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Topic: Artificial Intelligence

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

Meet Google AutoDraw: Web-Based Tool That Turns Your Doodles To Art

Google introduced its new web-based application AutoDraw. The application deploys machine learning to compare the user's drawing with possible matches from a pre-existing dataset of images.

Apps/Software April 12, 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

Alexa Can Now Diagnose And Help You When You're Sick

You can now use your Amazon Echo to seek medical advice and assistance. HealthTap has partnered with Alexa to bring medical help to those with limited mobility.

Apps/Software February 21, 2017

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 underwater 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 based on analyst predictions. Forrester Research's estimates suggest 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

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