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Sharing Photos Online? Companies are Tracking What you Wear and How you Feel

Posted in Business on 12th Mar, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
In all of this free and open communication, corporations want to know what’s being said about their brands.

Japan: Robot to take top university exam

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears.

Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
US space agency Nasa is seeking coders who could help prevent a global catastrophe by identifying asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Bots

Posted in Business on 15th Mar, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Big changes are coming to the labor market that people and governments aren't prepared for, Bill Gates believes.

Steering wheel camera 'detects angry drivers'

Posted in Software on 16th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A concept to embed facial recognition cameras into steering wheels to detect angry or upset drivers is being worked on by researchers.

Apple engineer reveals where the iPhone’s original software came from

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of Apple’s lead engineers is finally telling the tale of the first iPhone’s software.

Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system

Posted in Software on 19th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.

A neuromorphic-computing 'roadmap’

Posted in Software on 23rd Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Now it could be possible to build a practical neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computer while minimizing energy requirements.

The FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Concern

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition technology isn’t yet sophisticated enough to identify people very accurately.

Mobile apps could hit $70B in revenues by 2017

Posted in Games on 29th Apr, 2014 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
While games drive the majority of app revenue now, they won’t stay on top of the heap much longer.

Google launches Google Docs and Sheets apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted in Software on 2nd May, 2014 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google woke up from its slumber today and released Google Docs and Google Sheets for iOS and Android devices. It’s about time.

iPhone app tells you if you have skin cancer in seconds

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
You can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer.

No, A 'Supercomputer' Did NOT Pass The Turing Test For The First Time And Everyone Should Know Better

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost everything about the story is bogus.

Robotic hand uses AI to specialize its grip for any object

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2014 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Shadow’s Dexterous Hand “sees” the shape of the object approaching it to help it determine how to hold it.

Android now has over 1B active users, up from 538M last year

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2014 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The number of monthly active Android users has doubled every year, Google said.

Some Simple Software Could Help Charge Your Phone in Minutes Not Hours

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Modern phones aren't renowned for their battery life; to make things worse, they can take hours to charge, too.

Yes, Google Maps is tracking you through your smartphone. Here’s how to stop it

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is probably logging your location, step by step, via Google Maps.

Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2014 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft to reveal skype real time translation on calls at the end of 2014

Poker Bots: The Rise and development of the card shark machinery

Posted in Games on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:46 AM
by Diego Bocanegra
Since their evolution, their very name sends shivers down even the most experienced players’ spines.

VC Peter Thiel: You can either invest in 'bits' or 'atoms'

Posted in Business on 9th Sep, 2014 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Right now Thiel seems to think there’s already too many “bits” companies and not enough “atom” companies. He may be right.

AI expert predicts half of web searches will soon be speech and images

Posted in Software on 21st Sep, 2014 02:51 AM
by PlanetTech
We might depend on additional interfaces to find information, namely by speaking and by taking pictures of the things around us.

Shellshock: 'Deadly serious' new vulnerability found

Posted in Software on 25th Sep, 2014 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A "deadly serious" bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered.

Climate-Earth system computer model to be the most advanced ever created

Posted in Software on 27th Sep, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Armed with high-performance computing systems, DOE national labs and partners tackle climate and Earth-system modeling.

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

Posted in Software on 1st Oct, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
As long as there is a FireChat-enabled device to act as a node in the chain, there's really no geographic limit to how big the ad hoc network can be.

Google Glass can now display captions for hard-of-hearing users

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a speech-to-text Android app for Google Glass that displays captions.

How big data is fueling a new age in space exploration

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2018, a group of organizations from all of the world will begin construction of the largest radio telescope ever built.

Ian Livingstone applies to create 'gaming' school

Posted in Online on 9th Oct, 2014 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone has formally applied to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming.

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Posted in Online on 13th Oct, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Over the telephone, in jail and online, a new digital bounty is being harvested: the human voice.

How big data is beginning to change how medicine works

Posted in Software on 16th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The hope is that big data analytics will help to make sense of seemingly endless streams of medical information.

The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

Posted in Software on 20th Oct, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s reasonable to expect that major players like Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft will lead a fierce consolidation effort for the AI market over the next five years.

'Instagram for doctors' to be launched in Europe

Posted in Medicine on 20th Oct, 2014 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
An app which enables healthcare professionals to share photos is to be rolled out across western Europe by the end of the year.

Does Watson Know the Answer to IBM’s Woes?

Posted in Business on 6th Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM is betting that research on more human-like artificial intelligence will help it turn things around.

Researchers: AI program smart enough to enter 80% of private Japanese universities

Posted in Software on 10th Nov, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The goal of the project, started in 2011, is for the AI system to achieve a mock test score required to enter the University of Tokyo by 2021.

Google makes big advances in image recognition and computer vision

Posted in Software on 19th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Google have created AI software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before.

The future of homework is: video games

Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The snowball effect of stress among teachers, students and parents over homework seems to be increasing with no end in sight.

Robots Are Still Toddlers; But They’re Growing Up Fast

Posted in Software on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Today’s most advanced robots are still toddlers. But dont expect that to last long. A few underlying drivers are pushing their development forward.

Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
At least on the software side of things, Apple is beginning to make some moves investigating what it sees as the "next generation" of computing.

Text messaging service helps people take their pills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Around a third of patients do not take their medicine as directed.

AI as good as primates at visual object recognition

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep neural networks have studied millions of images and some can now recognize the objects in all of these images in a similar manner and speed to primates.

Machine learning reveals genetic roots of cancers and autism

Posted in Software on 20th Dec, 2014 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to read the human genome and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities.

The Military Wants Smarter Insect Spy Drones

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Urban disaster relief is an 'obvious' application for tiny, self-guided insect robots.

Predictions for the future of technology in 2015:

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Augmented reality smartglasses from Google are forecast for 2015, along with driverless buses, free Super WiFi, and adverts on the moon.

Will 2015 deliver the promise of telemedicine?

Posted in Software on 30th Dec, 2014 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea of using technology to provide remote health care has been around for years, but it really started to take off this year with wearable devices and video chat.

These Technologies Are Poised to Go Big in 2015

Posted in Software on 6th Jan, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Here are some of the most exciting new technologies moving from deceptive to disruptive this year.

Computer program 'perfect at poker'

Posted in Games on 10th Jan, 2015 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have created a computer program they say is the perfect poker player and never makes a mistake.

The 4 things your mobile health app needs for a breakout in 2015

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world of mobile health applications is poised to truly go mainstream in 2015.

Google to offer real-time voice translation on smartphones

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Google to detect which language you're speaking and provide automatic translation.

Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2015 01:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may face state regulatory hurdles depending on where it chooses to test the cars in public.

Baidu image recognition has fewer errors than Google and is claimed to be close to human level

Posted in Software on 18th Jan, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Baidu has a state -of-the-art image recognition system, Deep Image, developed using end-to-end deep learning.

Mozilla Wants To Bring Virtual Reality To The Browser

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2015 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Mozilla launched a very experimental version of Firefox with support for web-based virtual reality apps that could be experienced through the Oculus Rift.

App downloads soared in December, but so did marketing costs

Posted in Software on 26th Jan, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Downloads set a new record in December, but the cost of acquiring users also rose 20 percent from last year.

Virtual reality content on offer to airline passengers

Posted in Games on 29th Jan, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
First-class passengers flying between Australia and the US will soon be able to watch content via a virtual reality headset, airline Qantas has announced.

How to sell the robot revolution

Posted in Reviews on 30th Jan, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Are we finally ready to enter the age of the home robot?

With virtual reality blowing up, first VR accelerator unveils initial 13 startups

Posted in Games on 31st Jan, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Developers are swarming to the new VR technology and investors want to get in on the new companies.

Deep learning startup Clarifai offers video analysis

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2015 06:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup with a service for recognizing images, today introduced a pretty nifty new capability. Now their technology can quickly point out the things that appear in videos.

Software analyzes human genome in as little as 90 minutes

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
New software can take raw sequence data on a person's genome and search it for disease-causing variations in a matter of hours.

Kill switches 'cut thefts' in London, New York and San Francisco

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2015 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The addition of "kill switch" anti-theft tools to iPhones and Android handsets appears to be acting as a major deterrent to criminals.

Training AIs to understand sentiments conveyed by images

Posted in Software on 13th Feb, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
‪Once trained, the AI can be used to determine what sentiments (feelings) that a given image is likely to elicit.

Doctors store 1,600 digital hearts for big data study

Posted in Software on 15th Feb, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Never before has so much information been collected and storied on so many human hearts.

Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Posted in Software on 16th Feb, 2015 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Vint Cerf, a 'father of the internet', says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost.

Mobile growth is huge, and could surge 3x in the next 2 years

Posted in Hardware on 21st Feb, 2015 05:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile has been one of the biggest drivers of growth in tech sector the iPhone’s launch in 2007. But if Digi-Capital's predictions hold water, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Lenovo’s Superfish nightmare could be a sign that marketing tech has gone too far

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2015 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Lenovo has loaded harmful adware onto some of its laptops. Has marketing tech has crossed the line?

How machine learning will fuel huge innovation over the next 5 years

Posted in Business on 28th Feb, 2015 09:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction.

Google developing knowledge based trust score for websites

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of counting incoming links, the system, which is not yet live, counts the number of incorrect facts within a page.

Baidu welcomes China's military to join China Brain project on AI systems

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Chinese search giant Baidu, has proposed a state-level project on artificial intelligence (AI) systems called 'China Brain'.

A 'visual Turing test' of a computer's understanding of images

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2015 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A new way to evaluate how well computers can understand the relationships between objects in photographs, videos, and other images.

Google expert explains why deep-learning neural nets are hot in everything from games to recognizing cats

Posted in Software on 19th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The revitalized category of 'deep-learning neural networks' is making huge progress.

A 'Google Maps' for the body

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Using Google algorithms its possible to zoom in and out from the scale of the whole joint down to the cellular level 'just as you would with Google Maps'.

A leap in 4K video streaming technology

Posted in Online on 1st Apr, 2015 03:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method of data compression could see ultra-high definition video being streamed to devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

You Can Now Use Your Cellphone As A 3D Modeling Tool

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have created a new technology that uses the camera and accelerometers in an average cellphone to measure real objects in 3D space.

Android apps to run on Windows, Macs and Linux

Posted in Online on 3rd Apr, 2015 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has released a tool that lets Android apps run on any machine that can run its Chrome browser.

Getting enough sleep?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2015 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A mobile app helps physicians identify common sleep disorders in patients.

Augmented and virtual reality markets to grow to $150B by 2020, forecaster says

Posted in Software on 7th Apr, 2015 10:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Digi-Capital estimates that the combined markets will reach $150 billion by 2020.

Virtual reality app store Wear VR secures $1.5M in funding

Posted in Business on 8th Apr, 2015 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
While Oculus, Valve, and more focus on developing the hardware for virtual reality, one company is already well on its way to cornering the VR app market.

Using Smartphones for an Earthquake Early Warning Network

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
An early warning system for earthquakes can’t come soon enough for the US, which is lagging behind other seismically active countries like Mexico and Japan.

A Startup’s Plans for a New Social Virtual Reality

Posted in Software on 13th Apr, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
AltspaceVR is building virtual hangouts that it hopes you’ll use to watch a movie with friends or play a game of life-size chess.

Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the project is to completely reproduce a bee's brain in digital form, allowing at some point, a flying robot to function as the real thing with onlookers none the wiser.

IBM creates a research group to test Numenta, a brain-like AI software

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our goal is not to be biologically inspired; I want to re-create exactly; this is how you would really build a machine intelligence.'

New Iris Scanning Tech Could Identify You from 40 Feet Away

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2015 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Carnegie Melon’s Biometrics Center has developed technology that can identify a human from 40 feet away just by scanning the person’s irises.

MIT is Developing an AI Cancer Diagnosis System

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Diagnosing cancer is a depressingly common activity in hospitals, but spotting subtle variations in tumour types can require sifting through hundreds of previous cases.

Mobile gaming will be a $45B market by 2018, leaving console gaming way behind

Posted in Games on 4th May, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
As the smartphone continues to take over the world, mobile gaming stands to outpace the rest of the industry.

IBM's Watson artificial intelligence to speed up cancer care

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM's supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced.

'centimeter accurate' GPS system to be integrated into phones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Knowing exactly where you are in the world, to the centimeter, is going to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new ultra-accurate GPS system.

