Microsoft Announces $1 Billion Investment In OpenAI
Microsoft today announced that it’s investing $1 billion in Open AI. The two companies have embarked on a multi-year partnership which will see them working together on artificial intelligence and other technologies on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing infrastructure. Open AI was initially founded as a nonprofit in 2015 with $1 billion in funding from major Silicon Valley investors like Peter Thiel, Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, and more.
DeepMind's 'StarCraft II' AI Will Soon Play Public Matches
It will soon be possible for players to take on DeepMind’s StarCraft II AI. Blizzard and Alphabet will be testing out the AlphaStar AI in a select number of public matches, giving the AI an opportunity to showcase its skills against human players. It’s certainly not going to be easy trying to defeat the AI in this game.
Bentley's Newest Concept Car Has An AI Butler
Bentley has revealed its EXP 100 GT concept car which is meant to mark the 100 year milestone for this iconic company. It envisages the future of grand touring with this vehicle which looks very futuristic and also boasts some very futuristic features such as an artificial intelligence-powered butler.
Instagram Using AI To Reduce Bullying And Offensive Comments
The internet can often be a very toxic place. People may express their opinions on something that you do or simply on the way you live your life in a manner that’s just offensive. Cyberbulling continues to be a problem as well and on an image-first social network like Instagram, it’s not going away anytime soon. Instagram continues to take steps to prevent bullying and offensive comments on its platform […]
Virginia Makes It A Crime To Share Deepfake Revenge Porn
Many states already have revenge porn laws in place which ban the spread or sale of nude/sexual images in order to coerce, harass or intimidate someone. Virginia is one of them. The state has now updated the law to cover deepfakes as well. Deepfakes, for those who are unaware, are computer-generated fakes that are increasingly becoming harder to identify.
Walmart To Prevent Theft At Checkout Lanes With AI Cameras
In a bid to clamp down on theft at checkout lanes, Walmart has deployed a Missed Scan Detection system which utilized artificial intelligence-powered cameras to check when an item has been moved past the scanner without being scanned first. Walmart has reportedly deployed this system at more than 1,000 stores across the United States over the past two years. Walmart didn’t say how much money it has saved as a […]
Hopper Expands AI-Based Price Monitoring For Hotels Worldwide
Airlines use dynamic pricing to sell seats. The prices go up when demand is high but when they have seats to fill, prices are lowered to entice more people to purchase tickets. Hopper is a travel app that uses artificial intelligence to predict prices and get you the best deal possible. It previously offered this for airfares and is now expanding AI-based price predictions for hotels across the globe.
AI-Created Whisky Now Available For Pre-Order
Sweden-based Mackmyra Whisky distillery has been working with Finnish tech company Fourkind and Microsoft on the world’s first whisky developed using artificial intelligence. This project was first detailed last month when the whisky had already been in production for a while. Those who were interested in getting a taste of it will now be able to pre-order it.
IBM's AI Can Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-Level Accuracy
Breast cancer happens to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women across the globe. Earlier detection is one of the first steps to prevention as successful intervention in early stages could be the difference between life and death. Researchers have been building prediction models based on artificial intelligence and IBM says that its new AI models can predict breast cancer with “radiologist-level accuracy.”
San Francisco To Use AI For Reducing Bias When Charging Crimes
A “bias mitigation tool” will now be used by San Francisco in order to automatically redact information from police reports which could identify a suspect’s race. The tool uses basic artificial intelligence techniques in order to reduce bias when people are being charged with crimes. This is meant to prevent prosecutors from being influenced by racial bias when they’re deciding whether or not to charge a suspect. San Francisco will […]
Exact Air Pollution From All Power Plants Globally Will Soon Be Revealed
Power plants, particularly those that run on fossil fuels, tend to pollute the environment. No wonder countries are increasingly shifting to more renewable and green sources of energy to reduce their impact on the environment. WattTime, a nonprofit artificial intelligence firm, will soon provide valuable data which will track air pollution from every power plant in the world.
LG Unveils Its Own AI Chip For Smarter Home Products
LG has announced that it has developed its very own artificial intelligence chip which will be used to make its smart home products even smarter. The chip, it says, has a proprietary LG Neural Engine which better enables it to mimic the neural network of the human brain. This will greatly improve the processing of deep learning algorithms, LG claims.
Fancy Some Whisky Created By Microsoft's AI?
Artificial intelligence is capable of doing many things. It can perform complex tasks, beat humans at their own game, and now it can even create whisky. Sweden-based Mackmyra Whisky distillery has teamed up with Finnish tech company Fourkind and Microsoft to create the world’s first whisky developed with artificial intelligence.
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 […]
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.