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Microsoft Debuts Zo, A New AI-Based Chatbot

12/05/2016, Earlier this year, Microsoft tried to get into the chatbot game by debuting a chatbot called Tay. Unfortunately the way it was designed allowed the bot to pick up on negative things said by users, such as sexist or racist comments, which led to Microsoft...

Interpol Turns To AI To Help Hunt Down Child Porn On The Internet

12/01/2016, AI can be used for a lot of things, and recently we learnt that Facebook was relying on it to help flag offensive live videos. Amazon themselves have also launched an AI-based image recognition tool, so it’s safe to say that the use of AI is on the...

Facebook To Use AI To Flag Offensive Live Videos

12/01/2016, Most of the time, offensive images, videos, and text is usually caught after it has been posted, and sometimes it does require intervention on our part as sometimes users will have to report the offending media. However Facebook is hoping to change this...

Amazon Rekognition Is An Image Recognition Service By Amazon

11/30/2016, One of the basic features of artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability to recognize images and process them. Companies like Microsoft and Google have debuted tools to show how accurate their image recognition platforms are. Now it seems that Amazon...

Google Teaching AI How To Detect Diabetic Eye Disease

11/29/2016, Diabetes is a serious health condition that can also lead to quite a few health complications. For example in some cases, it can lead to the amputation of feet, or in other cases it can lead to blindness due to diabetic retinopathy. However Google is...

Computers Are Now Better At Lip-Reading Than Humans

11/21/2016, Have you ever tried to read someone’s lips before? If you’ve played games like the Whisper Challenge (see video above if you haven’t), then you know how difficult it is simply because there are certain words that we say that shares the same mouth...

Google Translate Gets A Neural Machine Translation Upgrade

11/15/2016, For anyone who has ever used a translation service like Google Translate is probably more than aware that sometimes it’s not the most accurate. Translating single words isn’t too bad, but give it more complex sentences and that’s where it starts to...

Visabot Is A Chat Bot That Helps You Apply For US Visas

11/15/2016, It wasn’t too long ago that Facebook Messenger started to support chat bots. So far we’ve seen it used for all kinds of things, like booking restaurants, flights, and so on. However it seems that there is a new bot in town called Visabot, and as its...

Google’s RAISR Upscales Images Using Machine Learning

11/14/2016, Back in the day when displays would max out at 800×600 resolutions, having images measure 640×480 wasn’t a big deal. In fact it was considered to be pretty big back then. Fast forward to today with monitors reaching up to 5K, clearly an image...

Foursquare Wants To Make ‘Her’ Movie A Reality

11/06/2016, At the moment AI isn’t quite at that level where we can hold proper conversations with it. Sure, it might be able to answer your queries, but it doesn’t quite feel like you’re talking to an actual person. In the Spike Jonze movie in 2013 “Her”,...

Samsung Confirms New AI Digital Assistant For The Galaxy S8

11/06/2016, With Samsung announcing that they would be acquiring Viv Labs, a company formed by Siri’s founders, many speculated that it could mean that Viv Labs’ AI digital assistant could find its way into Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, and...

Blizzard Wants To See If Google’s DeepMind Can Learn StarCraft 2

11/06/2016, If you’ve ever played any of Blizzard’s RTS games like Warcraft or StarCraft, you know that the AI that Blizzard employs isn’t exactly the most devious or challenging. This is especially true after you’ve played against them for a while in which...

Galaxy S8’s AI Assistant Could Be Called ‘Bixby’

11/02/2016, Ever since Samsung announced that they will be acquiring Viv Labs, a company started by Siri’s founders, many wondered what would become of the technology. Unsurprisingly the rumors surfaced which suggested that it could be integrated into the Galaxy S8...

Yumi by Omate, Home Robot with Android and Amazon Alexa

11/01/2016, Today, Omate, the company that made one of the first smartwatches powered by Android, unveiled the first Android-powered robot featuring Amazon Alexa. Equipped with a 5-inch HD tactile LCD display in landscape mode, Yumi provides access to the Android...