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault, Google asserts

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 02:13 AM
by AlexMuller
There have been 11 accidents in total, all minor, which Google asserts were never the fault of the car.

In the Future, a Virtual Heart May Test Your Medical Device for You

Posted in Software on 18th May, 2015 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
NSF announced that it would be funneling millions of pounds into a new effort to develop virtual hearts for medical device development and testing.

Google moves to develop machines with human-like intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st May, 2015 08:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Hinton believes that thought vectors will crack two of the central challenges in AI: mastering conversational language, and the ability to make leaps of logic.

NSA planned to sneak spyware onto smartphone app stores

Posted in Software on 22nd May, 2015 10:59 AM
by AlexMuller
In addition to using these 'implants' for plain old spying, the agencies also intended to use hijacked phones to send bad information to targets.

Robots master skills with 'deep learning' technique

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed new algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks by trial and error, using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn.

Software problem 'pauses' LightSail mission

Posted in Software on 29th May, 2015 09:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The Planetary Society says that its LightSail solar sail mission has been 'paused' due to a software glitch, which has frozen the onboard computer.

Google’s surprising portal into the future of virtual reality

Posted in Online on 31st May, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a tremendously big deal that Google’s pushing into virtual reality with one of its most important services: YouTube.

LightSail spacecraft is back in touch with Earth after rebooting itself

Posted in Software on 31st May, 2015 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
About a week after its launch on May 20th, LightSail lost the ability to send data to the crew because of a software glitch.

Lego takes on Minecraft with video game

Posted in Games on 2nd Jun, 2015 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
"Minecraft is exactly what Lego should have done 10 years ago,"

BBC develops 'mind-control TV' headset for iPlayer app

Posted in Online on 18th Jun, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Users can turn on and operate the app by concentrating or relaxing their minds.

The virtual reality craze is taking over hardware and games at E3

Posted in Games on 20th Jun, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus Rift vs. Project Morpheus, StarVR and Gear VR: Post-E3 thoughts

IMB Watson's AI-created recipe app goes live

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The Chef Watson app offers unique recipes by combining ingredients with data about the way humans perceive food.

Snips Grabs $6.3 Million To Add An Artificial Intelligence Layer To Your Phone

Posted in Software on 1st Jul, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By gathering data, such as location and calendar data, an AI could show you what you need.

Google is teaching its neural network AI how to chat

Posted in Software on 3rd Jul, 2015 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots are notoriously difficult to make work well. But now Google’s developed a new conversational AI that uses neural networks to learn. Right now its still quite child-like.

$500K and HoloLens development kits to make holographic computing useful

Posted in Software on 7th Jul, 2015 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft will give out $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits for the five best proposals from U.S. researchers.

Opinion: Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Erase Jobs in Nearly Every Industry

Posted in Business on 8th Jul, 2015 10:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Vivek Wadhwa describes the technology advances that are happening now, which will bear fruit in the 2020s.

The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2015 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Peter Diamandis predicts we'll see an acceleration in the rate of change as we move closer to a world of true abundance.

Computers can now know what we’re doing

Posted in Software on 19th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
We dont have fully human-like artificial intelligence just yet, but we're steadily teaching computers how to see, read, and understand our world in complex ways.

HTC on why 2016 is the critical year for virtual reality

Posted in Games on 21st Jul, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
HTC will be counting on the 'wow' factor as it pushes an entirely new product from its core business of making smartphones.

AI triumphs at Pictionary-like sketch recognition task

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system has beaten humans at a sketch-recognition task.

Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

Posted in Software on 27th Jul, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Crowdsourcing smartphone data could provide valuable advance notice for people in quake zones.

Opternative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jul, 2015 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Opternative says it’s the only online eye exam that can deliver a physician-approved prescription for glasses and contacts.

Rise of facial recognition queried by US agency

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2015 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facial recognition systems are increasingly being used in public areas, such as shopping centers.

Virtual Reality Will Let You Experience the Awe Only Astronauts Have Known

Posted in Software on 5th Aug, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Virtual reality will entertain us, connect us, open up new digital worlds; but can it revolutionize our view of the real world too?

A precision brain-controlled prosthesis nearly as good as one-finger typing

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
May allow people with ALS or spinal cord injuries to communicate faster and more accurately.

Why it's time to prepare for a world where machines can do your job

Posted in Business on 5th Aug, 2015 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Changes in employment patterns are on the way as artificial intelligence takes on many routine, repetitive tasks currently performed by people.

Will it soon be time for robots in our homes?

Posted in Software on 7th Aug, 2015 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A lot can happen in two minutes. In the world of robotics 120 seconds is all it took for 2,000 units of the robot Pepper to be sold online.

NASA marks Curiosity's third anniversary with new interactive online tools

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has released two new tools designed to both educate the public and help scientists select future landing sites.

Apple’s App Store Saw $1.7B in Billings And Broke Records In July

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The App Store today features over 1.5 million mobile applications and games available for download, and the growth in new app releases shows no signs of slowing down.

Google is planning to take another shot at the ultra low-cost Android One project

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The plan will be a push to hit the 'sweet spot' of $50 smartphones.

Brain-scanning software blocks your notifications while you are busy

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2015 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
If your mind is busy, the software can quiet the beeping of your devices so you can actually concentrate.

Eye tracking will help the paralyzed talk to the outside world

Posted in Medicine on 10th Aug, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are developing systems that use eye tracking for communication.

New software provides an animal-eye view of our colorful world

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a piece of free software that lets you see the colors in photos the way that various animals would see them.

The IBM Watson AI system will learn to understand medical images

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Watson will have the ability to 'see' by bringing together Watson’s advanced image analytics and cognitive computing system with data and images from medical imaging.

Scientists find mass extinctions can accelerate evolution

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

Google Research Boosts Deep Learning Detection with GPUs

Posted in Hardware on 14th Aug, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
An emerging market is exploding in deep learning and computer vision with companies continuing to push the processing speed and complexity envelope.

Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2015 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Census results in England and Wales since 1871 show that the rise of machines has been a job creator rather than making humans obsolete.

Kids’ gaming makes up nearly 8% of mobile game spending worldwide

Posted in Business on 18th Aug, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Parents are dropping a serious amount of cash to keep their kids’ tablets and smartphones filled with games.

Singularity University students use AI so the blind may see the world

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2015 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Aipoly is an intelligent assistant for the visually impaired that empowers them to explore and understand their surroundings through computer vision and audio ­feedback.

PlanetTech interviews Michael Stewart, founder, chairman & CEO of Lucid AI

Posted in Interviews on 21st Aug, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Lucid is an Artificial Intelligence company that is developing the causal reasoning system Cyc to solve complex business problems.

VR’s inevitable move to eye control

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Imagine a world where you can control objects with your eyes instead of your hands. With virtual reality moving into the mainstream, this could become an everyday activity.

How We’re Battling Virtual Reality's Dreaded Simulator Sickness

Posted in Games on 24th Aug, 2015 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
To an unfortunate subpopulation of people, virtual reality’s side effects are no joke. The eyestrain and stomach upset can be severe.

Coursera raises $49.5M to help it expand to Latin America, China, and India

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The online education service has raised $49.5M. With 75 percent of its learners from outside the U.S., Coursera needs to expand its availability.

Deep learning neural networks are looking to take over art and design jobs

Posted in Software on 29th Aug, 2015 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A deep neural network system can create artistic images that look like they could have been created by famous artists.

Speech-classifier program is better at predicting psychosis than psychiatrists

Posted in Software on 30th Aug, 2015 05:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A speech analysis program differentiated between people who developed psychosis over a later period and those who did not.

Within 4 years, Google hopes to have its autonomous vehicles commercially available and citizens in the U.S. regularly riding

Posted in Software on 31st Aug, 2015 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is bringing its autonomous vehicles to Austin for testing.

A Clever Google Algorithm Could Make 4K Video Half the Size

Posted in Software on 1st Sep, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
When Google promises an algorithm that can cut the bandwidth needed to stream a video in half, things get interesting.

Harvard offers virtual classroom for students anywhere in the world

Posted in Software on 3rd Sep, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The lectures are given in a television studio two miles from campus and class plays out like a giant video conference.

Google now offers search information cards on more than 900 diseases

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is making it possible for users to find out more about health conditions that may be plaguing them or their community.

Facebook offers free education software in US

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2015 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has taken its first steps into the education market with software that it claims allows children to learn at their own pace.

The ongoing struggle to define artificial intelligence

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2015 08:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Having a usable definition of AI is vital for any regulation and governance of the technology because laws and policies simply will not operate without one.

How VR technology Is Reimagining Classroom Education

Posted in Hardware on 9th Sep, 2015 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Your teacher explains that you’ll learn about the inner workings of the bloodstream. You put on a headset, and the next thing you know, you’re flying through the bloodstream.

Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2015 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft has been granted a patent for tech that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.

AI system solves SAT geometry questions as well as average American 11th-grade student

Posted in Software on 24th Sep, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
GeoS uses computer vision to interpret diagrams, natural language processing to read and understand text, and a geometric solver.

Google's Voice Search is Getting Far Better

Posted in Software on 25th Sep, 2015 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The addition of recurrent neural networks will make the tech much faster, and much more accurate.

Oculus Connect: $99 Gear VR, Oculus Touch release date, Minecraft, and more

Posted in Games on 25th Sep, 2015 06:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Here are all the big announcements form Oculus' event summarized:

Disney has invented augmented reality 3D colouring books

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2015 10:12 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s made possible by an augmented reality app that’s able to track and capture real-time images from a mobile's camera, and then map them onto any 3D deformable surface.

On the Edge of Automation

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
'Five hundred years from now everyone is going to be involved in some kind of information or entertainment, There will be no farmers, or people working in manufacturing.'

Apple reportedly buys secretive deep learning startup Perceptio

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2015 01:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The news comes just three days after a report that Apple had bought another artificial intelligence startup, VocalIQ.

AI machine achieves IQ test score of young child

Posted in Software on 7th Oct, 2015 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
All await the next chapters in artificial intelligence to see what more a machine can do to mimic human intelligence.

Inside Google's Efforts to Create a General-Purpose Robot

Posted in Hardware on 8th Oct, 2015 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Behind the scenes, the company is laying the groundwork for intelligent, multipurpose robots.

Is your AI as smart as an 8th grader? Prove it to Paul Allen's AI2 for a shot to win $50K

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2015 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Each AI system will have to answer a large set of multiple-choice science questions set at the 8th grade level. (13 to 14 years old).

Google Doubles Down On AI In Europe As It Takes A Stake In DFKI Research Center In Germany

Posted in Software on 9th Oct, 2015 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has been investing in building out its artificial intelligence, deep learning and robotics capabilities.

This new computer program can diagnose cancer in just two days

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
When it comes to cancer, spotting the disease earlier can quite literally mean the difference between life and death.

People 'prefer bored robots'

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2015 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
People warmed to a robot if it made mistakes and showed human-like emotions, such as boredom.

Forget Humans vs. Machines: It’s a Humans + Machines Future

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2015 04:12 AM
by AlexMuller
We’re trying to augment human intelligence with AI, not replicate it, stressed Modha.

MagicLeap augmented reality video shows a solar system in an office

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2015 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Magic Leap is being seen as Google’s attempt to get into the VR/AR game and counter Facebook-backed Oculus, though Microsoft’s HoloLens is probably more of a direct competitor.

Deep Learning Researchers Create System that Annotates Video

Posted in Software on 29th Oct, 2015 11:17 AM
by AlexMuller
"The experiments show that our approach is able to generate multiple sentences or a paragraph for a long video and achieves the state-of-the-art results"

Google is reportedly working on merging its Chrome OS with Android

Posted in Software on 30th Oct, 2015 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The merger has apparently been in the works for two years and Google may have something to show for it as early as next year.

Simulation models universe from near birth until today

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2015 01:14 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed, has modeled the evolution of the universe from just 50 million years after the Big Bang to the present day.

Toyota to spend $1bn on artificial intelligence project in Silicon Valley

Posted in Software on 7th Nov, 2015 11:59 AM
by AlexMuller
The investment, which will be spread over five years, comes on top of $50m Toyota announced earlier for artificial intelligence research at Stanford and MIT.

Fastest brain-computer-interface speller developed

Posted in Hardware on 7th Nov, 2015 11:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Allows paralyzed patients to communicate at 60 characters per minute

Virtual reality technology aims to drag medical training 'out of the 18th century'

Posted in Software on 7th Nov, 2015 12:03 PM
by AlexMuller
We are just beginning to uncover what VR is capable of, but advances could have a drastic impact on the health industry.

