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OECD issues report on AI in Society

The OECD has published a detailed report looking at how artificial intelligence is affecting global economies and societies. The report considers the acceleration in AI investment and the growth of startups.

Less than one-third of businesses plan to invest in AI: Survey

Despite the potential that artificial intelligence can deliver, a new survey of IT and business decision makers on automation of applications management and AI-driven technology shows very few business leaders are planning to invest in the technology.

Q&A: Thwarting data leaks with artificial intelligence Special

Many data breaches arise due to human error, such as poor systems security and with users not using passwords properly. Gaurav Banga, a cyber security expert and founder of Balbix, provides some AI-based tactics for businesses to consider.

Trumps orders government to prioritize artificial intelligence

Washington - President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the US administration to give greater priority to artificial intelligence, a move seen as firing up a battle for leadership with China.

EDM pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre talks new CD, virtual reality, AI Special

New York - On December 5, electronic superstar and pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre sat down and chatted with this journalist at his hotel in New York City.

Google to use AI to predict natural disasters

Google has announced plans to work with the Central Water Commission of India. For this Google will use artificial intelligence to alert people in India about impending floods.

Q&A: How will AI reshape society? Special

What is the future trajectory of artificial intelligence? Does AI need a moral and ethical framework? If so, should this be shaped by regulation? Expert Harry Glaser provides his thoughts.

Winning Customers with AI, Machine Learning and IoT

The following article is sponsored by Cognizant. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses — helping them go from doing digital to being digital.

New facial recognition tool finds all your social media profiles

Researchers have created a new facial recognition tool that tracks targets across social media networks to create a comprehensive list of all available online profiles.

AI has the power to change the way our world operates: Q&A Special

Artificial intelligence has the potential power to change the way our world operates, but before this future state is reached, many organizations have to learn what AI is and how to use it. A leading expert provides an overview of where AI is heading.

Navigation startup for self-driving cars nabs $80 million

Chinese smart location and mapping service startup Wayz.ai, that builds high-definition real-time maps for self-driving cars, has raised $80 million in a Series A funding round.

Businesses should 'follow the money' when adopting AI

A June report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found that, overall, artificial intelligence adoption is still slow; only 20 per cent of "AI-aware" businesses say they are adopters.

'Anti-ai' chatbot nabs $2.2 million during seed funding round

Landbot, dubbed as the 'anti-ai' chatbot, has raised $2.2 million during their seed funding round. In a market filled with companies looking to make the most advanced ai-powered bots, is this a much needed reprieve?

What does Alibaba's new AI copywriter mean for advertising?

Earlier this week, Alibaba debuted their new artificial intelligence-backed copywriting tool that — with the literal click of a button — can produce thousands of ads every second. What does this mean for the advertising industry?

Artificial intelligence to understand volcanic eruptions

Tokyo - By using artificial intelligence to understand volcanic eruptions from tiny ash, researchers have shown how new insights can be gained about volcanoes and the likelihood of an eruption occurring.

'High-performing' cyberdoc puts British GPs on defensive

London - A medical chatbot said to perform as well as or even better than human doctors has sparked a war of words in Britain, in a clash over how much the cash-strapped public health service should rely on artificial intelligence.

Startup at odds with doctors over claim about AI diagnoses

Babylon Health announced Wednesday that the company's AI had undergone a series of tests and had "demonstrated its ability to provide health advice which is on-par with practicing clinicians." Doctors are disputing this claim.

Microsoft agrees to buy exited M12 AI startup Bonsai

Microsoft announced yesterday via a press release that they have signed an agreement to buy AI startup Bonsai in an effort to further artificial intelligence research.

Google's health AI model can predict when a patient will die

Artificial Intelligence can use data from health records to predict with considerable accuracy when a patient will die. Such information can have a positive use and end up saving lives.

Workforce skills need to advance with automation and AI

Thanks to advances in automation and AI, a significant number of workers could be out of a job in a few decades, - at least that's what a report from the McKinsey Global Institute forecasts in its latest report.

Startup offers an easy way to build deep learning algorithms

Using a visual interface, this AI startup is making it easier to build deep learning algorithms — as simple as dragging and dropping.

How brick and mortar grocers benefit from digital transformation

Brick and mortar grocery retailers have the potential to adopt artificial intelligence to help with stocking their stores, pricing their products and being competitive with online retailers like Amazon.

Mozilla announces grants for projects on how AI affects society

Mozilla recently announced the creation of seven new five-figure grants for "technologists and media makers who help the public understand how threats to a healthy internet affect their everyday lives."

Researchers create photo filter that disables facial recognition

AI researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have created a 'privacy filter' that "disrupts" facial recognition software.

Small military contract started an internal war at Google

A Google scientist warned in an internal email that the company's involvement in the US Department of Defense's Project Maven would be "red meat" for critics.

Nicaragua using mobs to suppress opposition protests: Amnesty

Managua - Nicaragua is using paramilitary groups dubbed "Sandinista mobs" to suppress demonstrations against the government of Daniel Ortega, the human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday.

AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

Paris - A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday.

Using an AI named Polly to predict human behaviour

AI is a game changer during election time and it's made its way into the Ontario election with Polly — the AI from Advanced Symbolics Inc., a company that describes itself at the intersection of artificial intelligence and market research.

Samsung set to open AI research lab in Cambridge

Tech giant Samsung is opening an AI research lab in Cambridge. The move to do this has been welcomed by British Prime Minister Theresa May, but there's concern over a mass funnelling of graduates out of academic AI research.

New Google Duplex AI sounds exactly like a human voice

Mountain View - After widespread criticisms about the issues raised by Google's new Duplex system that uses AI to imitate the human voice to make appointments, the company notes that the system will have disclosure built into it.
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