Stories tagged: artificial intelligence
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
A computer program can analyze the voices of war veterans and determine which of them has post-traumatic stress disorder with 89% accuracy, according to a study published this week in …
Fri., April 12, 2019
Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life – from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots – when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of …
Mon., April 1, 2019, 8:43 a.m.
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: Sun., March 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
This is no April Fools’ Day joke: While machines are getting smarter, they still have trouble understanding humor.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Who can more accurately predict when Japan’s cherry trees will bloom, artificial intelligence or humans?
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
Predictim, the artificial-intelligence start-up that sold automated “risk” screenings of babysitters, says it has put the service on “pause,” citing heavy backlash following a Washington Post report on the service …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
When Jessie Battaglia started looking for a new babysitter for her 1-year-old son, she wanted more information than she could get from a criminal-background check, parent comments and a face-to-face …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.
Wed., May 9, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
Call it an a-MAZE-ing development: A U.K.-based team of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence program that can learn to take shortcuts through a labyrinth to reach its goal. In …
Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Banks and hedge funds that rely on artificial intelligence threaten to inject risks into the financial system that could exacerbate a future crisis, according to global regulators.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5 p.m.
To push the boundaries of artificial intelligence further, one of the world’s most renowned researchers in the field says many more humans need to get involved. So his focus now …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
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, 6:45 p.m.
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., June 4, 2017, 3 a.m.
With Facebook, Microsoft and Google emphasizing AI in their conferences over the past two months, market analysts believe it is Apple’s turn. As the race for artificial intelligence heats up …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Google is providing the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets, initially offering a major focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps …
Sat., April 29, 2017
Who gets to choose the technological future? How does this change us as a society? And what will it mean to be human?
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Amazon.com Inc. is embracing artificial intelligence to deliver goods more quickly, enhance its voice-activated Alexa assistant and create new tools sold to others through its cloud-computing division, Chief Executive Officer …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Ford will pour $1 billion over the next five years into an artificial intelligence company tasked with developing the technology that will one day drive its autonomous vehicles.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Softbank Robotics has a vision of a world in which many retailers incorporate artificial intelligence technology into brick-and-mortar stores, in which it feels normal and reflexive for you to approach …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
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 …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
The University of Washington will be hosting the first of four White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshops on artificial intelligence.
Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 10:43 a.m.
LONDON — Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of artificial intelligence could see the human race become extinct.