AI based scientific search engine aims to accelerate the research process

Posted in Software on 8th Nov, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Leveraging expertise in data mining, natural-language processing and computer vision, Semantic Scholar provides AI-enhanced search.

I’m going to make artificial intelligence that predicts what happens in videos

Posted in Software on 10th Nov, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Yann Lecun, Facebook's director of AI, reveals his ideas for the future of AI in an interview with New Scientist.

Eyefluence raises $14M for eye-popping eye-tracking technology for VR

Posted in Business on 13th Nov, 2015 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking technology that lets you use the gaze of your eyes to control augmented reality and virtual reality devices.

Exponential Medicine: AI Better Than Your Doctor at Finding Cancer

Posted in Software on 13th Nov, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
'If you detect cancer early, your probability of survival is 10 times higher.'

Japanese AI Bot Blitzes Uni Entrance Exam

Posted in Software on 17th Nov, 2015 05:46 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence engine received such high scores on a standardised test that it’d have an 80 per cent chance of getting into a Japanese university.

Google’s app for Android and iOS can now answer complex questions

Posted in Online on 19th Nov, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The app is now better at understanding complex questions. In particular, the Google app can now handle superlatives, ordered items, and dates.

Artificial intelligence in healthcare to replace jobs

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2015 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Technological innovations not only reinforce change but they also transform the future of industries, whether we like it or not

AI and robotics will redefine jobs rather than eliminate them in the short term

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2015 05:03 AM
by AlexMuller
A study claims that even the highest-paid occupations have a significant amount of activity that can be automated.

Google launches Cloud Vision API so anyone can tap its image recognition tech

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A tool developers can use to add image recognition to their own applications.

Cambridge University launches centre to study AI and the future of intelligence

Posted in Software on 3rd Dec, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Freed of biological constraints, machines might one day become much more intelligent than humans. What would this mean for us?

Robots could learn the same way babies do

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2015 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
They are the best learners on the planet, so how could we design robots that learn as effortlessly as a child?

Computers are getting closer to copying the way humans learn

Posted in Software on 11th Dec, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A lot of work in machine learning, which is how we tackle AI, is centered around how to best represent objects and ideas so computers can understand them.

Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and others commit $1B to nonprofit artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI

Posted in Software on 12th Dec, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'The research will focus on positive human impact.'

Google and Johnson & Johnson are working on robots for surgery

Posted in Software on 14th Dec, 2015 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The Verb Surgical team hopes to leverage Google’s expertise in machine learning and image processing and Johnson & Johnson’s knowledge of medical devices.

MIT invention could boost resolution of 3D depth cameras 1,000 fold

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine 3D depth cameras built into cellphones for 3D scanning and driverless cars with clear vision in rain, snow, or fog.

New Organization Hopes to Push for Responsible Use of Robotics

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The explosion in the use of automation has prompted a world leading multidisciplinary group of technology scholars to form The Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR).

Facewatch 'thief recognition' CCTV on trial in UK stores

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A scheme widely used by UK stores to identify criminals is testing facial recognition technology, the BBC has learned.

Facebook says its object detection tech has improved by 60% in one year

Posted in Software on 19th Dec, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook placed second in the 2015 Microsoft Common Objects in Context image recognition competition, after Microsoft Research.

MIT scientists create algorithm that can make photographs more memorable

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2015 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The alogrithm can predict photo memorability at "near-human" levels

7 trends for artificial intelligence in 2016: 'Like 2015 on steroids'

Posted in Software on 21st Dec, 2015 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Its that time of the year again for predictions; TechRepublic caught up with some names in AI research to predict the year ahead:

Eric Schmidt: AI should have verification systems to avoid 'undesirable outcomes'

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Schmidt calls for the makers of AIs to follow three guiding principles:

Google is trying to kill passwords. But what should replace them?

Posted in Online on 26th Dec, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech giant is trying out a feature that lets some users confirm their identity just by using their smartphones.

10 predictions for the game industry in 2016

Posted in Games on 27th Dec, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Dean Takahashi of Venturebeat lays down his predictions for the gaming industry in 2016.

NASA's Mars 2030 virtual reality software to put users on the surface of the Red Planet

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA is looking to give owners of popular VR headsets an immersive experience with Mars 2030.

Algorithm turns smartphones into 3D scanners

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 07:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The limitation with current 3D scanners is that the pattern projector and the camera have to precisely synchronized, which requires specialized and expensive hardware.

6 startups that could change the face of AI in 2016

Posted in Software on 29th Dec, 2015 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
As part of the Hacker Unit accelerator program, the remote accelerator for disruptive startups, these companies aim to shape the future of AI.

The Internet Allowed Us to Learn Anything, VR Will Let Us Experience Everything

Posted in Online on 30th Dec, 2015 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon we could be learning in virtual-reality classrooms, shopping at virtual-reality stores, and working in virtual-reality offices.

2016: the year when VR goes from virtual to reality

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2016 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Given the amount of investment by players from Facebook to Sony to HTC, it will be a big disappointment if VR does not finally become a reality in many homes this year.

5 Robot Trends to Watch for in 2016

Posted in Business on 2nd Jan, 2016 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
We saw significant advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence in 2015. Here’s what we’re watching closely in 2016.

Can Human-Machine Superintelligence Solve the World's Problems?

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A combination of human and computer reasoning might be just what we need to solve the hardest problems in the world.

The Rift is expensive: Oculus founder: We are not making money on $599 Rift; it's obscenely cheap

Posted in Games on 6th Jan, 2016 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$599 to get the top-tier VR equipment in addition to the cost of a PC, and that has a lot of consumers feeling priced out of the market.

Pepper is getting an AI boost from IBM's Watson

Posted in Software on 7th Jan, 2016 12:17 PM
by AlexMuller
"In terms of hands-on interaction, when cognitive capabilities are embedded in robotics, you will see people benefit from this technology in exciting ways."

Google and Lenovo to make smartphone with Project Tango augmented reality

Posted in Software on 8th Jan, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Tango is a way to create Augmented Reality, putting animated objects into a real 3D space that you view via special glasses or a screen.

Apple Purchases AI company Emotient to read users’ expressions

Posted in Software on 11th Jan, 2016 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Emotient presents themselves as 'the leader in emotion detection and sentiment analysis’, which can be used to help organizations understand audience reactions.

Google now has a boss for its virtual reality business to take on Oculus

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2016 11:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the execs behind Google Cardboard, will head up the company’s virtual reality team.

Minecraft to launch education edition

Posted in Games on 19th Jan, 2016 09:31 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 7,000 classrooms around the world already use Minecraft in some form.

Jurgen Schmidhuber Explains the Big Expectations of AI

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'we can probably expect that once we have animal level AI, very soon afterwards we will have something like human-level AI and its not going to stop there.'

What Apple's latest VR hire means for this growing market

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2016 08:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting even more serious about VR and AR, which are markets that could generate as much as $120 billion in revenue by 2020.

Could Store Visits Be Guided By Robots? IBM Hopes So

Posted in Software on 24th Jan, 2016 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is that human-like robots such as Pepper, will be powered by IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology to turn the robot into a store associate.

When the future of virtual reality meets the future of education

Posted in Games on 25th Jan, 2016 11:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of this early foray into VR­-based learning has centered on the hard sciences.

When Class Is Run by a Robot

Posted in Software on 25th Jan, 2016 11:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in Europe and Turkey are working to develop teaching machines that help preschool-aged kids learn a new language.

Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World

Posted in Software on 26th Jan, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A new database will gauge progress in artificial intelligence, as computers try to grasp what’s going on in scenes shown in photographs.

Harvard is trying to build an AI like the human brain

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The bold ambition is the new systems could be used to complete just about any task normally reserved for human brains.

Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence and its boader implications

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, AI researcher Ben Goertzel predicts, an AGI will be created that will do to the field what Sputnik did for space.

Apple reportedly has a huge team working on VR and AR headsets

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is known most for selling iPhones, iPads and Macs. But in the future, it could be known for selling cars and headsets for virtual reality and augmented reality.

Will the robot revolution bring economic meltdown?

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Uber and Airbnb. Self-driving cars and Drones. You don't have to be a Silicon Valley veteran to notice that tech seems to be eating everything these days.

An evolutionary approach to AI learning

Posted in Software on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
AI guru Nick Bostrom highlights the crucial importance of the goal setting process when building a superintelligence.

Will AI Investors Outsmart the Market?

Posted in Business on 4th Feb, 2016 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning could be good 'for extracting hidden trends, information, and relationships'.

Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Using cutting-edge imaging to study the inner workings of our brains could lead to more powerful and useful machine-learning algorithms.

CMU announces research project to reverse-engineer brain algorithms

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2016 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A Human Genome Project-level plan to make computers learn like humans.

Artificial Intelligence in Business: 10 Important Statistics

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2016 02:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing trend in the business world.

Google plans to release a Cardboard successor like Samsung’s Gear VR this year

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
In November, Samsung released the Gear VR in collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus VR.

Virtual Reality Video Game Industry to Generate $5.1 Billion in 2016

Posted in Business on 9th Feb, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Consumers will spend $5.1 billion on virtual reality gaming hardware, accessories and software in 2016. That’s up from the $660 million spent in 2015.

Impact of automation puts up to 85% of jobs in developing countries at risk

Posted in Software on 9th Feb, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Most investors by surveyed by Citi feel automation poses a major challenge to societies, but automation will boost productivity.

Google is reportedly building a standalone VR headset, no smartphone required

Posted in Hardware on 12th Feb, 2016 09:13 PM
by AlexMuller
This new level of hardware development might well have been accelerated by reports of Apple working on VR headsets.

Artificial Intelligence Offers a Better Way to Diagnose Malaria

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2016 10:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Now an artificial intelligence program can diagnose malaria more reliably than most humans.

When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Posted in Business on 15th Feb, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi expects that within 30 years, machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.

Where Artificial Intelligence Is Now and What’s Just Around the Corner

Posted in Hardware on 16th Feb, 2016 08:01 PM
by AlexMuller
'For 50 years, we've ideated about this idea of AI. But it's only been in the last few years that we've seen a fundamental transformation in this technology.'

The robots are coming for jobs that pay $20 an hour or less, White House finds

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The question is whether the current pace of automation may in the shorter term increase inequality.

Creating a Wikipedia resource for Robots to share knowledge and learning

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2016 09:08 PM
by AlexMuller
People have learned to pool their knowledge. We need to help machines do the same.

Pepper robot will make first appearance in U.S. businesses this year

Posted in Business on 25th Feb, 2016 11:30 AM
by AlexMuller
After its debut in July 2014, there are now more than 10,000 Pepper robots in use in other countries, primarily Japan.

Worldwide spending on robotics to reach US$135 billion in 2019

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2016 11:07 AM
by AlexMuller
IDC forecasts global spending on robotics to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17% from more than US$71 billion in 2015 to US$135.4 billion in 2019.

Mobile virtual reality on track to hit $861M in revenues this year

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2016 11:38 AM
by AlexMuller
There could be a big opportunity for Samsung and Google to sweep up entry-level consumers without the high-end PC.

AI learns to understand and predict human behaviour by reading our fiction

Posted in Software on 29th Feb, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a novel means of teaching artificial intelligence how to predict human responses to actions and events.

VR Is More Than Merely Improved Gaming

Posted in Business on 1st Mar, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
VR is expected to be this years big thing. People tend to see this mostly as an improvement in game playing, but this technology has much broader sweeping implications.

Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

Posted in Business on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Blippar, is an AR company that lets you see extra, rich information content by simply pointing your phone at an object.

Google AI takes on the world's Go champion

Posted in Software on 8th Mar, 2016 11:25 AM
by AlexMuller
AlphaGo has already beaten the European champion but, experts say, this is easy-peasy compared to taking on the masters in Asia.

Deep learning helps robots perfect complex tasks and skills

Posted in Software on 9th Mar, 2016 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The new use of deep-reinforcement learning strategy opens the way for training robots to carry out increasingly complex tasks, such as housework.

In 2016, Virtual Reality's Moment of Truth Is Finally Here

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2016 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
2016 is going to be an incredible year for VR. For those in the VR industry, this is the day they have been dreaming about for years if not decades.

AI 'should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring'

Posted in Software on 11th Mar, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Academics argue AI could radically transform our education system for the better, but is being held back by funding.

Artificial intelligence: Google's AlphaGo beats Go master Lee Sedol

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2016 08:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer program has beaten a master Go player 3-0 in a best-of-five competition, in what is seen as a landmark for AI.

