DailyMe #2018-11-15 微软继续买买买、Pixel 相机夜视模式、量子计算走入云端等


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新闻

  1. 微软又收购了一家 AI 创业公司。这是微软 2018 年收购的第四家 AI 创业公司,这次收购的公司主要开发对话机器人,我在今天的会员通讯里也对此做了详细分析。
  2. 腾讯财报:云业务有起色。新一季度财报里,云服务被与支付等合并归入「其他业务」类,财报没有单独披露云计算业务的财务数据,仅透露首三季云服务的收入近 60 亿人民币,第三季度云服务收入同比增长逾一倍 并录得环比两位数百分比的增长,付费客户数实现三位数百分比增长,而在前两个期财报中,云服务收入均实现同比翻倍。
  3. 英特尔发布面向边缘设备的第二代神经计算棒。该产品与上一代产品相比性能更优,可以在低成本下进行神经网络推理应用开发
  4. 吴恩达再推「AI for Everyone」。该项目依然基于 Coursera,主要面向商业精英,感兴趣的朋友可以参与起来。

观点

  1. Pixel 相机夜视模式评测。Google 上月展示了 Pixel 3 的夜视模式今天正式向所有 Pixel 手机相机开放,这是一个非常有趣的尝试,我曾在之前的会员通讯里做过详细讨论。针对这次更新,The Verge 有详细的评测
  2. 量子计算机走入云端。尽管量子计算、量子计算机还有诸多困难,但量子计算机与云端的结合似乎已经成为趋势,这篇文章提供了一个观察角度。另外在国内,华为上月也推出了基于云端的量子计算模拟产品。

故事

Google 的硬件野心

来自《连线》杂志的深度文章,Google 长期以来被认为缺乏设计能力,但现在,搜索巨人似乎要通过设计来重新打造硬件帝国:

You might have not heard of Ross – but it’s this soft-spoken, grey-haired woman who would later add the mint-green power button to the Pixel smartphone. It’s Ross who turned your Google speakers into river pebbles. It’s Ross who signs off any other Google hardware product before it hits the shelves. Can she turn the search giant into a mighty hardware design leader – and even nudge people to like Google Glass?

“I do not think design is the only part they [Google] are rethinking,” says Carolina Milanesi, a smartphone analyst. “It is about the experience. While these devices must be visually appealing, it is really about what they do, not how they look that matters.”

Still, up until two years ago, Google didn’t really have hardware ambitions. Its Nexus line of handsets was not designed in-house; it was simply intended to showcase Android. But with Android’s position in the market now unassailable, there is intense competition between manufacturers to create the best Android phone – and Google doesn’t really need Nexus to showcase Android’s features any longer. So what changed?

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