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Google will soon be able to write your emails for you

Announced at Google I/O, soon Gmail will be able to write whole emails for you, with just a few keystrokes. Pulling from your <i>vast</i> Gmail message …

Apps

Before Google’s lifelike Duplex A.I., these chatbots paved the way

How sad do you have to be to have a conversation with a computer? Here in 2018, that’s not even a question any more. At Google I/O, the world’s …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Weekly: Watson, Einstein, and Sensei must die

What do Einstein, Watson, and Sensei have in common? All three brands are supposed to encompass a major tech company’s AI features, and they all need to go away.<p>It’s easy to see why a company would want a megabrand to represent its AI efforts — such a brand makes it possible to consolidate all of a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Why China will win the global race for complete AI dominance

China will be the world’s dominant player in artificial intelligence by 2030. This isn’t a prediction by a researcher or academic, it’s government …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Ride to riches: This 35-year old turned a crazy idea into a $4b boom

China Renaissance acted as the adviser for Mobike, most recently valued at $US3 billion according to researcher CB Insights. The deal values the …

The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation

Robots are helping to take care of Japanese senior citizens

Paro the furry seal cries softly while an elderly woman pets it. Pepper, a humanoid, waves while leading a group of senior citizens in exercises. The …

Jobs in these countries are safest from a robot revolution

Automation may render millions of jobs obsolete—but some countries may be in a better position to face the robots than others.<p>That’s based on …

There's one thing robots can't do as well as humans: pick strawberries

Robots have explored the ocean depths, been sent out among the stars and are capable of operating in extreme environments where no human can survive. …

Robotics

This Chinese hospital is putting its patients in the hands of AI

In China, going to the hospital typically means that one could spend hours queuing for a consultation that lasts for just minutes. Now, a hospital in …

How artificial intelligence is driving digital transformation

In their new book, 'Human+Machine: Reimaging Work in the Age of AI,' authors Paul Daugherty and H. James Wilson look at the impact of AI on business …

Apple’s Pact with 13 Health Care Systems Might Actually Disrupt the Industry

An announcement on January 24 didn’t get the large amount of attention it deserved: Apple and 13 prominent health systems, including prestigious centers like Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania, disclosed an agreement that would allow Apple to download onto its various devices the …

Digital Health

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever - MIT Technology Review

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans …

Machine Learning

Self-driving snowplows are clearing runways at airport

Following Sunday’s terrible, fatal incident in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday, March 18, the autonomous-vehicle industry is under more scrutiny than ever …

Alexa’s Creepy Laughter Is A Bigger Problem Than Amazon Admits

Alexa owners report being startled by Alexa’s phantom chuckles, revealing one of the flaws of today’s voice assistants.<p>This week, Amazon Alexa users began reporting that their devices are laughing, creepily, on their own–so frequently that the phenomenon became a Twitter Moment. Sometimes, people …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

How Decentralized AI Will Change Everything

Dan Gailey, CEO of Synapse AI, explains why sharing AI breakthroughs will create a more interesting ecosystem and better AI models. And of course …

This Is How Stressed Elon Musk Is About Artificial Intelligence

He's majorly concerned.<p>Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who wants to colonize Mars, is seriously worried about advances in artificial …

This serial entrepreneur wants to disrupt peer-to-peer lending, using blockchain

In Hollywood, you’re practically nothing if you’re not a triple threat. If you can’t sing, act and dance, you can pack your bags.<p>Similar to Hollywood, to succeed in the business world, you need to have a multitude of skills. From intelligence to trustworthiness, there’s seemingly an inordinate …

AI predicts coding mistakes before developers make them

Ubisoft, the French video game company, debuted a new artificial intelligence (AI) that proactively flags coding bugs at its recent developer …

What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together

Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to track their sleep and adjust their behavior so that they played at peak performance. But for the players, the experience was challenging. Rise expected athletes to …

Design

40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Second, that high income growth among the richest will lift the incomes of the poorest. Third, that there is no alternative to rising inequality without …

‘Mind-reading’ A.I. produces a description of what you’re thinking about

Think that Google’s search algorithms are good at reading your mind? That’s nothing compared to a new artificial intelligence research project coming …

Artificial Intelligence

Visualizations That Really Work

Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all …

Realizing The Potential Of Big Data And Analytics

It’s not what you know. It’s what you <i>do</i> with what you know. That’s something companies worldwide will be learning—for better or worse—in the coming year when it comes to big data.<p>Gurus among us have proclaimed 2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream. If you’re anything like me, you may be …

Big Data

Data visualisation isn't just for communication, it's also a research tool

At the heart of the scientific method lies the ability to make sense from data.<p>However, this is a challenge in the fast-moving field of …

This tiny button could solve the IoT’s big headache

Controlling your digital life from your smartphone, or even by voice, is great, but there are times when it’d be a whole lot more convenient to reach …

The best countries to escape the worst effects of climate change

A safe haven sounds like a good idea right about now.<p>Somewhere that's warm but not too warm, free from roof-toppling hurricanes and close to a river or ocean but far enough to avoid the threats of flooding and sea-level rise.<p>According to climate scientists and urban planners, that doesn't leave a …

Climate Change