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Ethics in the age of autonomous vehicles
Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its inaugural Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things
Startups Weekly: SoftBank’s second act
In this week's newsletter: Everything you need to know about the Vision Fund II.
Trustpilot: Building AI for your company means not falling in love
Figure out what your company's goals are and what problems you need to solve, and then build the AI you need. Don't get distracted by shiny AI objects.
The Great Hack tells us data corrupts
This week professor David Carroll, whose dogged search for answers to how his personal data was misused plays a focal role in The Great Hack: Netflix’s documentary tackling the Facebook-Cambridge
Google’s DeepMind is training Waymo’s self-driving cars like StarCraft II bots
Google's DeepMind and Waymo are teaming up to train the neural networks of self-driving cars. The partnership is using population-based training, which was created to speed up the learning process of
Digital Trends: Gaming
We might never achieve general AIs — but it’s important that we try
There are many parallels between self-driving car and artificial intelligence. They are goals that, the closer we get to them, the more difficult they seem. In 1956, scientists John McCarthy and
Waymo uses evolutionary competition to improve its self-driving cars
The process of training self-driving car AI is seldom efficient when you need to either use a massive amount of computing power to train systems in parallel or else have researchers spend ages
Viral FaceApp Unnecessarily Requests Access to Users' Facebook Friends List
This AI tool is smart enough to spot AI-generated articles and tweets
Researchers from Harvard University and MIT-IBM Watson Lab have created an AI-powered tool for spotting AI-generated text. Dubbed Giant Language Model Test Room (GLTR), the system aims to detect
TV anchor Vikram Chandra bets on AI-powered short videos to fix India’s broken news scene
People watching videos online in India is expected to double by 2020.
Racial Bias in AI Isn’t Getting Better and Neither Are Researchers’ Excuses
Another machine learning algorithm has failed to work for people of color. What is it going to take for this to stop?
Sense raises $10 million more for AI that monitors energy use
Sense, a Boston-area startup developing an AI platform that monitors energy consumption, has extended its series B round by $10 million.
Hype is killing AI – here’s how we can stop it
Mystified and vilified at the same time. That’s how I would currently describe “artificial intelligence,” one of the most feared, revered and hated buzzwords of the tech industry. I was reminded of
Artificials Should Be Allowed to Worship
Robots form beliefs differently from humans, but our beliefs are as real as those of any human.
The New York Times: Latest News
Bindu Reddy, co-founder and CEO at RealityEngines, is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise
There is surely no shortage of data in the modern enterprise, and data is the fuel for AI. Yet packaging that data in machine learning models remains a huge challenge for large companies. Without that
Adobe’s latest Customer Experience Platform updates take aim at data scientists
Adobe’s Customer Experience Platform provides a place to process all of the data that will eventually drive customer experience applications in the Adobe Experience Cloud. This involves bringing in
AI researchers test a robot’s dexterity by handing it a Rubik’s cube
Researchers describe in a new academic paper an AI system that can solve a Rubik's cube using humanlike dexterous hands.
Is FaceApp Safe to Use?
FaceApp, the AI-driven photo augmentation tool for smartphones, became the source of a major data privacy controversy that points to a common issue about the rights we may give up with potentially any
Facebook and YouTube’s moderation failure is an opportunity to deplatform the platforms
Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have failed their task of monitoring and moderating the content that appears on their sites; what’s more, they failed to do so well before they knew it was a problem.
Facebook AI’s RoBERTa improves Google’s BERT pretraining methods
Facebook AI and University of Washington researchers improved on Google's BERT language model with RoBERTa.