News tagged: Artificial Intelligence
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.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk continues to make it clear that advanced artificial intelligence (AI) is one of his greatest concerns in the world. While speaking at the National Governor's Association, Musk reiterated his concerns and suggested we need regulation.
Google has a new venture capital fund that'll specifically help support startups in the artificial intelligence space. The fund, known as Gradient Ventures, will offer both financial support and "technical mentorship" to young AI companies showing promise in the expanding field.
DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet focused on artificial intelligence, is setting up its first research lab outside of the UK. The facility will be located in Edmonton, Canada, and it's being created through a partnership with the University of Alberta.
Ford's AI efforts have primarily dealt with autonomous vehicles, but the automaker is expanding. CTO Ken Washington announced today that Ford will create a new robotics and AI research team focused on artificial intelligence that goes beyond vehicles.
Tesla has hired a deep learning expert, Andrej Karpathy, to head up work on Autopilot. Karpathy was previously a researcher at OpenAI, a non-profit dedicated to artificial intelligence work. OpenAI is supported by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
Google has reportedly put together an investment program specifically for artificial intelligence ventures. The venture capital program is led by Anna Patterson, Google's VP of engineering, according to Axios. This fits with Google's statement that it's an "AI first" company.
Apple started with artificial intelligence software back in 2011, when the company unveiled Siri. Since then, Siri evolved very much, but other companies have also joined the battle and are very competitive. To further diversify from others, Apple is reportedly working on a
Google's AlphaGo, a piece of artificial intelligence from DeepMind, is officially the best Go player in the world. It won for a second time against Ke Jie, a 19-year-old who also happens to be the world's top champion. With that second win, Jie can't come back.