Rodney Brooks Gives 3 Tips for Young People Interested in A.I.

Posted in Business on 13th Mar, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The former director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab has some interesting suggestions on how to advance the field:

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments

Posted in Games on 14th Mar, 2016 04:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is to become a testing ground for artificial intelligence experiments.

Facebook is donating servers to speed up Artificial Intelligence research

Posted in Software on 14th Mar, 2016 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The big tech companies investing in AI research, as studies suggest that the impact of AI over the next decades will be enormous.

The Robot Revolution: Breakthroughs You Should Watch For

Posted in Software on 15th Mar, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, robots will be commanding professions where accuracy and patience are key.

Google's Eric Schmidt says robots will take our jobs and the rise of AI is a natural progression

Posted in Business on 16th Mar, 2016 02:10 PM
by AlexMuller
"There's no question that as AI becomes more pervasive, people doing routine, repetitive tasks will be at risk."

South Korean government announces nearly $1 billion in AI funding

Posted in Software on 17th Mar, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
SK announced it would spend 1T won (US$840 million) by 2020 to forward AI. It seems that everyone wants to get in on the AI revolution.

What to expect from virtual reality in 2016

Posted in Games on 20th Mar, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
We are past the 'if' phase of VR and on to the 'when.'

Exploring the risks of artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 21st Mar, 2016 10:49 AM
by AlexMuller
'Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.'

FBI 'may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone' on their own

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone without Apple's assistance.

Microsoft shuts Twitter AI bot after it learns racism from Twitter users

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft launched an AI on Twitter for a playful chat with people, only to silence it within 24 hours as users started sharing racist and offensive comments with the bot.

The race is on to develop and control Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2016 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry’s biggest companies, like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook, are jockeying to become the go-to platform for A.I.

In Contrast to Tay, Microsoft's Chinese Chatbot, Xiaolce, Is Actually Pleasant

Posted in Online on 28th Mar, 2016 02:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Trolls turned Tay into a monster in less than a day, but China's Xiaolce is a therapeutic A.I.

IBM wants to accelerate AI learning with new processor tech

Posted in Hardware on 29th Mar, 2016 12:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Resistive chips could speed up neural network training 30,000 times.

The quest for an unbreakable phone is 'impossible,' says Apple

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2016 07:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is pushing hard to make its phones more secure, but says the quest for perfect security will never be met.

Paul Allen doubles down on artificial intelligence research in Seattle

Posted in Software on 2nd Apr, 2016 08:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Allen's AI2 project is attempting a much bigger challenge than Go; teaching a computer to be a mastermind in all disciplines of science.

Facebook lets blind people understand photos with the help of AI

Posted in Software on 5th Apr, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired people what appears in them.

Mass General will use artificial intelligence to improve hospital care

Posted in Software on 6th Apr, 2016 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, to advance health care with AI to improve detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

US pushes Apple for access to iPhones in criminal cases

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2016 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI had said it was able to gain access to the device independently. This method is said only work on certain older models of the iPhone.

The Curtains Will Peel Back on Viv Next Month

Posted in Online on 10th Apr, 2016 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Viv expands on the work of Siri with a powerful conversational interface that can be used for much more than finding out the weather forecast, or launching an app.

IBM putting Watson into Softbank Pepper robot

Posted in Business on 11th Apr, 2016 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM and SoftBank Robotics plans to offer a version of Watson for SoftBank Pepper robots, aimed at global enterprise customers.

The Rise of the Chat Bots

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2016 06:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots communicate with people in natural language. They are becoming popular and the companies that develop the software behind them are attracting serious venture capital.

Microsoft to open Minecraft education edition for all schools in June, free on the early access program

Posted in Games on 14th Apr, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
A new Minecraft made for teaching kids.

Three trends that are driving the chatbot revolution

Posted in Software on 14th Apr, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Three intersecting trends help us understand why the the chatter around chatbots is everywhere.

Google is about to supercharge its Tensorflow open source AI

Posted in Business on 15th Apr, 2016 06:36 PM
by AlexMuller
TensorFlow was among the 6 open source projects that received the most attention from developers in all of 2015, even though it was only released in November.

Brain scan software can spot adults with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Subjects only needed to spend about 10 minutes in the machine and didn't have to perform any special tasks.

Artificial Intelligence fights wildlife poaching

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are using A.I. applications that incorporate a game theory model for wildlife protection.

Researchers Work to Make Programming Robots Less Complicated

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2016 12:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a project called PRINTEPS, a framework for creating practical applications of AI, and putting it to use.

Vive manufacturer HTC creates $100M fund for virtual reality startups

Posted in Software on 27th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Vive X is a $100 million fund for VR startups. HTC will lead the effort to help startups in this space bring their products to market.

OpenAI launches Gym, a toolkit for testing learning algorithms

Posted in Software on 28th Apr, 2016 12:05 PM
by AlexMuller
OpenAI, the nonprofit artificial intelligence research company established last year with backing from several Silicon Valley figures, today announced its first product:

Key trends in the evolution of intelligent assistance

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Personal assistants and software bots have enjoyed significant buzz in recent months. New assistants are launched every week.

Intelligent Machines: AI had IQ of four-year-old child

Posted in Software on 2nd May, 2016 03:25 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has taken an IQ test designed for a young child.

Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
'we’re on the right track in developing machines with a visual system and vocabulary as flexible and versatile as ours.'

DeepMind To Start Using TensorFlow for Future Artificial Intelligence Research

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The Google-owned company that made headlines by beating world Go champion with AI is becoming more integrated.

Bee model could be breakthrough for autonomous drones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.

More on the OpenAI "Robot Gym" for Artificial Intelligence Training

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 04:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has developed a $1 billion-program "Robot Gym" to train AI. He says he wanted the robots to be as versatile as humans when it comes to thinking.

Viv: The a next generation AI assistant

Posted in Business on 10th May, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The real secret sauce of Viv is 'dynamic program generation' which allows the AI assistant to understand intent and generate a program itself to best answer the query.

Artificial intelligence course creates AI teaching assistant

Posted in Online on 10th May, 2016 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Jill Watson is a virtual teaching assistant. She was one of nine teaching assistants in an AI online course. And none of the students guessed she wasn't a human.

One Million virtual reality fans use Samsung's Gear VR

Posted in Business on 12th May, 2016 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
We've yet to see similar acceptance for Oculus's flagship VR headset: the Oculus Rift. Its high price along with shipment problems may offer more friction in terms of adoption.

These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2016 06:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Five exponential trends are shaping and accelerating the future of the robotics industry.

Should we use smartphone apps to treat depression and anxiety?

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have looked to gain some concrete information as to how helpful an app can be for patients tackling anxiety and/or depression.

Google to Developers: Here's How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots

Posted in Online on 15th May, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Understanding language is incredibly difficult for computers because language is often ambiguous.

Google will reportedly soon to annouce a standalone Android VR headset

Posted in Games on 16th May, 2016 03:25 PM
by AlexMuller
We believe that the headset will be 'less powerful than the Vive or Rift,' which given its standalone mobile nature is no surprise.

Google Thinks You’re Ready to Converse with Computers

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2016 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Assistant will be launched in the company’s mobile search apps, installed on more than a billion smartphones.

Google I/O 2016: The recap of everything you need to know

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
It's been a packed three days of announcements, demos, and teasers.

Carnigie Mellon will host its first Neurohackathon to solve human brain research goals

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
'Getting these smart and creative young minds to look at neural data will bring 21st century tools and ideas to brain science research'

Google’s summer plan: To become the OS of your life

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2016 11:54 AM
by AlexMuller
By leveraging AI and natural interaction, Google intends to be the OS of your life

Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers dropped from just one factory as China turns to artificial intelligence

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The manufacturing hub for the electronics industry, Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is seeking a drastic reduction in labour costs.

China plans to expand artificial intelligence products market to $15 billion

Posted in Software on 26th May, 2016 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
China will speed up the development of its AI sector and create a market worth more than $15.26 billion over the next three years.

Google defeats Oracle in Java code copyright case

Posted in Software on 27th May, 2016 01:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Google uses Java in its Android smartphone operating system which powers about 80% of the world's mobile devices.

Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

Posted in Business on 28th May, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
At a recent exponential technology conference Kurzweil says he and his team at Google are building a chatbot, and that it will be released sometime later this year.

Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
For overwhelmed researchers navigating a growing stack of science literature, the value isn’t in having so much new information, but finding insights when they need them.

Minecraft surpasses 100M copies sold as it continues conquering the world of gaming

Posted in Games on 3rd Jun, 2016 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the best-selling games ever made, and it still has a ton of momentum.

Google considers making a "big red button" to stop dangerous AI

Posted in Software on 4th Jun, 2016 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Google in conjunction with The Future of Humanity Institute, has released a study that determines how we would stop an AI if it were to go rogue.

Would you trust a bot? Conversational commerce depends on it

Posted in Software on 6th Jun, 2016 07:07 PM
by AlexMuller
As AI technology improves, the number of scenarios where a human needs to take over to answer questions will decrease.

Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2016 11:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple will for the first time lower its App Store commission on one condition: if an app can retain a subscriber for over a year, the revenue split will be 85/15.

Deep neural networks to help identify, formulate advanced antiaging supplements

Posted in Software on 9th Jun, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
A collaboration to identify novel biomarkers of human aging through the use of big-data analytics and AI.

Google's Neven predicts in 10 years there will only be quantum machine learning and no machine learning on classical computers

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2016 09:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Google believes that quantum supremacy will advance its research in AI.

Tutors become part of the app culture

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2016 07:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Tutoring is one the world's oldest professions, but even a vocation so entrenched cannot escape the rising "Uberisation" of daily life.

Apple WWDC 2016: iPhone maker announces iOS 10, Siri for Mac and new iMessage

Posted in Software on 14th Jun, 2016 07:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has revealed plans including a more intelligent Siri and Messages app, quicker Apple Watch and easier to use laptops.

Pepper Robot receptionists introduced at hospitals in Belgium

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2016 07:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Pepper the humanoid robot has started work as an assistant on the reception desk in hospitals in Liege and Ostend.

Google creates new European research group to focus on machine learning

Posted in Software on 17th Jun, 2016 03:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Google announced that it is expanding its largest non-U.S. engineering center as part of a growing bet on machine learning.

Google working on 'common-sense' AI engine at new Zurich base

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2016 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's high profile AI team DeepMind, based in London, has the broader ambition to "solve intelligence".

Minecraft vr is the first stop on the road to the metaverse

Posted in Games on 18th Jun, 2016 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
It will let users create virtual worlds, and interactive spaces without any coding, which can be immediately experienced by themselves and their friends using GearVR.

A Drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2016 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists said we were now in an explosive stage of merging advances in computing with medicine.

Two inventions that could deal with virtual-reality sickness

Posted in Software on 19th Jun, 2016 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
What causes VR sickness is the clash between the visual motion cues that users see and the physical motion cues that they receive from their inner ears’ vestibular system.

OpenAI says it will build a robot that can do housework as well as other intelligent agents

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2016 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’re working to enable a physical robot to perform basic housework'

Stanford AI achieves 72-75.8% accuracy in understanding news articles

Posted in Software on 22nd Jun, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Enabling a computer to understand a document so that it can answer comprehension questions is a central goal of language processing.

Teaching Computers To Reason and Learn by Analogy

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a structure mapping system based on analogy, researchers have created a system that allows machines to reason more like humans do.

IBM and Xprize open $5M A.I. competition to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jun, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Can AI be harnessed to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges? IBM and Xprize want to find out.

The World Economic Forum lists its top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jun, 2016 06:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Criteria used during the deliberations was the likelihood that 2016 represents a tipping point in the deployment of each technology.

Oculus lifts headset game restrictions

Posted in Business on 28th Jun, 2016 02:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The software locks were introduced after VR fans made software called Revive that let people move or port Oculus games on to the HTC Vive.

HTC Vive announces $10 billion VR Venture Capital Alliance

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2016 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC is certainly looking to do its part to make sure that the headset technologies it is building have a broader ecosystem to fall into.

Japanese Software Company Develops Forex Trading App for the Pepper Robot

Posted in Software on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The Forex Robotics Corporation trading app will be using Pepper's AI to make trades on the OANDA FxTrade currency trading platform.

Sony is Getting Back into Making Robots

Posted in Business on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Sony is planning to get back into the robot business with machines capable of forming emotional bonds with humans, the company’s CEO has said.

