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AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

Hong Kong - It's 2050 and the world revolves around you.From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room.

Google creates AI algorithm that removes watermarks from photos

Google has created an AI algorithm that's capable of removing watermarks from images with almost flawless accuracy. The discovery could allow cybercriminals to steal stock photographs and professional images. Google provided advice to combat the issue.

Box hooks into Google's cloud to improve image search

Cloud storage provider Box has announced it has partnered with Google to bring the search giant's computer vision tech to its platform. The decision to link Box to Google's cloud will let users search through photos even if they're not explicitly tagged.

Microsoft creates gliders that fly themselves using AI

Microsoft has created an AI that allows a glider to fly itself. The artificial intelligence mimics how animals find thermal air currents to allow the glider to fly without a motor. It stays aloft by using complex algorithms to head to rising air.

LinkedIn forced to allow AI bots to scrape its data

LinkedIn has been ordered to unblock a startup's access to its data, concluding a legal debate that sets a precedent for the future. LinkedIn sent a cease and desist letter when HiQ Labs started scraping its data. A court allowed the activity to continue.

MIT AI tries to eliminate buffering when streaming videos

MIT has developed an AI capable of streaming video without making you wait for it to buffer. Buffering is one of the biggest hindrances publishers face when convincing viewers to watch their content. Visitors on slow connections will simply turn away.

Google's voice dictation tech now supports 30 more languages

Google has greatly expanded the range of languages its voice recognition tech can understand. The company is rolling out an update that brings voice support to 30 more languages and regions worldwide, including traditional dialects with rich histories.

Emoji analysis helps AI detect sarcasm in tweets

A team of researchers have developed an algorithm capable of detecting the sentiment and emotions expressed in tweets. It uses a neural network to analyse emoji contained in the tweets, allowing the underlying meaning to be interpreted.

Microsoft sees cyberattacks as part of the 'fabric of society'

Microsoft has warned that artificial intelligence could "reset" cybercrime and the techniques used to combat it. AI is being used to tackle emerging threats but is also powering a new generation of malware created by elite attackers.

Microsoft removes mobile from its mission as it focuses on AI

Microsoft has made a highly significant change to its corporate mission statement. The company has replaced its former "mobile-first" strategy with a vision that’s focused entirely on AI. It reflects the altered reality of Microsoft's business.

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk: Does either really understand AI?

Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently engaged in a highly public war of words on AI's role in society. The two leaders accused each other's view of offering limited perspective, demonstrating no one yet fully understands AI and its possible applications.

Canada home to top AI jobs — openings surge 500 percent

Canada is becoming one of the global leaders in artificial intelligence as the amount of funding allocated to the area has increased. A new study has found Canadian AI job openings are up 500 percent owing to "rapid advancements" underlying technologies.

Facebook acquires AI startup Ozlo to boost Messenger bots

Facebook has acquired Ozlo, a conversational AI service launched in October 2016. The company's platform offers rich intelligence capabilities that can interpret the meaning of textual conversations, making it a clear fit for Facebook's Messenger.

Hackers could trick AI voice recognition into mishearing voices

Artificial intelligence is showing great promise in voice recognition but a new study completed by researchers shows it can't necessarily be trusted. A team successfully tricked AI into mishearing a recording, without altering how it's heard by humans.

DeepMind creates 'imaginative' AI that can create and plan

Google-owned DeepMind has announced an AI agent that is capable of "imagining" things and planning how to complete future tasks. The development brings fully autonomous AI a step closer by addressing one of the major shortcomings of current systems.

NVIDIA hands out free Volta graphics cards to top AI researchers

NVIDIA has taken the unusual step of giving away 15 of its brand-new datacentre-grade Tesla V100 graphics cards. The highly advanced accelerators were handed out by company CEO Jensen Huang to representatives of 15 top AI research institutes.

This tiny USB stick lets you get started with AI for $79

A new USB stick offers everything you need to get started with neural computing development for just $79. Created by Movidius, an AI startup now owned by Intel, the Neural Compute Stick aims to "democratize" deep learning so everyone can access it.

DeepMind founder thinks AI will need to build on neuroscience

A leading artificial intelligence expert has said he believes research in the field must start to build on existing areas of neuroscience. Describing the two areas as having a "long and intertwined history," he said AI will need to learn human qualities.

Researchers shut down AI that invented its own language

An artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook has created its own language. It developed a system of code words to make communication more efficient. Researchers shut the system down when they realized the AI was no longer using English.

Samsung starts rolling out Bixby Voice in the U.S.

Samsung has announced that the rollout of Bixby Voice in the U.S. has now commenced, allowing Galaxy S8 owners to start interacting with the digital assistant using their voice. The feature was delayed from the device's launch due to ongoing issues.

China may be leading in developing artificial intelligence

When the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence(AAAI) announced their meeting was in New Orleans in late January, Chinese AI experts had enough influence to get the date changed to February in San Francisco instead.

Virtual reality to create an 'Internet of experience' by 2030

Virtual and augmented reality will transform the way in which we consume online content by the year 2030. A new report looking at how emerging technologies will change the future suggested that the web will evolve into the 'Internet of experience.'

Microsoft launches app that uses AI to help blind people 'see'

Microsoft has publicly launched an app that narrates the environment around its user to help blind people "see." Using artificial intelligence, it identifies people, documents and images in the surroundings and narrates their details, empowering the user.

Microsoft 'AI for Earth' initiative uses tech to help the planet

Microsoft has announced a new program that will see the company use the power of artificial intelligence to tackle environmental issues facing the planet. Microsoft is focusing on four of the biggest problems that are experienced across the world.

Google announces AI fund to 'make science fiction nonfiction'

Google has announced a new venture capital fund that it will use to help innovative AI companies bring their products to market. The company said it wants to make the technologies of science fiction reality by giving entrepreneurs the resources they need.

Google wants to help you find jobs without leaving search

Google has announced a new search feature that helps connect you to job openings near your area. Described as a "company-wide initiative" to aid jobseekers, the technology uses machine learning to deliver better matched job search results.

Facebook explains how it uses AI to catch terrorists online

Facebook has publicly detailed its approach to combatting terrorism on its platform. The company addressed recent criticism it has received in the wake of terrorist attacks, stating "there's no place" on Facebook for terror and hate.

Amazon thinks you need a wand to order groceries with your voice

Amazon has launched a new hardware product that lets you use your voice to order grocery items from AmazonFresh. Called the Amazon Dash Wand, it features the company's Alexa digital assistant and comes with a magnet so you can stick it to your fridge.

Facebook close to building chat bots with true negotiation skills

Facebook is getting closer to building chatbots that are capable of planning conversations and negotiating with humans in a realistic way. By training the bots to mimic human responses, Facebook claims they can then make decisions on their own.

Microsoft's upgraded deep learning tools released to the world

Microsoft has announced the public release of its second generation deep learning toolkit that lets developers use the company's technology to add neural networks to their apps. The company said it wants to enable new breakthroughs in AI.
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