artificial intelligence

Coronavirus: These Countries, Airlines Restrict Travel to China

Coronavirus: These Countries, Airlines Restrict Travel to China

The outbreak of the coronavirus has prompted dozens of nations and airlines to restrict travel, increasingly isolating the country of more than 1.3 billion people. Nearly 10,000 flights were canceled
Coronavirus is a proving ground for scientific transparency

Coronavirus is a proving ground for scientific transparency

Scientists—and even private companies—are learning to play nice with their data during epidemics.
Why Amazon’s Ring and facial recognition technology are a clear and present danger to society

Why Amazon’s Ring and facial recognition technology are a clear and present danger to society

“The deployment of connected home security cameras that allow footage to be queried centrally are simply not compatible with a free society.” Amazon engineer Max Eliaser The greatest threat posed to
Echo Show devices can now add items to your shopping list by barcode

Echo Show devices can now add items to your shopping list by barcode

Select Amazon Echo Show devices can scan products to a grocery list by barcode. Getting started requires only a simple voice command.
Google open-sources LaserTagger, an AI model that speeds up text generation

Google open-sources LaserTagger, an AI model that speeds up text generation

Google's LaserTagger is an open source machine learning model that speeds up text generation across a number of common tasks.
Here’s What You Get When An AI Makes a Super Bowl Ad Bingo Card

Here’s What You Get When An AI Makes a Super Bowl Ad Bingo Card

Now that Adweek's Super Bowl ad-pitching bot has processed nearly 4,500 descriptions of Big Game commercials, we thought it might have some insight into common tropes to expect during the high-stakes
Can You Spot a Deepfake? Here's What to Look For

Can You Spot a Deepfake? Here's What to Look For

Could you spot a fake video created by artificial intelligence? In the video above, I share some telltale signs that a video has been altered with deepfake technology.
Can You Spot a Deepfake? Here's What to Look For

Can You Spot a Deepfake? Here's What to Look For

Could you spot a fake video created by artificial intelligence? In the video above, I share some telltale signs that a video has been altered with deepfake technology.Read more...
AI Weekly: AI joins the fight against diseases like coronavirus

AI Weekly: AI joins the fight against diseases like coronavirus

In light of the rising death toll from the coronavirus, it's worth looking at AI's role in curbing the spread of other diseases.
Andrew Yang warns against ‘slaughterbots’ and urges global ban on autonomous weaponry

Andrew Yang warns against ‘slaughterbots’ and urges global ban on autonomous weaponry

Yang called for the U.S. to lead a global ban of lethal autonomous weapons and shared Slaughterbots, a video envisioning a dystopian future.

Last day for early-bird tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

Today’s your last day to score early-bird pricing on tickets to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020, which takes place on March 3. If you want to keep $150 in your wallet, beat the deadline and buy your
Hackers are using AI & facial recognition on Tinder — Mashable Originals

Hackers are using AI & facial recognition on Tinder — Mashable Originals

Frustrated with the online dating scene, male hackers have been using AI to create bots that swipe and speak for them. "It swiped 10,000 or 20,000 times," one hacker said. "At one point, the bot was
Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team

Alphabet Has a Second, Secretive Quantum Computing Team

Google's parent touted its quantum supremacy achievement last year. It doesn't talk about a group at X working on software.
Google Lookout uses AI to help visually-impaired people navigate the world (Update: Now for Pixel 4 and 4 XL)

Google Lookout uses AI to help visually-impaired people navigate the world (Update: Now for Pixel 4 and 4 XL)

Update 1: 2019/05/08 4:18am PDT Spreads to Samsung and LG Update 2: 2019/05/31 3:47am PDT Now on the Pixel 3a and 3a XL Update 3: 2019/05/31 3:47am PDT Available on the Pixel 4 and 4

Skymind Global Ventures launches $800M fund and London office to back AI startups

Skymind Global Ventures (SGV) appeared last year in Asia/UK as a vehicle for the previous founders of a YC-backed open-source AI platform to invest in companies that used the platform. Today it
Chicago police: Facial recognition adds “jet fuel” for criminal investigations

Chicago police: Facial recognition adds “jet fuel” for criminal investigations

If you accessed the internet in last week or so, chances are you came across the name ClearView AI — a terrifying facial recognition software that has over three billion images in the database; far
DeepMind’s MEMO AI solves novel reasoning tasks with less compute

DeepMind’s MEMO AI solves novel reasoning tasks with less compute

DeepMind's new architecture -- MEMO -- solves novel reasoning tasks with less computation than several baseline AI models.

PETA wants to replace Punxsutawney Phil with an animatronic AI

When we imagine the future of artificial intelligence, we tend to think of the technology making most human jobs obsolete. But if PETA has its way, an AI could also take over for the world's most