Virtual reality heats up in China

Posted in Games on 4th Jul, 2016 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In the last six months alone, the Chinese VR market has seen a flurry of investments, partnerships and new ventures.

Bots need personality, not a brain like a vending machine

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2016 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
There’s a major problem with these new bots: a lack of human understanding.

Eyefluence wants us to control technology with our eyes

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jul, 2016 01:52 PM
by AlexMuller
What if you could control a computer screen with just your eyes? Well that’s the vision of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup.

Microsoft CEO: Chatbots will 'fundamentally revolutionize' computing

Posted in Software on 14th Jul, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
In time, human language will be taught to all computers and become “the new interface.”

Did Lenovo and Google Tango just hit an AR jackpot with this Pokémon Go phenomenon?

Posted in Games on 17th Jul, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Lenovo's upcoming Tango-enabled Phab2 Pro smartphone is may be the perfect meeting of hardware and global software phenomenon.

Apps put on notice as new study suggests teens love chatbots

Posted in Business on 18th Jul, 2016 08:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Bots are growing in popularity, largely driven largely by this generation’s preferred methods of communication.

Chatbots are the next evolutionary step for robots

Posted in Business on 19th Jul, 2016 02:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Businesses will increasingly pay for more and more of their decision-making to be outsourced to algorithms.

Games built on Unity reveal massive growth for BRIC, Samsung and Android dominance

Posted in Games on 20th Jul, 2016 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
4.4 billion installs of Unity games on smartphones and tablets worldwide.

Eye-tracking system blurs the lines for immersive VR

Posted in Software on 23rd Jul, 2016 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Nvidia has developed a rendering technique that allows that wasted processing power to be redirected to allow developers to create more immersive VR.

United Nations using Google technology to fight climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production.

10 jobs that Artificial Intelligence and chatbots are poised to eventually replace

Posted in Software on 24th Jul, 2016 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The AIs are lining up at the door. Time to sharpen up those resumes.

The artificial intelligence bots are about to get emotional

Posted in Software on 25th Jul, 2016 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
'Artificial intelligence must be socially and emotionally responsive and able to think and learn like humans.'

How to speed up your PC for gaming, as cheaply as possible: A guide

Posted in Reviews on 26th Jul, 2016 07:41 PM
by Joe Thomas
This will mean taking some simple and free steps to speed up your current system.

Google and other tech giants boosting cloud services with AI

Posted in Science on 2nd Aug, 2016 05:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Google announced in June that it had invented a new kind of chip to accelerate machine-learning software and make its cloud services more competitive.

Pat Inc. natural language chat technology is a step in the right direction for bots

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2016 07:04 AM
by AlexMuller
New AI would not need to ask multiple follow-up questions or request more details. It could look at a sentence and determine our intent.

Robots are getting a sense of self-doubt: introspection is the key

Posted in Software on 3rd Aug, 2016 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
For robots and drones to thrive in the real world, they need to realize their limits.

AI Saves Woman's Life By Identifying Her Disease When Other Methods (humans) Failed

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2016 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Reports assert that Japanese doctors have, for the first time in history, used AI to detect a type of leukemia, which helped to save a patient's life.

Studies show most people use only 5 apps on their smartphones

Posted in Software on 8th Aug, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
One of those apps is Facebook. The other most common apps, which we know from stats about user counts, include WhatsApp and Snapchat.

Koko raises $2.5 million to put human empathy inside every virtual assistant

Posted in Business on 9th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Bots that more closely resemble interactions with a human but also to help people experiencing mental health emergencies.

Intel acquires deep learning startup Nervana for more than $350 million

Posted in Hardware on 10th Aug, 2016 07:28 PM
by AlexMuller
This move represents a clear signal that Intel is determined to gain ground in the world of A.I.

Why is now the time for artificial intelligence?

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A.I. has been on the cusp of the mainstream for the past 40 years, but 2016 is the year it’s become a buzzword.

Samsung turns IBM's brain-like chip into a digital eye

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM created a computer chip that works like a brain. Now, Samsung has used it to create a biologically inspired digital eye.

Chromebooks expected to exceed 17 million units by 2023, Google Play store

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2016 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
ChromeOS computers are now outselling Macs, and are among Amazon’s top sellers. Android app support on the way.

The first 5 A.I. 'employees' you will hire

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2016 05:32 PM
by AlexMuller
AIs will shake up entire markets, and it all starts with employees.

Elon Musk's OpenAI continues to poach talent

Posted in Software on 18th Aug, 2016 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Since announced in December 2015, Elon Musk and Sam Altman's OpenAI has recruited some of the foremost names in modern artificial intelligence research.

Adorable Robot Assistant Pepper Now Available in the US

Posted in Business on 19th Aug, 2016 03:48 AM
by AlexMuller
For the first time, SoftBank Robotics' Pepper, the adorable and tiny humanoid robot helper, will be available to purchase in the US.

Intel Bets Big on Deep Learning

Posted in Software on 19th Aug, 2016 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a deal rivaling Google's acquisition of DeepMind, Intel has agreed to acquire Nervana Systems, a company that specializes in deep learning technology.

AI to explain its conclusions and its reasoning to humans

Posted in Software on 19th Aug, 2016 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
AI systems offer tremendous benefits, but their effectiveness would be limited by a machine's inability to explain its decisions and actions to humans.

How chatbots can help small business

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2016 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots aren’t just for big name tech brands and retail; small businesses stand to gain plenty from them, as well.

A new machinne learning algorithm can be used to detect poverty from space

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2016 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Attempting to assist people living in poverty could be made easier using satellite imagery and machine learning.

The Future of the Internet of Things

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2016 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If your hope is to awaken to a fully automated home, you already can.

Viewers engage with ads in VR much more than in mobile or desktop apps

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Immersv said that VR drives 12 new installs for every 1,000 video ad views, compared to 0.5 for mobile and 0.2 for desktop.

A Simple Phone Game Could Diagnose Autism

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
They aim to diagnose autism with a simple game played on a phone or tablet. In a recent study, they took a significant stride towards reaching that goal.

Artificial Intelligence will chomp down a chunk of India’s present knowledge economy

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of taking on tasks that require analytical skills.

Expert calls for long-term blueprint for China's AI industry

Posted in Hardware on 30th Aug, 2016 07:15 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015, the global AI market stood at $127 billion, Tan said, adding the figure is predicted to reach $165 billion this year and to exceed $200 billion in 2018.

Researchers discover machines can learn by simply observing

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for.

7 Key Factors Driving the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Posted in Business on 31st Aug, 2016 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Jacobstein imagines in a future in which there's a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence.

Will chatbots ever hold a 'real' conversation?

Posted in Business on 3rd Sep, 2016 04:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest question seems to be whether chatbots can be useful enough to convincingly replace a complex human conversation.

How a chatbot could help people take their medication

Posted in Online on 5th Sep, 2016 06:20 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s been a big investment in medication adherence and there’s good reasons.

Stressed? We're teaching computers to help handle our feelings

Posted in Software on 6th Sep, 2016 03:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A program that aims to deliver the right words at the right time

Apple September 2016 Special Event: The key points from Apple's conference:

Posted in Hardware on 8th Sep, 2016 01:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple launched a new iPhone that comes with improved processor, cameras and no headphone jack, along with a new Apple Watch.

IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence XPRIZE -Using AI in new ways to solve the World's biggest problems

Posted in Software on 8th Sep, 2016 02:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.

Brains and AI Neural networks are powerful thanks to physics, not math

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2016 09:19 AM
by AlexMuller
The very nature of the universe helps deep learning computers solve problems quickly.

With PeppAR Waiter, SoftBank’s cute robot shows you your food in 3D before you order

Posted in Software on 12th Sep, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
We've seen Pepper used as a restaurant waiter before but the addition of AR turns things up a notch

AI will eliminate 6 percent of US jobs in five years, says report

Posted in Business on 14th Sep, 2016 10:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Within 5 years AI will eliminate many positions in customer service, trucking and taxi services, amounting to 6 percent of jobs, according to a Forrester report.

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

Posted in Software on 29th Sep, 2016 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's biggest technology companies are joining forces to consider the future of artificial intelligence.

Google says its new AI-powered translation tool scores nearly identically to human translators

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Google Machine Neural Translation is nearly indistinguishable from human translation on standardized tests, the company said.

Minecraft VR demos hit Microsoft's stores to promote Virtual Reality

Posted in Games on 1st Oct, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Minecraft is one of the biggest properties in the world. And that means it could attract even more attention to the burgeoning VR medium.

How chatbots will help education

Posted in Software on 1st Oct, 2016 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s an exciting time for innovations in ed tech, and chatbots are at the forefront.

VCs invest record $500 million in augmented and virtual reality in Q3

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
That was the ninth consecutive quarter of increased investment in the hot sector, which Digi-Capital estimates could be a $120 billion business by 2020.

Google's next big step for AI: Getting robots to teach each other new skills

Posted in Business on 4th Oct, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots haven't reached human intelligence yet, but Google's researchers are showing how they're closing the gap.

Google says more than 20 million students are using Chromebooks

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Now we know that Chromebooks really are growing, more than 10 million students were using Chromebooks as of last year.

RBS, NatWest and SEB banks employ virtual staff

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2016 09:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Customers at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest may soon be sorting out issues with help from a virtual chatbot.

Everything Oculus announced today: Touch controller launch date, social VR, the VR web, more

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Oculus wants maintain momentum, as Google showed off Daydream and Sony moves closer to the release of PlayStationVR.

OK, Google - who will win the AI wars?

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2016 05:54 AM
by AlexMuller
"We're moving from a mobile first to an AI-first world."

Brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

Posted in Hardware on 10th Oct, 2016 02:05 AM
by AlexMuller
New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain.

'VR is going to leap ahead over the next 5 years.'

Posted in Games on 10th Oct, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Oculus has predicted that the boundaries between VR and the real world will blur as advancements in eye-tracking and optics create worlds that merge with our surroundings.

Humans need new skills for post-AI world, say MPs

Posted in Business on 12th Oct, 2016 07:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Robotics and AI have "huge potential" to reshape the way people work and live, but the government needs to do more to address the issues raised by such technology.

DeepMind Unleashes Another AI Breakthrough

Posted in Software on 13th Oct, 2016 02:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The system can learn from examples like neural networks, but they can also store complex data like computers.

Google News launches fact check label

Posted in Online on 15th Oct, 2016 11:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results.

Foxconn reaches 40,000 robots of original 1 million robot automation goal

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2016 11:53 AM
by AlexMuller
In 2011, Foxconn had announced a plan to replace 500,000 mainland Chinese workers with 1 million robots over the next 3-5 years.

China Has Overtaken the U.S. In AI Research

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2016 09:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Lagging behind in AI research could put the U.S. at a disadvantage if other countries get the opportunity to dictate how the technology is used.

SARA seeks to give artificial intelligence people skills

Posted in Software on 16th Oct, 2016 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Using cameras and a microphone, the Socially Aware Robot Assistant is able to not only listen to your queries but take in how you are feeling about the interaction.

What the growth and developent of AI means for the future of chatbots

Posted in Business on 18th Oct, 2016 11:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Chatbots are one of the hottest subsets of AI right now, and in the coming years they are going to become much more prevalent.

Video game software sales estimated to hit $98 billion by 2020

Posted in Games on 20th Oct, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Packaged games are slowing down, but the digital market is more than making up the difference.

Predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

Posted in Business on 24th Oct, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
In the last twelve months, we've witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning.

Google reportedly building eye-tracking headset that mixes VR with the real world

Posted in Business on 25th Oct, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is continuing work on a standalone headset that blends virtual and augmented reality, according to Engadget.

AI predicts outcome of human rights cases

Posted in Software on 25th Oct, 2016 12:20 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers have claimed.

The AI Conversation Has Exploded This Decade With Big Advances

Posted in Software on 27th Oct, 2016 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Discussion of AI has skyrocketed since the end of the last decade, according to a new analysis looking at public perception of the technology.

Google’s neural networks invent their own encryption

Posted in Business on 29th Oct, 2016 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A team from Google Brain, Google’s deep learning project, has shown that machines can learn how to protect their messages from prying eyes.

With more connected devices, 'Internet of Things' Markets Are Exploding

Posted in Hardware on 31st Oct, 2016 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The IoT is already impacting our lives, from smart house systems to transportation to personal health.

New technique reveals the basis for machine-learning systems’ decisions

Posted in Science on 1st Nov, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers have developed a method to determine the rationale for predictions by neural networks, which loosely mimic the human brain.

