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Baidu has created a ‘no code’ platform to make building AI models easier

Hoping to make up ground in the hotly contested artificial intelligence battleground, Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. is releasing a tool that …

Machine Learning

Alexa can unlock Yale's smart deadbolt locks

Let guests in without lifting a finger.<p>Amazon's Alexa has been useful for locking Yale's smart deadbolts, but what about unlocking them when there's a guest at the door? You're set after today. Yale has introduced Alexa support for unlocking its Assure Locks with voice commands. You'll need to set …

Home Automation

We’re wasting AI geniuses on ridiculous problems

Too often we’re wasting the most creative people on the planet on the most trivial and ridiculous problems.<p>“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks,” said data scientist Jeffrey Hammerbacher, founder of Cloudera.<p>Do you like good gadgets?Those …

27 Incredible Examples Of AI And Machine Learning In Practice

There are so many amazing ways artificial intelligence and machine learning are used behind the scenes to impact our everyday lives and inform business decisions and optimize operations for some of the world’s leading companies. Here are 27 amazing practical examples of AI and machine</b> …

Machine Learning

Let Telegram Try to Build a Digital Nation

Messenger apps have proven that they can double as powerful payment platforms -- just look at the trillions being spent using WeChat in China. But can it work for cryptocurrencies as well? Pavel and Nikolai Durov, the brothers who founded the Telegram messenger, are about to find out.<p>If it works, …

Initial Coin Offering

We used a cryptocurrency miner as a heater this winter and it really worked

Surfing through the web back in October, I stumbled upon an odd but genuinely fascinating contraption: a Russian cryptocurrency miner that leverages the heat it generates from stacking Ethereum to keep your room warm.<p>Shortly after I wrote about this unusual device, Comino – the Russian-based …

Ubisoft's new AI wing melds gaming and scientific research

It hopes to share its AI work beyond its games.<p>Game developers were researching AI well before it became a tech industry trend, but they haven't had much incentive to share their work with the academic world. It's a competitive advantage, after all. Ubisoft, however, is trying to find a happy …

San Francisco Bay Area

Google’s mobile search results now include videos of celebs answering your questions

Google is testing a new feature that will allow celebrities and other notable figures to answer users’ search queries directly in the form of “selfie” videos posted in the Google Search results. The company says this program is initially being piloted on mobile with a handful of people for now, …

Google’s AI builds its own AI child and it’s better than anything humans have made

Is this the beginning of the end for humanity?<p>Google’s AI-building AI actually went ahead and built a fully-functional AI child that, as it turns …

Amazon joins Facebook and Microsoft in support of open-source AI platform

Amazon yesterday announced its ONNX-MXNet package to import Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep learning models into Apache MXNet, signifying the company is on-board with Facebook and Microsoft in efforts to open-source AI.<p>With the ONNX-MXNet Python package, developers running models based on …

Ex-Googler Starts New Religion That Worships Artificial Intelligence Overlords

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image by Pete Linforth via Pixabay<p><b>Holy moly.</b> It looks like AI might be taking over the world sooner than …

This AI Learns Your Fashion Sense and Invents Your Next Outfit - MIT Technology Review

Artificial intelligence might just spawn a whole new style trend: call it “predictive fashion.”<p>In a paper published on the ArXiv, researchers from …

Baidu unveils home robots and smart speaker

Baidu today unveiled its first smart speaker and two home robots to be powered by DuerOS, its conversational AI technology similar to Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana. The three new devices, part of the new Raven series, made their debut on stage today at the Baidu World conference in …

The case for an artificially intelligent God

A former engineer for Waymo, one of Google’s sister companies under Alphabet, recently filed paperwork to become the “CEO” of a religion based on the worship of an AI. He’s not the first person to suggest that technology can be spiritual, and it’s easy to dismiss it as silly or offensive. But his …

Sex Robot Samantha Will Free Humanity From Work, Says Its Creator

Sergi Santos has a big plan for the future.<p>Sergi Santos wants everyone to have an A.I.-powered guardian angel from birth, and his first step toward …

Huge private sector investment puts Paris climate target in reach, says report

Global investment could hold the key to fighting climate change, with one trillion dollars already invested in solutions such as renewables and energy efficiency, says International Finance Corporation<p>At least one trillion dollars are being invested globally in ways to reduce the threat of climate …

Energy Efficiency

MIT's prize-winning Mars city concept topped by domed tree habitats

Most plans for Mars bases make becoming a colonist about as desirable as setting up house in an oil drum, but an MIT team has come up with a plan for …

Google's AI is a "new paradigm" that unites humans and machines

Google’s AI Investment<p>Google is fully aware of artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential — DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI is one of today’s most well-known …

Saudi Arabia's Newest Citizen Is a Robot And She Just Had a Go at Elon Musk

Last year this robot said she would destroy humans.<p>An empty-eyed humanoid named Sophia has become the first robot in the world to be granted a …

Elon Musk gets OK to start digging in early step toward hyperloop dream

Maryland has given transportation pioneer Elon Musk permission to dig tunnels for the high-speed, underground transit system known as a hyperloop that Musk wants to build between New York and Washington.<p>Representatives of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday the state has issued a conditional …

Dubai just appointed a "State Minister for Artificial Intelligence"

A New Phase<p>Governments around the world are beginning to understand the potential and importance of artificial intelligence (AI). International …

Apple brought back Braun design, but Google is bringing back Olivetti

1960s/70s Italian industrial design was led by Olivetti, featuring products with "touches of joy that enliven everyday tasks" featuring bright color …

Harman Kardon Invoke review: A fun, powerful Cortana speaker

There are a lot of smart speakers out there today, but only one with Microsoft’s Cortana inside. The long-anticipated Harman Kardon Invoke, which first made its debut this spring at the Microsoft Build conference, is a fun, smart, and powerful speaker. Cortana still has more integrations and …

Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.<p>Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve …

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning

Amidst narratives of machine learning complacency, Apple is coming to terms with the fact that not talking about innovation means innovation never happened.<p>A detailed blog posting in the company’s machine learning journal makes public the technical effort that went into its “Hey Siri” feature — a …

Don't believe the (AI) hype

Don’t believe the (AI) hype<p>By <b>Joe Green</b> | 18 October, 2017<p>TODAY’s buzzphrase is artificial intelligence (AI). It’s everywhere. Every category of …

Raspberry Pi laptop teaches code with modular innards

Slide the keyboard down to add new parts and complete code-based challenges.<p>The power and affordability of the Raspberry Pi has given rise to a new type of computer. One that goes beyond the credit-sized board, with colorful shells and displays that make it feel like a normal laptop or PC. The …

Raspberry Pi

Amazon’s Alexa now delivers personalized results for up to 10 voices

Amazon today announced that Alexa-enabled devices can now recognize unique human voices, giving the assistant the power to deliver a personalized experience when it hears you speak.<p>Once a Voice Profile has been created — by reciting 10 phrases to the Alexa app — whenever Alexa hears “Play music” or …

Xiaomi's Mi Robot vacuum cleaner is on sale for just $276

I love the Mi Robot vacuum, mostly because it saves me from having to clean the house every weekend. The vacuum has a white color scheme and a …

10 tech trends: Professional chatbots?

Chatbots for professional services, time to mobile-optimize your firm’s Web site, and eight other recent technology-related news items, and how …