A.I.
Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Argo AI is releasing curated data along with high-definition maps to researchers for free, the latest company in the autonomous... more
From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Researchers have devised a novel method to glean training information for machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical images to help diagnose and treat brain conditions. more
AI out of MIT can cook up perfect pizza recipe from looking at a photo - CNET  CNET · 5 hours
Say mozzarella! A neural network is learning to make pizza after looking at images,... more
AI out of MIT can make the perfect pizza from looking at a photo - CNET  CNET · 6 hours
Say mozzarella! A neural network is learning to write pizza recipes after looking at images, according... more
The intersection of vision and language  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Nine thousand two hundred artificial intelligence researchers. Five thousand one hundred sixty-five research papers submitted, of which only 1,300 were accepted. One Best Student Paper. more
Ford's Argo AI will release its HD maps for free to autonomy researchers - Roadshow  CNET · 8 hours
Argo AI claims this is the first release of high-definition maps to the research community. more
Google will soon add support for the ‘Hey Google’ hotword in France  9to5Google · 13 hours
Since its availability in August 2017 in France, Google Assistant has had two hotwords: The well-known “Okay Google”, and “Dis Google” (meaning “Say Google”).... more
From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence  MIT · 14 hours
System helps machine-learning models glean training information for diagnosing and treating brain conditions. more
US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies. more
AI, robots, data software helping create new approach for planning cities of the future  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Artificial intelligence and robots are playing significant roles as planners develop the cities of the future. The architecture, engineering and... more
Advancing AI for video: Startup launches powerful video processing platform  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Voxel51, a University of Michigan startup, today launched its flagship product—a software platform designed to make it easier, faster and more affordable to access the untapped potential of... more
US CEO donates $188 million to study ethics and AI  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Stephen Schwarzman is the CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone. more
Learning in artificial synapses tuned by light  nanowerk · 18 hours
There is a huge effort underway to use memristor devices in neuromorphic computing applications and it is now reasonable to imagine the development of a new generation of artificial intelligent devices with very low... more
Blue Prism acquires UK’s Thoughtonomy for up to $100M to expand its RPA platform with more AI  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Robotic process automation — which lets organizations shift repetitive back office tasks to machines... more
New PowerPoint AI features help add context to your presentations  Windows Central · 1 day
What you need to know PowerPoint Designer has gained several features that focus on branding and themes. Designer can add contextual perspective to your slides. PowerPoint Designer has... more
Microsoft PowerPoint gets an AI presentation coach  TechCrunch · 1 day
Love it or hate it, Microsoft’s PowerPoint is a ubiquitous tool in the corporate world. Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started to bring some of its AI smarts to PowerPoint... more
Protect your PC against malware with this AI-powered software, now just $40  Windows Central · 1 day
Multi-layered, AI-powered protection keeps viruses and malware away from your sensitive data. The Internet is a dangerous place. With just a few lines of... more
PowerPoint will listen to rehearsals to help you stop swearing and stuttering  THE VERGE · 2 days
Microsoft is adding an artificial intelligence-powered assistant to PowerPoint, to help improve people’s presentations. The new feature, dubbed Presenter Coach, will appear during a... more
Youper, a chatbot that helps users navigate their emotions, raises $3 million in seed funding  TechCrunch · 2 days
Youper, a mental health app with a chatbot it calls an “emotional health assistant,” has raised $3 million... more
New AI system manages road infrastructure via Google Street View  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A program to monitor street signs automatically via Google Street View will save time and money for municipal authorities. more
Dishcraft launches with a massive robotics-powered dishwashing system  TechCrunch · 2 days
Bay Area-based robotics startup Dishcraft has unveiled a massive robotics and AI-powered dishwashing system. Like much of the rest of the industrial robotics industry, the company’s looking to automate a dull task... more
Revolt RV 400 AI-Based Electric Motorcycle Launched in India, Offers a Top Speed of 85kmph  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Revolt Motors has unveiled its first electric bike, the RV 400, in India. The Revolt RV 400 claims... more
