A.I.
12,000 pieces of official govt advice added to Alexa and Google Home  Sky News · 18 hours
Information on public services - from renewing a passport to the state pension - can now be accessed through voice-activated smart speakers and virtual... more
macOS 10.15 Reported to Get iOS Features Like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
With the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13, the iPhone-maker is reported to unveil similar features like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time. more
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies  THE VERGE · 2 days
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies, it confirmed to The Verge, in a bid to... more
NYC subway denies using ‘real-time face recognition screens’ in Times Square  THE VERGE · 2 days
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has denied suggestions that it’s putting facial recognition... more
Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS  TechCrunch · 2 days
Apple wants to add more iOS features to macOS according to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo. And it starts with improvements to Siri. While Siri... more
Amazfit Verge Update Brings Alexa Support, Extends Voice Calling Feature to iOS  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Amazfit Verge Smartwatch from Xiaomi-backed Huami has received a new update which brings Alexa support as well as voice calling on iOS. more
Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA  TechCrunch · 3 days
San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO... more
Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users  THE VERGE · 3 days
Amazon has launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the US that is ad-supported and available to use through the company’s... more
Industrial robotics giant Fanuc is using AI to make automation even more automated  TechCrunch · 3 days
Industrial automation is already streamlining the manufacturing process, but first those machines must be painstakingly trained by skilled engineers. Industrial robotics giant... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists are applying deep learning -- a powerful new version of the machine learning form of artificial intelligence -- to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt... more
Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user... more
YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices  TechCrunch · 3 days
Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its... more
Nvidia launches its Isaac SDK to help democratize AI-powered robot development  TechCrunch · 3 days
Today at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, Nvidia VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay announced that the company’s Isaac SDK is available... more
Google Home adds support for YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier  THE VERGE · 3 days
Google Home smart speakers can now play music from YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier. Previously, in... more
Can science writing be automated?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of researchers has developed a neural network, a form of artificial intelligence, that can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary in a sentence or two. more
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A test launch for a hypersonic weapon—a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster—takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain... more
Training data for autonomous driving  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Autonomous cars must perceive their environment true to reality. The corresponding algorithms are trained using a large number of image and video recordings. For the algorithm to recognize single image elements, such as a tree, a pedestrian or... more
As governments adopt artificial intelligence, there's little oversight and lots of danger  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Artificial intelligence systems can – if properly used – help make government more effective and responsive, improving the lives of citizens. Improperly used, however,... more
Google Assistant Can Now Wake You Up by Gradually Turning on Your Smart Lights  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Google Assistant can enable the Gentle Sleep & Wake feature in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, and the US in... more
Artificial intelligence is helping old video games look like new  THE VERGE · 3 days
Modders are taking advantage of AI tools to update old graphics Continue reading… more
Galaxy Fold screens are breaking, UK age verification starts this summer video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Today's major tech headlines include a number of issues with some reviewers' Galaxy Fold screens, Microsoft's turning down of a... more
Facebook Confirms It's Working on an AI-Based Voice Assistant for Its Products  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Facebook is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Alphabet's Google Assistant. more
AI makes key protein research a million times faster - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Computers can be trained to figure out how these key building blocks of life work, a Harvard researcher finds. more
Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology  Global News · 4 days
Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant. more
Cortana no longer works with Wunderlist  Windows Central · 4 days
Cortana is leaving Wunderlist for Microsoft To-Do. Now that Cortana can sync lists with Microsoft To-Do, Microsoft is dropping the digital assistant's integration with Wunderlist. ... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless... more
New deep-learning approach predicts protein structure from amino acid sequence  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A scientist has used a form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to predict the 3D structure of effectively any protein based on its amino acid sequence.... more
Google Assistant can now ‘gently’ wake you up with Philips Hue lights  THE VERGE · 4 days
