artificial intelligence

Mark Zuckerberg on why the world needs Facebook and the ‘Fifth Estate’

Mark Zuckerberg on why the world needs Facebook and the ‘Fifth Estate’

In a speech today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended false political ads and talked about why Facebook shouldn't be broken into separate companies.
New Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing

New Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing

The fact that Nvidia is updating its Shield TV hardware has already been telegraphed via an FCC filing, but a leak earlier today paints much more of a detailed picture. An Amazon listing for a new
Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues

Bosch is set to launch a new AI-based sensor system to the International Space Station that could change the way astronauts and ground crew monitor the ISS’s continued healthy operation. The so-called
You can purchase science fiction novels written by artificial intelligence

You can purchase science fiction novels written by artificial intelligence

Even the covers to this collection of AI-written science fiction novels were created by AI. The reviews are also written by AI. Titles include Bitches of the Points, Auro-Minds and the Hungers, The
Metal Men Artist Shane Davis Reflects on the Lies That Make Heroes Tick

Metal Men Artist Shane Davis Reflects on the Lies That Make Heroes Tick

Writer Dan DiDio and artist Shane Davis’ new Metal Men series, out this week, is drenched in bright splashes of gleaming color that hide a dark, human truth. It binds the comic’s team of heroes and
Airbnb’s WeWork problem

Airbnb’s WeWork problem

Airbnb may be another overvalued 'unicorn,' but it's no WeWork.

Arca will use AI to soundtrack NYC's Museum of Modern Art

If you pay a visit to New York City's Museum of Modern Art in the near future, you'll be awash in artificial intelligence before you've even seen an exhibit. Electronic musician Arca (who has produced
The long road ahead to self-driving cars

The long road ahead to self-driving cars

Are self-driving cars ever going to happen? Only if AV companies get serious about sharing expertise, resources, and data—and get real about how far away we really are from a fully-autonomous future.
Bosch will test its A.I.-powered, sound-seeing technology in space

Bosch will test its A.I.-powered, sound-seeing technology in space

SoundSee will ride around the International Space Station on a floating robot called AstroBee. It will perform sound checks, and monitor some of the onboard equipment using a microphone and A.I.
10 Powerful Women Leaders Discuss Keeping AI Safe for Humanity

10 Powerful Women Leaders Discuss Keeping AI Safe for Humanity

'History has shown that whenever a great invention gets into the wrong hands, evil tends to prevail. Right now, we're in the early stages of AI and currently exploring the many potential benefits of
10 Powerful Women Leaders Discuss Keeping AI Safe for Humanity

10 Powerful Women Leaders Discuss Keeping AI Safe for Humanity

'History has shown that whenever a great invention gets into the wrong hands, evil tends to prevail. Right now, we're in the early stages of AI and currently exploring the many potential benefits of
AI Weekly: Why Google still needs the cloud even with on-device ML

AI Weekly: Why Google still needs the cloud even with on-device ML

Google is giving more hardware dedicated chips for on-device machine learning, but services like Google Assistant still rely on the cloud. Here's why.

This Feature on a Google Nest Mini is Fantastic...and an Eerie Sign of the Robocalypse

The Google Nest Mini is a fantastic new product. I'm worried.
5 predictions for AI’s impact on customer experience in 2020 (VB Live)

5 predictions for AI’s impact on customer experience in 2020 (VB Live)

Join this VB Live event for a look at the predictions that came true, the hype that fizzled, and what's next for the AI, CX, and chatbot technology.

AI is helping scholars restore ancient Greek texts on stone tablets

Machine learning and AI may be deployed on such grand tasks as finding exoplanets and creating photorealistic people, but the same techniques also have some surprising applications in academia:
China Surveillance Giant Warns of Client Losses After U.S. Curbs

China Surveillance Giant Warns of Client Losses After U.S. Curbs

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. warned it may lose customers in overseas markets because of its U.S. blacklisting, underscoring the extent to which curbs on the sale of American technology

Square’s Head of AI Explains How Machine Learning Is Changing Commerce

"What we hope to achieve with Square is this purpose of economic empowerment at many different levels."
China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

Welcome to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. The talk about U.S.-China