artificial intelligence

Unearth the future of agriculture at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI with the CEOs of Traptic, FarmWise and Pyka

Farming is one of the oldest professions, but today those amber waves of grain (and soy) are a test bed for sophisticated robotic solutions to problems farmers have had for millennia. Learn about the
Adobe’s AI lets you preview any item of clothing on a virtual body model

Adobe’s AI lets you preview any item of clothing on a virtual body model

Researchers at Adobe and elsewhere have developed an AI model -- SieveNet -- that lets users preview any item of clothing on a virtual body model.
CB Insights: AI startup funding hit new high of $26.6 billion in 2019

CB Insights: AI startup funding hit new high of $26.6 billion in 2019

CB Insights found that global AI startup investment reached a new high of $26.6 billion in 2019, with early-stage deals continuing to dominate.
AI startups raised record $26.6 billion globally in 2019

AI startups raised record $26.6 billion globally in 2019

Artificial intelligence startups are booming, with global venture capital increasing 20% in 2019 while acquisitions jumped 24.8% from the previous year.
Put Alexa and Siri to Work

Put Alexa and Siri to Work

Voice-activated helpers can automate life’s little chores, once you get the hang of them.
Outlier raises $22.1 million to spot anomalies in business data with AI

Outlier raises $22.1 million to spot anomalies in business data with AI

Outlier, which offers a business analysis platform that extracts data and analyzes it to spot changes in behavior, has raised $22.1 million in funding.

ServiceNow acquires Loom Systems to expand AIOps coverage

ServiceNow announced today that it has acquired Loom Systems, an Israeli startup that specializes in AIOps. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. IT operations collects tons of data across
ServiceNow acquires AI for IT startup Loom Systems

ServiceNow acquires AI for IT startup Loom Systems

ServiceNow today announced the acquisition of Loom Systems, a company that uses machine learning to detect anomalous behavior and help fix IT issues.
Placer.ai raises $12 million to keep tabs on foot traffic in real time

Placer.ai raises $12 million to keep tabs on foot traffic in real time

Placer.ai, a location data provider, has raised $12 million in venture capital funding, bringing its total raised to over $16 million.

AI-Generated Feet Pics Are Here—But Not (Really) for the Reason You Think

"Ha! If there are people out there that can get off to these, then I salute them."
Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State

Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State

The software company helped torpedo a facial recognition bill last year, though a state senator—who's also a Microsoft program manager—has a new bill in the works.
GTCI: AI offers significant opportunities for emerging markets, but skills are scarce

GTCI: AI offers significant opportunities for emerging markets, but skills are scarce

The latest Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) suggests a substantial AI skills gap exists between emerging and top-performing economies.

Facebook's new robot AI can get around efficiently without using a map

It's already possible for robots to navigate without maps, but having them navigate well is another matter. You don't want them to waste time backtracking, let alone fall down if they bump into an
How artist Refik Anadol uses AI to create hypnotic art installations

How artist Refik Anadol uses AI to create hypnotic art installations

Artist Refik Anadol, who has appeared on Boing Boing before, designs dreamy installations using artificial intelligence. Some of them he calls 'data paintings.' Anadol manipulates large collections
GM’s Cruise rolls out Origin, an autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel

GM’s Cruise rolls out Origin, an autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel

GM's Cruise debuted Origin, an autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel and sliding doors, for its ridesharing service.
Report: Whichever country claims AI supremacy this decade will rule the Earth

Report: Whichever country claims AI supremacy this decade will rule the Earth

The Brookings Institution last week published a report from global economy expert Indermit Gill prophesying that the AI leader in 2030 will go on to rule the planet until at least 2100. The

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. Its healthcare
Facebook’s AI learns the relationships between physical places from first-person video footage

Facebook’s AI learns the relationships between physical places from first-person video footage

Facebook's Ego-Topo model makes sense of multiple spaces and environments and how they're used from first-person camera footage.
Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak

Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak

Training an artificial intelligence agent to do something like navigate a complex 3D world is computationally expensive and time-consuming. In order to better create these potentially useful systems,
AI Can Do Great Things—if It Doesn't Burn the Planet

AI Can Do Great Things—if It Doesn't Burn the Planet

The computing power required for AI landmarks, such as recognizing images and defeating humans at Go, increased 300,000-fold from 2012 to 2018.