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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.
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.
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.
San Francisco is a terrible focus group. Its primary demographic is young people with too much money and a deep, existential, bordering-on-bonkers affinity for technology.
Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers. But first they're finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills.
Google has built its own computer chip. And this won't be the last.
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.
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.
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.
Google is expected to dive deeper into virtual reality and artificial intelligence Wednesday during an annual conference that serves as a launching pad for its latest products and innovations. Although Google keeps its plans under wraps until the big event, the conference agenda makes it clear that virtual reality and artificial intelligence, or "machine learning," will be among the focal points.
The Latest from Google's software conference (all times local): It can be a pain to install phone apps you know you'll use just once or twice. The app runs on Google's servers instead of your phone.
The Latest from Google's software conference (all times local): Google is catching up to competitors Facebook, Apple and Amazon in messaging, video calling and home speaker-embedded digital assistants. But it's taking the lead in virtual reality and may have changed mobile phones forever with a new twist on mobile apps that allows them to play without being installed.
DOODLERS, rejoice. A computer program can scan your sketches and search for a photograph that looks just like them.
Sony Corp. said Wednesday it has invested in U.S. artificial intelligence startup Cogitai, aiming to develop new AI technologies and release products within the next three years. Sony is believed to have obtained a roughly 20 percent stake in the company that was founded in September by three AI researchers.
Unable to rely on the smartphone market for growth, Sony is seeking out new revenue streams, including artificial intelligence. It's starting its new commitment to AI by investing an undisclosed sum in Cogitai, a California company less than a year old.
Google's launch of a carpooling service Monday marks the beginning of its seemingly inevitable entry into the ridesharing wars. The pilot program, which is being offered via Google's Waze navigation app, aims to connect commuters who need a ride with drivers who can supply one.
There are times where it can feel like you can hear your mother's voice inside your head. Now scientists have discovered it may not be far from the truth as the sound of a mother's voice is far more powerful than previously believed.
After struggling for years to build its own social network, Google is trying again -- this time with a confusingly designed app called Spaces. Here's the basic concept: Spaces wants to give you new ways to set up group chats with your friends.
The personal data of nearly 70,000 OKCupid users has been put online for anyone to see - not by hackers, but researchers. The group scraped information from the dating site and uploaded a paper discussing their findings to an online forum that encourages researchers to share raw social science data.
Tom Siebel has a history of placing winning bets. He was an early employee at Oracle, which is still the most widely used enterprise database in the world.
If you tell Siri to set an alarm for 5 am, she'll set an alarm for 5 am. But if you start asking her which prescription pain killer is least likely to upset your stomach, she's not really gonna know what to do--just because that's a pretty complicated sentence.
I'll admit it: The first time Samsung showed off its Family Hub fridge, I didn't get it. Who would pay twice as much as a normal high-end fridge for a 21.5-inch touchscreen, a proprietary operating system, and a handful of connectivity functions?
Ross, the world's first artificially intelligent attorney, has its first official law firm. Baker & Hostetler announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice, currently comprised of almost 50 lawyers.
With the creators of Siri offering up a new personal assistant that won't just tell you what pizza is but can order one for you, artificial intelligence is showing a huge leap forward. Viv is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform built by Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, the creators of the AI behind Apple's Siri, the most well-known digital assistant in the world.