness and capriciousness is also hard (^^) Walmart, Google and voice Partnering in shopping - Amazon Alexa 's stand alone "Waited" (TechCrunch Japan)

By Nobuyuki
Innovation

Google acquires AIMATTER for mobile AI real-time image processing

Google acquired AIMATTER of mobile AI real-time image processing startup. Based on Belarus, AIMATTER's own self-shooting image processing application "FABBY" can perform color processing, such as color adjustment, color, mask, background and makeup design, with AI. In "FABBY LOOK", hair color can be instantly switched. The left of the demonstration movie is "FABBY" and the right is "FABBY LOOK". The AIMATTER site says "the world's fastest mobile AI real-time image processing", it is said to be three times faster than the open source deep learning library Caffe and TensorFlow. For real-time image processing by machine learning (AI) under mobile environment, it seems that optimization design of a program different from cloud environment AI image processing is required (^ ^) We excited to announce that the team is joining Google! (AIMATTER News) AIMATTER (Website) Android / iOS version application Available Google acquired AIMatter, which made the computer vision application Fabby, used for advertisement technology innovation (TechCrunch Japan)

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Innovation

Google announces "Cloud TPU" optimized for machine learning

Google announced the second-generation TensorFlow Processing Unit (TPU) optimized for machine learning at the annual developer conference "Google I / O 2017" and the cloud service "Cloud TPU" using it. CEO of Sundar Pichai said, "Machine learning and the evolution of AI are pressing the review of the computer architecture, we are building the AI ​​First Data Center for that," and " It is 15 to 30 times faster than CPU and GPU and power efficiency is 30 to 80 times higher. " The photo is a single "Cloud TPU" board, which has four tips and has the capacity of 180 teraflops (180 trillion calculations per second) per board. Within the data center, we compiled 64 "TPU Pods", which means that we have the capacity of 11.5 petaflops (1.15 Kyoto operation per second) per pod. Supercomputer "Kyo" of RIKEN is named "Kyo" because it can perform one Kyoto calculation per second. According to Google's Jeaf Dean, when processing the learning of the machine translation model using one-eighth of the ability of "TPU Pods", "If you use 32 fastest GPUs that are currently on sale, Processing took one day has been completed in the afternoon while keeping the same translation accuracy in the TPU pod. " Build and train machine learning models on our new Google Cloud TPUs (Google Blog) Google I / O'17: Google Keynote (YouTube) Junior high school students can understand TensorFlow Introduction Part 1 What is tensor (qiita.com)

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