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Why Is Apple Acquiring RealFace AI From Israel?

Apple reportedly acquired an Israeli startup known for working on an AI that specializes on frictionless facial recognition. The technology is said to be capable of learning facial features.

Apple February 19, 2017

Google Experiment Shows Robots Can Collaborate, Co-Exist Then Turn Selfish: Is Skynet Imminent?

A Google DeepMind experiment used multi-agent reinforcement learning to determine the emergence of cooperation in AI. Well, they did not only collaborate but they also got killer instincts.

Google February 14, 2017

Survival Of The Fittest AI: Google DeepMind Reveals AIs Choose Aggression Or Cooperation In Social Dilemmas

A Google DeepMind study reveals that A.I. agents have human tendencies when it comes to survival. A.I.s pitted against each other exhibit aggression or cooperation based on rewards.

Google February 12, 2017

3 Most Common Issues With Alexa - And How You Can Fix Them

Amazon's voice-enabled assistant has been a tremendous success for the company. If you are an owner of an Amazon Echo and you are having difficulty using the device, here are some quick fixes for you.

Smart Home February 12, 2017

London's Science Museum Showcases Half A Century Of Robotics

London's Science Museum exhibits 500 years’ worth of human ingenuity in the field of robotics. Learn about the evolution of robots, from simple mechanical contraptions to humanoid androids.

Robotics February 11, 2017

Ford Invests $1 Billion In Artificial Intelligence Startup Argo AI And Here’s Why

Ford drops big dollars in artificial intelligence startup founded by Google and Uber veterans. Here’s what it is trying to accomplish as it becomes majority stakeholder of Argo AI.

Car Tech February 11, 2017

Windows Update Equips Cortana With Ability To Make You Feel Guilty For Promises Not Kept

Microsoft has updated Cortana with a Suggested Reminders feature, which can recognize and nag about promises a user has made. If the feature is activated the Windows assistant will begin to act more on her own.

Microsoft February 9, 2017

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Extend Life Span? Researchers Turn To AI To Uncover Aging Biomarkers

By using artificial intelligence, Insilico Medicine and Gachon University will collaborate on how best to research aging. The high-end techniques provided by Insilico Medicine will examine how to slow down the natural process.

Biotech February 6, 2017

Siri For iPhone 8 Getting Smarter But How Can It Beat Google Assistant And Amazon Alexa?

Apple is working to improve Siri in time for its flagship phone's launch this September. The A.I. has fallen behind after facing tough competition from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Apps/Software February 5, 2017

What Is Samsung Bixby? A Closer Look At Samsung's Upcoming Voice Assistant

With the upcoming launch of Samsung's newest flagship Galaxy S8, the company is also busy developing its voice assistant technology. Bixby will be incorporated into the Galaxy S8's native apps, among other things.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 5, 2017

Bad With Social Cues? MIT Researchers Built A Wearable For You

MIT researchers are developing a wearable AI system that can function as a social coach to aid socially challenged individuals figure out social cues with ease.

Life & Style February 3, 2017

Facebook AI Lumos Can Find Your Photos Even Those You Are Not Tagged In

Facebook said that its Lumos AI has been designed and trained to see images and attach meaning to what's in them. This means the platform will no longer rely exclusively on tags, labels, and text descriptions to find photos.

Internet February 3, 2017

Cyborgs: Elon Musk Predicts A Future When The Human Brain Is Linked To A Computer

Elon Musk sees potential in neural nets growing inside the human brain in the future. What does this mean for human and artificial intelligence development?

Robotics January 28, 2017

Smartphones Could Soon Be The First Step To Diagnosing Skin Cancer

Computer scientists from Stanford University set out to produce an AI-driven algorithm for skin cancer, making a database of almost 130,000 skin disease images. They trained the algorithm to visually diagnose cancers like melanoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 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

NASA Developing AI To Explore Extraterrestrial Water Worlds

NASA is reportedly working on an AI pertaining to the autonomous navigation of the unmanned drones. The ongoing project is aimed at exploring the subsurface oceans of Europa, Jupiter’s moon.

