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The first autonomous robot that roamed around regular homes or offices was probably a Roomba, you know, that little circular vacuum with rudimentary sensors able to get around without bumping into anything. But imagine if you left the door open and the Roomba rolled out the door, still vacuuming, and eventually rolled into the street and stopped traffic.
LG Electronics will make automated guide robots and cleaning robots based on deep learning and other machine learning technology for use in South Korea's Incheon International Airport. The electronics giant signed an MOU with the airport with the goal to operate test models by the end of the year.
A day after the disclosure of the first death in a crash involving a self-driving vehicle, BMW on Friday announced plans to release a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles by 2021. In a partnership with Intel and Mobileye, the German automaker said its planned iNEXT model won't require a human in the driver's seat.
Finding insight in oceans of data is one of enterprises' most pressing challenges, and increasingly AI is being brought in to help. Now, a new tool for Apache Spark aims to put machine learning within closer reach.
Intel wants to take on Google's Tensor Processing Unit and Nvidia's GPUs in machine learning computing with improvements to its Xeon Phi mega-chips. The company will add new features to Xeon Phi to tune it for machine learning, said Nidhi Chappell, director of machine learning at Intel.
I've been thinking about "big ideas" recently and how powerful they can be. What strikes me is that so many of these ideas are so easily stated, such as "Cure Cancer" or "Put a man on the moon," but are really difficult to accomplish.
First it was whimsical poems, then full-length movies. But, now artificial intelligence is writing sports articles.
Artificial intelligence that can understand and answer any work-related question it is asked has been made available in the UK for the first time. The computer software, called Starmind, uses machine learning to understand queries, then source answers from previous staff conversations on a subject or track down experts within the company who are able to help.
In Robert Harris's 2011 novel The Fear Index a secretive hedge fund builds a computer capable of making its own trading decisions. Gobbling up information, the machine starts to confuse its human creators by building huge stakes and making a handsome profit from a market panic.
Machine minds are often described as black boxes, their decision-making processes all but inscrutable. But in the case of machine intelligence, researchers are cracking that black box open and peering inside.
Microsoft Research has unveiled new details of its work on advanced gestural user interfaces, and while the technology remains in the lab, Redmond seems to have made serious progress. One of Microsoft's next-gen gestural UIs is called Handpose, as Fast Company reports: Almost 25 years ago, researcher Xuedong Huang founded the speech recognition program at Microsoft Research (MSR).
An AI could be the first to spot signs of alien life. It has been designed to sift through detections of light emanating from distant planetary systems and retrieve spectral information about the gases present in the atmosphere.
Satya Nadella is a believer in the vast promise of artificial intelligence. But the Microsoft CEO says humans and machines need to work together to solve the world's great societal challenges, including issues of diversity and inequality.
New technologies are raising consumer expectations when it comes to customer service, and companies will pay the price if they don't respond -- just ask Comcast. The company was very publicly called out last year for failing to deliver on its promised internet speeds by a customer equipped with a Raspberry Pi and a Twitter account.
It is every Top Gun's worst nightmare - an AI can can outmanoeuvre them in the air. Now researchers have tested their AI on a retired top gun - and left him stunned.
Today, Anki, which made its splashy debut a few years back with their little autonomous racing cars, has announced a new robot toy called Cozmo. Cozmo is (according to Anki) "one of the most sophisticated robots available today," which could be correct depending on your definitions of "one of the most sophisticated," and "available today.
Can also changed a smile to a more Finds grins or frown in photos, then crops, re-sizes and manipulates face A new Twitter bot shows that not all them are bigots -some just want to make you smile. '@smilevector' was recently unleashed on Twitter and, unlike its Hitler supporting processor Tay, this bot manipulates faces by turning their frown upside down.
SoftBank Group Corp. founder Masayoshi Son aims to stay at the helm of his company longer than originally planned to focus on the burgeoning business field of artificial intelligence, but is now under increased scrutiny over his longer-term strategy after the surprise departure of his successor. Son faces a number of challenges, including turning around U.S. mobile network provider Sprint Corp., a SoftBank group company.
Artificial intelligence can spot your face in a crowd of thousands with near-perfect accuracy, surpassing the ability of humans to do the same - but when confronted with a larger set of images, it's not quite up to par. In the MegaFace Challenge launched by the University of Washington, researchers are working to improve the capabilities of facial recognition algorithms at the million person scale.
Tado debuted a small improvement to its smart A/C control device, offering customers the option to use Amazon's Alexa digital assistant to control Tado-connected air conditioners. To use it, all you'll need do is add the Alexa Tado skill in your Amazon account.
Artificial intelligence is still surrounded by an aura of mystery, and it would be tough to find a better illustration than the story in the news last week about a British grandmother who includes "please" and "thank you" in all her Google searches. "Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you," read the search request from May Ashworth that ultimately went viral when her grandson tweeted it on Twitter.
Would you like a version of yourself to live on after death? A radical new concept called "augmented eternity" could make that fantasy a reality, creating a posthumous impression of our knowledge, opinions and even parts of our personality in digital form.
Take an advanced technology. Add a twist of fantasy.
Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing app, announced the introduction of automatic translation, to be rolled out over the coming month. In keeping with other social media giants, Instagram has decided to offer automatic translation, which the photo- and video-sharing service says it will roll out over the coming month.
Robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other cognitive technologies will replace about 7 percent of U.S. jobs by 2025 with office and administrative staff taking the biggest hit, according to a Forrester Research forecast. AI and the Future of Business Machine learning, task automation and robotics are already widely used in business.
Norah Sullivan has worked on projects involving youth job-skills training and entrepreneurship for the Multilateral Investment Fund, with a recent focus on supporting tech-driven solutions to social problems. She has a master's degree in Latin American studies from The George Washington University.
A self-driving car carrying a family of four on a rural two-lane highway spots a bouncing ball ahead. As the vehicle approaches a child runs out to retrieve the ball.
NEW YORK--Siri evaded my question for what took Apple's voice assistant so long to get onto the Mac. "Who, me?