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Artificial Intelligence can help eliminate cast system, inequalities: Ambedkar followers ​

WASHINGTON: Firmly believing that artificial intelligence can help end social evils like caste system and reduce inequalities in India by 2030, the …

Microsoft will open up AI advances to third party developers in next major Windows 10 update

Artificial intelligence has become a primary area of focus at Microsoft, and that will be reflected in the next major update to Windows 10.<p>At its …

‘Blockchain’ is meaningless

‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means’<p>Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have entered the mainstream discourse, but they’ve also been joined by a concept that is widely circulated, but poorly understood: “the blockchain” or just “blockchain.” The idea …

Opening a bank is a genius move for Amazon

Amazon is reportedly looking at getting into the retail banking space. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is contemplating launching a new checking account that would cater to young people and “the unbanked” — those defined as having struggled to gain access to traditional financial …

Sony Is Getting Serious About Smartphones Again, and It's Great

You wouldn’t know it, because Sony never seems to have brought its phones to the US until well after the fact, but not too long ago, Sony was a force …

Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If you want to understand the priorities of a technology company, first look at the seating chart.<p>At Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters, the chief executive, Sundar Pichai, now shares a floor with Google Brain, a research lab dedicated to artificial intelligence.<p>When …

Artificial Intelligence

The 3 Technologies Your Company Needs to Survive

By the year 2020, half of all online searches will be carried out by voice, and 30 percent of them will be made using no screen at all. AI assistants …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

Molly wants to use your online presence to create an automated knowledge base

Isn’t it frustrating when you ask a friend a question — like what’s your favorite restaurant in New York or what trips have you been on this year — knowing that these specific answers are certainly already accessible on social media?<p>The problem is no one wants to spend an hour combing through their …

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

Technology companies like Facebook and Google are scrambling to catch up to the fact that kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do — by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations and viewing ads. But the technology …

Microsoft's new 'canetroller' brings VR to the visually impaired

Microsoft recently developed a haptic controller for VR with an unusual target audience in mind: the visually impaired.<p>Developers from Microsoft’s research lab created the “canetroller,” a peripheral device designed to work with the HTC Vive headset and tracker. The team’s goal was to create a …

KFC is running out of chicken across the U.K.

KFC is running out of ... chicken?<p>The fast food chain has been forced to temporarily close hundreds of restaurants in the United Kingdom after a logistics snafu stopped chicken deliveries.<p>About 800 of the company's roughly 900 locations in Britain were closed as of midday on Monday. Some had opened …

Pizza Hut

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

• Machine learning patents grew at a 34% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017, the third-fastest growing category of all patents granted.<br>• International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B by 2021.<br>• Deloitte Global predicts …

Machine Learning

What is AI? Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence

An executive guide to artificial intelligence, from machine learning and general AI to neural networks.<p><i>Video: Getting started with artificial</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Get smart – how to approach the new world of 4IR

Thanks to new technologies it’s now widely recognised that we’re entering a new, fourth industrial revolution, or 4IR for short. The coming of age of …

Manufacturing

Is your software racist?

There's a fly in the ointment of 'smart government': The emerging problem of biased algorithms. Politicians are struggling to catch up.<p>Late last year, a St. Louis tech executive named Emre Şarbak noticed something strange about Google Translate. He was translating phrases from Turkish -- a language …

Machine Learning

How AI could help football managers spot weak links in their teams

Football fans have long been bombarded with an array of statistics ranging from the number of successful passes completed to the distance covered by …

How artificial intelligence is unleashing a new type of cybercrime

Rather than hiding behind a mask to rob a bank, criminals are now hiding behind artificial intelligence to do their attack. However, financial …

UK government to strengthen gig economy workers' rights

Improved sick pay, holiday pay and stable contracts should benefit workers for apps like Uber and Deliveroo.<p>The UK government is strengthening the employment rights of gig economy workers like Uber and Deliveroo drivers.<p>UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a new Good Work plan to improve access …

Cheap AI is better at removing Henry Cavill’s Superman mustache than Hollywood special effects

When 2017 superhero flick <i>Justice League</i> went through $25 million worth of “extensive reshoots,” there was one particularly unexpected hurdle: Henry Cavill’s mustache. The actor, who plays Superman in the DC universe, had grown the soup strainer for his role in <i>Mission: Impossible 6</i>. But when …

Google is continuing its quest to be a one stop shop for online travel

When the average consumer thinks of so-called disrupters in the online travel world today, it’s unlikely they think of Google.<p>However slowly but surely over the past few years, Google has made more and more tweaks to its travel tools, making its long-term aspirations clearer. Google doesn’t just …

Google Drive

Here's how the cryptocurrency market will recover

In the past month or so, bears have ruled the cryptocurrency market.<p>You may not think that's a very long time, but given how fast the cryptocoin …

Cryptocurrency

Ex Google and Facebook Employees Are Banding Together to Protect Kids From Social Media Addiction

A group of tech experts who used to work at companies like Facebook and Google have founded an organization to raise awareness about what they …

Employment

Apple and Cisco partner with insurance companies to offer discounts for cyber-crime insurance

Businesses that predominantly use hardware, software and services from Apple and Cisco may be able to qualify for ‘enhanced’ cyber crime insurance from insurance company Allianz SE. Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is thrilled that ‘insurance industry leaders recognize that Apple products provide …

Cybersecurity

Uber and Waymo are finally going to trial in an epic war over self-driving tech that could reshape Silicon Valley

Uber and Waymo are finally about to have their day in court — and sparks are sure to fly.<p>On Monday, in what promises to be one of Silicon Valley's biggest legal battles in years, the trial officially begins to determine whether Uber stole trade secrets from Waymo, a self-driving-car unit owned by …

Intellectual Property

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Human Skin Doesn't Leak

Despite us losing 500 million skin cells per day.<p>Our skin might give us grief sometimes, but one thing we can always depend on it to do is not start …

Imperial College London

AI can predict when we'll die — here's why that's a good thing

A new algorithm could ease critically ill patients' final days.<p>Artificial intelligence is proving to be a revolutionary tool across many industries, but the technology is having a particularly big impact when it comes to healthcare. Researchers are using AI to combat the flu, by building improved …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's AI push comes with plenty of people problems

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently declared that artificial intelligence fueled by powerful computers was more important to humanity than fire or electricity. And yet the search giant increasingly faces a variety of messy people problems as well.<p>The company has vowed to …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Habits of People Who Are Always Learning New Skills

Working in online learning, I’ve found that every year around this time there’s a burst of sign-ups from workers seeking new skills. Perhaps it’s a matter of New Year’s resolutions, or a reaction to seeing their friends and colleagues make big career changes each January.<p>Unfortunately, the initial …

Amazon Web Services

Google is now using machine learning to predict flight delays

The company’s Flights app will use historical data to warn users when it thinks their flight will be delayed<p>Google has updated its Flights app with a pair of new features that should help weary (and wary) travelers get to grips with the next trip to the airport. The first uses machine learning to …

Machine Learning