Tag: AI

AI Experts Call On Amazon To Stop Selling Rekognition Facial Recognition Software To Police

AI scholars have rallied behind an MIT researcher who revealed a major glitch in Amazon's facial recognition software. The issue lies in the alleged inability of Rekognition to properly detect the faces of women of color.

Apps/Software April 5, 2019

McDonald's To Buy Start-Up So It Can Automatically Tweak Drive-Thru Menu

McDonald's has acquired New York-based machine learning start-up Dynamic Yield. The fast-food chain hopes to use its AI to power its new customer experience strategy.

Apps/Software March 27, 2019

Nvidia's Jetson Nano Is A DIY AI Computer That Only Costs $99

At the 2019 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia unveiled the new Jetson Nano. It's the new AI computer geared toward 'developers, makers, and enthusiasts' that's priced at just $99.

Computers March 18, 2019

Unity Made A Game Not For Humans But For AI Players

Unity has a video game made for artificial intelligence called 'Obstacle Tower.' It's also holding a contest dubbed 'Obstacle Tower Challenge,' giving researchers the opportunity to not only test out the capabilities of their AI but also win prizes.

Apps/Software January 28, 2019

New Facebook AI To Help Crackdown On Offensive Memes

Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence system to identify offensive memes. Dubbed as Rosetta, the system has the ability to extract text from more than a billion images and video frames on Facebook and Instagram daily.

Apps/Software September 13, 2018

Helping Children With Autism Using Robots: Meet QTrobot

LuxAI, a robotics startup company has made a cute bot named QTrobot that could immensely help children with autism develop social skills. The researchers will present the findings of their study on Aug. 28 at the RO-MAN conference.

Robotics August 15, 2018

Adobe AI Can Tell If Someone Alters, Manipulates An Image

Adobe’s image editing tool Photoshop is used to alter images, often to the point that it becomes difficult to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not. Thankfully, Adobe is working on an artificial intelligence program that can detect fake images.

Apps/Software June 23, 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

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

Google May Have Faked Its Duplex AI Demo That Freaked Everyone Out

Google came under fire for creating AI so advanced that it mimicked a human voice down to the speech patterns. This outrage may have been in vain as the company is skirting questions about the demonstration.

Google May 18, 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

Nest Reunites With Google To Take On Amazon And Apple

Google is working with Nest again in an effort to supercharge the company’s range of smart home products and services, backed by artificial intelligence technology. The move will lead Google to take on Apple and market leader Amazon.

Google February 7, 2018

Robotic Arm DJ Spins Records At Prague Nightclub – Becomes All the Rage

A popular Prague nightclub has enlisted a robot as resident DJ, reframing an age-old question: can smart machines emulate humans in creative, emotional capacities, such as curating music to get a live dancefloor popping. Machine learning was used to make a robotic DJ.

Robotics January 2, 2018

Artificial Intelligence In 2017: Skynet, Is That You?

Artificial intelligence research made great strides in 2017, with many new advancements and applications for the technology. There are concerns, however, that AI is forming into something like Skynet from the 'Terminator' franchise.

December 25, 2017

Microsoft Seeing AI App For The Blind Launches In 35 Countries, Can Now Decipher Handwriting And More

Microsoft's Seeing AI app got a major update with several new features like handwriting recognition. The app is also widening its reach, now available in 35 countries including the European Union.

Microsoft December 15, 2017

Bing Gets AI-Powered Features To Improve Search Results, Reddit Integration To Help You Scour Subreddits

Microsoft is beefing up Bing with AI-powered features and an integration with Reddit. Now users can get more comprehensive answers and thoroughly search thousands of subreddits.

Internet December 14, 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

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

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 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

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

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

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