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Samsung Galaxy S8's 'Bixby Vision' AI is getting more real - CNET
CNET Samsung has trademarked a feature that's rumored to juice the Galaxy S8's camera. 2 hours
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires and will free up science search engine Meta
TechCrunch  Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization is making its first acquisition in order to make it easier for scientists to search,... 3 hours
Kristen Stewart gets all AI for trippy 'Come Swim' - CNET
CNET The "Twilight" star publishes a research paper about the artificial intelligence she used to create her latest film. 4 hours
Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence
TechCrunch  With one foot in its science fiction past and the other in the new frontier of science and tech innovations,... 1 day
India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow
PHYS.ORG In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army... 2 days
Crunch Report | Apple Suing Qualcomm for $1 Billion
TechCrunch Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, Whitehouse.gov... 3 days
scientists advising the us military say fears of an ai existential threat are uninformed Scientists advising the US military say fears of an AI existential threat are ‘uninformed’
THE VERGE Public perceptions of military AI can lean toward... 3 days
Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?
HUFFINGTON POST With scaremongers predicting millions of job losses and an increasing divide between the haves and the have-nots, it was interesting... 3 days
Meet Alchemist’s class XIV startups making everything from smart beer taps to a safer internet
TechCrunch  Enterprise tech startups unveiled their products and... 4 days
Kristen Stewart co-authored a paper on style transfer and the AI community lost its mind
TechCrunch  Hollywood and the academic artificial intelligence... 4 days
Meet Alchemist’s class XIV startups making everything from smart beer taps to a faster internet
TechCrunch  Enterprise tech startups unveiled their products and... 4 days
XNOR.ai frees AI from the prison of the supercomputer
TechCrunch  Machine learning and AI are incredible tools, but they also require a similarly incredible amount of computing power.... 4 days
In the future, AI could also mean auto insurance
TechCrunch  Solaria Labs, Liberty Mutual Insurance’s tech incubator, has created an API developer portal to bring together public data and... 4 days
With a $1.5M seed round, Eloquent Labs mixes AI and Mechanical Turk to fix customer service
TechCrunch  Keenon Werling would be... 4 days
Making AI systems that see the world as humans do
SCIENCE DAILY An artificial intelligence system has been developed that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. 4 days
ALICE VR review: Let's get weird
Windows Central Five out of ten clones disobey the corporation. Are you one of them? Everything seems to be going according to the contingency plan. I've arrived on this planet via a landing ship, and it's my job... 4 days
Samsung’s ‘Bixby’ assistant on the Galaxy S8 might be able to use the camera for visual search
9to5Google There’s a... 4 days
AI software is figuring out how to best humans at designing new AI software
TechCrunch  Who programs the programmers? Soon enough, it might... 4 days
Study to tackle artificial intelligence law and policy
PHYS.ORG Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming at us before we fully understand what it might mean. Established ways of doing things in areas like transport regulation, crime prevention and legal practice are being... 4 days
Making AI systems that see the world as humans do
PHYS.ORG A Northwestern University team developed a new computational model that performs at human levels on a standard intelligence test. This work is an important step toward making artificial... 4 days
Gralien Report Daily News for January 19, 2017
THE GRALIEN REPORT Here are today’s headlines… Complex life could have existed on Earth at least once before Quake-triggered avalanche buries Italian hotel, rescuers fear ‘many dead’ NASA is preparing “Psyche” mission to send a... 4 days
For white-collar staff, AI threatens new workplace revolution
PHYS.ORG If your job involves inputting reams of data for a company, you might want to think about retraining in a more specialised field. Or as a plumber. 5 days
Tyrant in the code
TechCrunch  Mankind has a complex relationship with the notion of Artificial Intelligence. Tinged with both fear and fascination; the timeline for AI development is punctuated by cultural and historical... 5 days
Microsoft is beta testing a feature that brings Cortana to Android’s lock screen
TechCrunch  If you’re enrolled to the beta version of the Cortana... 5 days
Microsoft to double its Montreal AI R&D office and invest $7M in academic research
TechCrunch  Microsoft is following its acquisition of Montreal-based Maluuba... 5 days
pioneering ai researcher to advise rbc s machine learning lab Pioneering AI researcher to advise RBC's machine learning lab
CBC University of Alberta professor Richard Sutton literally wrote the book on a branch of machine learning called reinforcement... 5 days
This AI scheduler is perfect for people who hate arranging meetings - CNET
CNET Singapore-based Mimetic.ai's Evie is an AI that understands natural language and helps you with the thankless chore of setting up meetings. 6 days
Neurala closes $14M Series A to bring machine learning to the edge
TechCrunch  Artificial intelligence is swiftly becoming a commodity thanks to the rise of AI-as-a-Service offerings from Amazon and IBM. Today, Neurala is joining this list... 6 days
former microsoft ai expert qi lu moves to chinese search giant baidu Former Microsoft AI expert Qi Lu moves to Chinese search giant Baidu
