artificial intelligence

AI distinguishes living eyeballs from dead ones

AI distinguishes living eyeballs from dead ones

Researchers at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland have developed an algorithm that can distinguish live irises from dead ones with 99 percent accuracy.
Outlier raises $6.2 M Series A to change how companies use data

Outlier raises $6.2 M Series A to change how companies use data

Traditionally, companies have gathered data from a variety of sources, then used spreadsheets and dashboards to try and make sense of it all. Outlier wants to change that and deliver a handful of
Google brings support for custom translations and text categorization to AutoML

Google brings support for custom translations and text categorization to AutoML

Pre-trained machine learning models are good enough for many use cases, but to get the most out of this technology, you need custom models. Given that it’s not exactly easy to get started with machine
Google’s Smart Compose is now ready to write emails for G Suite users

Google’s Smart Compose is now ready to write emails for G Suite users

At its Cloud Next conference, Google today announced that Smart Compose, a new feature in Gmail that essentially autocompletes sentences for you, will become available to all G Suite users in the
Google will use AI to fix your grammar mistakes

Google will use AI to fix your grammar mistakes

Google is putting its AI to work to make you a better writer. The company is finally adding a grammar check feature to Google Docs — one that will be able to address even complicated grammatical
Amazon Alexa mod turns sign language into voice commands

Amazon Alexa mod turns sign language into voice commands

Software developer Abhishek Singh built a hands-free app that allows Alexa to respond to sign language.
Renovo partners with Speak With Me to bring voice recognition to self-driving cars

Renovo partners with Speak With Me to bring voice recognition to self-driving cars

Autonomous middleware developer Renovo announced a partnership with conversational artificial intelligence (AI) platform Speak With Me that'll help bring voice recognition to fleets of self-driving
How AI could transform the way we measure kids’ intelligence

How AI could transform the way we measure kids’ intelligence

There is a saying in education that you treasure what you measure. Going by the standardized tests that dominate schools in many countries around the…
Google Translate is generating ominous religious prophecies for some reason

Google Translate is generating ominous religious prophecies for some reason

Google Translate is, er, having some issues. For instance, if you open the tool, select Maori as the language you want Google to translate from, and type "dog" 16 times in the box for translation,
DARPA AIE program will explore AI for problem-solving machines

DARPA AIE program will explore AI for problem-solving machines

DAPRA has announced a new program called Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) that aims to surface new AI concepts at a faster pace than competing efforts elsewhere. The overall goal of the
DARPA AIE program will explore AI for problem-solving machines

DARPA AIE program will explore AI for problem-solving machines

DAPRA has announced a new program called Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) that aims to surface new AI concepts at a faster pace than competing efforts elsewhere. The overall goal of the
China is reportedly developing a semiautonomous submarine

China is reportedly developing a semiautonomous submarine

China, not to be outdone by the U.S., India, Russia, and the dozens of other countries around the world developing autonomous weapons systems, is planning to deploy unmanned submarines that can

Q&A: France’s Top Mathematician-Turned-Politician Discusses Artificial Intelligence

When he was awarded the Fields Medal--widely regarded as the Nobel Prize for mathematics--in 2010, little did Cedric Villani know that he would embark on a political journey half a decade later. A
Researchers created an AI to help you suck less at video games

Researchers created an AI to help you suck less at video games

A team of scientists from New York University recently developed an AI that creates Super Mario Bros. tutorial levels. It’ll teach you how to run and jump, but the Princess will still be in another
Fritz wants to help developers bring machine learning to their mobile apps

Fritz wants to help developers bring machine learning to their mobile apps

It’s one thing to run machine learning models in the cloud, where you have plenty of resources. On mobile devices, you’re dealing with very finite compute resources, so if you want to run your models
Amazon makes Echo Show more accessible with Tap to Alexa

Amazon makes Echo Show more accessible with Tap to Alexa

Tap to Alexa is a new feature that allows Echo Show owners to access weather, news headlines, timers, and other Alexa features by tapping on the Show's screen. It places shortcuts to Alexa features on

Industrial robots startup Gideon Brothers raises $765K led by TransferWise co-founder

Gideon Brothers, an ambitious startup out of Croatia that is building autonomous robots to put to work in warehouses and other industrial logistics, has quietly raised $765,000 in funding. The round
Don't be "tech basic": Here's how your AI-enabled device understands your voice

Don't be "tech basic": Here's how your AI-enabled device understands your voice

Voice-activated home assistants like Alexa and Cortana know details about you that range from your guilty pleasure playlists to your go-to food delivery preferences — even the type of toilet paper you
Cogito raises $37 million to analyze call center data with AI

Cogito raises $37 million to analyze call center data with AI

Boston-based call center analytics startup Cogito announced a $37 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, Salesforce Ventures, and OpenView.
SessionM customer loyalty data aggregator snags $23.8 M investment

SessionM customer loyalty data aggregator snags $23.8 M investment

SessionM announced a $23.8 million Series E investment led by Salesforce Ventures. A bushel of existing investors including Causeway Media Partners, CRV, General Atlantic, Highland Capital and Kleiner