artificial intelligence

Koch Tech Manifesto Extends Tilt From Tea Party-Style Politics

Koch Tech Manifesto Extends Tilt From Tea Party-Style Politics

The Koch political network is advising tech companies that have come under fire in Washington that they should act as good stewards of data but resist pressure to police political ads or give the
Climate Change Could Force Millions of Americans to Flee the Coast. AI Predicts Where They'll Go

Climate Change Could Force Millions of Americans to Flee the Coast. AI Predicts Where They'll Go

By the end of the century, sea level rise could force 13 million people to move away from the U.S. coasts. But it’s not just the coasts that will be affected—so will the places where those migrants

Taking on Modern Day Gremlins With Artificial Intelligence

Online glitches are basically modern day gremlins—and they can cost companies millions of dollars.
Samsung’s VP of research on making Ballie mobile, personable, and nonthreatening

Samsung’s VP of research on making Ballie mobile, personable, and nonthreatening

Samsung VP of research Sajid Sadi spoke to VentureBeat about Ballie, Samsung's play for the emerging home robotics market.
How Confucius loses face in China’s new surveillance regime

How Confucius loses face in China’s new surveillance regime

While conceived of and functioning differently in diverse contexts, ‘face’ describes a phenomenon that exists in every human society. Its most basic sense concerns the public presentation and
Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview AI Abused It

Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview AI Abused It

The facial recognition startup claims it collected billions of photos from sites like Facebook and Twitter. What does the practice mean for the open web?
An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China.
London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

The deployment, at an unspecified number of locations, will be one of the largest uses of the technology by government authorities in the West.
AI Weekly: Calls for facial recognition moratorium highlight need for protection from surveillance tech

AI Weekly: Calls for facial recognition moratorium highlight need for protection from surveillance tech

Facial recognition regulation talk by Microsoft and Google reignited debates over a moratorium this week, but strong protection from surveillance is needed.

Job Search 2020: AI Is the New Gatekeeper to Your Dream Career

Not only do we have to worry about robots stealing our jobs, but we also have to worry about a machine not hiring us.
ProBeat: Why Google is really calling for AI regulation

ProBeat: Why Google is really calling for AI regulation

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is calling for AI regulation. Why? With the right lobbying, AI regulation would benefit Alphabet and Google.
Amazon’s AI automatically dubs videos into other languages

Amazon’s AI automatically dubs videos into other languages

Amazon researchers describe in an academic paper an automated system that dubs foreign video clips in other languages.

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during games. Andreas Heyden, executive vice
Aurora urges autonomous vehicle industry to adopt better safety metrics

Aurora urges autonomous vehicle industry to adopt better safety metrics

In a blog post, the CEO of self-driving car company Aurora advocated for better metrics to measure the progress of driverless car technology.

Early-bird savings end next Friday on tickets to Robotics+AI 2020

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 is gearing up to be one amazing show. This annual day-long event draws the brightest minds and makers from these two industries — 1,500 attendees last year alone.
London police deploy real-time facial recognition cameras

London police deploy real-time facial recognition cameras

London police said they will deploy facial recognition cameras throughout the city in spite of protests over privacy violations.
What We Learned in Davos About Climate, Economics and Trump

What We Learned in Davos About Climate, Economics and Trump

Greta Thunberg, center, takes part in a demonstration on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

London’s Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face of human rights concerns

While EU lawmakers are mulling a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition to safeguard individuals’ rights, as part of a risk-focused plan to regulate AI, London’s Met Police has today forged