artificial intelligence

OpenAI’s bot handily beat a team of professional Dota players

OpenAI’s bot handily beat a team of professional Dota players

OpenAI's eponymous OpenAI Five, a Dota-playing bot, beat a team of professional players at an event in San Francisco.
Mei uses AI to improve relationships by analyzing text messages

Mei uses AI to improve relationships by analyzing text messages

Mei, a messaging app for Android, leverages machine learning to analyze your chat partners' personalities.
Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet

Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet

A team of researchers at Duo Security has unearthed a sophisticated botnet operating on Twitter — and being used to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The botnet was discovered during the course of a wider
We can’t trust self-driving car AI just yet

We can’t trust self-driving car AI just yet

Self-driving cars are the future. Almost every car maker, in one way or another, has embraced technology that can take over the wheel partially or completely. It has become not a question of “if” but
We can’t trust self-driving car AI just yet

We can’t trust self-driving car AI just yet

Self-driving cars are the future. Almost every car maker, in one way or another, has embraced technology that can take over the wheel partially or completely. It has become not a question of “if” but
China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the division, which is also getting a rebrand. The Chinese ride-hailing
A team of former Dota 2 pros just got owned by AI bots

A team of former Dota 2 pros just got owned by AI bots

A bot team created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research firm funded by Elon Musk, obliterated semi-professional players of the online multiplayer video game Dota 2. The firm’s Dota 2 team of
‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

Holly Uhl, a manager at State Auto Insurance Companies in Columbus, Ohio, oversees an automation project for back-office tasks that saves an estimated 25,000 hours of human work a year.
‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

Holly Uhl, a manager at State Auto Insurance Companies in Columbus, Ohio, oversees an automation project for back-office tasks that saves an estimated 25,000 hours of human work a year.
India may become next restricted market for U.S. cloud providers

India may become next restricted market for U.S. cloud providers

Data sovereignty is on the rise across the world. Laws and regulations increasingly require that citizen data be stored in local data centers, and often restricts movement of that data outside of a
AI Weekly: Amazon Echo is basically a Dash button with speakers

AI Weekly: Amazon Echo is basically a Dash button with speakers

News emerged last week that Pixel 3 smartphones may come with a charging dock that will reportedly include a way to interact with Google Assistant. No details have been provided, but it wouldn’t be
Tesla Dumps Nvidia, Goes It Alone on AI Hardware

Tesla Dumps Nvidia, Goes It Alone on AI Hardware

It's been two years since Elon Musk said that Tesla would develop its own chips to facilitate autonomous driving and began hiring a team of designers and executives to make it happen. This week Musk
AI, China, Data, Good Thinking, and our Fall Conference

AI, China, Data, Good Thinking, and our Fall Conference

What is happening with the future of AI, and how will it alter geopolitics? That's the kind of question that motivates our company, and our preparation for our fall conference. China looks strong.

Google Is Playing the Long Game in Africa, but Will Its AI Center Pay Off?

Google's forays into Africa have culminated in the announcement of the company's first AI center on the continent, which is set to launch in Ghana's capital of Accra later this year. Google chose
This HAL-9000 replica with Amazon Alexa support totally won’t try to murder you or anything

This HAL-9000 replica with Amazon Alexa support totally won’t try to murder you or anything

Growing tired of your Amazon Echo or Google Home smart speaker? Pick up a replica of HAL-9000 from Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Oddysee' instead.
How AI Is Finally Spreading Through the Supply Chain

How AI Is Finally Spreading Through the Supply Chain

The production and distribution of consumer goods and food products are not as cut and dry as it may seem to spectators. With the numerous challenges and complexities throughout the supply chain,
This AI system takes on potholes and other road defects

This AI system takes on potholes and other road defects

Researchers with the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that uses artificial intelligence to deal with potholes and other road issues. Though robots aren’t out fixing these damaged
This AI system takes on potholes and other road defects

This AI system takes on potholes and other road defects

Researchers with the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that uses artificial intelligence to deal with potholes and other road issues. Though robots aren’t out fixing these damaged
Tesla gives its self-driving cars a performance boost with custom chips

Tesla gives its self-driving cars a performance boost with custom chips

Tesla's A.I. chips for self-driving cars will be launched next year, providing its cars with an even more powerful computer. Elon Musk claims that the chips are an order of magnitude more powerful
Study: People are less likely to turn a robot off if it asks them not to

Study: People are less likely to turn a robot off if it asks them not to

A team of German researchers published a study earlier this week indicating people can be duped into leaving a robot turned on just because it “asks” them to. The problem is called personification and