artificial intelligence

Nexar’s Live Map is like Street View with pictures from 5 minutes ago

Nexar’s Live Map is like Street View with pictures from 5 minutes ago

We all rely on maps to get where we're going or investigate a neighborhood for potential brunch places, but the data we're looking at is often old, vague, or both. Nexar, maker of dashcam apps and
Icertis raises $115 million to automate contract management

Icertis raises $115 million to automate contract management

Contract management provider Icertis has raised a whopping $115 million in venture capital at a $1 billion valuation, it revealed this week.
How AI companies can avoid ethics washing

How AI companies can avoid ethics washing

Ethics washing is unethical, but some AI companies aren't afraid to engage in the practice. Here are some ways to avoid it.
This AI magically removes moving objects from videos

This AI magically removes moving objects from videos

We’ve previously seen developers harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to turn pitch black pics into bright colorful photos, flat images into complex 3D scenes, and selfies into moving

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns

FaceApp, the AI-powered selfie-editing app that’s been having another viral moment of late, has now responded to a privacy controversy that we covered earlier here. We’ve pasted the company’s full
Here’s How Elon Musk Plans to Put a Computer in Your Brain

Here’s How Elon Musk Plans to Put a Computer in Your Brain

To hear Musk tell it, Neuralink's hardware is either a state-of-the-art tool for understanding the brain, a clinical advance for people with neurological disorders, or the next step in human evolution

Is viral FaceApp stealing your photos? Not all of them

Impressive artificial intelligence that delivers some of the most convincing facial effects has made FaceApp incredibly popular in recent weeks. But there’s some concern over what happens to your
Watch: Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

Watch: Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

Bay Area-based Neuralink will develop Bluetooth-enabled devices to implant in brain.
Elon Musk hopes to have brain-reading ‘threads’ available by 2020

Elon Musk hopes to have brain-reading ‘threads’ available by 2020

These threads are covered in electrodes and inserted into the brain next to neurons and synapses. The results could allow humans to "merge" with artificial intelligence. Read more here.
AWS and Udacity launch DeepRacer machine learning course and scholarship

AWS and Udacity launch DeepRacer machine learning course and scholarship

AWS and Udacity are teaming up to launch a scholarship program to teach students how to devise AI models that drive autonomous cars.
This AI turns your headshot into a portrait painted by a master

This AI turns your headshot into a portrait painted by a master

AI Portraits does an amazing job of creating original portraits based on photos of faces. The generative network was trained with 45,000 portrait images. "Not only colors, but shapes, the lines of

Africa Is Tech’s Next Great Frontier, Github A.I. Lead Says

The continent's young population, rapid urbanization and high mobile payment penetration are making technology firms take notice
Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments

Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments

Google's Parrotron is an AI tool that makes disfluent speech from people with impediments more intelligible to both people and automatic speech recognizers.

Africa Is Tech’s Next Great Frontier, Github A.I. Expert Says

The continent's young population, rapid urbanization and high mobile payment penetration are making technology firms take notice

AI learns to solve a Rubik's Cube in 1.2 seconds

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created an artificial intelligence system that can solve a Rubik's Cube in an average of 1.2 seconds in about 20 moves. That's two seconds

FaceApp gets federal attention as Sen. Schumer raises alarm on data use

It's been hard to get away from FaceApp over the last few days, whether it's your friends posting weird selfies using the app's aging and other filters, or the brief furore over its apparent (but not
How a Hong Kong startup gets caught up in US-China trade war

How a Hong Kong startup gets caught up in US-China trade war

Taylor Host has been operating his artificial intelligence startup out of Hong Kong for more than two years. The American entrepreneur has clients from Europe, North America and Asia, but he settled
Google’s Parrotron AI helps people with speech impediments talk freely

Google’s Parrotron AI helps people with speech impediments talk freely

Earlier this year, Google teased a neural network-powered algorithm that could do speech-to-speech translation in real-time. As impressive as that might be, the app was mostly inaccessible to people
AquaSight taps computer vision to tell you if water is safe to drink

AquaSight taps computer vision to tell you if water is safe to drink

Researchers describe in a newly published preprint paper on Arxiv.org AquaSight a computer vision system that determines water potability.