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.

‘Google Coach’ Wearable Fitness Assistant Reportedly Being Developed

Google is increasingly utilizing the advancements that it has made in artificial intelligence to launch powerful new experiences. One such experience is said to be Google Coach. It’s an AI-powered health and wellbeing coach which will help train users to how to lead better lives.

Someone Made A Robot To Find Waldo In Where’s Waldo

Finding Waldo in Where’s Waldo can be a fun collaborative activity which gets progressively harder as you flip the pages. If you’ve ever wanted a simpler way of finding Waldo that involved no effort whatsoever from you then you’re going to like this report. Redpepper, a creative agency, has developed a robot which uses artificial intelligence to find Waldo. The robot even has a silicone hand that will point to […]

Tech Leaders Promise Not To Develop AI Weapon Systems

There has been a lot of concern surrounding the use of artificial intelligence for weapon systems. Some well regarded tech leaders have now decided to promise that they will not use the technology to develop “lethal autonomous weapons.” The leaders include the three co-founders of DeepMind, Google’s AI subsidiary, and Elon Musk.

Adobe To Catch Photoshopped Images With Artificial Intelligence

“Photoshopping” images is the act of altering an original image to the extent that it conveys something else entirely. It’s harmless use results in funny images and memes but it’s regularly used as a tool for propaganda and spreading misinformation as well. Such images can often trick social media and even news outlets to the point that they end up going viral. Adobe wants to reduce the role that its […]

NVIDIA’s AI Can Create Convincing Slow Motion Videos

When done right, slow motion footage can be very dramatic and interesting to watch. Some OEMs as now billing the ability to take good slow motion footage as one of the USPs of their handsets and with good reason. It requires substantial processing power and large memories which are primarily found on high-end devices. However, NVIDIA has a new solution which can make it easier for smartphones of the future […]

Microsoft’s AI Bot Can Make Phone Calls To Humans As Well

Google took us all by surprise at I/O 2018 earlier this month when it showcased its Google Duplex technology. It’s what allows a bot to make a phone call and talk to a real human being in order to accomplish tasks such as booking a table at a restaurant. The idea is to have users just command Assistant to do these tasks with Duplex making the call on their behalf […]