Space 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

Amazon Echo Will Continue To Dominate AI Space In 2017, Predicts Analyst

The Amazon Echo will outperform rivals and dominate the AI space in 2017 per analyst predictions. Forrester Research's estimates suggests that 6 million Echo devices were sold in 2016.

Apps/Software January 16, 2017

Microsoft Acquires Deep Learning Startup Maluuba: Company's AI Efforts Beefing Up

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Maluuba, a startup in the business of natural language processing and building computers that can think like people. It also employs an AI expert that Microsoft seems very interested to employ.

Microsoft January 14, 2017

Android Cofounder Andy Rubin Targets Apple's iPhone Again With Bezel-Less, AI-Powered 'Essential' Smartphone

Andy Rubin, the man responsible for Android, will soon release an AI-powered smartphone that features a bezel-less, pressure-sensitive display with a proprietary connector that gives the phone expanded hardware overtime. Rubin aims to launch it this year, reports claim.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 13, 2017

ElliQ Is The Amazon Echo Alternative That Takes Care Of The Elderly

Despite its similarities to the Amazon Echo, ElliQ offers several nifty tricks that sets it apart as a smart assistant. It is primarily aimed to become a truly intuitive companion, helpful to senior citizens.

Smart Home January 13, 2017

Proposal Seeks Giving Robots Legal Status As Electronic Persons With Rights And Obligations

The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs voted in favor of a draft report that proposes to give robots legal status. The report calls for giving the machines rights, obligations, and kill switches to prevent dangerous damages.

Robotics January 13, 2017

150 Years Of British History From Over 100 Local Newspapers: What Did AI Researchers Find?

University of Bristol's ThinkBIG Project sourced information from more than 100 British newspapers encompassing 150 years of history to trace important historical and cultural shifts using artificial intelligence tools.

Life & Style January 11, 2017

Want Superhero Vision? IBM Intends To Make It Happen In 5 Years

IBM scientists are working on a revolutionary superhero vision project that will offer devices with hyperimaging technology and can see through areas invisible to the human eye. It is set to be finished in the next five years.

Material Science January 10, 2017

Google Assistant Expected To Get Keyboard Input: Ask The Android AI With Text Instead Of Voice Soon

A recent dig of Google App’s 6.10 beta hinted at an alternative input method for Google’s clever virtual assistant. If accurate, written input could also be used to issue queries, very much like the way it’s performed on Allo.

Apps/Software January 9, 2017

5 Best Smart Home Gadgets At CES 2017: Robots, Smart Garbage Cans, Levitating Speakers And More

CES 2017 showcased many new smart home gadgets to innovate one's living spaces. Check out the best smart home devices -- from robots to levitating speakers to smart garbage cans -- which will transform your house today into a smart home of the future.

Smart Home January 8, 2017

What's Ahead For The World Of Technology In 2017?

So many technological advancements are expected to hit the market in the coming year. Take a look at five of the most highly anticipated newsmakers of the tech industry in 2017.

December 31, 2016

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Freaked Us Out In 2016: WaveNet, AlphaGo, Interceptor And More

2016 brought in a lot of advancements when it came to the exploration and development of artificial intelligence or A.I. Most of them are pretty cool, but some are just downright freaky.

Computers December 31, 2016

20,000 Consumer Electronics Set To Launch At CES 2017 But Will A 'Gadget Apocalypse' Ensue?

As companies prepare to launch new devices at the upcoming CES 2017, a New York Times report proclaims that these gadgets are doomed since tech apocalypse is already in our midst.

December 30, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Have AI Running In All Native Apps: How Will It Work With Google Assistant?

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will use the Bixby digital assistant in almost all its native apps. However, with Google pushing for the Google Assistant in Android devices, there will certainly be a clash between the two AI-powered software.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2016

Apple Releases First Research Paper On Artificial Intelligence: Is The Secretive Company Finally Opening Up?

Apple has published its first research paper, which focuses on artificial intelligence. For some, the important part of the news is that Apple published a paper at all, given the company's secretive nature.

