AI Defeats Top Dota 2 Esports Team

The players on top esports teams for titles like Dota 2 are quite literally the masters of their craft. Millions of people tune into their matches just to see how some of the best players in the world tackle the game. One such team, OG, won Valve’s 2018 International but it couldn’t win a best-of-three exhibition match against OpenAI Five.


Google Duplex Is Expanding To More States, Non-Pixel Phones

Google unveiled its Google Duplex AI at the I/O conference last year. It’s capable of placing calls for the user for mundane tasks such as making dinner reservations. Google initially rolled it out on a very limited scale initially. The company is now expanding Duplex to 43 U.S. states and will soon bring it to non-Pixel smartphones as well.


Microsoft Excel Uses AI To Let You Insert Data From Picture

Data entry in spreadsheets is not something that many people enjoy doing. It can be more tedious if the data is not coming from a source which allows you to copy/paste, such as a printed receipt. Microsoft wants to take the pain out of that by relying on artificial intelligence to enable Excel to insert data from a picture.


Microsoft And MIT’s Model Can Spot AI Blind Spots In Autonomous Cars

Autonomous or self-driving cars can sometimes make mistakes. It all comes down to whether the AI that’s powering the self-driving system has trained enough to handle a particular situation on the road. Since these gaps in knowledge can result in dangerous mistakes from cars that drive themselves, Microsoft and MIT have come up with a solution to essentially fill in these gaps and detect the artificial intelligence blind spots in […]


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U.S. Army Is Considering Automated AI Weapons

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence has the potential to be used for warfare. That’s something the United States Army is looking into. The head of the army’s acquisitions has said allowing artificial intelligence to fully control some weapons systems may be the only way to defeat some enemy weapons.


Google Lens Is Capable Of Recognizing One Billion Items

Google Lens is the artificial intelligence-powered camera tool that can recognize the items that it can see. A preliminary version of this feature was launched last year on Photos and Google Assistant. At that point in time, it could only recognize around 250,000 items. The company has revealed today that Lens can now recognize more than one billion items. A redesigned Lens experienced was launched across iOS and Android just […]


Google Launches Diabetic Eye Disease Screening AI Program

Google today announced that it has launched an artificial intelligence program in Thailand. The program’s purpose will be to screen for a diabetic eye disease that can cause permanent blindness. The company has previously launched a similar program in India. These programs are meant to showcase the social benefits of artificial intelligence.


Lexus’s Latest Ad Was Scripted Entirely By Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize many industries and it seems that copywriting could be one of them. Lexus has launched a new ad which has been scripted entirely by artificial intelligence. The carmaker believes that it’s a world’s first. It’s a 60 second ad spot titled “Driven by intuition” which promotes the idea that humans and machines can work together to offer an enhanced driving experience.


China’s State Press Agency Gets It First ‘AI Anchor’

China’s state-run press agency has enlisted the services of an “AI anchor” to read the news. Xinhua’s AI anchors will essentially be digital composites that are created from footage of real human hosts and they will read the news through synthesized voices. Xinhua hasn’t really detailed the technology that has been used to create these anchors.


Google Announced AI for Social Good Program

Today, we were invited at the Google Cloud HQ in Sunnyvale to hear more about the new AI for Social Good Program launched by Google and presented by Jeff Dean, Google Senior Fellow, SVP, Google AI.


First AI Portrait Sold By Christie’s For $432,500

Auction house Christie’s has sold its first AI art piece for a staggering $432,500. This print was actually expected to fetch around $10,000 so it has certainly exceeded the expectations of this 252-year-old auctioneering juggernaut and those who were watching this auction closely. This is also the first time that Christie’s has sold an AI art piece.


MIT’s AI Accurately Identifies Breast Cancer Like A Radiologist Would

Artificial intelligence has shown to be of great use in medical applications and Massachusetts Institute of Technology is giving us yet another example of that. It has developed an automated model with the Massachusetts General Hospital that can identify breast cancer as accurately as a radiologist would.


M.I.T Is Creating A $1 Billion Artificial Intelligence College

Artificial intelligence is going to play a big role in the future and to better help students adapt to this new technology and study its implications, both ethical and social, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced a very ambitious project. It’s setting up an artificial intelligence college with an investment of $1 billion.


Qualcomm’s Next Flagship Processor Might Have A Dedicated NPU

Qualcomm’s flagship processors like the Snapdragon 845 are widely used by the industry for high-end devices. The company hasn’t bundled a dedicated neural processing unit or NPU with its chips so far. AI processing thus takes place on the main chip along with other tasks. That might change with the company’s flagship chip for next year which is expected to feature a dedicated NPU.