THE VERGE The same day that Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella was outlining the company’s plans for artificial intelligence, Chinese tech giant Baidu announced it had poached... 7 days
Former Microsoft executive and noted AI expert Qi Lu joins Baidu as COO
TechCrunch  Just a day after it opened an augmented reality lab,... 7 days
OpenAI has admirable intentions, but its priorities should change
TechCrunch  Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics in business and science. Developers and industry analysts are all-in,... 1 week
Fraugster, a startup that uses AI to detect payment fraud, raises $5M
TechCrunch  Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding.... 1 week
Crunch Report | Nintendo Switch Hits the Market on March 3
TechCrunch Nintendo Switch to hit the market on March 3, San Francisco District Attorney brings... 1 week
You should read this super-interesting AMA with AI researcher Joanna Bryson
TechCrunch  The field of artificial intelligence is a large one, full of interesting research, arguments,... 1 week
Udacity launches deep learning nanodegree foundation program
TechCrunch  Greater compute power and power efficiency has made deep learning algorithms ubiquitous in our world. Deep learning has found its way into self driving cars, convenience stores... 1 week
Andy Rubin’s ‘Essential’ working on AI gadgets, starting w/ bezel-less smartphone in mid-2017
9to5Google In late 2015, a report alleged that Android creator Andy... 1 week
Microsoft snaps up deep learning research company Maluuba
Windows Central Microsoft is giving its AI ambitions a boost with its latest acquisition, Montreal-based startup Maluuba. ... 1 week
microsoft just bought an ai startup that can outperform facebook and google Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google
THE VERGE VIDEO Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired Maluuba, a Toronto startup focused on using deep learning for natural language processing. Deep learning is... 1 week
​Google AI expands your photos to shrink your mobile data usage - CNET
CNET The internet giant develops a machine learning method to improve image details and cut Google+ network burden by a third. 2 weeks
Adobe's Research Team Experimenting With Voice-Based AI, Digital Face Painting
MacRumors Adobe this week published three videos on YouTube, sharing details on what its research team is... 2 weeks
Google has cut down its speech recognition error rate by over 30% in the last five years
9to5Google Google, much... 2 weeks
AI takes on humans in marathon poker game
BBC An AI program will take on four professional poker players in a 20-day game. 2 weeks
after day one ai is crushing humanity at poker After day one, AI is crushing humanity at poker
THE VERGE The first day of the Brains vs. AI poker tournament is in the books, and the Libratus bot... 2 weeks
AI-fueled Synqq app update lets you use your voice to add notes and calendar entries
TechCrunch  If there is one thing we... 2 weeks
HTC outs an always listening, dual-screen smartphone with its own AI assistant
TechCrunch  Just when you thought HTC might be ready to hang up on its smartphone efforts, the Android underdog is turning up the volume and... 2 weeks
htc s new flagship phone has ai and a second screen but no headphone jack HTC’s new flagship phone has AI and a second screen, but no headphone jack
THE VERGE HTC is getting 2017 off to a flying... 2 weeks
HTC U Ultra Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
CNET Notifications are broken, says HTC. And it wants to use AI to fix it for "U." 2 weeks
watch an ai supercomputer battle top pros in a 200 000 poker tournament Watch an AI supercomputer battle top pros in a $200,000 poker tournament
THE VERGE The Brains vs. AI poker tournament being put on by Carnegie Mellon University kicked off today. It pits four humans pros against an AI... 2 weeks
the amazon echo has an awesome mass effect easter egg The Amazon Echo Has An Awesome Mass Effect Easter Egg
CINEMA BLEND VIDEO Amazon's Echo AI unit -- a sort of multimedia device that doubles as a shopping tool... 2 weeks
Training self-driving cars on the streets of Los Santos with GTA V just got easier
TechCrunch  The DeepDrive project has made it possible... 2 weeks
Adobe video envisions AI helper for editing photos and other media
TechCrunch  Back in November, Adobe announced that it was, like pretty much every other major... 2 weeks
the demand for ai is helping nvidia and amd leapfrog intel The demand for AI is helping Nvidia and AMD leapfrog Intel
THE VERGE Intel is the king of a shrinking kingdom. Every traditional desktop or laptop PC... 2 weeks
‘AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural’
TechCrunch  What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs? At the store, you may find one carton... 2 weeks
Daniel Gross of Apple leaves to become Y Combinator’s newest partner
TechCrunch  Daniel Gross, the founder of YC-backed Cue, a search engine for personal content, is joining Y... 2 weeks
this ai can supposedly beat experts at no limit texas hold em poker This AI can supposedly beat experts at No Limit Texas Hold’em poker
THE VERGE Later this week a $200,000 tournament will pit an AI system built by Carnegie Mellon University against four of the world’s top pros in... 2 weeks
Elon Musk plays Overwatch, thinks storytelling is neglected in modern games
TechCrunch  Elon Musk spoke to Y Combinator’s Sam Altman in a sit-down interview last year... 2 weeks
Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest
TechCrunch  eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among the backers of a new $27 million fund, announced today, that’s aiming to... 2 weeks
Crunch Report | Atlassian Buys Trello
TechCrunch Atlassian buys Trello for $425 million, Uber debuts Movements to monitor traffic data, Netflix and Amazon get a couple of Golden Globes, Amazon buys... 2 weeks
What did Big Data find when it analysed 150 years of British history?
