AI

From Washington State to Washington, D.C., lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Posted in Software on 20th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

In Washington, D.C. this week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee pledged to introduce legislation in the “very near future” that could regulate facial recognition use by law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

AI startups raised $18.5 billion in 2019, setting new funding record

Posted in Business, Software on 15th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

While overall U.S. venture capital funding dipped in 2019, the artificial intelligence sector bucked this trend by reaching a new annual high for money raised by startups.

Google Assistant passes 500 million users, will get longform reading and deeper smart home integration in 2020

Posted in Business, Online, Software on 9th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Google Assistant is now used by 500 million monthly active users, and today Google is previewing features on the way in 2020 like a new voice that reads articles and web pages aloud to users with a more natural and humanlike voice.

U.S. government limits exports of AI software

Posted in Business, Software on 5th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The measure covers software that could be used by sensors, drones, and satellites to automate the process of identifying targets, a boon for industry, which feared a much broader crackdown on exports of AI hardware and software.

Researchers train AI to map a person’s facial movements to any target headshot

Posted in Software on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly using nothing but a webcam and an illustrated or photographic still image?