Volvo Partners Nvidia to Develop AI for Driverless Vehicles  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, the companies said on Tuesday. more
Volvo teams up with Nvidia to develop self-driving commercial and industrial trucks  TechCrunch · 2 days
Volvo and Nvidia announced a new partnership today aimed at developing the next-generation decision-making engine for Volvo Group’s fully autonomous commercial trucks and industrial... more
Biological evolution inspires machine learning  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Evolution allows life to explore almost limitless diversity and complexity. Scientists hope to recreate such open-endedness in the laboratory or in computer simulations, but even sophisticated computational techniques like machine learning and artificial intelligence can't provide the open-ended... more
Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: A good cheap tablet gets minor improvements - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The new version of this entry-level tablet comes with more built-in memory and adds support for hands-free Alexa voice recognition... more
Engineer's 'Smart Speaker Firewall' isolates Alexa devices in a snap  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Chuck Carey is an experienced engineer and self-described technophile, but he's also wary of the proliferation of data-hoovering, Internet-connected devices such as the microphone-and-speaker combos used with digital... more
Is your product’s AI annoying people?  TechCrunch · 2 days
James Glasnapp Contributor James Glasnapp is a senior UX researcher at PARC. Artificial intelligence (AI) is allowing us all to consider surprising new ways to simplify the lives of our customers. As a product developer, your... more
Best Google Assistant speakers & smart displays you can buy  9to5Google · 2 days
Smart speakers have basically taken over our homes in 2019, and there is no sign of... more
Medical News Today: AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language  MNT · 2 days
Analyzing two features of language use with machine learning could be a way to predict which individuals will later develop psychosis, study finds. more
Best Wi-Fi speakers and music systems of 2019 - CNET  CNET · 2 days
From Alexa to Google Assistant, Bose to Sonos, AirPlay 2 to Chromecast, Polk to Onkyo: there's a good-sounding Wi-Fi speaker for you. Here's how to choose. more
Intel is doing the hard work necessary to make sure robots can operate your microwave  TechCrunch · 3 days
Training computers and robots to not only understand and recognize objects (like an oven, for instance, as distinct... more
Habana Labs launches its Gaudi AI training processor  TechCrunch · 3 days
Habana Labs, a Tel Aviv-based AI processor startup, today announced its Gaudi AI training processor, which promises to easily beat GPU-based systems by a factor of four. While the individual Gaudi chips... more
Nvidia will support ARM-based CPUs for new, energy-efficient supercomputers  THE VERGE · 3 days
Nvidia is working with chip designer ARM on technology that’s designed to allow for more energy-efficient supercomputers. VentureBeat... more
MIT develops a system to give robots more human senses  TechCrunch · 3 days
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed a new system that could equip robots with something we take for granted: the ability to... more
MIT Researchers Build AI System That Can Visualise Objects Using Touch  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a predictive Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can learn to see by... more
Masks, Cash and Apps: How Hong Kong’s Protesters Find Ways to Outwit the Surveillance State  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Hong Kong’s protesters wore face masks to obscure themselves from CCTVs and in fear of facial recognition software,... more
Intel Launches Ignite Project to Help Israeli Tech Startups  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Intel has launched a project to help startups in Israel develop technologies in artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems, and said it planned to bring the scheme to other countries... more
Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch  MIT · 3 days
MIT CSAIL system can learn to see by touching and feel by seeing, suggesting future where robots can more easily grasp and recognize objects. more
Google Assistant revives feature that automatically remembers where you parked  9to5Google · 3 days
Google Assistant is super powerful, and it’s only going to get better with some of Google’s... more
Election hacking has never been cheaper, easier or more profitable - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Cybercrime could be a $6 trillion business by 2022. Emerging tech like AI might be the only way to one step ahead. more
Adobe Unveils AI Tool That Can Detect Photoshopped Faces  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Adobe, along with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have trained artificial intelligence (AI) to detect facial manipulation in images edited using the Photoshop software. more
