Artificial Intelligence

Sony's unorthodox take on AI is now open source

When it comes to AI, Sony isn't mentioned in the conversation like Google, Amazon and Apple are. However, let's remember that it was on the forefront of deep learning with products like the Aibo robot dog, and has used it recently in the Echo-like Xperia Agent (above) and Xperia Ear. Sony is …

Open Source Movement

Next-Generation AI Could Develop Its Own "Human Intuition"

Artificial intelligence is pretty good at performing tasks like driving cars, translating languages, and identifying faces. The next step is getting …

Computer Science

Nice! Thanks! Love it! Gmail’s auto-reply is perfect for the lazy emailer

Google’s mail app now offers a range of AI-generated responses. Is modern life about to devolve into one long Turing test? No thanks!<p>Confusing times at Google. The company has announced it will stop automatically scanning users’ emails in order to provide targeted adverts. At almost the same …

Turing Test

Your.MD raises $10M to grow AI-driven health information service and marketplace

Your.MD, an AI-driven health information service delivered via a bot, has raised $10 million in new funding. The round was led by Orkla Ventures, the venture arm of Orkla, a leading supplier of branded consumer goods to the health, pharmacy, and grocery sectors in the Nordics, Baltics and parts of …

Chatbots

Artificial Intelligence in Retail

Over the last few years, artificial intelligence technology has made some interesting advancements across multiple industries. While it may not be so …

Computer Science

Google Stakes Its Future on a Piece of Software

<b>Early in 2015, artificial-intelligence</b> researchers at Google created an obscure piece of software called ­TensorFlow. Two years later the tool, which …

Computer Science

Your chatbot lacks empathy, and that’s a problem

Technology is rapidly changing the customer service arena. Over the past few years, automated phone calls, social media, live chat, and instant messaging customer service strategies have become commonplace. Some even speculate that chatbots and other automations may eventually replace human …

Chatbots

Microsoft is building a smart antivirus using 400 million PCs

An upcoming security update will incorporate machine learning from millions of computers fending off malware, the company says.<p>Microsoft is turning to artificial intelligence to create the next generation of antivirus software.<p>The company is under massive pressure to deliver a cybersecurity …

Microsoft

AI will boost global GDP by nearly $16 trillion by 2030—with much of the gains in China

Much has already been made about how artificial intelligence is going to transform our lives, ranging from visions of the future in which robots make humans obsolete to utopias in which technology solves intractable problems and frees up people to pursue their passions. Consultancy firm PwC ran the …

Intelligence

IBM is telling Congress not to fear the rise of an AI ‘overlord’

The company’s Watson team is embarking on a lobbying push to address what it sees as an incorrect, “dystopian” view of AI.<p>The brains behind IBM’s Jeopardy-winning, disease-tracking, weather-mapping Watson supercomputer plan to embark on a lobbying blitz in Washington, D.C., this week, hoping to …

Computer Science

Lunch gets seriously weird when an AI decides what's on the menu

I know this isn’t Instagram, but fuck it. I’m writing an article about what I had for lunch.<p>If you haven’t tuned out already, don’t worry. There’s a payoff. Earlier today, I attended a press event for IBM’s Watson at London’s iconic Wimbledon tennis grounds. Sandwiching the presentations and panels …

Food

Faces generated with neural networks are the trippiest thing you’ll see all day

Why it matters to you<p>This face-generating AI shows that artificial intelligence is getting closer to pulling us out of the uncanny valley.<p>You don’t …

Machine Learning

Robot Car Tech Startup Drive.ai Raises $50 Million, Adds Stanford's Ng To Board

In the ongoing race for autonomous car technology leadership, startup Drive.ai has raised $50 million in new funding to expand operations and R&D for its software and hardware kits that give vehicles the ability to drive themselves. It’s also adding an influential artificial intelligence researcher …

Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon’s AI Program Aims to Better Prepare Students for the Changing Workforce

