SXSW 2018: Protect AI, robots, cars (and us) from bias


As Mark Hamill humorously shared the behind-the-scenes of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with a packed SXSW audience, two floors below on the exhibit floor Universal Robots recreated General Grievous' famed light saber battles. The battling machines were steps away from a twelve foot dancing Kuka robot and an automated coffee dispensary. Somehow the famed interactive festival known for its late night drinking, dancing and concerts had a very mechanical feel this year. Everywhere debates ensued between utopian tech visionaries and dystopia-fearing humanists. Even my panel on "Investing In The Autonomy Economy" took a very social turn when discussing the opportunities of utilizing robots for the growing aging population.

Windows 10's next major update includes an AI platform


The technology will support the "industry standard" ONNX format for machine learning models, so AI veterans won't necessarily have to reinvent the wheel to incorporate their work. Microsoft hasn't said when that Windows 10 update will arrive beyond this year, although programmers will get an early peek at it in the Visual Studio Preview 15.7 release. You should hear more about the feature both at its Windows Developer day on March 7th as well as at the Build conference in May. This isn't an unheralded event when Google is already including an AI platform (TensorFlow Lite) as part of Android Oreo, but it's relatively new in the PC world and could have a transformative effect. Microsoft is hoping that you'll see "more intelligence" across Windows devices, even if it's for simple tasks like auto-generated music playlists -- it won't have to be limited to developers with deep enough pockets to tackle AI on their own.

Human Solutions – Graph Grail AI – Medium


Developers have long been bereft of a platform that would have allowed them to monetize on their developments. Large corporations are unwilling to buy solutions from smaller enterprises or from private developers, preferring to hire staff and appropriate patents and solutions, selling them at much higher prices to businesses after limited tuning and adjustment to fit their business strategies. The fact that independent and small-scale developers have limited opportunities of presenting their AI and software solutions is hampering the growth of the industry and is limiting the capabilities that businesses would have had under the circumstances of fair and free competition. GraphGrail Ai has come up with a solution to the issue through the development of its proprietary platform that allows independent specialists to develop solutions and monetize them through the use of GraphGrail GAI Tokens. The GAI Tokens allow for transparent and fair payment for results and ensure that both the developer and the business profit from mutual cooperation.

Why the Combination of Fake News and Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous


We live in unprecedented times, where, unfortunately, increasingly things are not what they seem to be or what they should be. We have only been in this situation for less than 18 months, but it is rapidly affecting our lives on a daily basis. I am talking about fake news and how it has become one of the greatest threats to democracy, free debate and capitalism. Unfortunately, for many, fake news is not a problem at all. It is even Trump's favourite topic. But above all, there is disagreement about what constitutes as fake news, how big the problem is and what to do about it. And that is a very dangerous situation to be in.

Visionstate Finalizes Terms for the Acquisition of Artificial Intelligence Developer, Chatbot Incubators


EDMONTON, ALBERTA December 20 2017 -- Visionstate Corp. (TSX VENTURE: VIS) ("Visionstate" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has finalized the terms for the acquisition of …

AWS DeepLens – Deep learning enabled video camera for developers - AWS


Learn the basics of deep learning - a machine learning technique that uses neural networks to learn and make predictions - through computer vision projects, tutorials, and real world, hands-on exploration with a physical device. AWS DeepLens lets you run deep learning models locally on the camera to analyze and take action on what it sees.

A closer look at Apple's new HomePod


The first time I got close to one of Apple's HomePods was in a secluded meeting room at WWDC. Sonically, at least, it blew away the competition. After seven months -- not to mention the introduction of other impressive smart speakers -- Apple invited me to spend another hour with a near-final HomePod, and it still sounds like the one to beat. There's much more to the HomePod than just its stellar sound quality, though, and my time spent with Apple's new speaker provided answers to some key lingering questions.

IBM's Watson is AI's greatest ambassador


When I heard the 60th annual Grammy Awards show was going to feature artificial intelligence, I immediately thought "this is a marketing ploy." But then I found out IBM's Watson was the AI in question.

The Morning After: Thursday, December 28th 2017


NASA is already planning a mission in 2069, we watch an iPhone X camouflage your face, and combine sex, robots and popular culture. Hype matters more than quality.Will Smith's'Bright' is terrible, but that doesn't matter to Netflix Despite a low Rotten Tomatoes review score (32 percent), Bright could still be the algorithmically-created hit Netflix is seeking.