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The engineer behind the Not Hotdog app from Silicon Valley put a lot of thought into AI

It would have been easy for a show like HBOs Silicon Valley to show off a machine learning app that classifies hotdogs with some clever post processing drop in some fake static screenshots and call it a day. If the team wanted to create a real app for branding purposes they could have strung together a few APIs in hackathon fashion and moved on to the next silly gag. But to their credit, Tim Anglade, the engineer behind the viral spoof app Not Hotdog,probably put more thought thought into his…

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The Internet of Cows herds hackers to support the global cattle industry

Cows are generally not top of mind amongthosewho call the animal pen,South of Market, San Francisco, home. But Internet of Cows hackathon, in partnership with The Silicon Valley Forum, the startup put groupsto work brainstorming solutionsfor monitoring herds, exporting goods and securing loans. This is the fourth time that the 17 person BovControl team has hosted thishackathon. The companys mission is to enhance food production. Its core product, a mobile and web app which aggregates data from bovine ear rings, chips and smart scales and spits out digestible visualizations, contributes…

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