Apple December 26, 2016

Federal Report Claims Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over 47 Percent Of Jobs In The United States: Should You Start To Panic?

A federal report claimed that up to 47 percent of jobs in the United States are at risk of being taken over by artificial intelligence. Should workers start to panic over possibly losing their positions to the technology?

Computers December 23, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Is Teaching His Homemade A.I. Jarvis To Understand Human Language

For his 2016 personal goal, Mark Zuckerberg attempted to build a smart home assistant to help his family, and he did just that. Nicknamed Jarvis, the A.I. can control the lights, music, temperature, and many more in Zuckerberg's home.

Apps/Software December 20, 2016

Researchers Use Google, Netflix Algorithm To Determine Stability In Distant Planetary Systems

New research employed a machine learning algorithm in order to analyze the stability of planetary systems. The new method is much faster and efficient than the previous ones.

Space December 4, 2016

Facebook To Rely On AI To Crack Down On Fake News, Offensive Live Videos

According to Facebook’s head of artificial intelligence research, AI could help the company weed out fake news and sensitive content on users’ newsfeeds. The problem is Facebook doesn’t know how to approach it yet.

Internet December 1, 2016

Did Google Translate Just Create Its Own Language? Researchers Hint Yes

Google's Neural Machine Translation technology that currently powers Google Translate just got smarter. With zero-shot translations, the technology allows translation of different language pairs, which might suggest that the technology has invented its own language altogether.

Apps/Software November 29, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 Voice Assistant To Have Male, Female Versions Called Bixby And Kestra And Work With Samsung Pay: Report

Samsung is not only developing one but two virtual assistants to challenge the likes of Google Now and Siri. These technologies will likely ship with the upcoming Galaxy S8, possibly even determining the handset's gender identity.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 27, 2016

Intel Turns To AI For The Future: Deep Learning Chips Expected Next Year

With the new range of AI chips, Intel wants to give machine and deep learning tasks their own dedicated processors, independent of conventional chipsets. The initial batch will begin slipping into your computers in 2017.

Computers November 18, 2016

1000 Years: Time Humans Have, Says Stephen Hawking, To Find Another Planet Or Face Mass Extinction

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has said mankind is running short of time and in 1000 years they must find another planet to colonize as life on Earth is turning risky and a mass extinction is not ruled out.

Space November 17, 2016

Google 'Quick, Draw!' Game Shows The Power Of Neural Networks: AI Can Guess What You Doodle

Google has released several AI experiments that users can try out online, one of which is the game 'Quick, Draw!' The game allows players to teach a neural network on recognizing images and see how it learns.

Google November 17, 2016

Microsoft Partners With Elon Musk-Backed OpenAI To Democratize Artificial Intelligence: What Does This Mean?

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Elon Musk's OpenAI nonprofit to advance and democratize artificial intelligence. Between OpenAI and Microsoft AI and Research, open-source AI breakthroughs should not take too long to surface.

Microsoft November 15, 2016

Prisma Art Filters Now Supported On Facebook Live

The latest update to the Prisma app for iOS devices introduces support for Facebook Live. This means users will now be able to broadcast videos with unique art filters.

Apps/Software November 9, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8 May Have Dedicated AI Button: Enough To Appeal To Consumers After Galaxy Note 7 Recall?

Samsung Galaxy S8 is reportedly going to sport a dedicated AI button that will launch the company's virtual assistant that's possibly named Bixby, but can it save the smartphone maker after the Galaxy Note 7 recall?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 7, 2016

DeepMind Now Trying To Beat StarCraft II: Why This Is A Crucial Step In AI Development?

DeepMind could soon beat 'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.' The development is crucial for humans as some aspects of the strategic game are very complex and need coordination of tools simultaneously.

Google November 7, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8's AI Digital Assistant Will Let Developers Attach And Upload Services

A Samsung executive confirmed that the next-generation Galaxy S8 will rock an AI digital assistant, according to Reuters. Moreover, Samsung will let developers attach and upload services, which means the assistant will get smarter with time.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 6, 2016

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