News tagged: Artificial Intelligence
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son believes his company's investments in AI along with work from a range of other companies will lead to the existence of "super artificial intelligence" within 30 years. He shared that vision at Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative.
Amazon has announced plans to open a new research center in Tubingen, Germany, its fourth research center in the country. This facility will be focused on artificial intelligence, especially as it pertains to improving the customer experience, mostly with vision technology.
YouTube's machine learning technology has become pretty good at detecting extremism content uploaded to the platform even before it's ever reported. The company said in June that machine learning would play a big role in its fight against terrorist videos and related content.
Intel will start shipping its first-generation Neural Network Processor before the year comes to an end. It announced on Tuesday that the processor, codenamed Lake Crest, is soon going to reach a small list of partners. It'll enhance their ability to utilize machine learning.
As expected, Oppo has officially unveiled a new mid-range the F3 Lite, and released more information on the upcoming F5. The former is a lower mid-range handset that will be sold in Black or Gold for around $240, while the latter is going to be the company's first full-screen
Some wildlife research teams are utilizing AI-equipped drones from Intel to gather data. Coinciding with World Animal Day, the company announced two wildlife research expeditions have utilized its Falcon 8+ drones. It worked with a photographer in one instance.
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 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.
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.
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.
Lyft has a new partnership in the field of autonomous vehicles. The ridehailing company is now working with Drive.ai, a startup based in Mountain View, California. Drive.ai grew out of Stanford's artificial intelligence lab. Together, they're launching an autonomous taxi service.
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.
Russian president Vladimir Putin recently told students, according to a report from state-run RT, that whichever country has the best AI will become "the ruler of the world." His statement publicly acknowledges the importance AI will have in the coming years.
A new hardware system intended for running artificial intelligence systems has been created by Microsoft. Its Brainwave system enables machine learning models to run with high speeds and low latency. Using the Intel Stratix 10 FPGA, it can reach a sustainable 39.5 Teraflops.
Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence division is using one of Blizzard's most popular games to train AI systems. The companies have partnered to utilize Starcraft 2, which they consider a good place to train AI in the areas of memory and learning.
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.
Foxconn is going to establish a new R&D facility in Michigan that'll be focused on artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle technology. The new facility is a "multibillion-dollar" project. Foxconn also recently announced an upcoming location in Wisconsin.
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.
Part of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has received financial support from DeepMind, a artificial intelligence division within Google. DeepMind has given Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £110,000 since setting up a deal with the organization two months ago.
The popular e-commerce company eBay has announced two new features, called Image Search and Find It On eBay. The two new features use artificial intelligence and machine learning, and will help users to easier find articles on eBay they wish to buy.