Carnegie Mellon University is revamping the way it teaches artificial intelligence.<p>The university’s computer science department debuted Tuesday its …

Computer Science

Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out, raises $22M Series A to bring AI to software development

Oxford University continues to be a hotbed of AI talent, fuelling not just academic research into AI but also the ambitions of startups and large technology companies alike. The latest Oxford-based AI startup to make headlines is Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out that is applying Artificial …

University of Oxford

Google, Amazon And Deep Instinct Deploy AI To Fight Malware

Deep Instinct co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Eli David says the day when a computer is as smart as a human, or smarter, may be a lot closer than many think.<p>AI programs, “are on an accelerating path of growth in their capabilities. In the near future, they will reach near human or …

Computer Science

The 11 industries most under threat from artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to kill off 5 million human jobs by 2020 but some industries are more at risk than others.<p>UK chip designer ARM released a report on Tuesday highlighting which industries consumers expect to be disrupted the most by AI machines.<p>The report — carried out in …

Computer Science

Banking On Chatbot

“Over time, the computer itself — whatever its form factor — will be an intelligent assistant helping you through your day. We will move from mobile …

Chatbots

Advancing the art of the cognitive chatbot

Bots are in vogue like never before. They're the heart of every next-generation cognitive app for mobile, social, e-commerce, and seemingly every …

Chatbots

New AI-powered technology is coming to Wimbledon 2017

While you're eyes are locked in on a match on Centre Court at Wimbledon this year, something else will be watching you, too.<p>IBM Research announced on …

Tennis

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Publishing

Change is happening all around us, and one of the biggest drivers of change in the digital world is artificial intelligence (AI).<p>We can’t listen to a …

Natural Language Processing

The 1 Stock I'd Buy Right Now

This company has tapped into three of the biggest trends around. If you don't have it in your portfolio, you should.<p>Nothing is certain but death and …

Stocks

Two-thirds of office workers think their jobs will never be replaced by AI

Adobe's new Future of Work report explored how professionals think about changes to the workplace due to artificial intelligence and other …

The Workplace

China can lead the world in 'artificial intelligence' RD

Zhang Yaqin, president of tech giant Baidu Inc, has called on Chinese companies to grasp the opportunities that will emerge from research and …

Computer Science

NVIDIA Joins Forces With Volvo And Autoliv To Accelerate Self-Driving Vehicle Development

At the Automobil Elektronik Kongress earlier this morning, NVIDIA announced that it has partnered with Volvo Cars and Autoliv to develop hardware and software for intelligent self-driving vehicles.<p>In addition to NVIDIA, Volvo, and Autoliv, however, a fourth company was also part of the announcement …

Transportation

This Google experiment wants artificial intelligence to help you draw

A new experiment from Google is looking to help you sketch images faster and more accurately with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).<p>The software is called Sketch-RNN, and it's baked into a straightforward web app.<p>The idea is simple: Select one of the pre-existing objects, start drawing, and …

Computer Science

Why AI-powered translation needs a lot of work

The latest scare story around the rise of robots is that within 120 years all human jobs will be automated. If that study from Oxford University is to be believed, we’re just 3 to 4 generations away from perpetual holiday. The report goes on to predict when AI will outperform humans and — more …

Computer Science

Volkswagen and NVIDIA want to help humans and robots work together

After just confirming its plans to help Volvo create self-driving cars, NVIDIA has now revealed that it's also working with another leading car manufacturer. Announcing a partnership with Volkswagen, the tech company states its artificial intelligence and deep learning tech will be used to help VW …

Volkswagen

NVIDIA Tops MIT Tech Review’s List of World’s Smartest Companies

NVIDIA topped the latest edition of <i>MIT Technology Review’s</i> list of 50 Smartest Companies. The magazine’s 2017 list, released Tuesday, ranks companies …

Innovation

A Reality Check for IBM’s AI Ambitions

Paul Tang was with his wife in the hospital just after her knee replacement surgery, a procedure performed on about 700,000 people in the U.S. every …

Health Care