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Canada unveils as an AI powerhouse

As a firm, White Star Capital has been active investor in the Canadian startup ecosystem, as individual members of the team, several of us have been …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

Commentary: Speaking at a meeting of the National Governors Association, Tesla's CEO says AI is the "biggest risk we face as a civilization."<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a …

Elon Musk

Do robots have rights? The European Parliament addresses artificial intelligence and robotics

06.04.2017 International<p><b>Background</b><p>A lively discussion is currently under way in the business world regarding possible applications of intelligent IT …

Evolve or die: The future of NZ is fundamentally intertwined with technology

At the Ingram Micro Showcase renowned entrepreneur Frances Valintine discussed the future of New Zealand, its place in the global market and the …

Bill Reichert's New Zealand innovation report, part 2: The top ten (and a bit) New Zealand businesses

Garage Technology Ventures' managing director Bill Reichert recently spent four weeks in New Zealand as entrepreneur in residence at AUT University …

New Zealand

Microsoft's new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people

The app uses AI to recognize people, objects, and scenes<p>Microsoft has released Seeing AI — a smartphone app that uses computer vision to describe the world for the visually impaired. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how …

Artificial Intelligence

Using Digital Humans to transform Customer Experience as Digital Employee's...

Customer Experience

Xero to up investment in AI space

Cloud accounting provider Xero says it will use its strong annualised revenue to increase investment in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

FinTech

Small Business: Artificial intelligence revolutionising everyday tasks - Imagr

Artificial intelligence firm Imagr is hoping its tech will change the way society functions. Founder and former assistant portfolio fund manager …

Artificial Intelligence

In a few years, no investors are going to be looking for AI startups

Despite the click-baity title, I mean it. I believe that in 2 years, no investor is going to be explicitly looking to fund AI-powered startups.<p>Given …

Startups

Seeds or Bubbles? Investing in the Future of Aotearoa New Zealand

Chaired by AUT Adjunct Professor Rod Oram, this is the second of a series of conversations about the future of Aotearoa New Zealand in a global …

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence?<p>Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence

Preparing for the rise of AI

People who enjoy a lot of respect — like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk — warn of a coming artificial intelligence apocalypse. Others say the …

Azeem Azhar, entrepreneur

The genius that finally creates general artificial intelligence will be sparked by four things. China has the advantage or parity in all</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

An Oxford University artificial intelligence startup has raised £17 million to check code for errors

DiffBlueThe DiffBlue team<p>DiffBlue, an artificial intelligence startup spun out of Oxford University, has raised $US22 million (£17.3 million) in …

Startups

Duelling perspectives on how AI will affect economic inequality

Two opinion pieces were published this weekend–the second written in response to the first–on the issue of whether and how the rise of AI, robotics, …

Why Universal Basic Income and tax breaks won’t save us from the jobless future

In Amazon’s warehouses, there is a beehive of activity, and robots are increasingly doing more of the work. In less than five years, they will load self-driving trucks that transport goods to local distribution centers where drones will make last-mile deliveries.<p>Soon afterward, autonomous cars will …

Basic Income

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough.<p>Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to bump into Or Shani, CEO of an AI firm, Adgorithms. After discussing Jacobi’s sales woes, Shani, …

Harley Davidson