SCIENCE DAILY What could be learned about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of... 2 weeks
What did Big Data find when it analyzed 150 years of British history?
PHYS.ORG What could be learnt about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of... 2 weeks
Time’s AI-powered time tracking app will help you stop procrastinating
TechCrunch  Do you like making lists of things to do, but then fail to accomplish the items... 2 weeks
Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M
TechCrunch  Amazon’s AWS cloud services division quietly acquired cyber security firm harvest.ai last year, TechCrunch... 2 weeks
Battling the 'brogrammers'
BBC Can a new AI system mean more women are recruited into IT? 2 weeks
Notion's new Alexa email controls sound kind of amazing - CNET
CNET The AI email service already parses through your inbox to pull out the most important details and keep you organized. Now, it'll let Alexa pitch in... 2 weeks
Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz to bring an AI car to market within a year
TechCrunch  Nvidia already announced a partnership at CES to bring a AI self-driving car to production, and now Mercedes-Benz is also teaming up... 2 weeks
Toyota's AI-driven Concept-i wants to be your BFF video - Roadshow
CNET Toyota's autonomous Concept-i doesn't just get you from place to place, it's emotional artificial intelligence will befriend you along the way. 2 weeks
Here’s what it’s like to drive with Toyota’s Yui AI in-car assistant
TechCrunch  Toyota revealed a new concept vehicle with a virtual companion named Yui built-in at CES this year. The Concept-i goes beyond the average concept... 2 weeks
Chip Pro is a $16 computer empowering makers to build IoT gadgets
TechCrunch  Say you want to create the next generation of voice recognition-enabled, AI-ensmartened, buzzword-laden gadget. The fist thing you need to do is pick a... 2 weeks
Displays are the secret superstars of CES
THE VERGE Before the tech industry started putting AI and Alexa into everything, the clearest route to making a frumpy old device "smart" was to put a screen on it. How can fridges ever hope to... 2 weeks
Watch Two Google Home AI Speakers Try (And Fail) To Flirt With Each Other
HUFFINGTON POST Now this is a work of genius.Someone called ‘seebotschat’ has made the excellent decision to put aside a not inconsiderable... 2 weeks
Here are the most important parts of Nissan's CES 2017 keynote - Roadshow
CNET TL;DR: Autonomy, AI, Cortana and a semi-autonomous Nissan Leaf. 3 weeks
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 is 4.9mm thick and has AI content suggestions
THE VERGE Xiaomi has just announced its new television set, the Mi TV 4. The Mi TV 4 is a high-end set that features a 4.9mm... 3 weeks
Google's AI continues to crush humans at ancient game Go - CNET
CNET In another win for the machines, AlphaGo has been secretly playing Go online and thrashing its human opponents. 3 weeks
Japanese company replaces white-collar jobs with AI - CNET
CNET Commentary: Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance thinks software will be more productive than mere humans. Enter artificial intelligence; exit 30 workers. 3 weeks
Crossing the AI chasm
TechCrunch  Every day brings another exciting story of how artificial intelligence is improving our lives. But for every AI success story, countless projects never make it out of the lab. That’s because putting machine learning research into production and using it... 3 weeks
DeepMind’s updated AlphaGo has been secretly savaging pro players online
TechCrunch  Pokémon GO might have been the most talked about “Go” game of 2016, but the world of AI remains fixated on another Go — AlphaGo. Last spring, Go-playing... 3 weeks
Honda’s NeuV is a mini electric concept car with emotional intelligence
TechCrunch  Honda is another carmaker with a focus on supplementing the driving experience with an emotional, AI-based component. The NeuV, Honda’s latest concept which it unveiled at... 3 weeks
Honor’s Magic phone looks infinitely better than any of its devices released in the US
THE VERGE We covered the Honor Magic phone when it launched in China last month, and pointed out its sharp... 3 weeks
Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 staff with AI
BBC Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance will replace staff who calculate payouts with artificial intelligence. 3 weeks
Tay, The Microsoft AI That Became A Conspiracy Theorist Within Hours
DISCLOSE.TV It seemed like an ambitious project at first. The team at Microsoft's Technology, and Research division associated with Bing set out to create a form of... 3 weeks
