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"About 6,000 languages are currently spoken in the world today," says Elizabeth Salesky of MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Human Language Technology (HLT) Group. "Within the law enforcement community, there are not enough multilingual analysts who possess the necessary level of proficiency to understand and analyze content across these languages," she continues.
From self-driving cars to robot lorries, autonomous vehicles are the future of road transportation. But who's in pole position, who's stuck in the pit lane and how far away is the starting grid?
Sharp Corp. on Thursday began selling a humanoid robot phone armed with artificial intelligence features and carrying a price tag of Y=213,840 (about $2,000). The electronics maker is producing 5,000 units of the product, called RoBoHoN, per month.
Between recent controversies over Facebook's Trending Topics feature and the U.S. legal system's "risk assessment" scores in dealing with criminal defendants, there's probably never been broader interest in the mysterious algorithms that are making decisions about our lives. That mystery may not last much longer.
Humanoid robot 'Pepper' will soon be taking orders in Pizza Hut locations across Asia. MasterCard announced this week that it is teaming up with SoftBanks Robotics and Pizza Hut Asia to launch a new commerce app for the customer service bot.
LOS ANGELES -- Now that a billionaire tech investor has bought a stake in embattled Tribune Publishing, the parent company of the Los Angeles Times, happier days would seem to be ahead. After all, the hiring and traffic boom at the Washington Post since Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took over seems to be a blueprint for the benevolent benefactor model of legacy media ownership.
It's reasonable to see big data as a revolutionary development in IT and business in general -- but its implications should make us pause for thought. ZDNet recently spoke to Bernard Marr, author of the book, Big Data: Using smart big data analytics and metrics to make better decisions and improve performance, to see what's next for the technology.
Apple is looking to broaden Siri's footprint and usefulness with help from third party app developers and a software development kit. The big question is whether the move will be able to thwart rivals such as Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa.
Humanity's got itself a problem. As Homo sapiens balloons as a species--to perhaps nearly 10 billion by 2050--the planet stubbornly stays the same size, meaning the same amount of land must support way, way more people.
"Why don't you click on the tennis court? " Golan Levin, an associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University, suggested.
Algorithm predicts what vehicle will do and generate 1000s of outcomes Uses handling information to form ways to keep traction while driving Autonomous vehicles have proved successful on smooth roads, but have yet to produce the same results on rough and unpredictable terrain. Now, researchers have developed a control algorithm that gives small-scale driverless cars the power to drift around tracks while traveling at intense speed - by predicting what the car will do next.
An Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person's face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye. Faception said it's already signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists.
Can artificial intelligence lay paint to paper to create meaning and evoke emotion? The answer lies in the results from the first Robot Art competition.
A.I. helpers like Alexa and Siri are useful, but they're not smart enough to keep your questions private--at least not yet.
In 2014, three software engineers decided to create a drone company in Wavre, Belgium, just outside Brussels. All were licensed pilots and trained in NATO security techniques.
The Iller river stretches for 91 miles through southeastern Germany before meeting up with the Danube. This river, like all rivers, is filled with sediment-- rocks and pebbles from thousands of years ago that sit on the riverbed and along the bank.
The rise of the citizen data scientist has placed a new premium on easy-to-use analytics tools, and on Tuesday Datameer announced a fresh version of its namesake platform designed with that imperative in mind. New in Datameer 6 are a simplified front end as well as an expanded tool for selecting the best processing framework for the job.
Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker and a chat service called Allo during its annual conference that serves as a launching pad for its latest products and innovations. (May 18) AP SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is planning to make Siri smarter by linking it to the vast menu of iOS apps and eventually will deploy the digital assistant on a standalone device similar to Amazon's best-selling Echo.
That's not an entirely new endeavor. Researchers and creatives have been generating music through technology for years.
Regina Barzilay has been appointed the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. The appointment recognizes Barzilay's leadership in the area of human language technologies and her outstanding mentorship and educational contributions.
A new deep-learning project at Google aims to build AI systems that can study, remember, and eventually create music and other media. Google's artificial intelligence (AI) technology, already proven capable of contending with human problem-solving, may soon be able to think creatively.
Machines may yet take over the world, but first they must learn to recognize your dog. To hear Google executives tell it at their annual developer conference this week, the technology industry is on the cusp of an artificial intelligence, or AI, revolution.
It can predict a person's age with 84 per cent accuracy, say researchers The machine can guess how old someone is within a 10 year range While most of us know how old we are from our birthday, there are some - like those who are orphaned at a young age - who have no idea when they were born. But now a new technique may make it possible to determine a person's age with a simple blood test.
Pepper, the robot that has been trained to "perceive" human emotion, is opening up its platform to Android developers. Maker SoftBank is hoping that it will spur new apps and new capabilities for the humanoid robot which has sold well but still has no clear defined purpose.
It is hard to miss the warnings. In the race to make computers more intelligent than us, humanity will summon a demon, bring forth the end of days, and code itself into oblivion.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has joined a number of privacy experts in calling on Google to enable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo messaging app. In a tweet, Snowden said Google's decision has made the app "dangerous" to use and warned his followers to avoid it for now.
Google's gumdrop-shaped autonomous car looks like something you'd see in a Pixar movie, a cute and cuddly machine that makes the future look fun--until it ambushes you in a crosswalk, traps you like a fly in a web, and whisks you away. That horrific scenario comes to mind reading Google's recently approved patent for what amounts to slathering its cars in glue.
Robots can paint, but when it comes to writing, they shouldn't quit their day jobs. That's the combined conclusion from results of two contests announced this week.
This is no surprise to see in this year at Google I/O conference in the Google Campus pushing into new products and services in voice recognition and more adaptive text apps to try to compete against Amazon and facebook's rise in user-friendly search-and-assistant services. What was surprising was Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai admitting on stage that Amazon Echo, the tabletop and mobile speaker device with Alexa, a voice recognition assistant has stolen a march on google and the rest of the industry in offering voice-controlled services for the connected home to connected retail and a huge range of other possible services.
When Japanese mobile phone company SoftBank offered 1000 of its emotionally intelligent Pepper robots for the consumer market last summer, the entire run sold out in under a minute. At CES this year, SoftBank announced that IBM would be bringing Watson's artificial intelligence to Pepper, a bid to ready the robot for broad adoption in the home.
Google has built its own computer chip. And this won't be the last.