A.I.
Huawei Continues 'Hole-Punch' Smartphone Trend With New Nova 4  MacRumors · 1 hour
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei today introduced the Nova 4, featuring what has become known as a "hole-punch" display.... more
K Health raises $25m for its AI-powered primary care platform  TechCrunch · 2 hours
K Health, the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in series B funding. The round was led by 14W, Comcast Ventures... more
Should you buy a webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition?  Windows Central · 3 hours
Best answer: If you want to increase login speeds and convenience on your Windows 10 desktop or PC that doesn't have Windows Hello built in, then you should... more
Central London in facial recognition trial  BBC · 5 hours
The Metropolitan Police Service is testing the technology around Soho on Monday and Tuesday. more
Google to Not Offer Controversial Face Recognition Technology  Gadgets 360 · 10 hours
Toeing Microsoft's line which has asked governments across the world to regulate this technology, Google said facial recognition merits careful consideration. more
Amazon's new $30 Echo Wall Clock puts all your timers at eye level  Windows Central · 22 hours
Alexa, countdown two minutes. Alexa has changed how I use timers. It's just so easy to say "Alexa, countdown two minutes" that... more
Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Machine learning algorithms now underlie much of the software we use, helping to personalize our news feeds and finish our thoughts before we're done typing. But as artificial intelligence becomes further embedded in daily... more
The Data Revolution in the Night Sky  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The HITS Astroinformatics research group helps astronomers to better analyze the rapidly growing data-sets with modern methods from computer science. The researchers... more
Police to test facial recognition in Westminster  Sky News · 3 days
The Metropolitan Police is to test live facial recognition in Westminster as part of an ongoing trial of the controversial technology. more
Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35 - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Amazon's cheapest Echo device adds Alexa smarts to any speaker with Bluetooth or an aux jack. But is it a... more
Google agrees not to sell facial recognition tech, citing abuse potential  TechCrunch · 3 days
In recent months, pressure has been mounting for major tech firms to develop strong policies regarding facial recognition. Microsoft has helped lead the way on that... more
Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock now shipping for $30  THE VERGE · 3 days
Amazon’s $29.99 Echo Wall Clock is now here to complete the set of minimalist Alexa devices (including a smart microwave... more
All I want for Christmas is this twerking Alexa-enabled bear  THE VERGE · 3 days
The company behind the Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass has created the most Spencer’s Gift-y item... more
Amazon's Ring takes heat for considering facial recognition for its video doorbells - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Two patent applications from the company describe identifying "suspicious" people then automatically alerting police. more
Facebook open sources PyText NLP framework  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook AI Research is open sourcing some of the conversational AI tech it is using to power its Portal video chat display and M suggestions on Facebook Messenger. The company announced today that its PyTorch-based PyText... more
Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?  BBC · 3 days
A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts. more
Lenovo Z5s Teasers Tip 10GB of RAM, Camera Samples Released  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Lenovo VP Chang Cheng has also shared sample shots of the Lenovo Z5s camera, and the watermark on these photos suggest that the smartphone will come with AI... more
Google Launches Thai AI Project to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The eye screening programme in Thailand follows a similar Google programme in India and highlights a push by big tech companies to show the social benefits... more
Artificial intelligence's rise exposes gaping gender gap  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A marquee event for artificial intelligence this year became a symbol of the tech industry's challenges in welcoming women more
Amazon May Be Working on 'Database of Suspicious Persons' Using Facial Recognition  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Noting that the patent has not been issued by the patent office, Amazon said that patents do not necessarily reflect product development plans. more
World's largest AI-powered medical research network launched by OWKIN  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
OWKIN today announced the world's largest AI-powered medical research network. The OWKIN Loop Network is comprised of 44 prestigious hospitals and research institutions across the US and Europe, including Cleveland... more
Anki’s Vector is getting Alexa access next week  TechCrunch · 4 days
Vector’s already got the adorable bit down, courtesy of a team staffed by former Pixar and Dreamworks animators. But Anki’s grownup version of Cozmo can use a bit of help when it... more
Powering customer journeys in the age of AI  TechCrunch · 4 days
With an API strategy in place, businesses can start to realize the full potential AI has to offer. more
Google Cloud won’t sell facial recognition tech yet, ‘working through’ policy questions  9to5Google · 4 days
The potential uses for AI are vast with Google already applying it to consumer products and services for third-party developers. These APIs include natural language... more
Google vows not to sell its facial recognition technology for now - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The search giant says it needs to work through “important technology and policy questions” first. more
Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Microorganisms perform key functions in ecosystems and their diversity reflects the health of their environment. Researchers use genomic tools to sequence the DNA of microorganisms in samples, and then exploit this considerable amount of data with... more
Luminar lidar can tell what you're thinking - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
Volvo is using a new lidar and AI to guess your next move by scanning your arms and legs. more
Toyota invests in autonomous driving simulation startup Parallel Domain  TechCrunch · 4 days
Parallel Domain, the startup that develops software to train self-driving cars in virtual worlds, has added an additional investor to its seed round. Earlier this month, Toyota AI Ventures contributed... more
Monitoring the environment with artificial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Microorganisms perform key functions in ecosystems, and their diversity reflects the health of their environment. However, they are still largely under-exploited in current biomonitoring programs because they are difficult to identify. Researchers from the University of... more
Google Assistant can now do British and Australian accents in the US  TechCrunch · 4 days
Even the old smart assistant needs a fresh coat of paint, from time to time. For those looking to switch things up a touch,... more
Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays  9to5Google · 4 days
At I/O 2018, Google introduced six new voices for Assistant based on DeepMind’s WaveNet. This allowed users to customize voice interaction on Android phones,... more
TP-Link's Archer A7 continues where the older Archer C7 left off  Windows Central · 4 days
Don't let the price fool you. TP-Link's Archer C7 AC1750 router was for a long time a top budget pick if you needed a router with... more
New tool uses AI to roll back problematic continuous delivery builds automatically  TechCrunch · 4 days
As companies shift to CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery), they face a problem around monitoring and fixing problems in builds that have been deployed. How... more
Prisma’s new AI-powered app, Lensa, helps the selfie camera lie  TechCrunch · 4 days
Prisma Labs, the startup behind the style transfer craze of a couple of years ago, has a new AI-powered iOS app for retouching selfies. An Android version of... more
Chorus.ai rings up $33M for its platform that analyses sales calls to close more deals  TechCrunch · 4 days
Chorus.ai, a service that listens to sales calls in real time, and then transcribes and analyses them to... more
Ericsson Opens Global AI Research Facility in Bengaluru  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The Bengaluru facility will create 150 jobs for data scientists, engineers, machine learning (ML) and AI architects, and software developers in 2019. more
Hi-tech Russian robot exposed as man in costume  Sky News · 4 days
Footage of an artificial intelligence robot that Russian state television used as an example of the country's technological prowess has been exposed as a man wearing a robot suit. more
Google CEO Says Fears About Artificial Intelligence Are 'Very Legitimate'  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that new AI tools require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused. more
Taylor Swift reportedly used facial recognition tech to identify stalkers - CNET  CNET · 5 days
If you attended the pop star's May 18th concert, your smile might've been captured, according to Rolling Stone. more
Install a new ecobee4 smart thermostat in your home for just $189  Windows Central · 5 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 best on... more
Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert  THE VERGE · 5 days
Taylor Swift held a concert at California’s Rose Bowl this past May that was... more
You can buy a wearable camera to track your social life  THE VERGE · 5 days
An AI vision company is launching a wearable camera for tracking your relationships. If... more
Pew study: Artificial intelligence will mostly make us better off by 2030 but fears remain  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The year is 2030, and artificial intelligence has changed practically everything. Is it a change for the better... more
AI-powered knowledge sharing platform Guru raises $25 million Series B  TechCrunch · 5 days
Guru, the enterprise-focused information sharing platform, has today announced the close of a $25 million Series B funding led by Thrive Capital, with participation from existing investors Emergence... more
Unboxing the Nanoleaf Canvas video - CNET  CNET · 5 days
CNET editors unbox the Nanoleaf Canvas. These smart LED light panels are touch- and sound-sensitive. They can be controlled any number of ways: on the panel itself, with an app, Alexa, Google Home, Siri,... more
The Top 10 Smartphone Trends of 2018  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
From the notch going mainstream to in-display fingerprint scanners and the overuse of the term "AI" — here are the top 10 smartphone trends of 2018. more
New models sense human trust in smart machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New 'classification models' sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and teamwork. more
Hertz plans slightly speedier rentals using facial recognition and fingerprints  THE VERGE · 6 days
Hertz announced Tuesday that it is going to lean on facial recognition and fingerprint verification technology... more
Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions  Science Magazine · 6 days
Global warning system based on data from existing satellites could be just a couple years away more
Microsoft is bringing multi-user voice recognition to Cortana  Windows Central · 6 days
