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The most new hire for the secretive project may suggest that Apple is switching the focus of its car team from electric cars to autonomous ones. A woman touches the display inside a Volvo car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva on March 4, 2014.
The human voice is one of the most personal and unique aspects of every individual, as well as one of the most sought after means of interacting with our devices. Voice-based interfaces have, in fact, been promised as the next big breakthrough for several decades.
After a chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old named Eugene Goostman "passed" a Turing Test a few years ago, experts in artificial intelligence got together and decided that a traditional Turing Test might not be all that effective in measuring the intelligence of a computer program after all. Instead, they came up with (among many other things) the Winograd Schema Challenge, which is intended to determine how well an artificial intelligence system handles common sense reasoning: understanding the basics about how the world works, and implementing that knowledge in useful and accurate ways.
Pope Francis says world is at 'war' but it's not about religion Amazon teamed up with August Home to allow users to lock their doors with a voice command. Amazon has paired the voice-controlled Amazon Echo device, shown in this promotional photo, with the August Smart Lock for a new way for homeowners to lock their doors.
As Google showed off its master plan for a future built around artificial intelligence in May, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced a virtual helper that aims to make its search technology even more useful for you. It's a grand plan -- in an interview in May, Pichai called it a "broad journey" -- but we'll have to wait a while longer until it comes into focus.
When you're zipping through the air at 60 kilometres per hour, it can be hard to work out where you're going. But now drones can create detailed 3D maps as they fly - an advance that could let them navigate the world free from human input.
As iPhone sales declined for the second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook peeled back the curtain ever so slightly on its work in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, aiming to reassure investors that the company is ready to ride the next wave of technology. Raving about hit smartphone game Pokemon GO, Cook stressed that Apple is 'high on [augmented reality] for the long-run' and investing heavily.
Artificial intelligence can turn even a New York City subway station into a work of art. In a stunning new video from NY-based artist Danil Krivoruchko, slow-motion scenes from around the city are reimagined in vibrant colours and brushstrokes.
Real-time bidding is an aspect of digital marketing that can seem overly complex for the average bear, so it was only a matter of time before AI entered the picture. This week, Google brought machine learning into the process to help make it easier.
Google's app factory is going into overdrive, readying several new features that empower Google Now and the company's upcoming digital assistant. The new features are hinted at in the code of the latest beta version of the Google app, which now powers all of the company's search and artificial intelligence services on Android.
Trying to picture yourself older or with a different hairstyle is near impossible. But now researchers have developed the ultimate face swap that analyzes a picture of your face, searches for images using key terms and seamlessly maps your it onto the results.
You don't have to be a billionaire investor to get involved with the development of self-driving cars. Thanks to George Hotz and his company, Comma.ai, all you need is a cell phone, a windshield mount and Hotz's own Chffr app.
America's sluggish economic growth over the last decade. To fix this, we must make productivity increases the central goal of US economic policy.
You may think you choose to read one story over another, or to watch a particular video rather than all the others clamouring for your attention. But in truth, you are probably manipulated into doing so by publishers using clever machine learning algorithms.
The 31-year-old said: 'You can think of it kind of like J.A.R.V.I.S in Iron Man' His plans include teaching the assistant to let friends into his home by looking at their faces when they ring the doorbell, for example Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg reveal he is dedicating his year to making a home AI butler. Now, he has revealed the project is already coming to fruition - and promised to reveal it soon.
Candid, an anonymous-sharing app aiming for frank debate, launched Thursday, the brainchild of Google vet Bindu Reddy. Reddy, Candid's CEO and a former head of product for Google's social apps, said she embarked to create Candid after she felt unable to share unfiltered opinions on mainstream social networks.
The blockish and slightly dorky computer game Minecraft may turn out to be a great place for humans and AI to learn how to work together. An experimental new version of the game, released by Microsoft researchers this month, can be used to train an AI to perform all sorts of tasks, from crossing bridges to building complex objects.
Choosing the perfect emoji from a list of more than 1,800 can be time consuming - but SwiftKey has new technology that does the grunt work for you. The UK-based firm teased users earlier this year with a predictive emoji keyboard and has announced the official launch in both Google Play and the Apple Store.
Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm. Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool.
The IQ test has long been dismissed as an inaccurate way to discern how intelligent a person really is - but now scientists may have found a better way. Researchers say MRI scans can measure human intelligence, and define exactly what it is.