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Fungal Parasite Turns Ants To Zombies But Leaves Their Brains Intact

The 'zombie ant fungus' can infect ants and control their behavior, but it does all of this without infecting their brains, a new study finds. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

Animals November 11, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns That Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Humans

British physicist Stephen Hawking stressed his warning: mankind may become obsolete as a result of advancements in artificial intelligence. He encouraged everyone to take an active participation in regulating AIs.

Robotics November 7, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Thinks This Turtle Is A Gun, Highlighting A Major Problem With Object Recognition Technology

Artificial intelligence may sound daunting, but it actually needs plenty of polish. As this new study from MIT researchers prove, object recognition can easily be tricked using adversarial images, suggesting AI still needs a lot of work.

Apps/Software November 3, 2017

Startup Creates Deep Learning Algorithm That Can Crack CAPTCHAs: Robots One Step Closer To Thinking Like Humans

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious just published details about an algorithm model that can crack CAPTCHAs. The company has grander ambitions than making robots capable of tricking websites they’re human, though.

Apps/Software October 27, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Offers New Way Of Detecting Breast Cancer

Artificial intelligence offers a new kind of help in identifying benign and high-risk breast lesions. Researchers believe that a machine learning model could be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary surgery and improve the treatment of breast cancer patients.

Robotics October 19, 2017

AI Nanobots Implanted Into Body May Give Rise To Superhumans Within 20 Years

Artificial intelligence may have greatly improved in the near future. Nanomachines implanted into the body may allow humans to have superhuman strengths. The technology may also allow humans to control things in their environment using only their mind.

Robotics October 16, 2017

Google Announces Clips, A Creepy Artificial Intelligence Camera

Google has officially unveiled Clips, a $249 camera for parents who fail at taking candid photos of their children. It’s tiny, it looks cute, it’s AI powered, and it’s a cause for a privacy concern.

Google October 5, 2017

Former Uber Exec Anthony Levandowski Built A Religion To Worship An AI God

Anthony Levandowski apparently filed paperwork to build a religion worshipping artificial intelligence as its god. It’s called Way of the Future, and it’ll come in handy once the Singularity occurs.

Apps/Software September 28, 2017

AI Arrives As The Newest And Most Powerful Weapon For Early Alzheimer's Disease Detection

Medical researchers have found artificial intelligence as a valuable ally in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. An algorithm developed by a team from the University of Bari proved that AI can be a powerful weapon against the dreaded disease.

Neuroscience September 18, 2017

AI Gaydar: Computer Can Detect Sexual Orientation Based On Your Face

Can an AI tell if you're gay or straight just from your facial features? A team of researchers created just that, and it's pretty accurate.

Computers September 9, 2017

What Will Spark World War 3? Elon Musk Thinks Artificial Intelligence Will, And Here’s Why

Elon Musk has grown more fearful of artificial intelligence thanks to Vladimir Putin, who said the nation with the most advanced AI will rule the world. Musk now thinks AI can start World War 3.

Robotics September 5, 2017

Elon Musk Thinks Artificial Intelligence Is More Threatening Than North Korea: Is He On To Something?

Elon Musk has now warned us about AI, saying it poses more danger than North Korea. The multitasking entrepreneur now calls for some type of regulation amid the increasing plight of AI.

Apps/Software August 14, 2017

The World's Best 'DOTA 2' Players Are No Match For A Bot: What Does This Mean For The Future Of AI?

A bot created by Elon Musk-backed OpenAI dominated against Danil Ishutin, better known as Dendi, in a 1-on-1 'DOTA 2' match at The International. What does this mean for the future of AI?

Computers August 12, 2017

Despite Media Freakout, Facebook Didn’t Actually ‘Panic’ About Its AI Chatbot Experiment Or Shut It Down

Yes, Facebook experimented with AI chatbots that can negotiate with each other. No, these chatbots didn’t create their own language, and they most definitely will not take over the world.

Internet August 2, 2017

Facebook AI Invents Language That Humans Can't Understand: System Shut Down Before It Evolves Into Skynet

Facebook shut down one of its artificial intelligence systems after AI agents started communicating with one another in a language that they invented. The incident evokes images of the rise of Skynet in the iconic 'Terminator' series.

