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Facebook Develops AI That Opens Your Eyes When You Blink In Selfies

Facebook engineers developed artificial intelligence with General Adversarial Networks that opens closed eyes in photos. It did not announce when it will be released to the public.

Apps/Software June 19, 2018

This IBM AI Might Defeat Humans In A Debate In The Near Future

IBM debuted a new AI supercomputer that has the ability to debate with humans. The company hosted two debate club-style discussions between two humans and the AI called 'Project Debater' at an event in San Francisco on Monday, June 18.

Computers June 19, 2018

Google AI Can Predict Death For Patients With Amazing Accuracy

Research published by Google showed the potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The system created by Google is able to predict whether a patient will die within 24 hours from admission to a hospital at 95 percent accuracy.

Google June 19, 2018

Google DeepMind Becomes More Human-Like: AI Can Render 3D From 2D Image

Google's subsidiary announced that its AI-powered computer has learned to create 3D models based on 2D images. The Google project shows the unanticipated intelligence and ability of AI systems to learn by themselves.

Google June 15, 2018

Google Now Lets You Download AI-Powered Language Translations For Offline Use

Google’s AI-based translations are now available to download for offline use. Google says the feature will work on most Android phones and start with 59 languages initially.

Apps/Software June 13, 2018

MIT Creates World's First Psychopath AI, Fed With Gruesome Reddit Content

MIT researchers fed gruesome Reddit data to a machine learning algorithm and created the 'world's first psychopath AI.' Meet Norman and his disturbing Rorschach inkblot descriptions.

Apps/Software June 8, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Can Identify And Count Animals In The Wild

Artificial intelligence has become a powerful tool to document information about wildlife. Using data from a crowdsourced platform, researchers converted images from motion-sensor cameras into texts and numbers that make up the wildlife census.

Animals June 6, 2018

Why Having Sex With Robots Might Not Be Good For You After All

Much has been claimed about sex robots: some say they are therapeutic, some say they can make sex safer, and some say they can help with sexual deviances. New research shows there’s no backing to these claims.

Public Health June 5, 2018

Google Assistant Learned How To Fire A Gun: Should You Be Scared?

An artist taught Google Assistant how to fire a gun, for his latest piece. The contraption raises questions on the ethics and safety of artificial intelligence, especially on how it interacts with humans.

Google May 31, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Doctors

A group of researchers trained an artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose malignant melanomas and pitted it against actual dermatologists. As it turns out, the machine outperformed the man.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

FDA Approves AI Algorithm To Help Doctors Diagnose Fractures Faster

On Thursday, May 24, the FDA approved an AI-based software to detect wrist fractures. The software called OsteoDetect uses artificial intelligence to help doctors make a diagnosis faster.

Biotech May 28, 2018

Facebook Wants Artificial Intelligence To Filter Live Videos And Take Down Offensive Content

On the heels of reports saying Facebook will begin making its own chips, it appears that part of those plans involve creating machine learning processors for Facebook Live. Such chips will filter offensive video content and promptly take them down.

Internet May 26, 2018

Ubisoft's AI-Powered Chatbot Designed To Help Gamers Rolls Out Worldwide

Ubisoft just released its AI gaming assistant outside Canada. Named Sam, the chatbot can answer questions, respond to commands, and even analyze the players' data to provide content and tips.

Video Games May 25, 2018

Watch Microsoft's AI XiaoIce Hold A Conversation Like A Human (Or Like Google's Duplex)

Microsoft recently demonstrated XiaoIce's capabilities, including being able to carry a full duplex conversation over a phone call. XiaoIce is an AI chatbot that's popular in China, will it come to the US soon?

Apps/Software May 24, 2018

Microsoft Buys Semantic Machines In Hopes Of Strengthening AI, Cortana

Microsoft announced that it would expand its quest to improve artificial intelligence on its products by acquiring Semantic Mechanics. The startup played a role on developing Apple’s digital assistant, Siri.