Huawei to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa AI on US version of its Mate 9 flagship
TechCrunch  Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is having a good CES. Not only landing inside additional speaker hardware but finding entirely new... 3 weeks
CES 2017: Huawei to Pre-Load Amazon Alexa Virtual Assistant in its Flagship Smartphone
MacRumors We've seen it in third-party speakers and cars already at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but Amazon's Alexa is... 3 weeks
AI mic, Android TV, self-driving car tech: Everything Nvidia launched at CES 2017 - CNET
CNET CEO Jen-Hsun Huang talks up how his company is making science fiction a reality today. 3 weeks
Baidu Fishhome Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
CNET With a dedication to conversational AI and a camera with facial recognition, Baidu Fishhome hopes to stand out from the Amazon Echo copycats. 3 weeks
CES 2017: Baidu launches digital assistant with screen
BBC Chinese tech giant Baidu shows off a AI digital assistant with a screen at CES 2017. 3 weeks
Nvidia’s self-driving cars will help you drive better too
THE VERGE Nvidia thinks it can use autonomous driving sensors to make manual driving safer, and that’s very clever. It’s called AI Co-Pilot and Nvidia unveiled it at CES as part of... 3 weeks
Nvidia and Audi aim to bring a self-driving AI car to market by 2020
TechCrunch  Nvidia announced several new partners for its efforts to bring autonomous cars to public roads in a production capacity today,... 3 weeks
Nvidia debuts new Shield with 4K, an AI mic add-on and Google Assistant
TechCrunch  Nvidia has a new Shield streaming device that has 4K streaming capability, with built-in streaming support for 4K content via Netflix and... 3 weeks
Nvidia's new Shield Android TV, AI Spot tap power of Google Assistant - CNET
CNET The new TV streaming box is available this month for $199, while the artificial intelligence mic will be on sale... 3 weeks
Nvidia builds a co-pilot into its autonomous drive computer
TechCrunch  Nvidia teased out a powerful system that would serve as an AI supercomputer earlier this year, giving cars the ability to drive themselves. But while there’s been a ton of progress... 3 weeks
Samsung takes wraps off $150 million fund for early startups - CNET
CNET The electronic giant's venture arm reveals a new name and says it's investing in young companies targeting VR, AI and the internet of things. 3 weeks
Mattel is working on an Echo-like device for kids powered by Cortana's AI smarts
Windows Central If there were still any doubts about the coming ubiquity of intelligent, voice-activated digital assistants, Mattel's latest product should put... 3 weeks
Live from Nvidia’s 2017 CES keynote
TechCrunch  Nvidia will be delivering the official 2017 CES keynote address, and it’s probably going to cover a broad range of topics. The company is basically doing a ton of interesting things in verticals ranging from self-driving... 3 weeks
Toyota Concept-i is like Siri on wheels, but better - Roadshow
CNET Almost devoid of traditional displays, the Concept-i envisions a future where we form relationships with our AI-powered self-driving cars. 3 weeks
Toyota reveals AI-powered self-driving Concept-i video - Roadshow
CNET Toyota introduces its vehicle of the future, the Concept-i at CES 2017. The car uses artificial intelligence to anticipate the driver's needs using sophisticated biometrics integrated into the vehicle. 3 weeks
Babylon Health partners with UK’s NHS to replace telephone helpline with AI-powered chatbot
TechCrunch  Babylon Health, the U.K. startup that offers a digital healthcare app via a mixture of artificial intelligence (AI) and video and text... 3 weeks
‘Prototype version’ of AlphaGo secretly played and won over 50 games against top players
9to5Google Even after beating the world’s best Go player last year, DeepMind is still working on improving AlphaGo. Over the past... 3 weeks
ZF debuts ProAI, a production self-driving system based on Nvidia’s Drive PX 2
TechCrunch  Tier 1 auto supplier ZF just launched ProAI at CES, a production self-driving system that uses the Drive PX 2 AI computing... 3 weeks
This AI will battle poker pros for $200,000 in prizes
THE VERGE Artificial intelligence captured the world’s attention last year when it defeated humanity’s champion at the game of Go. It was a landmark event for AI, much like the... 3 weeks
Meet the AI that wants to control your smart home - CNET
CNET Vivint's new virtual assistant, Sky, promises to manage your connected gadgets for you. 3 weeks
