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Comcast Offers $65 Billion for 21st Century Fox, Challenging Disney

Comcast announced an offer worth $65 billion for the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s businesses on Wednesday, setting up a showdown with the Walt Disney Company for Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.<p>The all-cash bid by Comcast, the largest cable company and broadband provider in the United States, came a …

Media Industry

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

Google pledges not to develop AI weapons, but says it will still work with the military

The company has released much-needed guidelines on its approach on AI research<p>Google has released a set of principles to guide its work in artificial intelligence, making good on a promise to do so last month following controversy over its involvement in a Department of Defense drone project. The …

Artificial Intelligence

ASCO Conference Preview: Here's What Biotech Investors Need to Watch

The biggest cancer meeting of the year is upon us, with updates on clinical trials.<p>Biotech investors got their first look at clinical trial data to …

Breast Cancer

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford University’s A.I. lab and chief scientist for A.I. at Google Cloud, one of the search giant’s most promising …

Artificial Intelligence

The White House says a new AI task force will protect workers and keep America first - MIT Technology Review

The Trump administration has announced a new task force that will promote an “America first” approach to artificial intelligence.<p>The Select Committee …

Scientists transferred memories from one snail to another. Someday, they could do the same in humans.

You may not carry your house on your back or release sulphuric acid, but you’ve got a lot more in common with a sea snail than you may think. …

Biology

Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed?

Google’s new Duplex AI sounds human, with stammers, pauses, and all. It could be a useful addition to Google Assistant or the harbinger of something …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Cells to Find Their Way

Having the sense to take a shortcut, the most direct route from point A to point B, doesn’t sound like a very impressive test of intelligence. Yet …

An AI speed test shows clever coders can still beat tech giants like Google and Intel

There is a common narrative in the world of AI that bigger is better. To train the fastest algorithms, they say, you need the most expansive datasets and the beefiest processors. Just look at Facebook’s announcement last week that it created one of the most accurate object recognition systems in …

Google creates DIY kits for artificial intelligence

The “technology of the future” is constantly changing. Remember when Google Glass was the future and venture capitalists launched huge funds …

Top 7 Data Science Machine Learning GitHub Repositories in March 2018

Introduction<p>I live GitHub! Not only can you follow the work happening in different domains, but you can also collaborate on multiple open source …

11 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk says that reading books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to helping him achieve …

Artificial Intelligence

45 Numbers To Keep Track Of The AI Bubble

What became to be known as the “dot-com bubble” of the 1990s was replete with numbers—wild forecasts and enthusiastic projections—and with vague and poorly defined buzzwords such as “the new economy.” So is the current excitement and anxiety about artificial intelligence or AI.<p>A term that was …

Artificial Intelligence

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Tech experts want government to help workers prepare for AI disruption

Could a sunny climate prevent MS?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system turns against healthy cells in the central nervous system, attacking myelin, or …

Medical Research

Windows 10's next major update includes an AI platform

How important is AI to Microsoft? So important that it's making the technology a staple of its software. The company has revealed that the next big Windows 10 update will include an AI platform, Windows ML, that lets developers use pre-trained machine learning systems in their apps. This will save …

Machine Learning

​Midas IT launches AI recruitment solution

The Korean firm's inAIR solution automates the recruitment process and uses AI to conduct online interviews.<p>South Korean company Midas IT has …

Artificial Intelligence

BlackRock says it's time to take action on guns, may use voting power to influence

The world's largest money manager is breaking its silence on the nation's current gun debate.<p>In a client update outlining its approach to the gun …

Guns

Otter app transcribes conversations like it's no big deal

Anyone who's ever transcribed an audio interview into text knows what a painfully slow process that is. But with the new Otter app, created by a …

Otters

Twitter asks for help fixing its toxicity problem

Twitter has definitely come under a lot of fire in recent years for issues ranging from not doing enough to stop harassment on its platform to allowing foreign actors to sow political discord. In the past, the company has tweaked its tools, giving individuals more options when it comes to …

Internet

Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal.<p>Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk claims SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite service will be IP-less

Musk’s IP-less satellite Starlink service could change how we use the internet forever<p>Starlink, a massive satellite-based broadband internet service …

Elon Musk

This MIT archive will be your trippiest scrolling experience today

A Center for Visual Studies archive scatters 50 years of art across three-dimensional space.<p>At first, the new website for the collection of MIT’s …

MIT

Five tech jobs that AI and automation will make radically more efficient

Technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence are already impacting many industries. Here are five jobs that will get the biggest …

The "father of artificial intelligence" says singularity is 30 years away

You’ve probably been told that the singularity is coming. It is that long-awaited point in time — likely, a point in our very near future — when …

Singularity

Are Your Chatbot Initiatives Underperforming? Chatbot Silos Are Likely The Reason

Chatbots are the new apps — and no, that's not hyperbole. According to a survey conducted by SurveyMonkey, Salesforce, Drift and myclever, consumers …

UAE Business: Future of superintelligence far from clear: Futurist

Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and …

Singularity

Meet the Skydio R1: A portable A.I. camera drone that truly flies itself

Another drone with built-in camera isn’t all that exciting, right? Try telling that to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineering …

Drones