Amazon Sued Again for Alexa Recording Kids' Voices  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Amazon has been sued by a Massachusetts woman seeking class-action status to sue the e-commerce giant. more
Amazon’s Alexa boss Dave Limp on privacy concerns  BBC · 5 days
Amazon’s head of Alexa, Dave Limp tells the BBC why his team is researching how to make the voice assistant understand emotion. more
Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition  BBC · 5 days
Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used. more
Adobe AI can spot facial manipulations in Photoshop - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Adobe and UC Berkeley say their artificial intelligence tool can spot doctored images 99% of the time. more
Alexa’s voice apps for kids can now offer purchases that parents approve  TechCrunch · 5 days
Amazon will now allow developers to offer premium content for purchase in Alexa skills aimed at children. The company on Friday introduced new tools... more
Facebook is creating photorealistic homes for AIs to work and learn in  TechCrunch · 5 days
If AI-powered robots are ever going to help us out around the house, they're going to need a lot of experience navigating human environments.... more
Artificial intelligence improves seismic analyses  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The challenge to analyze earthquake signals with optimum precision grows along with the amount of available seismic data. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), researchers have deployed a neural network to determine the arrival-time of seismic waves... more
Adobe’s prototype AI tool automatically spots Photoshopped faces  THE VERGE · 6 days
The world is becoming increasingly anxious about the spread of fake videos and pictures, and Adobe — a name synonymous... more
Microsoft AI Digital Labs Launched in Collaboration With 10 Colleges in India  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Microsoft on Thursday launched AI-enabled digital labs in collaboration with 10 higher educational institutions in India. more
Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The protesters trying to block a Hong Kong extradition law are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential punishment by authorities who employ mass data collection and sophisticated facial recognition technology more
San Francisco tapping AI to reduce racial bias in making criminal charges - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The technology will help Lady Justice keep her blindfold on, says San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. more
Children use AI to try to survive Mars  BBC · 6 days
New ways to harness artificial intelligence to solve humanity's greatest challenges. more
Millions of surveillance cameras could become AI security guards, ACLU warns - CNET  CNET · 6 days
ACLU wants lawmakers to start dealing with an increase in AI-powered surveillance. more
Lawsuits claim Amazon's Alexa records kids without their consent - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The suits follow a request last month to the FTC to investigate the Echo Dot Kids Edition. more
Lawmakers say doctored videos pose national security threat  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Lawmakers and experts are warning that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election more
Suit alleges Amazon's Alexa violates laws by recording children's voices without consent  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A lawsuit filed in Seattle Tuesday alleges Amazon is recording children who use its Alexa devices without their consent, in violation of laws governing... more
Lawmakers warn doctored videos pose national security threat  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Lawmakers and experts are warning that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election more
Amazon sued over Alexa child recordings in US  BBC · 7 days
Two complaints claim the firm lacks the required consent to build and store youngsters' voice profiles. more
Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the... more
Using AI technology to prevent cyberbullying  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On Sept. 9, 2013, after enduring years of horrific cyberbullying at the hands of her Lakeland, Fla., classmates, 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick climbed to the top of a water tower and leapt to her death. more
Creatives in the country? Blockchain and agtech can create unexpected jobs in regional Australia  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are said to make many jobs redundant due to automation. BeefLedger,... more
Zava bags $32M to expand its AI-free telehealth service in Europe  TechCrunch · 7 days
More money is being injected into the telehealth space in Europe. Zava, a long-time player that bills its online service as offering a “discreet and convenient”... more
Top AI Researchers Race to Detect 'Deepfake' Videos: 'We Are Outgunned'  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Top artificial-intelligence researchers across the US are racing to defuse an extraordinary political weapon: computer-generated fake videos. more
