Stories tagged: artificial intelligence
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology.
Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
The chamber hushed as the debate got underway at the Cambridge Union and the teams launched into their carefully crafted opening statements.
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is the world ready for cows armed with artificial intelligence?
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
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
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
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., June 4, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LONDON — Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the rise of artificial intelligence could see the human race become extinct.