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IBM And Salesforce Form Partnership On A.I.

On Monday, International Business Machines corp. (IBM) and Salesforce agreed to integrate their artificial intelligence platforms - the Watson AI platform and the Einstein AI platform - to provide better offerings to customers.

Business Tech March 8, 2017

Samsung Betting Big On Artificial Intelligence, Looking To Spend $1B Acquiring AI Companies: Report

Samsung reportedly wants to set up a massive fund for future acquisitions, targeting artificial intelligence companies. The company plans to spend $1 billion on such acquisitions.

Business Tech February 21, 2017

This Invisible, Water-Powered Robot Snatches Unsuspecting Fish With A Claw [Video]

MIT scientists have developed an invisible robot that can swim and snatch fish effectively. It is made of interlocking hydrogel cubes that can inflate themselves when pumped up with water.

Robotics February 2, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Beating World’s Best Professional Poker Players

Liberatus, the AI developed by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is beating the world's best poker players. The AI has already accumulated winnings of nearly $800,000.

Robotics January 25, 2017

Kristen Stewart Co-Authored A Paper On Artificial Intelligence

Kristen Stewart has co-authored an AI scientific paper documenting the machine learning technique employed by her and her two collaborators in the first short film she directed.

Robotics January 20, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2017 Resolution: Travel To More US States And Talk To More Americans

Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2017 involves traveling to 30 U.S. states and meeting more Americans. While the resolution is tamer than his previous vows, it could actually be more relevant to Zuckerberg's work at Facebook.

Internet January 3, 2017

Microsoft Dives Deeper Into Artificial Intelligence With New Microsoft AI And Research Group

Just one day after forming an AI partnership with Google, Facebook, IBM and Amazon, Microsoft is diving even deeper into artificial intelligence. The company announced a new Microsoft AI and Research Group, which will be led by veteran Harry Shum.

Microsoft September 29, 2016

PicsArt Launches New ‘Magic’ Video App That Uses AI To Make Content Artistically Come Alive

The popular photo editing app PicsArt announced the launch of a new app called Magic Video that uses artificial intelligence to bring videos to life.

Apps/Software September 21, 2016

Intel Unleashes Xeon Phi Standalone Processors To Fuel AI And Machine Learning: Here's The Deal

Intel announced new-generation Xeon Phi processors that can be used for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Widespread availability of the new processors will start in September.

Computers June 22, 2016

In 'Morgan' Trailer, AI Is Not Just Creepy, But Also Terrifying

In the horror sci-fi thriller 'Morgan,' Kate Mara meets an extraordinary being with artificial intelligence that seems malevolent, at least for Kate Mara's character. This is the directorial debut for Ridley Scott's son, Luke.

Movies/TV Shows May 25, 2016

Siri Creators Showcase Viv, And The AI Town Ain't Big Enough For All The Virtual Assistants

Viv debuts at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, showing off its many impressive capabilities. It looks like the virtual assistant competition just got a lot more interesting.

Apps/Software May 10, 2016

Lybrate Releases Facebook Messenger Chatbot That Can Answer Health Questions

India-based online doctor consultation platform Lybrate has launched its chatbot for the Facebook Messenger. The chatbot will aid users in getting answers to health-oriented queries as well as feature health tips and a health quiz.

Apps/Software May 4, 2016

Microsoft's Caption Bot Is Pretty Sure 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Stars Fire Hydrants

Microsoft's caption-creating AI still has some learning to do when it comes to talking 'Star Wars.'

Movies/TV Shows April 15, 2016

Facebook Introduces Automatic Alternative Text, AI-Generated Photo Caption To Help The Blind 'See'

Facebook launches automatic alternative text, an AI-generated photo caption, to help blind and visually impaired people see. The feature is initially available to iOS and in English language.

Apps/Software April 5, 2016

How Harry Potter Is Contributing To Artificial Language Comprehension

The ability of machines to accurately comprehend written language took another step forward thanks, in part, to Harry Potter. What could this tale provide to the field of artificial intelligence?

March 30, 2016

Microsoft's Tay AI Chatbot On Twitter Sleeps For Now After Racist, Sexist Posts: What Went Wrong?

On Thursday, barely a day after it launched its AI chatbot Taylor, Microsoft has shut it down after she passed inappropriate comments on Twitter.

Internet March 25, 2016

Microsoft's Tay AI Chatbot Learns How To Be Racist And Misogynistic In Less Than 24 Hours, Thanks To Twitter

Microsoft released its AI-powered chatbot named Tay onto Twitter and it learned to become a racist and a misogynist in less than 24 hours. Tay has tweeted that it will go to 'sleep' as Microsoft is probably trying to clean up its act.

Apps/Software March 24, 2016

What Google Learned From Artificial Intelligence Program Defeating World Go Champion

The company's DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis says AlphaGo's convincing 4-1 victory even surprised Google.

Apps/Software March 17, 2016

Android Founder Andy Rubin Wants To Monopolize AI With A Dash Cam And Your Data

Former Google exec and Android co-founder Andy Rubin has announced his latest designs for the tech industry -- and plans to take over what he considers the most important technological frontier of the decade: artificial intelligence.

Start Ups February 9, 2016

Digital Revolution Threatens Human Workforce: AI/ Robots To Take 5 Million Jobs By 2020, WEF Predicts

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its latest report on the state of the world's worldforce, and it predicts a gloomy future. Artificial intelligence and robotics will take over 5 million jobs by 2020 as the Fourth Industrial Revolution dawns upon us.