U.S VR hardware and software market to hit $38 billion by 2026

Posted in Business on 2nd Nov, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The U.S VR market will grow gradually in the next two years, but then faster growth will kick in according to a forecast by Greenlight Insights.

Second Sight reveals 1st implant of Orion I visual cortical stimulator

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
'Based on these results, stimulation of the visual cortex has the potential to restore useful vision to the blind'

Digital Life aims to make a 3D scan of every animal species

Posted in Software on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The team is working with zoos, scientists and other organisations to gain access to subjects for scanning, starting with endangered species.

Facebook passes 1 billion mobile-only monthly users

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:28 PM
by AlexMuller
In its third quarter 2016 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.79 billion monthly active users.

Fove VR headset lets you play games using eye controls

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Fove is targeting entertainment, education, gaming and medical industries with gaze control in virtual reality interfaces.

Elon Musk is concerned that AI could be used to take down the internet

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The systems that keep the internet running are vulnerable to brute-force computing attacks that artificial intelligence could excel at.

Google’s DeepMind A.I. takes on something even more complicated than go: StarCraft II

Posted in Games on 6th Nov, 2016 01:33 PM
by AlexMuller
A real-time strategy game makes sense as the next frontier.

Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Posted in Business on 6th Nov, 2016 02:03 PM
by AlexMuller
"I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."

Tobii to raise $50M to bring its eye-tracking to VR and smartphones

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2016 01:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Tobii serves up tools that enable tech such as computers and smartphones to detect a user’s eye-orientation, thereby determining what they are looking at onscreen.

Why investors are throwing heaps of money at machine learning

Posted in Business on 7th Nov, 2016 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
The more they learn, the smarter they get and the more they’re going to utterly disrupt the economics of the world as we know it.

DeepMind's AI Can Now Recognize Something After Seeing It Only Once

Posted in Software on 8th Nov, 2016 12:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A new deep-learning algorithm called 'one-shot learning' lets their AI system recognise objects from a single example.

5G and Robotics Market is to Reach Around $6.2 Billion by end of 2022

Posted in Hardware on 8th Nov, 2016 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
China is one of the countries exhibiting solid growth owing to huge production of robots in China and growing technological innovations.

Shift to automation may prevent Trump from delivering on his jobs promise

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Trump's victory was enabled by technology, everything from his use of social media to Clinton's email scandals to Russian hacking.

Google DeepMind’s AI learns to play with physical objects

Posted in Software on 12th Nov, 2016 04:22 PM
by AlexMuller
DeepMind has trained an AI to learn about the physical properties of objects by interacting with them in two different virtual environments.

AI Predictions of Court Rulings are Surprisingly Accurate

Posted in Software on 14th Nov, 2016 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed AI systems reportedly capable of predicting European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judicial decisions of the with 79% accuracy.

Microsoft partners with Elon Musk-backed AI non-profit

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2016 12:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The research project will run experiments on Azure's cloud-based virtual machines.

Light-based neural network could lead to super-fast AI

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2016 12:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Computers could not only act like brains, but respond as quickly.

Chinese Convict-spotting AI algorithm criticised

Posted in Software on 26th Nov, 2016 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.

Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Since artificial neural networks operate much like the brain, applying this formula may be the key to true versatile intelligence.

Intel aims to deliver 100X increase in deep learning training

Posted in Hardware on 27th Nov, 2016 10:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Last week at SC16, Intel revealed its product roadmap for embedding its processors with key capabilities and attributes needed to take artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level.

New neural-network algorithm learns directly from human instructions instead of examples

Posted in Software on 28th Nov, 2016 02:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans conventionally teach neural networks by providing labelled data and asking the network to make decisions based on the samples.

The UK is ill-prepared for the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturers warn

Posted in Software on 1st Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is ill-prepared for the next industrial revolution, in which robots and artificial intelligence will make millions of jobs obsolete.

Elon Musk’s OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to Speak

Posted in Software on 5th Dec, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The supercomputer will tackle the most difficult challenges facing the artificial intelligence industry.

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.

New journal Science Robotics is established to chronicle the rise of the robots

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots have been a major focus in the technology world for decades.

HTC shows off 20 virtual reality startups at its Vive X accelerator

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC has committed to investing more than $100 million in Vive X companies.

Cray and Microsoft accelerate deep learning training to minutes instead of weeks

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2016 02:35 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers have been working on a project to speed up the use of deep learning algorithms on supercomputers.

Google reportedly shelves plans for its own self-driving car, instead to focus on integration

Posted in Software on 14th Dec, 2016 03:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The Alphabet-owned firm will apparently focus on integrations with existing vehicle manufacturers.

Microsoft: 'Our Computer Vision Algorithms Have Surpassed Humans'

Posted in Software on 15th Dec, 2016 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The company is collaborating with leaders in a variety of areas to work towards the democratization of AI.

Nobel economist: 'I don't think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Posted in Software on 24th Dec, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Obama's White House warned on Thursday that advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have the potential to wipe out millions of job.

Oculus's Jason Rubin on VR: 'The next 12 to 24 months are where the real creativity is going to happen'

Posted in Business on 26th Dec, 2016 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
'I don't think we’ve quite struck gold yet when it comes to the content that consumers want to buy for VR'

Could online tutors and AI be the future of teaching?

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching

$160 billion hedge fund wants Artificial intelligence software to make 75% of all management decisions by 2022

Posted in Software on 27th Dec, 2016 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's largest hedge fund wants to automate the management of the firm.

2017 will be big year for AI thanks to tech giants

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2016 06:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Leading tech companies drove the evolution of artificial intelligence in 2016, and Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are all expected to push AI much further in 2017.

How Artificial Intelligence will help knowledge workers

Posted in Software on 1st Jan, 2017 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Will you still be doing your job in 5-10 years or will a robot do it for you?

The Technologies We’re Most Fired Up to Watch in 2017

Posted in Business on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Moving into the new year, these are some of the technologies we’ll be eagerly watching in 2017 and beyond.

AI to Reach $47 Billion by 2020

Posted in Online on 4th Jan, 2017 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Cognitive systems are driving $8 billion in revenue in 2016, and the space, which includes AI and machine learning, is slated to become a $47 billion industry by 2020.

Age of automation: what if more work is the problem, not the solution?

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 04:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The Green Institute argues that shorter hours and a universal basic income would be better than more jobs.

Samsung confirms it sold 5 million Gear VR mobile headsets

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
It confirms that mobile VR is accounting for the bulk of the market so far, in contrast to PC-based VR hardware.

Virtual Reality funding and innovation look strong for 2017

Posted in Games on 11th Jan, 2017 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The biggest barriers to consumer adoption are the need for more compelling content, especially for nongaming audiences.

Why connecting all the world's robots will drive 2017's top technology trends

Posted in Software on 12th Jan, 2017 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
2017 will be shaped by the next phase of VR and AR, the emergence of an internet for AI, and the creation of digital assistants.

Apple is nearing $1 trillion in iOS revenue

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2017 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is on pace to generate a cumulative $1 trillion in revenue from iOS-related products since the company introduced its first such device, the iPhone, in 2007.

Poker Is The Latest Game To Fall To Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 14th Jan, 2017 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
In yet another major milestone in the development of artificial intelligence, a poker playing algorithm has bested a large number of human pros.

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Posted in Business on 18th Jan, 2017 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p.

In 2017, China Is Doubling Down on artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2017 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The country's Internet giants are focusing on AI research, and domestic venture capital funding is pouring into the field.

Artificial intelligence is growing so fast, even Google's co-founder is surprised

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2017 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet has been one of the world's biggest spenders on AI. The advancements have even surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin.

HTC launches $10 million VR fund to promote the planet’s sustainability

Posted in Business on 20th Jan, 2017 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
HTC has launched a $10 million virtual reality fund for content and technologies that will drive sustainable development around the world.

U.S. investors see more automation, not jobs, under Trump

Posted in Business on 22nd Jan, 2017 02:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Swapping robots and software for human labour has underpinned much of the productivity gains in the United States over the last 25 years.

Valve confirms: More SteamVR Tracking headsets are in development

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2017 11:19 AM
by AlexMuller
SteamVR Tracking is an ingenious technology that allows objects with sensors on the surface to be perfectly tracked throughout a space.

Robots May Steal Our Jobs, but Not as Quickly as We Thought

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2017 11:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Widespread automation is inevitable, but it won’t happen as quickly as has been predicted.

AI performs better than 75 percent of American adults on visual intelligence test

Posted in Software on 24th Jan, 2017 03:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Could shrink the gap between computer and human cognition.

51% of all job tasks could be automated by today's technology

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jan, 2017 03:50 PM
by AlexMuller
A new report from McKinsey finds that the future of work and automation isn’t quite the zero-sum game when it comes to jobs as some perceive.

4 chatbot predictions for 2017

Posted in Online on 26th Jan, 2017 04:10 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 30,000 branded chatbots and 6,000 voice-activated skills hit the market during 2016.

Manufacturing jobs are finally returning to North America…for robots

Posted in Hardware on 28th Jan, 2017 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Automation threatens jobs on every continent.

Online Or Traditional College? Pros And Cons Of Technology In Education

Posted in Software on 28th Jan, 2017 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There are more options for college today than ever before in history.

Apple shares back in vogue as Wall Street bets on iPhone surge

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2017 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Investors bet that the release of a 10th-anniversary iPhone and pent up customer demand will shore up shrinking sales.

Startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

Posted in Software on 30th Jan, 2017 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, where you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.

An AI Law Firm Wants to 'Automate the Entire Legal World'

Posted in Business on 30th Jan, 2017 06:29 PM
by Megan Ray Nichols
Unchanged for the past hundred years, the legal industry now faces its turn to be automatized.

Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2017 04:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say.

Artificial intelligence software program beats humans in poker game

Posted in Software on 1st Feb, 2017 07:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A poker-playing AI has beaten four human players in a marathon match lasting 20 days.

Factory Replaces 90% Of Workers With Robots, Sees 250% Production Increase

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Feb, 2017 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The trial for the robots is going so well that the general manager said that the number of human employees may drop to 20 someday.

Beneficial AI conference develops 'Asilomar AI principles' to guide future AI research

Posted in Software on 5th Feb, 2017 08:02 PM
by Alex Muller
The result was 23 Asilomar AI Principles, intended to suggest AI research guidelines.

Virtual Reality’s breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped

Posted in Hardware on 5th Feb, 2017 08:10 PM
by Alex Muller
A report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in 2016.

How AI will transform education in 2017

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2017 08:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries, e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models.

90% of Government Admins Could Be Replaced With Chatbots, Says Thinktank

Posted in Software on 6th Feb, 2017 04:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Public services should deliver outcomes that matter to users, and meet expectations of interacting via technology.

3 common jobs AI will augment or displace

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Many of the jobs that will be automated are the same jobs companies have been outsourcing for years:

Apple’s share price hits record-high close

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Its increase helped balloon the S&P 500’s market capitalisation on Monday beyond $20 trillion for the first time.

Talking to a Computer May Soon to Diagnose Illness

Posted in Medicine on 14th Feb, 2017 05:29 PM
by Alex Muller
In recent years, technology has been producing more and more novel ways to diagnose and treat illness.

Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need to Pay Taxes

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Bill Gates thinks that, as automation makes jobs obsolete, governments should impose a tax on robots.

China’s first 'deep learning lab' intensifies challenge to US in AI race

Posted in Software on 22nd Feb, 2017 10:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Search giant Baidu to head up research platform to develop technology that mimics human thought.

Google's plan to make online talk less toxic

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2017 05:18 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is developing AI to moderate internet conversations

Virtual Reality Hardware predicted to earn $3.6 billion in 2017

Posted in Games on 25th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual reality is ready to grow.

Artificial Intelligence To Streamline Commercial Business

Posted in Business on 27th Feb, 2017 02:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Artificial intelligence develops more and more each year, promising to redefine the way we live, move and work.

Google brings voice-activated digital assistant to more Android phones

Posted in Software on 27th Feb, 2017 05:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system.

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

Posted in Hardware on 27th Feb, 2017 05:35 PM
by Alex Muller
Funding of £17.3m ($22m) for artificial intelligence and robotics research to be carried out by British universities is to be announced by the government.

2017 could see China dominate in artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 1st Mar, 2017 06:44 PM
by Alex Muller
While top-level AI experts are still from North American and the UK, over 40% of the leading AI research papers in the world are published in Chinese.

