Artificial Intelligence

Male silence after #MeToo is teaching algorithms what being a man means

Machines judged a beauty contest last year and the winners, chosen from photographs women had submitted, were overwhelmingly white. Meanwhile, a Microsoft chatbot went from wide-eyed naïf to misogynist Nazi sympathizer after just a day among trolls on Twitter.<p>It’s clear that artificial intelligence …

The prevalence of AI-powered IoT devices inspires mixed emotions

The Internet of Things continues to slowly change the world. It integrates with numerous industries and can be found in many homes around the world. Research firms like Gartner and the International Data Corporation (IDC) also predict monumental growth in terms of connected devices and profits.<p>Its …

Internet of Things

Adobe's Project 'Deep Fill' is an incredible, AI-powered Content Aware Fill

The coolest technology to come out of Adobe MAX is, sadly, not the technology we already have access to. Like Adobe's Project Cloak we showed you …

Photography

Why tech giants see Singapore as the next Artificial Intelligence hub | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Singapore is attracting the world’s leading artificial intelligence talent because of its status as a cosmopolitan society and strong state backing …

China

Is Artificial Intelligence Overhyped in 2017?

To quote Bill Gates “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next …

Machine Learning

Who needs Wall Street? New robot-powered ETF beating the market so far

The AI Powered Equity ETF debuted this week. It's an actively managed fund that seeks to use AI to beat the market.<p>The robots have arrived on Wall …

Finance

We Need Computers with Empathy - MIT Technology Review

I was rehearsing a speech for an AI conference recently when I happened to mention Amazon Alexa. At which point Alexa woke up and announced: “Playing …

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

Google is taking hardware seriously after years of experimentation. But it doesn't have a chance at becoming another Apple or Samsung. Instead, …

Google

AI and IoT: Taking Data Insight to Action

Recent Gartner estimations lead us to believe that up to 20 billion connected things will be in use by 2020. Data is the oil of our century — but …

Internet of Things

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

Machine Learning

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 …

Machine Learning

You’re not an AI company until you’re a full-stack company

From Siri and Alexa becoming household names to Apple recently announcing its new HomePod smart speaker, artificial intelligence finally seems to have made the jump from the world of futuristic science fiction straight into our own homes. The variety of tasks that AI creations are taking on is …

Big Data

The AI That Has Nothing to Learn From Humans

DeepMind’s new self-taught Go-playing program is making moves that other players describe as “alien” and “from an alternate dimension.”<p>It was a tense summer day in 1835 Japan. The country’s reigning Go player, Honinbo Jowa, took his seat across a board from a 25-year-old prodigy by the name of …

I Used Gmail's 'Smart Reply' for Every Email for a Week

Can a computer replace a human voice?<p>By on<p>Filed Under Algorithms & Machine Learning<p>Google wants to automate your email writing, and it looks like it …

Machine Learning

Adobe Scribbler AI can create a realistic color image from a sketch

Adobe has detailed a research project in which it has developed an artificial intelligence capable of generating realistic colored images from a …

Adobe

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 …

Middle East

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company created virtual robots that can sumo wrestle and play soccer

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company created virtual robots that can sumo wrestle and play soccer. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These AI robots are getting physical. They may look goofy but they're smarter than you think. OpenAI's bots can teach themselves how to sumo wrestle and …

Robots

Google opens AVA dataset to help machines identify human actions in videos

Computer vision is emerging as a major boon for tech companies looking to bring machines up to speed and perform tasks hitherto only achievable by humans.<p>In the past few months alone, eBay has revealed big plans to roll out a new search feature that lets you use existing photos to find similar …

Machine Perception

Tech Tent: Will AI and Blockchain be game-changers?

• Stream or download the latest Tech Tent episode on the BBC website<br>• Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website<br>• Follow Tech Tent on Twitter<p>Artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies - three terms you need to scatter through your conversation if you want to come across as a tech guru.<p>On …

Bitcoin

Ben Goertzel on How Blockchain Can be Used to Decentralize Artificial Intelligence

Cointelegraph talks with AI visionary Ben Goertzel, who shares with us his vision of the future of AI and computing, while also offering insights on …

Bitcoin

A future closer than you think: A robot’s ‘father’ discusses progress in artificial intelligence

Sophia is a robot. A ‘social’ robot, according to her creator, the CEO of Hanson Robotics, David Hanson, which means that she was designed to form …

Robots

A computer taught itself the toughest game on the planet. And it's just getting started

<b>Go-ing one better than humans</b><p>A new version of <b>Deepmind's AlphaGo</b> game-playing Artificial Intelligence system is now the world's best player of the …

What a world of AI robot writers will look like

Just as video killed the radio star, so too will AI demolish writers, journalists, and editors. Legions of wordsmiths — from Fiverr freelancers to <i>The New York Times</i> reporters — may soon find themselves out of work. However, they will be defeated not by competitors overseas, but by algorithms.<p>To …

Turing Test

Google’s AlphaGo Zero charts a startling new course in AI research

<b>So much for that nice game of chess</b><p>If you had any doubts about the potential power of artificial intelligence, well, a story just out in Nature …

Artificial Intelligence at the Top of a Professional Sport

The lights dim and the music swells as an elite competitor in a silk robe passes through a cheering crowd to take the ring. It’s a blueprint familiar …

Church that Worships AI God May Be the Way of the Future

You might soon be able — if you're so inclined — to join a bonefide church worshiping an artificially intelligent god.<p>Former Google and Uber engineer …

Anthony Levandowski

IBM's Watson Beat: who owns music made by a machine?

We’ve seen IBM’s Watson politely annihilate humans in Jeopardy, make a movie trailer for Morgan, create never-before-eaten recipes and even understand nuance and tone… to say the least. Now it’s moving on to music.<p>Watson Beat is IBM’s music arm of Watson; an AI-driven music composing app that’s …

Writer's Block

The birds, the bees, and the bots: Another conversation for parents to consider

I’m wondering out loud about the weather when my preschooler says, “Mama, you should ask Siri. She knows everything.”<p><i>“Gahhh! What the what?”</i> is what the privacy fanatic and data scientist inside me shouts. Out loud, I choose to respond with the more neutral route: “That’s interesting. What makes …

Chatbots

Weekend roundup: Whoever dominates AI will put their stamp on the social order

The much-anticipated — and often feared — march of the robots into all aspects of society is underway. Hollywood images aside, robots are in reality nondescript, intelligent machines programmed to mimic, and even surpass, the human capacity to recognize patterns and perform tasks. They do so by …

Opinion

How Samsung plans to catch up to Siri and Google Assistant

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Six months after Samsung unveiled its answer to Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant, the company announced the next iteration of the voice assistant platform, Bixby …

Samsung