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McKinsey’s latest AI research predicts it could create trillions worth of value ... someday

Travel, transportation and high tech are among the industries where AI could make the biggest relative impact.<p>McKinsey Global Institute’s latest research on artificial intelligence focuses on how AI will affect business, analyzing 400 use cases — from airlines avoiding flight cancellations to …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Weekly: Why all developers should watch ‘Westworld’

I’m not what you would call a fan of <i>Westworld</i>. As an AI reporter, telling this to people often triggers an audible gasp, followed by a look of disbelief and disappointment. Despite my lack of enthusiasm for the show, I plan to watch every episode of season two, which starts Sunday on HBO, and …

Artificial Intelligence

50 Robotics Experts Boycott University Over Plans To Build AI ‘Killer Robots’

Image via Usa-Pyon / Shutterstock.com<br>Robotics researchers around the world have called for the boycott of a South Korean university that started …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's Complex Relationship With DeepMind Gets Exposed

The relationship between Google and DeepMind might not be as rosy as they’d like you to believe, according to an in-depth report from The Information, which cites several sources across both companies.<p>Google fought off Facebook to acquire DeepMind — a London-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab …

Artificial Intelligence

Sports tech firm Stats looks to bring A.I. to the broadcast booth and sideline

When a baseball announcer rattles off your favorite player's batting average with two outs and runners on first and third, he's not pulling that …

Artificial Intelligence

Your next pilot could be drone software

Software pilots may soon become the norm of flight experiences<p>Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots taught to assemble flat-packed IKEA dining chair in 20 minutes

The researchers programmed their robot to create and execute a plan to piece together most of the chair on its own, calling on a medley of human …

Robotics

This AI expert found it “both exciting and scary” that Xi Jinping reads his book – Quartz

Xi Jinping’s bookshelf includes not only classics on communism but also works on artificial intelligence, as TV viewers spotted during his new year’s speech this year. One of the books that helps the Chinese president understand AI is <i>The Master Algorithm</i>, a 2015 bestseller by Pedro Domingos.<p>In a …

Machine Learning

Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do

Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on …

Machine Learning

The role of education in AI (and vice versa)

Princeton’s head of computer science, Jennifer Rexford, explains how artificial intelligence is set to change not only <i>what</i> teachers teach but <i>how</i> they …

Artificial Intelligence

The AI mindset: preparing people is as important as preparing data

Businesses of every size, stripe, and sector are struggling to prepare for artificial intelligence. As companies work to understand the techniques …

Artificial Intelligence

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society to launch new MicroMasters and PhD programs

The MIT Statistics and Data Science Center (SDSC), a part of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), announced two new academic programs …

Data Science

Data engineers vs. data scientists

It’s important to understand the differences between a data engineer and a data scientist. Misunderstanding or not knowing these differences are …

Machine Learning

Facebook moves billions of international user accounts to California to avoid European privacy law

The social media giant is jittery about the strict new rules imposed by the European Union.<p>In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark …

Privacy

Facebook starts its facial recognition push to Europeans

Facebook users in Europe are reporting that the company has started giving them the option to turn on its controversial facial recognition technology.<p>Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among several European Facebook users who have reporting getting notifications asking if they want to turn …

Privacy

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

New edge AI harnesses spare CPU cycles, creates self-training digital twins, predicts the future

Imagine being able to predict the behavior of a traffic signal at an intersection as a vehicle approaches. Cool info to know, especially for …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Podcasts for Exploring Machine Learning

Although the term 'machine learning' was coined almost sixty years ago, it’s only in the past few years that this field of computer science has …

Machine Learning

AI App Helps Songwriters Mine Music History for the Perfect Sounds

Amadeus Code uses machine learning to generate tunes based on music dating as far back as the 16th century.<p>In recent years, one of the most …

Artificial Intelligence

Feature Labs smooths corporate paths to machine learning adoption

Struggling to apply machine learning to your business? This MIT CSAIL company can help.<p>By Meredith Somers | April 19, 2018<p>Feature Labs helps …

Machine Learning

How Music Generated by Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping -- Not Destroying -- The Industry

There is an enduring fear in the music industry that artificial intelligence will replace the artists we love, and end creativity as we know it.<p>As …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Primary Tasks of DesOps Or Why Your Product Fails

The Problem<p>In the modern world, it’s the development team velocity that often defines viability of a product. At the same time, there is one …

UX Design

New Report: Fewer Than Half of Organizations Can Detect a Major Breach Within One Hour

A recent Widmeyer study confirmed what many of us have long suspected — the good guys’ grasp of technology is lagging behind the bad guys’. Widmeyer …

Computer Science

The Quest to Teach AI to Write Pop Songs

David Cope didn’t set out to make anyone mad. In 1980, the composer envisioned a tool to help cure his creative block: a machine that could keep …

Songwriting

With this tool, AI could identify new malware as readily as it recognizes cats - MIT Technology Review

From ransomware to botnets, malware takes seemingly endless forms, and it’s forever proliferating. Try as we might, the humans who would defend our …

Artificial Intelligence

Stripe's AI fraud detector is crazy smart

I’m loath to use the term, but Stripe is a revolutionary product. It allows pretty much anyone to accept card payments just by adding a few lines of code to their site, without having to deal with the hassle of compliance and security.<p>As you might expect, Stripe has gotten really good at …

Machine Learning

BenevolentAI, which uses AI to develop drugs and energy solutions, nabs $115M at $2B valuation

In the ongoing race to build the best and smartest applications that tap into the advances of artificial intelligence, a startup out of London has raised a large round of funding to double down on solving persistent problems in areas like healthcare and energy. BenevolventAI announced today that it …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won't have to sacrifice quality for much longer -- Microsoft has …

Apps

The US Army is developing AI that can recognize faces in the dark and through walls

The US Army is developing a machine learning method for identifying faces from thermal imagery. Soon the American government will be able to film people from outside of buildings, using cameras that can see through walls in near-total darkness, and an AI will recognize the people in the images.<p>Army …

Artificial Intelligence

Created With Artificial Intelligence, This 'New' Grimm's Fairy Tale Is Strange but Magical

It’s the story of a lonely princess, a talking fox, and probably some Transformers or something. Anything is on the table when artificial …

Artificial Intelligence