Spices, herbs and seasonings: How to elevate your cooking game

Sourced from travels afar and local gourmet stores alike, these pantry essentials work wonders in elevating the colours, flavours and textures of a versatile range of dishes. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock) (Designed by Gargi Singh) While no Indian kitchen would be complete without the quintessential masala dabba — brimming with a …

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‘Stereotyping’ emotions is getting in way of artificial intelligence

Understanding an emotion isn’t as simple as noticing a smile — but we still look to facial movements for everything from navigating everyday social interactions to the development of emotionally attuned artificial intelligence. According to a July study from researchers at Northeastern and the California Institute of Technology, facial expressions …

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Google open-sources Live Transcribe’s speech engine

Google today open-sourced the speech engine that powers its Android speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe. The company hopes doing so will let any developer deliver captions for long-form conversations. The source code is available now on GitHub. Google released Live Transcribe in February. The tool uses machine learning algorithms …

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