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The Bakery Bitesize #24

TOP TECH STORIES OF THE WEEK:

🚀  Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets

An artificial lawyer chatbot built by a self-taught coder has taken on 235,000 parking ticket cases and won 160,000, giving it a success rate of 64%.

🚀  Twitter is putting together a team focused on VR and AR

Twitter is setting up a new dedicated VR/AR focussed team who will be housed within the company’s machine learning arm, Twitter Cortex.

🚀 Face recognition app taking Russia by storm

Imagine if you were walking down the street and someone secretly took a photo of you and then used an app to find out who you are and connect with you through social media. Talk about creepy! The founders of FindFace have devloped this and already have 500,000 users.

WORKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR… (EVEN IF YOU AREN’T ONE)

🚀  What the heck is… Machine Learning

If you are a bit confused about Machine Learning and how it all works, this interview with Suranga Chandratillake (a computer scientist and entrepreneur turned investor) is a machine learning 101.

MAGICAL TECH

🚀  Will the Foodini Food 3D Printer Be the Microwave of the Future

This seems to be the latest application of 3D printing technology. The Foodini is set to revolutionise the way we eat. In this interview, Lynette Kucsma from Natural Machines talks about her 3D food printer and how it will be making its way into our kitchens.

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TECH IS MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Finally here are some examples of how technology and innovation is making the world a better place. Find out how an ear piece can live translate other languages, red solar panels are lengthening plant cycles, an app is stopping human trafficking and a cactus may have the answer to the clean tech industry.