People are Heated Over Whether or Not to Tax Robots over Automated Jobs

Posted in Software on 5th Mar, 2017 07:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Manufacturing, transportation, and even customer service industries stand to lose jobs to automation in the near future.

VR undersea adventure The Blu becomes a museum exhibit

Posted in Software on 6th Mar, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The immersive adventure makes you feel like you are underwater, exploring the ocean and its different habitats.

Google confirms its acquisition of data science community Kaggle

Posted in Business on 8th Mar, 2017 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google today said it is acquiring Kaggle, an online service that hosts data science and machine learning competitions.

Google partners with VCs to host its own machine learning startup competition

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2017 03:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is targeting early-stage companies taking an innovative approach to machine learning.

5 tech firms racing to invest in AI startups

Posted in Business on 14th Mar, 2017 03:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Through massive investments in artificial intelligence (AI) startups, the world’s leading tech firms are racing to create markets to transform the economic landscape.

As Moore's law ends, brain-like computers begin

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
For five decades, Moore's law held up pretty well: Roughly every two years, the number of transistors one could fit on a chip doubled, all while costs steadily declined.

China: Artificial intelligence given priority development status

Posted in Software on 18th Mar, 2017 07:17 AM
by Alex Muller
One analyst now projecting industry in China to grow by more than 50 per cent in value to US$5.5 billion by 2018.

This company replaced 90% of its workforce with machines. Here's what happened

Posted in Business on 24th Mar, 2017 07:18 PM
by Alex Muller
As technology improves, the range of tasks that can be taken over by automated systems will continue to expand.

Google Develops A Deep Learning Machine That Could Learn As Fast As Humans

Posted in Software on 25th Mar, 2017 02:27 PM
by Alex Muller
By replicating how the brain works, the search giant can now train its AI to learn faster.

The U.S. will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2017 07:56 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study from PwC estimates that 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation in the next 15 years.

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up

Posted in Business on 27th Mar, 2017 07:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations.

Bots shift towards AI and garner $24 billion of investment

Posted in Business on 28th Mar, 2017 02:55 PM
by Alex Muller
The market for bots is gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact.

AI to dominate banking, says report

Posted in Software on 29th Mar, 2017 09:20 AM
by Alex Muller
Artificial intelligence will be the main way that banks interact with their customers within the next three years, a report from consultancy Accenture has suggested.

Google Chases General Intelligence With New AI That Has a Memory

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'catastrophic forgetting,' condemns our AIs to be one-trick ponies.

Canadian government backs a $150 million AI institute

Posted in Software on 30th Mar, 2017 03:54 PM
by Alex Muller
AI has been touted as an emerging technology with potential to transform industries from healthcare and manufacturing to financial services.

Tech Giants Grapple with the Ethical Concerns Raised by the AI Boom

Posted in Software on 31st Mar, 2017 08:06 AM
by Alex Muller
'We’re here at an inflection point for AI, We have an ethical imperative to harness AI to protect and preserve over time.'

How AI Is Like Electricity, and Why That Matters

Posted in Software on 4th Apr, 2017 12:37 PM
by Alex Muller
AI is already playing an active role in our day-to-day lives, and its capabilities are only going to increase from here on out.

Artificial Intelligence is Completely Transforming Modern Healthcare

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2017 09:52 AM
by Alex Muller
The introduction of deep learning systems is only possible by powerful computing capabilities; capabilities that Nvidia has made possible with their graphic processors.

5 ways AI is already making a difference in society

Posted in Business on 10th Apr, 2017 02:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Many people have been questioning whether all this effort is worth it, and some are worried about future job losses.

Carnegie Mellon University AI beats top Chinese poker players

Posted in Software on 12th Apr, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The CMU AI beat four top poker professionals during a 20-day, 120,000-hand Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em competition in January in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Google researchers teach machines to sketch like people

Posted in Software on 14th Apr, 2017 11:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Google is about research that two of its scientists have conducted in the area of making computers generate simple sketches using artificial intelligence.

Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Heart attacks in particular are hard to anticipate.

Artificial Intelligence: China Reports Progress Made in AI Applications

Posted in Software on 17th Apr, 2017 04:42 PM
by Alex Muller
The progress made could be attributed to large quantities of data and computing power that the country possesses at present.

Robots can handle a third of our workplace tasks, study finds

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Just don't ask them to use their imaginations.

Google Says Machine Learning Chips Make AI Faster and More Efficient

Posted in Software on 24th Apr, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google recently bared the inner workings of its dedicated machine learning chip, the TPU, the latest in the arms race for AI supremacy.

President Trump’s Tax Plan Would Give Alphabet $47B

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2017 06:45 PM
by Alex Muller
He and his team unveiled the new plan yesterday to the world, which brings some pretty big tax cuts for essentially everyone.

Google Is Becoming 'A.I. First'

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2017 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
'We continue to set the pace in machine learning and A.I. research,' Pichai said on the Thursday call. 'We’re transitioning to an A.I.-first company.'

Experts Assert That AI Will Be Replacing CEOs

Posted in Software on 30th Apr, 2017 06:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba’s founder and chairman, Jack Ma, tell us to prepare for more 'pain than happiness' in the coming decades due to the impact of AI and the internet.

Bonsai raises $7.6 million to help companies build their own AI

Posted in Business on 4th May, 2017 01:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The platform will focus on AI for fields like robotics but will also use AI to increase efficiency in supply chains in manufacturing and in industrial settings.

3 ways retailers are using artificial intelligence to reinvent shopping

Posted in Business on 6th May, 2017 06:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Here are three ways to use artificial intelligence to make your marketing more customer-centric.

More than 5% of Facebook’s workforce deals with AR and VR

Posted in Business on 8th May, 2017 12:20 AM
by Alex Muller
Two pieces of information from Facebook sources have given us new insight into the division of labor inside the social media giant.

Software firms are actively seeking 'neurodiverse' employees

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2017 05:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Everyone’s brain operates differently, and these companies hope to leverage the strengths in those differences to improve the software development process.

New Artificial Intelligence system beats humans at predicting court outcomes

Posted in Software on 9th May, 2017 01:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have developed AI that can predict court decisions better than legal scholars, even with less information.

How generative artificial networks are accelerating AI learning

Posted in Science on 11th May, 2017 05:28 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the biggest limiting factors of artificial intelligence (AI) systems is that they can’t think or conceptualise the world the way humans can.

Some of the new jobs of the robot generation

Posted in Software on 14th May, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
While some robots may be out to take our jobs, there’s a big skills gap in the AI-fueled services industry just waiting to be filled.

China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology

Posted in Software on 15th May, 2017 01:46 PM
by Alex Muller
China's first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday in Hefei.

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Posted in Hardware on 17th May, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Not only can it successfully replicate human behaviours, it can do so after just a single demonstration of the task.

The five big announcements from Google I/O

Posted in Business on 18th May, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
At Google’s annual developer conference, the company showed off some of the best practical applications of AI and machine learning I’ve seen yet.

4 Keys to Making the Robots of Our Imagination a Reality

Posted in Software on 19th May, 2017 02:07 PM
by Alex Muller
'The robots of reality are starting to get a lot closer to the robots of our imagination'

Google rolls out new 'smart reply' machine-learning email software to more than 1 billion Gmail mobile users

Posted in Business on 19th May, 2017 02:34 PM
by Alex Muller
A faster, easier way to reply to email messages.

Google is betting that artificial intelligence will succeed search

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is becoming more and more confident with its bet on AI.

Google Artificial Intelligence defeats human Go champion

Posted in Games on 25th May, 2017 03:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie.

How chatbot artificial intelligence will evolve over the next 5 years

Posted in Software on 27th May, 2017 11:31 AM
by Alex Muller
Here are the three major evolutions that will shape the intelligence behind bots in the next five years.

Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

Posted in Business on 27th May, 2017 11:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios.

Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?

Posted in Software on 28th May, 2017 10:13 AM
by Alex Muller
The balance of power in technology is shifting.

Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

Posted in Software on 29th May, 2017 01:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter.

Don’t get too excited about Facebook and Musk’s brain-interface ideas

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2017 05:38 PM
by Alex Muller
There has been a lot of excitement recently about developments in brain-computer interfacing.

Google AI Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 06:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself.

Google’s Kaggle now has 1 million developers signed up for AI competitions

Posted in Software on 8th Jun, 2017 05:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Kaggle, hosts public competitions on machine learning tasks. They announced that it now has over 1 million users.

Softbank buys Boston Dynamics a leading robotics company

Posted in Business on 10th Jun, 2017 03:52 AM
by Alex Muller
A subsidiary of SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc.

Robots May Soon Be Able to Reason Like Humans Thanks to Google's DeepMind

Posted in Software on 11th Jun, 2017 07:12 PM
by Alex Muller
The latest player to enter the game is called Relational Networks.

Why Apple is struggling to become an AI powerhouse

Posted in Business on 12th Jun, 2017 04:49 PM
by Alex Muller
AI programming demands a level of data collection and mining that is at odds with Apple's rigorous approach to privacy.

DARPA Is Working to Make AI More Trustworthy

Posted in Software on 13th Jun, 2017 12:42 PM
by Alex Muller
In order to probe the AI mind, DARPA is funding research by Oregon State University that will try to understand the reasoning behind decisions made by AI systems.

Google open-sources mobile-first computer vision models for TensorFlow

Posted in Software on 15th Jun, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a move by Google to capitalise on a trend of increased local machine learning processing.

AI killed 800,000 jobs in the U.K., but created 3.5 million new ones

Posted in Business on 15th Jun, 2017 05:53 PM
by Alex Muller
There’s still hope for human workers

A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Alphabet's Eric Schmidt strikes a contrary tone to many who've warned of large-scale unemployment.

Better definitions and metrics around human level AI are needed

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2017 12:44 PM
by Alex Muller
IEEE Spectrum asked AI experts about when human level AI will be achieved and as usual there was a massive range of dates from a few years to hundreds of years.

Talla raises $8.3 million to make its HR bot a better listener

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:46 PM
by Alex Muller
What’s interesting about machine learning is these tools and techniques are really going to start to make people more productive, while also improving the user experience.

Google advances AI with 'one model to learn them all'

Posted in Software on 20th Jun, 2017 12:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Google quietly released an academic paper that could provide a blueprint for the future of machine learning.

Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

Posted in Medicine on 21st Jun, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
“I can’t imagine why a human oncologist would add value, given the amount of data in oncology,”

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jun, 2017 04:47 AM
by Alex Muller
You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.

Yale and Oxford researchers say 50% chance AI will outperform humans by 2062

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2017 02:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Key findings pointed toward a 50 percent chance that AI will outperform humans in every job in 45 years’ time.

Google to make quantum computer faster than classical computers within 7 months

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2017 02:42 PM
by Alex Muller
A quantum computer with approximately 50 qubits will be capable of certain tasks beyond anything the fastest classical computers can do.

5 steps to prepare your company for the artificial intelligence revolution

Posted in Software on 29th Jun, 2017 06:11 PM
by Alex Muller
For all the excitement around AI, we’ve only seen a fraction of the opportunities automation will create.

How AI will make smartphones much smarter

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2017 02:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The future of the smartphone is rooted in advancements of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Google funds automated news project

Posted in Online on 7th Jul, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is funding a robot journalism project in which computers will write 30,000 stories a month for local media.

How massive data growth is good for Artificial Intelligence (as well as a problem)

Posted in Software on 7th Jul, 2017 04:35 PM
by Alex Muller
Data growth is inextricably linked to the development of AI.

Top Wall Street strategist sees bitcoin 'cannibalizing' gold, worth as much as $55,000

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2017 03:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin has more than doubled in value this year and last traded near $2,540.

The AI revolution in science

Posted in Software on 8th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
In a revolution that extends across much of science, researchers are unleashing artificial intelligence, often in the form of artificial neural networks.

This Is How Google Wants to 'Humanize' Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 12th Jul, 2017 06:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s plans a big research project aimed at making artificial intelligence more useful.

Google launches Gradient Ventures, an AI-focused fund

Posted in Business on 13th Jul, 2017 03:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Google launched today a venture capital fund, named Gradient Ventures, that will focus on early-stage AI startups.

74% of professionals believe their jobs could be automated

Posted in Business on 14th Jul, 2017 05:37 PM
by Alex Muller
Nearly three-quarters of business leaders and employees think at least some part of their job could be automated, according to a report from WorkMarket.

Reasons cryptocurrency prices are in free fall

Posted in Online on 17th Jul, 2017 07:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Whether it be Bitcoin or Ethereum, every cryptocurrency has suffered massive losses over the past several days.