Microsoft May 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Facebook Reveals That It Eliminated 583 Million Fake Accounts, According To New Report

Facebook released its Community Standards Enforcement Report to showcase what the company did to protect its users. The report stated that it took down 837 million pieces of spam in the first quarter of 2018.

Internet May 15, 2018

Google Assistant Feature That Sounds Human Will Apparently Introduce Itself As AI

Google Duplex, a new Google Assistant feature, shocked the world at I/O 2018 because it sounded human. The AI-powered system has received backlash, pushing Google to clarify that it will introduce itself as a robot when talking to people.

Google May 11, 2018

Google Photos Rolls Out New Features Such As Color Pop But Not Obstruction Removal

New features for Google Photos are beginning to roll out. A popular feature is Color Pop, which turns the background of an image black and white and maintains the color of the subject of the image.

Google May 11, 2018

Artificial Intelligence On Gmail Will Write Emails For You

Artificial intelligence will help you compose messages on Gmail. Called Smart Compose, the feature won’t write the next great American novel, but it might help you type more quickly.

Google May 9, 2018

Google News Is Getting A Major Redesign: AI Features And More Start Rolling Out

Google showcased its new Google News design and features. The highlight is the AI capabilities that provide a more personalized or an in-depth coverage of a story.

Google May 9, 2018

AI Predicts Your Personality Based On Eye Movements

Scientists introduced an artificial intelligence programmed with an algorithm capable of defining personality traits based on eye movements. The researchers said that the new algorithm could be integrated into smartphones, robots, and self-driving cars for more personalized services.

Robotics May 7, 2018

Facebook Used Your Instagram Photos To Train Its Image Recognition AI: Another Privacy Issue?

To enhance its image recognition technology, Facebook has the best source of images in the world: Instagram. Could this be another privacy issue for the company, though?

Apps/Software May 5, 2018

Huawei Reportedly Working On AI Digital Assistant That Can Understand Human Emotions, Not Just Commands

Huawei wants to develop an advanced AI assistant that would be able to understand human emotions and respond accordingly rather than just take and execute basic commands. The assistant should be able to prolong conversations and ease one's loneliness.

Apps/Software April 25, 2018

YouTube Took Down Over 8 Million Videos In 3 Months, And Machines Did Most Of The Work

In the last three months of 2017, YouTube took down 8.3 million videos that were mostly made up of spam or adult content. The video-sharing website attributed the numbers mostly to machines, which have helped flag the objectionable videos.

Google April 24, 2018

Facebook Allegedly Planning To Build Its Own Processors: What This Means For You

Mirroring Apple, Facebook is reportedly going to be developing its own processors for future hardware products. Offerings such as the Oculus Go and its planned smart speakers stand to benefit from in-house chips.

Apps/Software April 19, 2018

This AI Makes 'Flintstones' Animation Based On Text Descriptions Alone

Researchers just made an artificial intelligence system that churns out scenes from 'The Flintstones' based on captions. So far, the technology has good moments and some chaotic ones.

Apps/Software April 17, 2018

How Google Knows Who’s Talking, Even Among A Noisy Crowd

Researchers at Google are using artificial intelligence to determine not only when someone’s talking but also who. The audio separation technology has grand implications for the company’s product but raises questions on privacy.

Google April 13, 2018

FDA Approves First Medical Device To Use Artificial Intelligence For Diabetic Patients

FDA approved a device programmed with artificial intelligence that would precisely identify mild diabetic retinopathy. It's the pioneering AI-based tool that has been allowed for market release.

Medicine April 12, 2018

Elon Musk Warns Of Immortal Digital Dictator Taking Over The World In AI Documentary

Elon Musk believed that super intelligent robots could overpower people in the future. The Tesla CEO warned companies against creating robots with capabilities beyond what humans can do.

Robotics April 11, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Is Letting Scientists Classify Planets And Predict The Probability Of The Existence Of Life

Scientists are using a new AI program to determine which newly discovered planets have the ability to sustain life. This could allow those worlds to be classified in a way to identify which ones deserve further study.