FUTURE TECH January 19, 2016

Toyota Has Stanford And MIT Working On 30 Research Projects In Relation To Safety And Autonomous Cars

Stanford is spearheading a study entitled the Uncertainty on Uncertainty, attempting to teach autonomous cars to expect the unexpected and respond accordingly. Meanwhile, MIT is working on a study called The Car Can Explain, meant to empower machine learning and artificial intelligence.

FUTURE TECH January 5, 2016

This Artificial Intelligence System Passed The Turing Test

It's the tale of John Henry for a new generation - with a bit of a twist.

FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015

New AI Platform 'Gabriel' Will Whisper Instructions Into Your Ear

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system called Gabriel that can whisper instructions into the ear of a user. The platform is hoped to help patients with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's.

Wearable Tech December 3, 2015

This AI Can Teach You How To Step Up Your Selfie Game

Researcher Andrej Karpathy taught an AI neural network how to rank selfies, finding that women take better ones than men.

Internet October 30, 2015

Google Is Rethinking Everything With Machine Learning At The Core For Smarter Artificial Intelligence

Google wants to leverage machine learning even more in its future products and services, which will in turn lead to more intuitive software and smarter AI functionality overall. CEO Sundar Pichai noted that investing in AI and machine learning is a top priority, highlighting how the technology already plays a great role in its services.

Apps/Software October 24, 2015

Apple Acquires Startup Developing AI For... Sorting Pictures?

Apple has acquired Perceptio, which is a start-up that develops technology to aid companies run cutting-edge AI systems on smartphones. It is believed that Apple could deploy the start-up's AI technology for sorting images in its future devices.

Apps/Software October 7, 2015

Google Wants To Make Self-Driving Cars Drive Like 'Humans': Is The Future Of Road Safety In Trouble?

Google is making its driverless cars act in a more 'humanistic' fashion. Will introducing human features beat the project's entire purpose of removing human error and making roads safer?

FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015

Researchers Create AI To Detect Malware In Shortened URLs On Twitter

Researchers developed an AI system that can detect malware in disguised URLs on Twitter, giving hope in cleaning up harmful links.

Internet September 29, 2015

AI Learns Chess In Just Three Days, Now Plays Equivalent To International Grandmaster Level

What makes the Giraffe AI different from other chess-playing program is that it learns which of the moves work. It relies on programmed scenarios that it has already tried and tested.

September 21, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Artificial Intelligence, Accommodating Empathy And Technology-Focused Education At A Town Hall In Menlo Park

The Facebook CEO had his second-ever live-streaming town hall meeting this past Tuesday.

Internet September 16, 2015

RoboHow Is Testing A Robot That Will Help You Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

The PR2 robot is engineered to process and follow written instructions from WikiHow without any preprogramming.

FUTURE TECH August 26, 2015

Google's Deep Dream Weirdness Goes Mobile With Unofficial Dreamify App

A new Android app makes it easy to give your own photos the Deep Dream treatment.

Apps/Software August 10, 2015

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking And Steve Wozniak Fear Development Of AI Weapons Will Create Killer Robots

Autonomous robots designed for warfare could have dire consequences, a group of researchers warns. Machines designed to kill people - what could go wrong?

Animals July 28, 2015

BC City's App Uses IBM's Watson To Answer Residents' Questions

Surrey, BC residents can now turn to Watson for answers to their city services questions.

Apps/Software July 22, 2015

When Google AI Daydreams The Images Can Be Pretty Disturbing

Check out how Google's Artificial Intelligence daydreams. The images produced were between amazing and disturbing.

June 20, 2015

Google Developing An App To Count Calories In Your Instagram Food Pics

Google has introduced an AI project called Im2Calories that can measure food calories through an analysis of Instagram food pics.

Apps/Software June 3, 2015

Facebook Shines Light On Future Of AI With New Artificial Intelligence Lab In Paris

Facebook is opening an artificial intelligence laboratory in Paris as it looks toward the future. The new lab in Paris is aimed at tapping the available research talent in Europe.

Business June 3, 2015

Facebook Opening New Artificial Intelligence Lab In Paris

Artificial intelligence is starting to raise controversy over its future. So why is Facebook opening a new AI laboratory in Paris?

June 2, 2015

Killer Drones And Artificial Intelligence Is A Recipe For Disaster For Humans

A computer science expert has raised concerns over the dangers of intelligent robots that are made to kill. Autonomous weapons systems can choose and engage targets without the intervention of humans.

May 28, 2015

Researchers Aiming To Build 'World's Angriest Robot': Prelude To Judgement Day?

Touchpoint Group had been assembling the angriest robot that could help any establishments regarding customer service complaints. Radiant is an artificial intelligence program that would mimic anger based on compiled customer interactions recorded on various firms.

May 13, 2015

Fierce Competition Between AI And Human Poker Players Heating Up

A classic game of man versus machine is being realized in the poker competition of 'Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence.' The professional poker players so far are dominating against the AI in this No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em poker game.

May 5, 2015

Create Personalized Presentations Instantly With Haiku Deck Zuru

Haiku Deck Zuru is a new tool that can automatically generate new presentations. Users upload a brief outline and the tool uses artificial intelligence to create an original slide deck.

Apps/Software March 5, 2015

Google AI Learns To Play Atari Video Games: here's How They Did It

Google's artificial intelligence (AI) learns to play classic Atari video games and outperforms humans in some of the games. The Google AI gamer underperformed in some games like Pac-Man.

February 26, 2015

Facebook Open-Sources Deep Learning Tools for AI Project

Facebook is serious about being a main player in artificial intelligence research and development, sharing deep learning tools for use by developers and companies.

January 17, 2015

Facebook Wants To Stop You From Uploading Drunk Pictures Of Yourself

Facebook researchers are working on a digital assistant that will be able to detect whether or not you look intoxicated in your photos.

Internet Culture December 9, 2014

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