Stories tagged: ai
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
Payment service Venmo joined YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Cambridge University, home to the world’s oldest debating society, was the setting Thursday night for a demonstration of what the future might hold. IBM’s Project Debater, a robot that has …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019
Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they’re being tracked on the go or in their own …
Mon., April 1, 2019
Amazon has partnered with the taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation on a three-year, $20 million program to fund basic research into fairness in artificial intelligence systems, which are under increasing scrutiny …
UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018
How long does it take a robotic hand to learn to juggle a cube? About 100 years, give or take.
Thu., July 12, 2018
Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence? No time to ruminate on that because the moment has arrived, thanks to a Dutch company that has married two …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018
When a CIA-backed venture capital fund took an interest in Rana el Kaliouby’s face-scanning technology for detecting emotions, the computer scientist and her colleagues did some soul-searching – and then …
Wed., June 27, 2018
Duplex is the company’s next-generation virtual helper. In the months ahead, Duplex will be introduced for three types of tasks: booking restaurant reservations, calling stores to inquire about holiday hours, …
Tue., June 19, 2018
A machine developed by IBM is challenging humans to debates about the future of medicine and the value of physical education.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018
Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs.
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018
Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: Whether and how to alert people who may not know they’re talking to a robot.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018
Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life.
Tue., May 8, 2018
The White House on Thursday plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks to supercharge the deployment of powerful robots, …
Mon., May 7, 2018
Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities.
Fri., April 13, 2018
Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?
Thu., March 8, 2018
There’s a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It’s powered by hundreds of thousands of real people.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018
Research teams at Microsoft and Chinese tech company Alibaba reached what they described as a milestone earlier this month when their AI systems outperformed the estimated human score on a …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
The facial recognition technology, which uses artificially intelligent algorithms, doesn’t appear to have changed much since Facebook began using it in 2010 to suggest the identities of people in photos. …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017
China aims to make the artificial intelligence industry a “new, important” driver of economic expansion by 2020, according to a development plan issued by the State Council.
Thu., June 15, 2017
To combat the spread of terror-related content online, Facebook announced Thursday that it will bolster its automated and human-powered efforts to flag and take down extremists posts, and will develop …
Sun., April 2, 2017
After many false dawns, an artificial intelligence technology called deep learning that loosely mimics the neurons in our brains is holding out promise for firms. WorldQuant is using it for …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
A Seattle-based startup, Mighty AI, will get data to help you set up effective artificial intelligence software, by paying subject-matter experts to spend a few minutes answering questions or performing …