artificial intelligence

AI is going to revolutionize how we study galaxies far, far away

AI is going to revolutionize how we study galaxies far, far away

With telescopes transmitting an entire universe of images back to Earth, human brains can only take so much — which is where an artificial brain comes in.
Here’s how IBM is saving Earth with AI

Here’s how IBM is saving Earth with AI

IBM’s approach to AI is probably best described as “comprehensive.” Watson, the company’s flagship deep learning system, has been everywhere from the Grammy Awards to the International Space Station.
Researchers built an AI capable of writing poetry that's equal parts woeful and impressive

Researchers built an AI capable of writing poetry that's equal parts woeful and impressive

As if the world weren't already full enough of awful human poetry, now the robot overlords want in.Researchers from Microsoft and Kyoto University were interested in whether they could invent an AI
In the AI of the beholder: The RobotArt competition entries for 2018 will amaze you

In the AI of the beholder: The RobotArt competition entries for 2018 will amaze you

The 3rd annual RobotArt competition is currently underway. Dozens of physical paintings, created by machines, will be judged by professional art critics and the public at-large to determine which team
The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

This is the second annual TechCrunch Include Progress Report. Covering diversity and inclusion in the tech industry cannot be done in a vacuum. As aspects of identity are intersectional, so too should
We Want Chatbots to Act More Human But Let's Keep Some Human Traits to Ourselves

We Want Chatbots to Act More Human But Let's Keep Some Human Traits to Ourselves

The human-bot relationship is the new normal, so we must think critically about the possible long term impact of tone deaf AI.
We Want Chatbots to Act More Human But Let's Keep Some Human Traits to Ourselves

We Want Chatbots to Act More Human But Let's Keep Some Human Traits to Ourselves

The human-bot relationship is the new normal, so we must think critically about the possible long term impact of tone deaf AI.
The 5 Most Promising Companies in AI Development

The 5 Most Promising Companies in AI Development

Whether it's stealing our jobs or helping us diagnose disease, artificial intelligence is going to have a huge impact on the future of humanity. The post The 5 Most Promising Companies in AI
Meet the A.I. Startup That Just Landed $200,000 From Melinda Gates

Meet the A.I. Startup That Just Landed $200,000 From Melinda Gates

It's a first for the philanthropist, and a potential boon for the business she's backing.
Google’s Cloud TPU Matches Volta in Machine Learning at Much Lower Prices

Google’s Cloud TPU Matches Volta in Machine Learning at Much Lower Prices

Google and Nvidia both offer competitive machine learning products -- but Google is beating Nvidia on costs, at least in certain tests. The post Google’s Cloud TPU Matches Volta in Machine Learning
DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your

Teradyne snatches up robot maker MiR in $272M deal

Teradyne, a prosaic-sounding but flush company that provides automated testing equipment for industrial applications, has acquired the Danish robotics company MiR for an eye-popping $148 million, with

Tesla’s Autopilot VP is leaving for Intel

Tesla’s VP of Autopilot and low-voltage hardware, Jim Keller, is leaving the company, Electrek first reported. In a statement to TechCrunch, Tesla said it appreciates “his contributions to Tesla and
This AI storyteller fools humans 3 out of 5 times

This AI storyteller fools humans 3 out of 5 times

A recently developed neural network is capable of captioning a series of images in a method which imitates human storytelling. Rather than simply identifying and describing objects, the AI makes
NVIDIA's new AI photo filler is mind-blowing to watch

NVIDIA's new AI photo filler is mind-blowing to watch

NVIDIA developed an AI imaging technique that can edit or reconstruct images even when parts of the image are completely erased.
Alexa is about to get much better at avoiding Skill overload

Alexa is about to get much better at avoiding Skill overload

Alexa is about to get better at handling more complicated, multi-step conversations, as well as acting more like a useful personal assistant. The new functionality was revealed by Amazon’s director of
Alexa is about to get much better at avoiding Skill overload

Alexa is about to get much better at avoiding Skill overload

Alexa is about to get better at handling more complicated, multi-step conversations, as well as acting more like a useful personal assistant. The new functionality was revealed by Amazon’s director of
Autonomous fleets will make Uber and Lyft cheaper than owning a car by 2027

Autonomous fleets will make Uber and Lyft cheaper than owning a car by 2027

Owning a car will be more expensive than relying exclusively on ride-share apps for transportation by 2027. At least, according to a study released earlier this month. The impact: The study, conducted
Zuckerberg: It's Easier for AI to Detect Nipples Than Hate Speech

Zuckerberg: It's Easier for AI to Detect Nipples Than Hate Speech

Some things are just easier for robots to spot, he said.
Zuckerberg: It's Easier for AI to Detect Nipples Than Hate Speech

Zuckerberg: It's Easier for AI to Detect Nipples Than Hate Speech

Some things are just easier for robots to spot, he said.