Google Claims Its AI Has 99% Accuracy In Detecting Metastatic Breast Cancer

One of the key to beating certain diseases and illnesses is by detecting it early. This allows for treatment to begin earlier and also prevents the disease from either spreading or becoming worse. Cancer is one of those instances where early detection can lead to a higher survival rate, and science and technology have helped play a big role in that.


Instagram To Use Machine Learning To Spot Bullying In Photos

Bullying and harassment online is unfortunately more common than we’d like, although Instagram has introduced various tools to help keep such bullying out of the comments section. However what if the bullying was done in a photo where regular filters can’t pick up on it? That’s an area that Instagram plans to address using machine learning.


Grab & Microsoft Announce Partnership For AI And Cloud Technology

Grab is one of Asia’s largest ride-hailing platforms, especially when they managed to edge out Uber in the Southeast Asian market. Of course the company can’t simply rest on its laurels if they hope to remain a dominant force in the region, which is why together with Microsoft, they have announced a partnership which will see Grab utilize Microsoft’s various AI and cloud technology.


Pixel 3 Could Feature Clips-Like Selfie ‘Smarts’

One of the new products Google announced back in 2017 was the Clips camera. This is a camera that came with AI features that would be able to detect when the best time was to capture a shot, with the idea being that it would allow users to capture special moments that might have been otherwise missed.


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Facebook Introduces AI Features To Its Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace, as its name suggests, is a place where Facebook users can post items that they want to sell, as well as browse items that are for sale. It’s a relatively straightforward process, but Facebook wants to simplify the listing process for users and has since announced new AI features that they’ll be adding to the platform.


Researchers Develop AI That Can Spot Guns In Security Camera Videos

Metal detectors are great at picking up on metal objects such as guns, but as we have seen in the past, sometimes it’s just not enough because if someone really wants to, they’ll figure out a way to sneak guns past the detectors. However Athena Security, an AI company based in San Francisco, thinks they might have the solution.


Google Image Search Updated With Support For Lens

One of the features that Google brought to Google Assistant last year was support for Lens, which for those unfamiliar is an AI tool developed by Google that can analyze and identify images shown to it. One of its uses was that users could point their smartphone’s camera at an object and Lens would try to figure out what it is and pull up more information.


Deezer Wants To Use AI To Make Smarter Playlists

When it comes to song recommendations, the basic algorithm is that it looks at the songs and genres and artists that you’ve been listening to the most, and comes up with recommendations for other songs/artists that are in a similar genre. However it isn’t always the most accurate because while an artist might be in one particular genre, your favorite song from that artist might be different from what the […]


Google Drive To Use AI To Suggest Files You Might Need

File managers these days are getting smarter, where they can anticipate the files or folders we access often, which in turn puts them in positions that are easier and quicker to access. This has been the case with Google Drive for a while now, but it looks like Google is now turning to AI to make it better.


Facebook Debuts Rosetta AI That Can Decipher Text In Memes

Using plaintext to post status updates and spread hate messages can be easily picked up by systems designed to scan and filter text. However when this text is put into memes, images, and videos, it becomes a bit tricky, especially since one can easily swap out a video or image for a new one with existing text.


Researchers Find That Robots Can Develop Prejudices Like Humans

Unlike humans where emotions are involved, robots are usually depicted as being cold and uncaring, and base all their actions and decisions on the information and data that is available to them. However in a study by researchers at Cardiff University and MIT (via TechCrunch), it has been discovered that robots actually have the ability to develop prejudices just like humans.


AI Could Soon Be Used To Fight Against Elephant Poachers

Technology has come a long way in helping us achieve things we could never have in the past, such as coming up with ways to help deter poachers and promote animal conservation. For example 3D printing has been used to manufacture fake rhino horns in hopes that by flooding the market with them, it will reduce the price of real horns.


Google’s AI Toolkit Helps Make Detecting Child Sex Abuse Images Easier

There is a lot that goes behind the scenes when it comes to flagging and detecting illegal content online to prevent them from being spread even further. Unfortunately this is a job that comes with a toll on the human psyche as it basically means that there are people whose jobs are to scan and go through tons of disturbing and traumatizing content just to make the web a safer […]


MIT Develops AI That Can Detect Depression From Your Conversations

It has often been said that people who are depressed might not necessarily show signs of depression, at least until it is too late. Compound that with the fact that we ourselves live busy lives and have our own selves to take care of, it can be hard to try and look for signs of depression in others, like family members and loved ones.