Rapid rise in Big Data facilitates digital transformation of healthcare  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The unprecedented implications of digital health innovations, being co-produced by the mainstreaming and integration of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems in healthcare, are examined... more
Facebook to Create 500 Jobs in New London Engineering Centre  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook will create 500 new tech jobs in London by the end of 2019, including 100 roles in artificial intelligence. more
US prosecutors to use AI in bid to reduce racial bias  Sky News · 7 days
Prosecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence (AI) to try and reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime. more
San Francisco using AI to make charging decisions colourblind  Sky News · 1 week
Prosecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence to try to reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime. more
Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Associated Press has identified a phantom LinkedIn profile that appears to use an artificially generated face, and experts say its activity is typical of espionage efforts on the professional... more
We won’t be listening to music in a decade according to Vinod Khosla  TechCrunch · 1 week
Depending on who you ask, the advantage of technology based on artificial or machine intelligence could be a topsy-turvy funhouse mirror world... more
Why Vinod Khosla thinks radiologists still practicing in 10 years will be ‘causing deaths’  TechCrunch · 1 week
Doubling down on comments he’s made throughout the years regarding AI’s potential impact on the medical industry, legendary Silicon Valley... more
San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details... more
San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias  ABC NEWS · 1 week
In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce bias in the criminal courts more
Google Home Essentials: TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Security Camera [Video]  9to5Google · 1 week
Getting affordable CCTV or security cameras installed is now easier than ever thanks to the Google... more
Amazon speaks out in favor of regulating facial-recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Amazon has joined the ranks of other technology companies, including Microsoft and Google, in acknowledging the risks of facial-recognition software and calling on the federal government to impose national regulations... more
RealityEngines.AI raises $5.25M seed round to make ML easier for enterprises  TechCrunch · 1 week
RealityEngines.AI, a research startup that wants to help enterprises make better use of AI, even when they only have incomplete data, today announced that it has... more
In season 2, Krypton keeps viewers guessing  THE VERGE · 1 week
Warning: Significant spoilers ahead for season 1 of Krypton. The first season of Syfy’s Superman prequel Krypton focused on the denizens of... more
When AI needs a human assistant  THE VERGE · 1 week
For years, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) has been a kind of open secret in the tech world, a place where fledgling algorithms can hire... more
PowerPoint will listen to rehearsals to help you stop swearing and stuttering
THE VERGE
Best Google Assistant speakers & smart displays you can buy
9to5Google
Google Home Essentials: TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Security Camera [Video]
9to5Google
In season 2, Krypton keeps viewers guessing
THE VERGE
Why people will beat machines in recognizing speech for a long time
PHYS.ORG
Supposed Pixel 4 ‘case models’ leak alongside possible camera & bezel details
9to5Google
Facial recognition smart glasses could make public surveillance discreet and ubiquitous
THE VERGE
AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say
THE VERGE
The developer of Journey is releasing its next game on iOS soon
THE VERGE
Halo Infinite arrives fall 2020 for Microsoft’s new Xbox
THE VERGE
A new Microsoft Flight Simulator is on the way
THE VERGE
Inside the farm of the future - CNET
CNET
AI technology improves critical crack detection in nuclear reactors, bridges, buildings
PHYS.ORG
For twisty stories about human-AI relations, stream I Am Mother and Moon this weekend
THE VERGE
Siri to Get Ability to Play Music from Third-Party Apps, May Assuage Spotify
Gadgets 360
Lenovo Smart Clock Review: The only way Google Assistant should be in the bedroom
9to5Google
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets VR support
THE VERGE
Artificial intelligence learns teamwork in a deadly game of capture the flag
Science Magazine
Alexa announcements feature now works on every Alexa-compatible device
THE VERGE
Samsung deepfake AI could fabricate a video clip of you from a single photo - CNET
CNET
Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says UN report
BBC
David Sparks publishes helpful Field Guide for mastering Keyboard Maestro on Mac
9to5Mac
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