artificial intelligence

A guide to Virtual Beings and how they impact our world

A guide to Virtual Beings and how they impact our world

Money from big tech companies and top VC firms is flowing into the nascent “virtual beings” space. Mixing the opportunities presented by conversational AI, generative adversarial networks,
Is Artificial Intelligence a Competitor or a Collaborator?

Is Artificial Intelligence a Competitor or a Collaborator?

There's a lot of paranoia surrounding the potential of artificial intelligence to usurp humanity's claim as Planet Earth's dominant species.
A Twitch Engineer Used Machine Learning to Generate Surreal Emoji

A Twitch Engineer Used Machine Learning to Generate Surreal Emoji

Artificial intelligence may be a long way from experiencing sentient emotion, but that doesn't mean it can't be used to generate emoji. Twitch software engineer Avery Gnolek recently proved as much in
Is Artificial Intelligence a Competitor or a Collaborator?

Is Artificial Intelligence a Competitor or a Collaborator?

There's a lot of paranoia surrounding the potential of artificial intelligence to usurp humanity's claim as Planet Earth's dominant species.
Watch Samsung’s AI render photorealistic scenes from video

Watch Samsung’s AI render photorealistic scenes from video

A trio of Samsung AI researchers recently developed a neural network capable of rendering photorealistic graphical scenes with a novel viewpoint from a video. In the above video we see a 3D rendering
Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Autonomous weapons, capable of acting without human oversight, are closer than we think, Dr. Walsh believes, and must be banned.
Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Autonomous weapons, capable of acting without human oversight, are closer than we think, Dr. Walsh believes, and must be banned.
Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Toby Walsh, A.I. Expert, Is Racing to Stop the Killer Robots

Autonomous weapons, capable of acting without human oversight, are closer than we think, Dr. Walsh believes, and must be banned.
AI shows these Indian names may be linked to affluence and success

AI shows these Indian names may be linked to affluence and success

Indian names contain enormous signalling value.
The demographic, 5G, AR, and mobile trends shaping the next generation of gaming (VB Live)

The demographic, 5G, AR, and mobile trends shaping the next generation of gaming (VB Live)

Join this free VB Live event to learn about industry changes that are about to create new revenue opportunities for game developers and marketers alike.
This AI detects 11 types of emotions from a selfie

This AI detects 11 types of emotions from a selfie

The machine learning models that can detect our face and movements are now part of our daily lives with smartphone features like face unlocking and Animoji. However, those AI models can’t predict how
Nvidia’s GauGAN has been used to create 500,000 images

Nvidia’s GauGAN has been used to create 500,000 images

Nvidia's GauGAN tool has been used to create more than 500,000 images, the company announced at the SIGGRAPH 2019 conference in Los Angeles.
Vymo raises $18 million for mobile-first sales tools

Vymo raises $18 million for mobile-first sales tools

Vymo, a startup developing a mobile-first sales enablement platform, has raised a cool $18 million in venture capital from investors.
Former Cambridge Analytica director, Brittany Kaiser, dumps more evidence of Brexit’s democratic trainwreck

Former Cambridge Analytica director, Brittany Kaiser, dumps more evidence of Brexit’s democratic trainwreck

A UK parliamentary committee has published new evidence fleshing out how membership data was passed from UKIP, a pro-Brexit political party, to Leave.EU, a Brexit supporting campaign active in the
With voice and gestures, Google’s Pixel 4 takes us closer to a hands-free future

With voice and gestures, Google’s Pixel 4 takes us closer to a hands-free future

If we combine the features, we know are coming in the Pixel 4 -- gestures, face unlock, and better voice commands – we can clearly see that Google is leading the way towards a hands-free future. But
Baidu unveils ERNIE 2.0 natural language framework in Chinese and English

Baidu unveils ERNIE 2.0 natural language framework in Chinese and English

Baidu's ERNIE 2.0 framework introduced today claims to outperform Google's BERT natural language model in a range of conversational AI tasks.
Amazon launches Neural Text-To-Speech and newscaster style on AWS Polly

Amazon launches Neural Text-To-Speech and newscaster style on AWS Polly

Amazon has broadly launched Neural Text-To-Speech and newscaster voices on AWS Polly in select Amazon Web Services regions.

Ford acquires mobile robotics company Quantum Signal to help with self-driving

Ford has acquired a small robotics company based in Michigan called Quantum Signal, which has produced mobile robots for a number of clients, including the U.S. military. The company’s specialty has

AWS’ new text-to-speech engine sounds like a newscaster

Thanks to modern machine learning techniques, text-to-speech engines have made massive strides over the last few years. It used to be incredibly easy to know that it was a computer that was reading a
Facebook is getting closer to letting you type with just your thoughts

Facebook is getting closer to letting you type with just your thoughts

During its developer conference in 2017, Facebook announced its plans to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI) that would let you type just by thinking. Now, researchers from the University of