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If your horse gets sick with colic and the sickness isn’t caught soon enough, you may lose one of your favorite friends, like Alexa Anthony did with her horse, Magic. Eventually this was the motivation for her to create Stableguard. It uses computer vision to monitor your horse and identify unusual behavior.

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Floating camera

It’s a good time to be an amateur photographer because artificial intelligence is starting to make photography a lot easier. For instance, Sony’s created a product that predicts and automatically executes where to send your camera’s flash for optimal photography lighting. When prompted, it uses sensors to measure the difference between the subject and the camera as well as the camera and the ceiling to automatically create the ideal angle. There are some limitations, as noted in several articles on the product, but if version 1.0 isn’t ideal, wait for the next version, which is sure to benefit from customer feedback.

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Old photos in a box

Maybe you have a photo with a substantial hole in it that you want to fill in, but the section mission is a complex background. This deep learning tool offers an impressive, albeit not perfect, cleanup patch.

What are the implications? People can more easily restore pictures, and photo manipulation becomes easier.

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Gmail’s Smart Reply function is coming to Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. It learns your response style and mimics your linguistic preferences to offer you short, applicable one-tap responses to people you chat with. Some new features of this functionality include silencing your phone when it knows you’re driving and letting people who are messaging you know that you can’t respond right at that moment.

What are the implications? This saves you time, that precious limited resource. It allows you to properly respond to those you chat with while also allowing you to quickly move on to your next task.

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Girl with blue hair

Want to try a new hair color but don’t want to spend your money and time only to find out it doesn’t work for you? Take the guesswork out of it by trying this user-friendly app. It realistically shows you what you’d look like with a new hair color.

What are the implications? This app takes the risk out of coloring your hair by giving you a better idea of what that color would look like on you before you take the plunge.

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Few of us read our privacy policies all the way through because, well, they’re long and dense and often convoluted. Also, if each of us were to read all the privacy policies that apply to us each year, it’d take about 201 hours of our time a piece. Who has time for that?
That “201 hour” stat comes from this article, which also says there’s an AI that can help us know what’s in our privacy policies without that time sink. It’s a helpful tool because privacy policies do have important information in them, and we should know what that info is, so let’s let AI do the heavy lifting for us.

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For those of us who have worked in Adobe Photoshop for work projects, school projects, fun projects, we realize the significance of Photoshop’s latest update, version 19.1. Adobe’s Sensei, its AI platform, is about to make our lives a whole lot easier. Gone are the days of manually cutting out subjects in pictures (huzzah!). While our former selves once internally groaned at the tedium and frustration of cutting out photo subjects, our future selves will rejoice in a nirvana-like state at what’s now possible: the one-click subject select. Hopefully it’s as good as it sounds.

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For those of us who love a little feedback, there’s a toothbrush with the tech to teach us how to brush better. It’s a toothbrush that has several sensors that track your brushing habits, and over time it figures out your brushing patterns. All the information is sent to a pared device, and then it’ll give you personalized tips on better oral care.

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