Computers July 30, 2017

China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.

Computers July 21, 2017

Elon Musk Urges Governors To Regulate AI Before 'It's Too Late,' Says It's The 'Biggest Risk We Face'

Attending the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island, Elon Musk has warned governors about the dangers of artificial intelligence or AI, saying that 'it's the biggest risk we face as a civilization.'

Robotics July 17, 2017

Google DeepMind Medical Trial Violated UK Privacy Law

A top privacy watchdog has revealed that the Royal Free NHS Trust broke UK law when it shared patient health records with Google DeepMind. The data was used in a medical trial involving the artificial intelligence division in 2015.

July 5, 2017

Instagram Now Uses AI To Block Offensive Comments: Will The Feature Arrive Soon On Facebook?

Instagram is now using artificial intelligence to block offensive comments and spam on the picture-sharing social network. Is it safe to assume that the tools will soon also arrive on Facebook to fight hate speech?

Apps/Software June 30, 2017

Facebook Unveils Its Plan For Fighting Terrorism: Here Are Ways AI Can Help

Facebook has unveiled its policy regarding pro-terrorist content, including ways in which artificial intelligence can be used to fight terrorism. Here is Facebook's plan for keeping its platforms free of hateful propaganda.

Internet June 16, 2017

Facebook Is Teaching AI Chat Bots How To Negotiate With Real Humans

Facebook has announced a new kind of bot that can negotiate and even bluff just to get the best possible outcome in a deal with the help of artificial intelligence. Those bots could soon help users conduct complex business negotiations.

Internet June 15, 2017

Gamers Now Obsolete: Microsoft AI Achieves Perfect Score In 'Ms. Pac-Man'

An artificial intelligence system created by Microsoft achieved the perfect score in the 1980s arcade game 'Ms. Pac-Man.' The feat has not been achieved by human gamers, even after so many years of trying.

Microsoft June 14, 2017

Brain Scans May Spot Autism In Babies As Early As 6 Months Of Age

In a first, researchers used brain imaging to spot changes in how specific infant brain regions synchronize, predicting the risk of autism in babies as young as 6 months. Find out how artificial intelligence ups the accuracy of the predictions.

Neuroscience June 8, 2017

Apple's 'Neural Engine' Dedicated AI Chip Reportedly In The Works: iOS Devices To Get Smarter

Apple is reportedly developing a chip called Neural Engine, one that’s dedicated for artificial intelligence and similar computationally intensive tasks. The move could give the company a boost in the overall AI landscape.

Apple May 27, 2017

Google's AlphaGo AI Defeats World's Top Go Player

With every passing day, AI is becoming more of a reality. It took another step in that direction, with Google's AlphaGo AI defeating the world's top Go player.

Google May 23, 2017

Apple's Siri To Get Smarter As $200 Million Acquisition Of 'Dark Data' AI Specialist Lattice Data Pushes Through

Siri could soon become smarter than it is today, as Apple has acquired the AI and machine learning company Lattice Data that specializes in turning unstructured 'dark data' into usable information.

Apple May 14, 2017

Stephen Hawking To Examine How Humans Can Leave Planet Earth Within 100 Years In New Documentary

Stephen Hawking has warned that the next century might be the most dangerous for Earth. In a new BBC documentary, he will set out to discover ways humans can begin preparing to live in outer space.

Feature | Science May 3, 2017

FaceApp Apologizes For Racist Filter That Gave Users Lighter Skin: AI To Blame?

FaceApp is a photo-editing app that utilizes artificial intelligence to make changes look more realistic and natural. However, the app raised accusations of racism as its "hotness" filter made the skin tones of people lighter.

Apps/Software April 26, 2017

Elon Musk Wants To Link Human Brains To AI With Neuralink To Help With Brain Injuries And Improve Communication

Elon Musk has confirmed that he's now the CEO of Neuralink, which may well be his most ambitious project. Neuralink aims to connect human brains and computers, making AI an extension of the brain as seamless to access as an extra faculty.