This smart toothbrush claims to have its very own ‘embedded AI’
THE VERGE In 2013’s Her, retro teddy bear Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with an artificial intelligence that lives in his ear. At CES... 3 weeks
WooHoo packs a whole smart home into one AI assistant video - CNET
CNET Complete with face and voice recognition, WooHoo combines an Amazon Echo, a Nest Protect, a smart home hub and a touchscreen. 3 weeks
Mattel’s $300 Echo clone will read your children bedtime stories
THE VERGE Toymaker Mattel has built a digital home assistant designed to look after young children and babies. According to reports from Fast Company and Bloomberg, the product, named Aristotle,... 3 weeks
Swiss data analytics company Sophia Genetics could be Switzerland’s next unicorn
TechCrunch  Big Data is becoming increasingly relevant for the healthcare industry, and although it raises new challenges for data protection and data analytics, the potential for diagnostics... 3 weeks
The robots are coming to CES! (And we can't wait to meet them) - CNET
CNET Advances in AI mean that 2017 is going to be the best CES for showcasing robotics yet 3 weeks
MIT's Artificial Intelligence Can See Two Seconds Into The Future
DISCLOSE.TV The MIT, which is known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed AI that is supposedly able to see two seconds in the future ... 4 weeks
Apple's first AI paper shows it's ready to play with other kids - CNET
CNET The famously secretive company is showing signs of sharing. 4 weeks
Apple's first AI paper shows it's ready to play with the other kids - CNET
CNET The famously secretive company is showing signs of sharing. 4 weeks
Apple leaps into AI research with improved simulated + unsupervised learning
TechCrunch  Corporate machine learning research may be getting a new vanguard in Apple. Six researchers from the company’s recently formed machine learning group published a paper that describes... 4 weeks
Apple publishes its first AI research paper online after promising to engage with the academia community
9to5Mac The usually secretive Apple recently signaled that it would begin publishing artificial intelligence research, and now... 4 weeks
This startup wants to use AI to edit and pick your photos for you
THE VERGE You’d think the proliferation of smartphone photography would have sparked a revolution in digital cameras. Not so much. Sure, cameras... 4 weeks
Apple's AI Team Publishes First Research Paper Focused on Advanced Image Recognition
MacRumors Earlier in December, Apple announced that it would begin allowing its artificial intelligence and machine learning researchers to publish and share their work in... 4 weeks
Avril Lavigne tells Mark Zuckerberg to lay off Nickelback - CNET
CNET Commentary: The singer is appalled that Facebook's CEO stoops to what she calls bullying, when he gets his new AI butler to joke about the band. 1 month
Google AI aids London hospital health checks
BBC Doctors at Imperial College hospitals will soon be monitoring the health of patients with an app developed by Google-backed AI firm DeepMind. 1 month
Can you tell the difference between Bach and RoboBach?
THE VERGE Artificial intelligence can imitate the works of Bach so well that you (probably) can’t tell the difference. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. The computer-generated music in these samples... 1 month
Google app aids London hospital health checks
BBC Doctors at Imperial College hospitals will soon be monitoring the health of patients with an app developed by Google-backed AI firm DeepMind. 1 month
Vergecast fireside chat: Zuckerberg's smarthome, Android Wear, and CES predictions
THE VERGE As the year ends, Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Ross gather together from across the country via Skype to sit down and bring up what’s been troubling them this... 1 month
How technology is merging with the human body
TechCrunch  The gulf between “human” and “machine” is closing. Machine learning has enabled virtual reality to feel more “real” than ever before, and AI’s replication of processes that were once confined to the... 1 month
Semantic Machines hopes to best Google in the conversational AI game
TechCrunch  I believe it was Sartre who wisely said hell is conversational AI. Despite the best intentions of engineers, today’s machine learning really is the savior and handicap of personal... 1 month
Mark Zuckerberg Unveils Morgan Freeman-Voiced AI Assistant
ABC NEWS Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of Morgan Freeman and taken a shot at Nickelback while unveiling his new artificial intelligence assistant 1 month