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6 Ways You Already Use Artificial Intelligence (and Don't Even Know It)

Artificial intelligence applications are more widespread than many people realize.<p>Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming the next …

The robot lawyers are here - and they’re winning

Amid the dire - and somewhat overhyped - predictions of occupations that will be decimated by artificial intelligence and automation, there is one crumb of comfort. Yes, lorry drivers, translators and shop assistants are all under threat from the rise of the robots, but at least the lawyers are …

Nvidia’s AI can now create ‘photos’ of people who don’t even exist, and they look perfectly real

The people in the images above have two things in common. First, they’re all attractive in a “seen on the red carpet” kind of way, with expressive …

17 Israeli companies pioneering artificial intelligence

More than 430 Israeli startups use AI as a core part of their offering. We bring you 17 of the most exciting.

Sony unleashes the cuteness with new robot dog

Sony is banking on the "irresistible cuteness" of its new robot dog to win over consumers.<p>Aibo, the artificial-intelligence-powered hound<b>,</b> wags its tail, chases pink balls and can learn new tricks like giving its owner a high five.<p>Aibo is a rebooted version of a device Sony (SNE) first launched in …

Artificial intelligence has learned to spot suicidal tendencies from brain scans

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 34 in the United States, and clinicians have limited tools to identify those at risk. A new machine-learning technique documented in a paper published today in <i>Nature Human Behaviour</i> (PDF) could help identify …

New algorithm helps turn low-resolution images into detailed photos, ‘CSI’-style

Anyone who has ever worked with image files knows that, unlike the fictional world of shows like <i>CSI</i>, there’s no easy way to take a low-resolution …

Machine Learning

US government is clueless about AI and shouldn't be allowed to regulate it

Lobbyists for Google and Amazon today appeared in Washington to caution lawmakers against legislation, taxation, or regulation that could hamper the develop of AI in America.<p>The concern over AI has been largely fueled by speculation. When Elon Musk expressed his concerns that AI would be the most …

Fake-voice generator may bring actors’ voices back from the grave

<i>Voices from beyond the grave</i> might sound like an apt movie title at this time of year, but thanks to the work of Alexandre de Brébisson and his colleagues, it might well be the hook that gives their fledgling business a firm footing.<p>In March, Mr. de Brébisson teamed with two other University of …

Android 8.1 developer preview download is out: Here’s what’s inside

It seems like the hype from the launch of Android 8.0 has barely died down, but it’s time to start looking forward to what’s next. Obviously, we …

These Horror Stories Created by Artificial Intelligence Are the Stuff of Nightmares

An artificial intelligence is creating worlds where possessed dolls and other creatures chase after frightened, helpless humans.<p>Sound scary? That …

Teachers for AI — can robots create more jobs than they retire?

While headway in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry has many worried about potential jobs losses, others see this as a perfect opportunity to …

Think you can tell a human from a robot? Here are some of the smartest chatbots that have conversations

Some of the best artificial intelligent chatbots are created from a demand for better service, more efficient management, or just curiosity. These chatting bots are applicable to various industries and are accessible to an abundant amount of users, which opens doors to an endless amount of …

Google's AI has some seriously messed up opinions about homosexuality

Google's code of conduct explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, religion, and a host of other protected categories. …

How Twitter Will Use A.I. on ‘Every Single Tweet’ in the Timeline

Jack Dorsey wants to use deep learning to change your feed.<p>Twitter is going to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to categorize “every …

Machine Learning

The first fund managed by a robot is beating the market

As if professional mutual fund managers didn’t have it hard enough.<p>Not only do they have to contend with the growing popularity of low-cost index …

Even data scientists are facing AI takeover

People are starting get jumpy about the prospect of AI being used to automate everything and anything. Now that AI has proven its ability to squeeze …

Deep Learning on AWS

Using cloud computing for deep learning allows large datasets to be easily ingested and managed to train algorithms, and it allows deep learning …

NoSQL Database Maker MongoDB Banks $192M in IPO

The initial public offering was a big hit for the New York City-based company, one of the few pure-play open source database companies now in the …

Analyzing Twitter Hashtag Impact using Neo4j, Python & JavaScript

This is the first demo I developed with Neo4j. The objective of the demo is to open the discussion about graph databases, Neo4j, big data, analytics …

"Big Data and NoSQL: A Great Coupling"

Big data has been a buzzword and topic of conversation for many years. Similarly, the idea of NoSQL as a data store versus "traditional" relational …

Implementing AJAX and JSONP Support in RAD Server for ExtJS

Idera recently acquired Sencha (https://www.sencha.com/) and has added the company products to the Embarcadero business unit, which produced RAD …

Wall Street likes databases, as MongoDB soars over 30 percent in its IPO

Shares of fast-growing cloud database provider MongoDB closed well above the initial asking price of $24, finishing the day at $32.07 after the …

Fetch Data from MYSQL to Google Spreadsheet

MYSQL is the most popular RDBMS. Also it is open-source and is being used by many tech giants like Google and Facebook. Today in this article we will …

From the Editor's Desk: Android 8.1 and Oreo's AI future

Google hasn't yet (explicitly) announced Android 8.1 Oreo. But reading between the lines of two recent Android announcements gives us a small, …

This doctor spends more time at a computer than with patients

I find myself spending close to an hour on the computer each morning at the hospital. I spend this time dutifully looking up vital signs, labs, …

It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s business model that allows Facebook to be manipulated by political activists – no wonder he’s in denial about it<p>One of my favourite books is <i>The Education of Henry Adams</i> (published in 1918). It’s an extended meditation, written in old age by a scion of one of Boston’s elite …

Social Media

Valve Says New Calibration Software Makes Lower-Cost LCD Panels Viable for High-End VR

New SteamVR optical technologies now available to VR hardware manufacturers includes the use of both LCD and OLED custom panels. According to the …

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.<p>Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that …

Culture Watch: A Crowded Bus All To Myself

From smartphone screens to virtual realities — the experience of the digital lifestyle obscures reality<p>When I was commuting to Menlo Park last year …