Google is rolling out a new feature to Google Assistant today that will allow a Google Home device to work in concert with a... more
NuvoAir raises $3M to help patients monitor respiratory diseases with AI  TechCrunch · 4 days
With air quality not improving any time soon (hello pollution!) respiratory conditions are on the rise. This has created an opportunity for startups to employ smartphones... more
Alexa Support for Apple Music Expands to Sonos Speakers  MacRumors · 4 days
Amazon Echo devices have been able to use Alexa-based voice commands to control Apple Music since December, but... more
Logitech Harmony Express review: Why, Alexa, why?  Windows Central · 4 days
Logitech is the king of the universal remote control experience. But improving the setup experience doesn't eliminate the limitations of voice commands. There are three distinct parts that make up the total experience of... more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition tech sales over human rights worries  Windows Central · 4 days
Concerns over human rights led Microsoft to deny a California law enforcement agency's request to equip officers with its facial recognition technology. Microsoft President Brad Smith this week... more
Alexa now works with Apple Music on Sonos, bringing Siri-like voice control  9to5Mac · 4 days
Apple Music subscribers can now control music playback on Sonos speakers using voice control through Amazon Alexa. The feature works in the US and... more
The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot  TechCrunch · 4 days
Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s bought the Israeli company for... more
The new digital divide is between people who opt out of algorithms and people who don't  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms – from choosing what route... more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales out of concern about misuse - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The company's president, Brad Smith, reportedly said Microsoft turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country. more
Aidoc, the AI solution for medical imaging analysis, raises $27M Series B  TechCrunch · 4 days
Aidoc, the Tel Aviv startup using AI to analyse medical scans, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. The round is led by... more
Microsoft rejected facial recognition sales because it'd target women, minorities - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Company boss Brad Smith reportedly said it turned down a California law enforcement agency and an unnamed country. more
AI for Earth observation and numerical weather prediction  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques could help forecasters get more out of these data by improving accuracy and... more
Can artificial intelligence help end fake news?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Fake news has already fanned the flames of distrust towards media, politics and established institutions around the world. And while new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) might make things even worse, it can also... more
Microsoft Rejects Some Facial-Recognition Software Sales on Human Rights Concerns  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning more
Integrating AI to analyze imaging data allows early recognition of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Integrating artificial intelligence to analyze imaging data allows early recognition of heart disease, saving patients' time, money and, most importantly, lives. more
Workshop explores the future of artificial intelligence in medical imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In August 2018, a workshop was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., to explore the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. more
The artificial intelligence field is too white and too male, researchers say  THE VERGE · 5 days
The artificial intelligence industry is facing a “diversity crisis,” researchers from the AI Now Institute said in a report released today, raising key questions... more
Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution  TechCrunch · 5 days
Cytora, a U.K. startup that had developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. Leading... more
AI blind spots exposed after YouTube’s Notre Dame-9/11 flub  Global News · 5 days
An automated system at YouTube attached background information about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York to livestream videos of the fire. more
AI detects prostate cancer with same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. more
Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers  TechCrunch · 5 days
Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of a new AWS Certified Alexa... more
YouTube's Notre Dame-9/11 flub highlights AI's blind spots  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Internet users who tuned in to YouTube to watch live video of Notre Dame Cathedral on fire might have been surprised to see background information about 9/11 attached to the footage more
Roadmap for AI in medical imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers are examining applications for diagnostic medical imaging, identifying knowledge gaps and developing a roadmap to prioritize research needs. more
Logitech’s new remote ditches the touchscreen for Alexa  TechCrunch · 5 days
Logitech has a long history of serving AV nerds with its advanced line of universal remotes. In an age of eight million set top boxes, dongles and video on demand services, the... more
Insignia has officially discontinued its usually-cheap Google Assistant speakers  9to5Google · 5 days
It’s pretty impressive how quickly Google Assistant has spread to third-party smart speakers, and one of the first... more
Intel acquires UK’s Omnitek to double down on FPGA solutions for video and AI applications  TechCrunch · 5 days
Intel’s strategy to build out its FPGA processor business continues apace. Today the company announced that it was... more