Space April 5, 2018

Electronic Arts AI Taught Itself How To Play 'Battlefield 1': Will We See It In 'Battlefield V'?

Electronic Arts and DICE created self-learning AI agents that were able to teach themselves how to play 'Battlefield 1' after being set loose on the game for a few days. Will the technology be featured in the upcoming 'Battlefield V'?

Video Games March 26, 2018

'Flying Brain' That Can Recognize Astronaut Alexander Gerst To Assist International Space Station Crew

CIMON will serve as an artificial intelligence assistant to help astronauts conduct experiments at the ISS. It can recognize and even greet its handler Alexander Gerst with a friendly face.

Space March 3, 2018

YouTube Thinks Artificial Intelligence Is The New Green Screen: Google Develops Super Easy Tool To Replace Backgrounds

Google has developed a tool that allows users to change their backgrounds without the need for a green screen. Available in limited beta, it is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Apps/Software March 3, 2018

Google Clips AI Camera Goes On Sale, But Is It Worth It?

The Google Clips AI camera has officially gone on sale and is available now at the Google Store. The gadget costs $249 and touts smart features, but is it really worth it?

Google February 28, 2018

New Google AI Can Detect Cardiovascular Diseases Using Retinal Scans

Google's AI is extending to medical diagnostic technologies. A new algorithm by Google will soon be capable of detecting heart diseases through the scanning images of a person’s retina.

Biotech February 21, 2018

Amazon Is Working On Its Own Custom AI Chips For Alexa: Report

Amazon is reportedly developing its own custom AI chips to speed up on the smart functionalities of Alexa. The in-house chip will render Alexa faster, as the processing is mostly in-device instead of tapping the cloud at all times.

Smart Home February 12, 2018

Google Clips Camera Preorders Begin: Everything To Know About $249 AI Camera

Google started taking preorders for its smart AI camera, the Google Clips. However, customers who bought the $249 camera will not see the product until late February.

Google January 28, 2018

AI Being Used To Create Fake Celebrity Porn

A recent subreddit made a fake celebrity porn using AI to place their faces over existing porn videos. This raised a privacy concern since it can theoretically be done to anyone.

Viral January 28, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: Artificial Intelligence Is More ‘Profound’ Than Fire, Electricity

As one of the guests on a TV show, Google CEO Sundar Pichai compared advancements in artificial intelligence with the discovery of fire and electricity. His example sparked a debate among people in the tech industry.

Google January 23, 2018

New AI System That Predicts Death Of Patients Can Improve End-Of-Life Care

Are we ready for this? A new AI system developed by Stanford University can predict the death of terminally ill patients with 90 percent accuracy can help improve end-of-life care.

Public Health January 21, 2018

Google's Arts & Culture App Goes Viral, But Raises Privacy Concerns

Google’s Art & Culture app has gone viral for its cool feature of matching ordinary user selfies with famous artworks. Its newfound popularity, however, came with concerns that the app could end up as a serious threat to privacy.

Google January 17, 2018

AIibaba Neural Network Beats Humans In Stanford Reading Test

A neural network run by an artificial intelligence answered a 100,000-question reading test and scored better than its human competitor. This milestone shows that machines can soon recreate natural human language.

Robotics January 16, 2018

CES 2018: Get Ready For Uber Self-Driving Cars With Nvidia Tech On Board

Uber and Nvidia have taken to CES 2018 to announce a new collaboration for Uber's next-generation fleet of self-driving cars. Nvidia will provide the advanced AI computing system for Uber's future autonomous vehicles, aiming to revolutionize transportation.

CES 2018 January 8, 2018

New AI Software That Can Detect Lung Cancer And Heart Disease Will Soon Be Available To NHS Hospitals

A new artificial intelligence system developed by researchers from an Oxford University hospital can help diagnose heart disease and lung cancer. Know how it can be helpful for NHS hospitals.

Biotech January 4, 2018

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