Cortana is getting multi-user support on Xbox and Harman Kardon Invoke devices very soon. While many like to say Cortana is dead, the reality of the situation is that Cortana is far... more
Researchers develop smartphone-based ovulation test  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning. Capitalizing on advancements in several areas, including microfluidics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the ubiquity of smartphones,... more
Why artificial intelligence is likely to take more lives  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Artificial neurons for deeply intelligent machines – this is the new artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, led by Geoffrey Hinton and his team since 2012. That year, Hinton, an expert in... more
The Insignia Voice Google Assistant speaker hits an all-time low: $20 - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Best Buy seems determined to make this smart speaker-enabled alarm clock irresistibly cheap, more
TechSee nabs $16M for its customer support solution built on computer vision and AR  TechCrunch · 6 days
Chatbots and other AI-based tools have firmly found footing in the world of customer service, used either to augment or... more
The top tech stories of 2018 - CNET  CNET · 6 days
From Google’s scary Duplex AI to Fortnite mania, this year showed the good, bad and uncomfortable ways that tech is changing our lives. more
Magic Leap works best when it makes you question reality - CNET  CNET · 6 days
I trained Star Wars porgs, fought robot invaders in a living room and sat across a table with the future of AI. more
WATCH: When seeing isn't believing: using AI to create 'Deepfakes'  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The latest in artificial technology allows creators to swap and meld video, which can be used for everything from a fun camera filter to creating dangerous fake news. more
Amazon updates Alexa with new location-based routines & reminders, email support, more  9to5Mac · 7 days
Amazon today has rolled out a major update to its Alexa-enabled devices. Starting today, Alexa users can now access new features including location-based routines... more
Microsoft may use AI for its Xbox gaming xCloud dream  Windows Central · 7 days
Xbox and Windows gaming is going to become the Netflix of interactive entertainment. Microsoft is looking at streaming as the future of Xbox and Windows gaming with xCloud.... more
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features and more  TechCrunch · 7 days
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice and the ability... more
Alexa can now connect you with local businesses  THE VERGE · 7 days
Alexa has been able to tell you the opening hours and phone numbers of local businesses since July, but a... more
Cancer cells distinguished by artificial intelligence-based system  nanowerk · 7 days
Researchers have developed a system using artificial intelligence that can automatically differentiate between different types of cancer cell. more
Alexa gets location-based routines and reminders - CNET  CNET · 7 days
In its latest round of feature updates, Amazon invests Alexa with the power of location awareness, expanded timing controls and more. more
Cancer cells distinguished by artificial intelligence-based system  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A research team has created a system that uses a convolutional neural network to learn the features distinguishing different cancer cells, based on images from a phase-contrast microscope. This system accurately differentiated human and... more
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features & more  TechCrunch · 7 days
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice, and the ability... more
Novel nanowire memristor to artificially reproduce functions of biological synapses  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Emulating and understanding the human brain is one of the most important challenges for modern technology: on the one hand, the ability to artificially reproduce the processing of... more
New artificial intelligence-based system to differentiate between different types of cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease.... more
All I want for Christmas is this twerking Alexa-enabled bear
THE VERGE
Anki's Vector, the adorable mini robot, is getting Alexa - CNET
CNET
Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home, Smart Displays
9to5Google
Why artificial intelligence is likely to take more lives
PHYS.ORG
New models sense human trust in smart machines
SCIENCE DAILY
The top tech stories of 2018 - CNET
CNET
Google Assistant launching personalized audio news feed w/ shorter stories & updates
9to5Google
Nvidia has created the first video game demo using AI-generated graphics
THE VERGE
Dual 8-bit breakthroughs bring AI to the edge
PHYS.ORG
Skype offering live transcriptions from today, PowerPoint from January 2019
9to5Google
Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations
THE VERGE
The debut of a new ISS AI robot ‘crew member’ went exactly how you’d think
THE VERGE
Made by Google 2018 Gift Guide: Best Google phones, speakers, accessories, and Chromebooks
9to5Google
How facial recognition technology aids police
PHYS.ORG
Grimes’ latest song insists that simulation is the future
THE VERGE
Gboard 7.8 preps redesigned emoji panel, voice typing history, language, more [APK Insight]
9to5Google
9to5Mac Gift Guide: Smart Home picks – Siri and Alexa voice control, mesh Wi-Fi, NAS, more
9to5Mac
Instagram is now using AI to describe photos for users with visual impairments
THE VERGE
Google launches ‘YouTubers say, “Hey Google”‘ campaign to showcase Google Assistant Routines [Video]
9to5Google
AT&T makes new predictions after 1993 'You Will' ads come true - CNET
CNET
Google is being vague with disclosure in early real-world Duplex calls
THE VERGE
Google Duplex Debuts for Select Pixel Users in the US, Makes Restaurant Reservations
Gadgets 360
Exploration makes perfect
ESA
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