Artificial intelligence project identifies existing drugs that have potential to treat AMD  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The initial results from an artificial intelligence project show a number of existing drugs have the potential to reduce sight loss from age-related macular... more
How SwiftKey Is Using Vernacular and AI to Grow in the Indian Market  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
SwiftKey keyboard supports more than 30 Indian languages, including different dialects, and covers all the 22 scheduled languages. more
The Logitech Harmony Express universal remote trades complexity for Amazon Alexa  Windows Central · 5 days
Setting up activities — and attaching them to myriad buttons — are a thing of the past as the remote is simplified, and relies on the power... more
AI:ME is Audi's vision of a ride-sharing future video - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
Audi sees a future where we don't own our cars but subscribe to a mobility service. The AI:ME could be part of that landscape. more
AI Test Pinpoints More Cancers Targeted by Astra, Glaxo Drugs  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Oncology is among the fastest-growing fields in the pharmaceutical industry, with an armada of newly developed treatments sending annual sales surging to about $133 billion. more
Logitech Harmony Express builds in Alexa to simplify TV systems for $250 - CNET  CNET · 5 days
My family and I spent the last week talking (and listening) to the latest Harmony universal clicker. Here's what we... more
Logitech’s new $250 Harmony Express remote puts Alexa in control  THE VERGE · 5 days
Logitech just announced a new remote control that shakes up what consumers have come to expect... more
Get destroyed by OpenAI’s masterful Dota 2 bots this weekend  THE VERGE · 6 days
OpenAI achieved a historic milestone in the world of artificial intelligence this weekend when its Dota... more
The most overlooked path to commercialize AI is for companies to do it themselves  TechCrunch · 6 days
This tweet of breaking news went out 49 minutes late after the article was published. That really hurt our ability... more
OpenAI Five crushes Dota2 world champs, and soon you can lose to it too  TechCrunch · 6 days
Dota2 is one of the most popular, and complex, online games in the world, but an AI has once again... more
Talk all things robotics and AI with TechCrunch writers  TechCrunch · 6 days
This Thursday, we’ll be hosting our third annual Robotics + AI TechCrunch Sessions event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The day is packed start-to-finish with intimate discussions on the state... more
Microsoft could take on Apple’s AirPods with wireless Surface earbuds  THE VERGE · 6 days
Microsoft is said to be developing a Surface-branded pair of wireless earbuds. According to Thurrott, the... more
Microsoft is working on Surface earbuds to compete with Apple's AirPods  Windows Central · 6 days
A new pair of Surface headphones may be on the way, this time in the form of wireless earbuds. According to a new report, Microsoft is... more
Spring cleaning just got easier with up to $180 off these robovacs  Windows Central · 6 days
Think of all the time (and money) you'll save. Amazon is offering two ECOVACS DEEBOT robotic vacuum cleaners on sale today with up to... more
Faster, more accurate diagnoses: Healthcare applications of AI research  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When Google DeepMind's AlphaGo shockingly defeated legendary Go player Lee Sedol in 2016, the terms artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning were propelled into the technological mainstream. more
Let these discounted ECOVACS Robotic Vacuums help with spring cleaning  Windows Central · 6 days
Think of all the time (and money) you'll save. Amazon is offering two ECOVACS DEEBOT robotic vacuum cleaners on sale today with up to 40% off their usual... more
Audi AI:Me concept is an autonomous city car of the future - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
Audi's concept electric car combines a surprisingly large cabin, self-driving technology and even VR technology to create a high-tech rush hour refuge. more
AI:Me concept is Audi's autonomous, electric answer to rush hour traffic - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
From the compact dimension to the VR-powered cabin tech, the AI:Me concept is designed around the idea of urban autonomous driving. more
Install a new ecobee4 smart thermostat in your home for its lowest price  Windows Central · 7 days
It's learning. Smart thermostats are awesome and honestly, you should have one in your home. This Alexa-enabled ecobee4 is one of the... more
Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features coming to the Mac with 10.15
9to5Mac
Artificial intelligence is helping old video games look like new
THE VERGE
Alexa now works with Apple Music on Sonos, bringing Siri-like voice control
9to5Mac
Anker Roav Bolt adds a dedicated Google Assistant mic to any car for $50, available now
9to5Google
Faster, more accurate diagnoses: Healthcare applications of AI research
PHYS.ORG
How to use Google Home to activate Do Not Disturb on your Android smartphone
9to5Google
Amazon’s Alexa can handle patient information now — what does that mean for privacy?
THE VERGE
Artificial intelligence can now emulate human behaviors – soon it will be dangerously good
PHYS.ORG
Fleksy keyboard for Android adds mini-apps and AI to bring more information to your fingertips
9to5Google
Beats officially unveils ‘totally wireless’ Powerbeats Pro with Apple’s H1 chip in new AirPods, ‘Hey Siri’
9to5Mac
Google Assistant launches its first celebrity voice cameo with John Legend
THE VERGE
Google Assistant can now order groceries from Walmart, will learn from past purchases
9to5Google
Google Home Essentials: Kiwi Design Battery Base for Home Mini [Video]
9to5Google
AirPods 2: Running with ‘Hey Siri’, wireless charging without AirPower, more
9to5Mac
Smart speakers are everywhere—and they're listening to more than you think
PHYS.ORG
Google talks Assistant and Android integration in promo from MWC booth [Video]
9to5Google
Google Assistant preview of John Legend voice now available
9to5Google
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