Why deep learning isn’t always the best AI solution

Posted in Software on 18th Jul, 2017 11:40 PM
by Alex Muller
Market hype has turned deep learning into a buzzword that can contribute to the misconception that other approaches to AI are not relevant.

AI Tech Trends: What's the Forecast for 2022?

Posted in Software on 18th Jul, 2017 11:46 PM
by Alex Muller
AI tech is evolving at breakneck speed. So what's on the horizon for 2022?

Artificial intelligence can help better diagnose schizophrenia, says IBM researchers

Posted in Software on 21st Jul, 2017 01:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Machine learning algorithms can help diagnose schizophrenia more quickly and accurately, according to new research.

Bitcoin avoids split into two blockchains

Posted in Business on 22nd Jul, 2017 06:50 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin averted a split into two currencies after its network supported an upgrade to its software that would enhance its ability to process an increasing number of transactions.

Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

Posted in Online on 22nd Jul, 2017 06:56 PM
by Alex Muller
The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s.

China Plans to Use AI to Gain Global Economic Dominance by 2030

Posted in Business on 22nd Jul, 2017 07:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The country’s government has announced a scheme to surpass Western nations and shape the future of AI.

AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems

Posted in Software on 26th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
AI Grant aims to bankroll science projects to give untraditional candidates a shot at solving big problems.

Kasparov: 'Embrace' the Artificial Intelligence revolution

Posted in Software on 30th Jul, 2017 03:14 PM
by Alex Muller
Humans should embrace the change smart machines offer society, says former chess world champion Garry Kasparov.

Bitcoin holders face sticky decision before August 1

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2017 03:21 PM
by Alex Muller
if you hold any bitcoin, then you'll receive the equivalent in a new cryptocurrency called 'Bitcoin Cash.' The reason why is messy, but you can think of it as a kind of dividend.

Microsoft will use Tobii’s eye tracking in Windows 10

Posted in Software on 2nd Aug, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Tobii has pioneered technology that lets you control a computer with your eyes, and today it is announcing that it will collaborate to bring eye tracking to Microsoft’s Windows.

Bitcoin feud splits the currency

Posted in Business on 2nd Aug, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Frustrated community members voted to split a new cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, off the main bitcoin branch.

When Will AI Be Better Than Humans at Everything? 352 AI Experts Answer

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Aug, 2017 03:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have carried out the largest-ever survey of machine learning experts on the subject.

The Bitcoin Fork and Bitcoin Cash: What you need to know

Posted in Online on 3rd Aug, 2017 05:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Those behind the Bitcoin Cash launch called it a 'hard fork' of Bitcoin. Others have questioned whether it is a fork, or whether it would more accurately be considered an altcoin.

Microsoft just officially listed AI as one of its top priorities, replacing mobile

Posted in Business on 4th Aug, 2017 12:21 PM
by Alex Muller
The change comes after Microsoft formed the Artificial Intelligence and Research group.

Rewired launches $100 million robotics fund

Posted in Software on 6th Aug, 2017 02:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Investments will be targeted at applied science and tech that explores a machine’s ability to interact with and understand the natural world.

Bitcoin soars to record high value

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin's value has jumped to a record high, following a month of turmoil.

Coursera cofounder Andrew Ng launches online deep learning courses

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2017 05:23 PM
by Alex Muller
The new courses will help distribute deep learning knowledge to more people so they’ll be able to implement advanced machine learning.

DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed an AI that teaches itself to recognise a range of visual and audio concepts just by watching tiny snippets of video.

Bitcoin has passed $4,000, Why is it so high?

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2017 02:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago Bitcoin went through a hard fork, and came out essentially unscathed.

Ethereum sets new transaction record, outperforming Bitcoin

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2017 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time ever, Ethereum had more than 400,000 transactions, a record for any public blockchain, and around 40,000 higher than Bitcoin’s record day.

Google brings Questions and Answers to Google Maps

Posted in Online on 17th Aug, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
With this move, Google is expanding its existing efforts to bring more user-generated content to Maps.

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M Artificial Intelligence Venture Fund

Posted in Software on 17th Aug, 2017 05:17 PM
by Alex Muller
Ng, who formerly founded Google’s Brain Team and served as chief scientist at Baidu has long evangelized the benefits AI could bring to the world.

Artificial Intelligence beats doctors at diagnosing certain diseases

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2017 07:15 PM
by Alex Muller
The software consists of diagnostic models involving more than 30 diseases, such as Tuberculosis and depression, which are likely to be misdiagnosed.

Darmiyan’s software detects early stages of Alzheimer’s

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2017 07:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Alzheimer’s disrupts the normal functioning of neurons, leading to microscopic changes in the brain that begin long before the first signs of memory loss appear.

Study: Korea leading the way in robot density in manufacturing

Posted in Business on 22nd Aug, 2017 06:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The global robotics market, pegged as a key industry in the fourth industrial revolution, is showing signs of enormous growth following the financial crisis.

Android Oreo released by Google

Posted in Software on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS), which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits.

Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running super-fast AI

Posted in Business on 23rd Aug, 2017 12:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Microsoft made a splash in the world of AI hardware with a new system for doing high-speed, low-latency serving of machine learning models.

Aging Japan Wants Automation, Not Immigration

Posted in Software on 25th Aug, 2017 07:32 PM
by Alex Muller
A labor shortage could fuel the nation's next innovation boom.

New artificial intelligence can predict the onset of dementia two years before the first symptoms

Posted in Software on 25th Aug, 2017 07:40 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have an algorithm capable of recognising the signatures of dementia two years before its onset.

China’s AI experts can beat Google and Microsoft at their own game by 2030

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2017 04:16 AM
by Alex Muller
China is capable of global AI leadership, but it will require a change in mindset to carry out and support groundbreaking research.

Baidu and China Life set up US$1 billion AI fund

Posted in Business on 30th Aug, 2017 03:00 AM
by Alex Muller
China Life and Baidu (China Search engine company) will set up a US$1 billion investment fund in Artificial Intelligence and Fintech.

Bitcoin Sets New All-Time High as Crypto Market Tops $170 Billion

Posted in Online on 31st Aug, 2017 07:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Bitcoin's price has risen above $4,700 for the second time in as many days to hit a new all-time high.

Bitcoin Drops Below $5,000 as Crypto Markets See $13 Billion Sell-Off

Posted in Online on 2nd Sep, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
It's the biggest sell-off since mid-July.

Google’s first ARCore goal: 100 million AR-capable Android phones

Posted in Software on 3rd Sep, 2017 07:25 AM
by Alex Muller
Google announced ARCore, a software-based solution for making more Android devices AR-capable without the need for depth sensors and extra cameras.

5 Reasons the UN Is Jumping on the Blockchain Bandwagon

Posted in Online on 4th Sep, 2017 09:13 AM
by Alex Muller
UN aid efforts have a historic problem of fraud, mismanagement, and bureaucratic red tape.

China's artificial intelligence technology is fast catching up to the US, Goldman Sachs says

Posted in Software on 4th Sep, 2017 09:19 AM
by Alex Muller
Artificial intelligence will become a priority for the Chinese government, according to a new Goldman Sachs report.

Bitcoin price drops after new ruling from Chinese regulators

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2017 06:24 PM
by Alex Muller
The price of bitcoin fell after Chinese regulators announced a ban on organisations from raising funds using initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Bill Gates’ Plan to Tax Robots Could Become a Reality in San Francisco

Posted in Software on 6th Sep, 2017 01:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Robots and automation machines are now handling a lot of work that used to be done by humans.

IBM commits $240 million to fund an MIT A.I. lab

Posted in Business on 7th Sep, 2017 06:07 PM
by Alex Muller
IBM on Wednesday said it will spend $240 million to open a Watson-branded artificial intelligence research lab in collaboration with a long-time partner, MIT.

What Are ICOs and Why Are They Getting Banned in China?

Posted in Software on 9th Sep, 2017 06:25 PM
by Alex Muller
An ICO is a bit like the IPOs that come along when a company wants to offer ownership shares to the public.

Apple suffers major code leak

Posted in Software on 10th Sep, 2017 10:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak.

Banking sector will be ground zero for job losses from AI and robotics

Posted in Business on 12th Sep, 2017 06:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Those roles in finance where the knowledge required is systematic will soon disappear.

Everything Apple announced during the special event:

Posted in Software on 13th Sep, 2017 05:30 PM
by Alex Muller
Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone X, and more

Has Winter come to Bitcoin with exchange closures in China?

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2017 01:04 PM
by Alex Muller
It did take Bitcoin over 4 years to recover from a 2013 selloff from a peak of just over $1000. Bitcoin did not push to new highs until February of this year.

China to become artificial intelligence 'world leader' by 2030, sparks attention from experts

Posted in Software on 18th Sep, 2017 06:14 PM
by Alex Muller
China has vowed to become a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030 in full force, in every layer of education system.

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

Posted in Software on 19th Sep, 2017 06:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Chinese regulators have issued strict instructions on how Bitcoin exchanges should dismantle their operations.

Salesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fund

Posted in Software on 20th Sep, 2017 06:55 PM
by Alex Muller
The venture wing of Salesforce.com Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in start-ups employing artificial intelligence.

One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 23rd Sep, 2017 08:22 AM
by Alex Muller
Gates had the goal that computers would someday be able to see, hear, communicate and understand humans and their environment.

Could a basic income protect you from the rise of robots?

Posted in Business on 25th Sep, 2017 07:41 PM
by Alex Muller
Losing your job to a robot might not necessarily be all doom and gloom if governments revolutionise the way we can earn a crust.

Virtual reality technology could be a powerful tool in diagnosing social anxiety disorder

Posted in Medicine on 25th Sep, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
A team of German researchers is hoping to use virtual reality technology to diagnose social anxiety disorder.

Chinese Millionaire To Set Up Artificial Intelligence Lab In Haifa

Posted in Business on 25th Sep, 2017 07:52 PM
by Alex Muller
Zong Qinghou, the CEO of one of China’s largest companies, will provide the AI center with at least $10 million over five years.

Bill Gates and Satya Nadella disagree with Elon Musk about an imminent AI threat

Posted in Software on 26th Sep, 2017 11:17 PM
by Alex Muller
The so-called control problem that Elon Musk is worried about isn’t something that people should feel is imminent.

How Close Is The Dream of Conversational Machines?

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2017 07:27 PM
by Alex Muller
The gauntlet was thrown down in 1950 and, so far, no computer program has managed to pass the Turing test.

Bitcoin back above $4000 as AirSwap could allow circumvention of China’s restrictions

Posted in Business on 29th Sep, 2017 02:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The price of Bitcoin seems to be shrugging off China ICO ban.

Japan licenses 11 bitcoin exchanges

Posted in Software on 30th Sep, 2017 01:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has issued operating licenses to a total 11 bitcoin exchanges.

China’s bitcoin market alive and well as traders defy crackdown

Posted in Business on 1st Oct, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Traders have now moved to buy and sell bitcoin directly with each other on peer-to-peer marketplaces and messenger apps.

IBM Watson AI for diagnosing and treating cancer

Posted in Software on 2nd Oct, 2017 06:29 PM
by Alex Muller
IBM Watson for Oncology uses the latest deep learning techniques to provide clinicians worldwide with evidence-based treatment plans.

Microsoft acquires financially troubled social virtual reality app AltspaceVR

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2017 12:26 PM
by Alex Muller
The VR networking app allows users across headset and web platforms to join 3D chat rooms to play games, watch videos and attend events.

Pfizer and Genentech Turn To Ethereum Blockchain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Oct, 2017 06:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Industry giants Pfizer and Genentech will work with blockchain startup Chronicled and supply chain company The LinkLab to develop an Ethereum-based platform.

Google Reveals Blueprint for Quantum Supremacy

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2017 06:26 PM
by Alex Muller
The ability of quantum machines to outperform classical computers is called quantum supremacy. Now Google says it has this goal firmly in its sights.

This supercomputer can detect brain tumours

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2017 03:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have trained a supercomputer to automatically detect brain tumours from scans with 90% accuracy.

Alibaba to Spend $15 Billion on Moonshot projects with AI and Quantum Computer focus

Posted in Software on 12th Oct, 2017 09:43 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba will more than double research and development spending to $15 billion over the next 3 years.

Upcoming Bitcoin and Ethereum hard forks to implement software upgrades

Posted in Software on 13th Oct, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
A crypto-currency hard fork is a software upgrade that introduces a new rule to the network that isn’t compatible with the older software.