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Facebook expanding its Montreal AI lab to quadruple the number of researchers

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Facebook doesn't make magnetic resonance imaging machines and has no plans to start. But that hasn't stopped researchers at the social networking giant's Montreal artificial intelligence lab from working with NYU School of Medicine to make MRI scans faster and more accurate. Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Montreal lab Thursday by highlighting the MRI project and some other research work. The company also announced that the AI lab will move into a new space that can accommodate up to 80 people, which gives the team room to expand from the 20 or so researchers currently working there. Joelle Pineau, an associate professor at McGill university and the lab's head, said that medical imaging was a good fit for the kind of "fundamental research" on artificial intelligence that Facebook hired her to do.


Weaponized AI and facial recognition enter the hacking world

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Meet Social Mapper, a facial recognition tool that searches for targets across numerous social networks, and the highly evasive and highly targeted AI-powered malware DeepLocker. The open-source intelligence-gathering tool Social Mapper uses facial recognition to automatically search for targets across eight social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google, the Russian social networking service VKontakte, and the Chinese social networking sites Weibo and Douban. Social Mapper was developed by Trustwave's Jacob Wilkins to help pen testers and red teamers with social engineering attacks. Instead of manually searching social media sites for name and pictures, Social Mapper makes it possible to automate such scans "on a mass scale with hundreds or thousands of individuals." There are three stages to Social Mapper; the second stage is automatically searching social media sites for the targets online.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) In China: The Amazing Ways Tencent Is Driving It's Adoption

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Tencent is a Chinese tech company founded in 1998 and based in Shenzhen that hosts 55% of China's mobile internet usage on its platforms. Its mission is to "become the most respected internet enterprise." The company is China's biggest social network company with 1 billion users on its app WeChat and 632 million monthly user accounts on social networking platform Qzone, is worth more than Facebook and has extended beyond instant messaging (its product is QQ) and social networking to gaming, digital assistants, mobile payments, cloud storage, education, live streaming, sports, movies and artificial intelligence. The company's dedication to artificial intelligence is evident in one of its slogans, "AI in all." In 2016, Tencent opened an AI lab in Shenzhen with a vision to "Make AI Everywhere."


The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - OpenMind

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There are many significant indicators of the rapidly increasing growth of AI applications. First, the number of start ups providing AI support to healthcare providers has escalated [1]. There have been over 100 healthcare start-ups using machine learning and AI over the past 3 years, offering support in everything from remote patient monitoring, drug discovery, image diagnostics, and much more. According to a 2016 report from CB Insights [1], about 86% of healthcare provider organizations are currently using AI in some way. Furthermore, this is likely to rise substantially during the next decade.


Facebook Admits Sharing Users' Data With 61 Tech Companies

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Facebook has admitted that the company gave dozens of tech companies and app developers special access to its users' data after publicly saying it had restricted outside companies to access such data back in 2015. It's an unusual clear view of how the largest social networking site manages your personal information. During the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed March this year, Facebook stated that it already cut off third-party access to its users' data and their friends in May 2015 only. However, in a 747-page long document [PDF] delivered to Congress late Friday, the social networking giant admitted that it continued sharing data with 61 hardware and software makers, as well as app developers after 2015 as well. The disclosure comes in response to hundreds of questions posed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg by members of Congress in April about its company's practices with data of its billions of users.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) In China: The Amazing Ways Tencent Is Driving It's Adoption

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Tencent is a Chinese tech company founded in 1998 and based in Shenzhen that hosts 55% of China's mobile internet usage on its platforms. Its mission is to "become the most respected internet enterprise." The company is China's biggest social network company with 1 billion users on its app WeChat and 632 million monthly user accounts on social networking platform Qzone, is worth more than Facebook and has extended beyond instant messaging (its product is QQ) and social networking to gaming, digital assistants, mobile payments, cloud storage, education, live streaming, sports, movies and artificial intelligence. The company's dedication to artificial intelligence is evident in one of its slogans, "AI in all." In 2016, Tencent opened an AI lab in Shenzhen with a vision to "Make AI Everywhere."


Artificial Intelligence (AI) In China: The Amazing Ways Tencent Is Driving It's Adoption

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Tencent is a Chinese tech company founded in 1998 and based in Shenzhen that hosts 55% of China's mobile internet usage on its platforms. Its mission is to "become the most respected internet enterprise." The company's dedication to artificial intelligence is evident in one of its slogans, "AI in all." In 2016, Tencent opened an AI lab in Shenzhen with a vision to "Make AI Everywhere." Its focus is on research in machine learning, speech recognition, natural language processing and computer vision and to develop practical AI applications for business in the areas of content, online games, social and cloud services.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) In China: The Amazing Ways Tencent Is Driving It's Adoption

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Tencent is a Chinese tech company founded in 1998 and based in Shenzhen that hosts 55% of China's mobile internet usage on its platforms. Its mission is to "become the most respected internet enterprise." The company is China's biggest social network company with 1 billion users on its app WeChat and 632 million monthly user accounts on social networking platform Qzone, is worth more than Facebook and has extended beyond instant messaging (its product is QQ) and social networking to gaming, digital assistants, mobile payments, cloud storage, education, live streaming, sports, movies and artificial intelligence. The company's dedication to artificial intelligence is evident in one of its slogans, "AI in all." In 2016, Tencent opened an AI lab in Schenzhen with a vision to "Make AI Everywhere."


Artificial Intelligence (AI) In China: The Amazing Ways Tencent Is Driving It's Adoption

#artificialintelligence

Tencent is a Chinese tech company founded in 1998 and based in Shenzhen that hosts 55% of China's mobile internet usage on its platforms. Its mission is to "become the most respected internet enterprise." The company is China's biggest social network company with 1 billion users on its app WeChat and 632 million monthly user accounts on social networking platform Qzone, is worth more than Facebook and has extended beyond instant messaging (its product is QQ) and social networking to gaming, digital assistants, mobile payments, cloud storage, education, live streaming, sports, movies and artificial intelligence. The company's dedication to artificial intelligence is evident in one of its slogans, "AI in all." In 2016, Tencent opened an AI lab in Schenzhen with a vision to "Make AI Everywhere."


Why the Future of Social Media Will Depend on Artificial Intelligence

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With an estimated 2.77 billion social network users around the globe, social networking platforms possess an unimaginable amount of data. The reach of social networks is expanding at an alarming rate around the globe in 2019. These figures will continue to grow. Social media provides a phenomenal amount of user-generated data. Due to the nature of data which is mainly unstructured, it is a herculean task to gauge actionable insights from this sea of information.