Robotics April 21, 2017

Russia Trains Robot To Shoot Guns: Can Humans Prevent Rise Of Terminator-Like Killing Machines?

Russia's Fedor robot has learned to shoot guns with impressive precision. How do companies like Google, groups and individuals try to stop killer robots from taking over the world?

Space April 17, 2017

Rise Of The Terminator? Russia's Humanoid Robot Fedor Learns To Shoot Guns Using Both Hands

Russia's humanoid robot Fedor, which will be sent to the International Space Station in 2021, is learning how to shoot guns using both hands. Are the Russians creating Terminator-like machines?

Robotics April 15, 2017

Elon Musk Wants To Fuse Artificial Intelligence And Your Brain Together With His New Company Neuralink

Elon Musk, with a new company called Neuralink, plans to plug artificial intelligence into our human brains. How he’ll do this is up for speculation at present, though the top-rank individuals hired to be part of the company sounds promising.

Business Tech March 28, 2017

Jobs At Risk Of Automation: The Likelihood Of Human Workers Being Replaced By Robots In Different Countries (PwC)

Millions of workers could lose their jobs to robots and artificial intelligence in the future, with some more at risk than others. Roughly 38 percent of U.S. jobs might be at risk of automation, a new PwC report reveals.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Samsung Bixby Officially Announced Before Galaxy S8 Launch: Here's What The AI Assistant Can Do

Samsung has officially announced the much-rumored Bixby assistant that will power the Galaxy S8 series and it holds great promise. Bixby is 'fundamentally different' and offers new ways of interacting with the device, so here's what it can do.

Apps/Software March 20, 2017

Bosch Partners With Nvidia For Developing AI-Powered Self-Driving Car System

Nvidia has announced that the company would collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch to develop AI-powered autonomous cars. These cars would use the recently launched Xavier chips from Nvidia.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Google Cloud Platform Announces Kaggle Acquisition, Doubling Down On Machine Learning, Data Science, And AI

The Google Cloud Platfom has acquired Kaggle, an elite platform that hosts data science and machine learning competitions. Google wants to democratize artificial intelligence and double down on machine learning, so here's why this acquisition matters.

Business Tech March 9, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Robot Apocalypse: Here's How Humanity Can Protect Itself From Artificial Intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.

Robotics March 9, 2017

Stephen Hawking Predicts Human Destruction From Technological Advances

Famous physicist Stephen Hawking has cautioned that technological strides that helped humans achieve insurmountable feats will also lead to their demise. He sees threats coming from nuclear war, biological war and advancements like artificial intelligence.

Earth/Environment March 8, 2017

Venture Capital Funds Eyeing Health Tech Startups For Higher Growth

Healthcare tech startups are the new staple of many Venture Capital Funds with a high preference for domains like retail, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Yet another trend is investing in women-led startups for higher growth.

Business Tech March 8, 2017

Here’s How Google’s AI Helps Detect Cancer Via Deep Learning

Google has trained algorithms using the deep-learning approach GoogLeNet to match or exceed a pathologist’s performance in breast cancer diagnosis. Learn the potential of the technology in speedier, more accurate cancer detection.

Medicine March 6, 2017

Artificial Intelligence: It's Not Man vs Machine, Say IBM And Google

Artificial intelligence is here to help and not undermine the importance of human intelligence, say IBM and Google. This message reaffirms the necessity of collaboration and suggests relying on robots could improve human performance.

Apps/Software March 4, 2017

Facebook Bolsters Suicide Prevention Efforts With New Tools Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.

Internet March 1, 2017

Exyn’s AI Software Helps Autonomous Drones Navigate The Dark And Avoid Obstacles

Autonomous drones may soon gain situational awareness that enable them to travel smarter. With the help of Exyn’s artificial intelligence software for UAVs, people may soon bark destinations at drones, and they’ll find their way there without any human intervention.

Apps/Software February 22, 2017

Meet The Meitu T8: Dream Phone For Selfie Lovers That Will Make You Look Better

Meitu, the company behind the beauty app that went viral earlier this year, released the dream device for selfie lovers. Named the Meitu T8, the smartphone packs a powerful selfie camera and an upgraded version of the app.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 22, 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

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