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Yesterday’s “plastics” are today’s crypto tokens

If the Braddocks were throwing a pool party today, their son Ben wouldn’t be contemplating a career in plastics; he’d know the future is incrypto tokens.   Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.Ben: Yes, sir.Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?Ben: Yes, I am.Mr. McGuire: Plastics.Ben: Exactly how do you mean?Mr. McGuire: There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?Ben: Yes I will.Mr. McGuire: Enough said. That’s a deal. Fifty years or so ago, plastics were on the road to becoming as ubiquitous as cryptocurrency will be 20 years from now.…

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Microsoft’s speech recognition system hits a new accuracy milestone

Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research and puts its accuracy on par with professional human transcribers who have advantages like the ability to listen to text several times. Both studies transcribed recordings from the Switchboard corpus, a collection of about 2,400 telephone conversations that have been used by researchers to test speech recognition systems since the early 1990s. The new study was…

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