artificial intelligence

World champion Go player retires: AI ‘cannot be defeated’

World champion Go player retires: AI ‘cannot be defeated’

One of South Korea‘s most celebrated professional Go players, master Lee Se-dol, has retired, citing the futility of raging against the machines as a motivating factor. Speaking to reporters from the

Top mobility VCs discuss their current investment strategies

The mobility industry is rapidly shifting to readjust for an electric and autonomous future. Automotive companies are increasingly looking outside the manufacturing sector to fuel growth, and
Researcher uses AI to unravel the mystery of Shakespeare’s co-author

Researcher uses AI to unravel the mystery of Shakespeare’s co-author

After all these years, someone might have figured out exactly how much Shakespeare worked on one of his last plays. It’s long been suspected that Shakespeare didn’t write the whole of Henry VIII, but
This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year

This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year

Science is exciting in theory, but it can also be dreadfully dull. Some experiments require hundreds or thousands of repetitions or trials — an excellent opportunity to automate. That's just what MIT
Go Champion Retires After Realizing AI Is 'an Entity That Cannot Be Defeated’

Go Champion Retires After Realizing AI Is 'an Entity That Cannot Be Defeated’

One of the world’s top human champions of Go has decided to retire from playing the strategy game professionally, citing AI as a reason he feels he can no longer compete. Read more...
Mind-reading A.I. analyzes your brainwaves to guess what video you’re watching

Mind-reading A.I. analyzes your brainwaves to guess what video you’re watching

Can A.I. be used to read your mind? According to engineers at Russian robotics research company Neurobotics Lab it certainly can. Here's what they demonstrated in a recent project.
Yes, AI Can Make Company Websites Accessible to All

Yes, AI Can Make Company Websites Accessible to All

Three takeaways from sitting down with accessiBe CEO Shir Ekerling.
Yes, AI Can Make Company Websites Accessible to All

Yes, AI Can Make Company Websites Accessible to All

Three takeaways from sitting down with accessiBe CEO Shir Ekerling.
The Masakhane project wants machine translation and AI to transform Africa

The Masakhane project wants machine translation and AI to transform Africa

Masakhane is an open source project being undertaken by young African technologists to translate African languages using neural machine translation.

Alexa is about to be very disappointed

A general lack of judgment has always been one of the strongest appeals of smart assistants. Whatever bad pop song or terrible online video you play for the 10,000th time — they don’t care. They’re
Alexa can now sound as depressed as you

Alexa can now sound as depressed as you

Finally, the depressed robot Douglas Adams promised me has arrived. Well, sort of. Amazon announced "Alexa emotions" on Wednesday, which let developers make Alexa sound "happy/excited" or

AWS expands DeepRacer league, announces car updates

Last year at AWS re:invent, the company’s massive customer conference, Amazon launched a new miniature race car and a racing league, all designed to teach developers about machine learning in a fun

How This Viral Video App Uses Blockchain to Counter Deepfakes

Eristica is countering deepfakes for the legitimacy of maggot-filled omelet videos. Yes, you read that right.
Sleepwalkers Podcast: Rethinking Our Relationship With AI

Sleepwalkers Podcast: Rethinking Our Relationship With AI

A podcast series examines AI and its influence on humans.

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find

A joint investigation by watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia has found that Cambridge Analytica-linked data firm, Aggregate IQ, broke privacy laws in Facebook ad-targeting work it undertook for
Alexa controls for kitchen appliances, shades, and garage door openers are generally available

Alexa controls for kitchen appliances, shades, and garage door openers are generally available

Third-party voice app developers can now enable Alexa customers to control garage door openers, kitchen appliances, and more.
The actionable insights AI can unlock from consumer conversation (VB Live)

The actionable insights AI can unlock from consumer conversation (VB Live)

Join this VB Live event to learn how AI can unlock valuable, actionable insights and highlight pain points from any customer conversation.
Incels and AI: Can machines fill the void?

Incels and AI: Can machines fill the void?

A couple of weeks ago a Redditor posting under the name levonbinsh on the r/MediaSynthesis subreddit revealed that he’d fallen in love with GPT-2, the controversial text generator developed by OpenAI.

Amazon ends creepy program that sent samples based on purchase history

It's normally a bad thing when companies take freebies away, but you might not mind quite so much in this case. Amazon is ending a Product Sampling program that sent free samples of cosmetics, protein

New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers

Today, Amazon announced a new approach that it says will put machine learning technology in reach of more developers and line of business users. Amazon has been making a flurry of announcements ahead