AI could tell you when you're about to get sick


The devices will help gather, analyze, and display a crush of health data he wants to collect about himself--and, he hopes, from millions of others. It starts with your DNA sequence and includes data from Fitbit-style wearables that measure your steps, heart rate, and sleep patterns. Now Imagu's engineers are working with counterparts at ICX to create what they call a "virtual health brain" that will interpret the thousands of data points ICX wants to collect on each customer. During his stint as BGI's CEO, Wang helped build the company into one of the largest sequencing operations in the world.

Elon Musk: Artificial intelligence battle 'most likely cause' of WWIII


Elon Musk says global race for artificial intelligence will cause World War III. A race toward "superiority" between countries over artificial intelligence will be the most likely cause of World War III, warns entrepreneur Elon Musk. May be initiated not by the country leaders, but one of the AI's, if it decides that a prepemptive strike is most probable path to victory Musk has emerged as a critic of AI safety, seeking ways for governments to regulate the technology before it gets out of control. Last month, Musk warned fears over the security of AI are more risky than the threat of nuclear war from North Korea.

Chilling warning about how artifical intelligence can be used against us


The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...

Meet the Chinese finance giant that's secretly an AI company


It shows how the company--which already operates a hugely successful smartphone payments business in China--aims to upend many areas of personal finance using machine learning and AI. The e-commerce giant Alibaba created Ant in 2014 to operate Alipay, a ubiquitous mobile payments service in China. It has become possible to automate this kind of image processing in recent years using a machine-learning technology known as deep learning. Once there, he developed Alibaba's first voice-recognition system for automating customer calls.

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people


China's second-biggest e-commerce company after Alibaba, sent robots to deliver items for the first time yesterday (June 18), on the last day of a two-week-long shopping bonanza that recorded sales of around $17.6 billion, according to a spokesman with the company. It's the first time that the company has used delivery robots in the field. JD tested its first delivery robot in November, when the research and manufacturing cost of a single robot was almost the price of an Audi Q7 series car, around 600,000 yuan ($88,125) (link in Chinese), JD's driverless program engineer Zhang Chao told CCTV. Robots can reduce the delivery cost from 7 yuan ($1) per human delivery to 1.5 yuan ($0.2) per robot delivery, said Zhang.

AlphaGo's Designers Explore New AI After Winning Big in China


After winning its three-game match against Chinese grandmaster Ke Jie, the world's top Go player, AlphaGo, is retiring. Today, in Wuzhen, China, AlphaGo won its third game against Ke Jie, and much as in the other two, the contest held little drama, even as the machine's peerless play sent the usual ripples across the worldwide Go community. Today, during the press conference following the game, Hassabis and DeepMind announced they will publicly release 50 games AlphaGo played against itself inside the vast data centers that underpin Google's online empire. After the match in China, DeepMind is disbanding the team that worked on the game, freeing top researchers like Silver and Thore Graepel to spend their time working on the rest of AI's future.

The world's best Go player lost to Google's artificial intelligence


Go champion'speechless' after 2nd loss to machine Internet users outside China could watch this week's games live but Chinese censors blocked most mainland web users from seeing the Google site carrying the feed. Google says 60 million people in China watched online when AlphaGo played South Korea's go champion in March 2016. Chinese Go player Ke Jie reacts as he plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. On Thursday, AlphaGo "thought that Ke Jie played perfectly" for the first 50 moves, Hassabis said at a news conference.

Google's AlphaGo AI defeats world Go number one Ke Jie


Google's AI AlphaGo has done it again: it's defeated Ke Jie, the world's number one Go player, in the first game of a three-part match. "I think everyone recognizes that Ke Jie is the strongest human player," 9th-dan professional and commentator Michael Redmond said before the match. Interesting that Ke Jie has decided to play an very early 3-3 point as he knows #AlphaGo likes to play there. Friday will see AlphaGo further put to the test in two stipulation matches; one where it acts as a teammate to two Chinese pros playing each other, and another where it takes on five Chinese pros all at once.

Talking AI Disruption With the Man Who Built Google's 'Brain'


Google Home and Amazon's Echo are the most famous, but a whole raft of these gadgets is preparing to flood the market. One of the most advanced will likely come from Baidu, the Chinese tech giant that, like Google, began as a search engine and now has its tendrils in all sorts of digital and physical spaces. Andrew Ng, Baidu's chief AI scientist, calls these devices "conversational computers," and he's a key reason any of them have learned to talk in the first place. A former AI researcher at Stanford, Ng is best known for spearheading the Google Brain initiative, an ambitious artificial-intelligence project that helped advance Silicon Valley's understanding of deep-learning techniques. Instead of being programmed to respond to specific actions, a deep learning system is fed massive amounts of data from which it is able to discern patterns over time, loosely mimicking how the human mind absorbs information.

KFC China is using facial recognition tech to serve customers - but are they buying it?


Walking into the KFC restaurant in Beijing's financial district, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a fried chicken outlet like any other. It's only if you head right to the back corner of the shop that you realise you're actually in China's first smart restaurant. KFC has teamed up with Baidu – the search engine company often referred to as "China's Google" – to develop facial-recognition technology that can be used to predict customer's orders. Explaining the idea, a spokesperson for KFC said: "The artificial intelligence-enabled system can recommend menu items based on a customer's estimated age and mood." A press release from Baidu added that "a male customer in his early 20s" would be offered "a set meal of crispy chicken hamburger, roasted chicken wings and coke", while "a female customer in her 50s" would get a recommendation of "porridge and soybean milk for breakfast".