News tagged: Artificial Intelligence

Samsung Sets Up Canadian AI Lab

Samsung has a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab located in Canada. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has opened a location within the University of Montreal. With this lab, Samsung is going to collaborate with "world-leading scholars in the AI field."

Apple Picks Up 'Regaind' Computer Vision Startup

Apple has acquired a computer vision startup that's focused on photo and facial analysis. Regaind, which is based in France, is using artificial intelligence technology to pull "game-changing insights" from images. The company's computer vision API can help sort pictures.

Intel Capital Has Put Over $1B In AI Companies

More than $1 billion has been invested in artificial intelligence (AI) startups by Intel's investment fund, Intel Capital. Among the companies that have received funding are Mighty AI, Lumiata, and AEye. The companies receiving money from Intel are focused on AI.

Baidu's California AI Lab Director Exits Company

The director of Baidu's fairly large Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) lab, Adam Coates, has left the company. His exit from Baidu was confirmed on his LinkedIn page. He spent his time managing a team of 50 machine learning developers, particular in the area of NLP.

IBM To Invest $240M In AI Lab From MIT

IBM has announced it's going to work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a new artificial intelligence research lab. The Watson-branded lab will receive $240 million from IBM. Many tech companies have reached deals of this sort with academic institutions.

Facebook Using AI To Combat Fake Ads

Facebook has detailed how it's using artificial intelligence systems to deal with a practice known as "cloaking," which enables malicious advertisers to obscure the actual target of their fake ads. There are instances where an ad's target site doesn't match what users expect.

Facebook's Translations Are Fully AI Powered

All of the translations carried out on Facebook are now powered exclusively by artificial intelligence. The social network sees 4.5 billion translations per day as a result of users regularly encountering posts in other languages. It's moved entirely to neural networks.