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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.

Using machine learning to detect fake on-line profiles

Edinburgh - The era of ‘fake news’ extends to ‘fake profiles’ on social media designed for the spreading of misinformation, as well as being used for criminal activities. A new computer program shows success in spotting these.

Looking to the human brain to improve artificial intelligence

How can artificial intelligence be improved if the working model is the human brain and neural network? Moreover, if we do not fully understand how the brain works, will this hamper AI progress? A new insight could help.

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.

Optical 'deep learning' for computers tested

A new approach for the computations necessary for machines to fully utilize 'deep learning' and to take the necessary steps on the path towards artificial intelligence has been devised and it is based on optics.

By 2060 experts predict AI will beat us at everything

Oxford - Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence continue at a rapid pace. One scientist predicts, steeping into futurism that machine intelligence will be at such a level that by 2060 any machine will be able to out-think a human.

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.

Google's DeepMind AlphaGo defeats Go champion

The ultimate contest? Human versus machine. Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence platform has twice defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie.

Google unveils new Assistant features, launches AI on the iPhone

Google has announced a bevy of new features coming to its Google Assistant AI. Besides new voice commands and more third-party integrations, the company is launching Assistant on Apple's iOS, stepping up the fight against Siri.

Artificial intelligence used to combat blindness

Scientists from Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have discovered the means to use artificial intelligence to combat a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes, leading to vision loss.

Elon Musk's $1 billion AI startup trains robots in VR

OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research company set up by Elon Musk, has come up with a new method for teaching robots — giving them a demo in virtual reality.

Computer-generated doctor successful in trial

Will the virtual world extend to computer generated medics offering advice to patients? The technology and supporting medical science has taken a step closer. In a trial a computer-generated physician has explained test results to patients.

New lung cancer detection AI technology launched

A new artificial intelligence platform, tested out in China, allows radiologists to rapidly interpret CT scans and X-rays, for the detection of lung cancer. Earlier reads of patient conditions enables treatment to be given faster.

Researchers create AI to help you choose stronger passwords

Cybersecurity researchers have created a new password strength meter that provides actionable tips informing you how to create safer passwords. Backed by artificial intelligence and new algorithms, the team wants to help people make better choices.

Mobile AI technology boosts African healthcare

The healthcare system in parts of Africa has received a boost with the implementation of a new artificial intelligence platforms on mobile devices. The platform helps screen for cervical cancer.

Siri creator thinks you'll soon upload your memories to AI

One of the creators of the Siri digital assistant owned by Apple has said he believes AI will one day be used to upload and replay personal memories. An artificial intelligence could index and store all of our experiences, extending and enhancing memory.

Artificial intelligence is showing racial and gender biases

Bath - Computers and apps are increasingly adopting 'artificial intelligence', at least to the level where human speech can be understood. Have such devices been trained on data sets that do not include a diverse range of people?

Facebook adds suggestions to its Messenger assistant

Facebook has updated M, the digital assistant inside its Messenger app, with the ability to make suggestions. The company is pitching the feature as a way to sustain conversations by suggesting relevant content that keeps messages flowing.

Is Elon Musk planning to link your brain to AI?

Elon Musk, the man heading up SpaceX and Tesla, could be launching a new project with the aim of producing an implantable computer-brain interface device. This will be under a new company called Neuralink Corp.

Apple's Siri could get iMessage integration in iOS 11

Apple could expand Siri with new intelligent features in this year's iOS 11 update, according to a report today. The company is planning to add iMessage integration for the first time, letting Siri help you write texts by offering predictive suggestions.

Canada launches multi-million Artificial Intelligence Strategy

Toronto - The Canadian government is to pump in $125 million into a Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. The funding will go into research, with the aim of Canada becoming the world leader in artificial intelligence.

'Fog computing' could be more important than the cloud

Cloud computing has taken off in recent years, driven by increased demand for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Now a new concept could surpass the cloud though, bringing in a 'fog' of files with even greater power.

Samsung introduces Bixby – Built to stop you using touchscreens

Samsung has officially announced its long-rumoured Bixby AI, a new digital assistant that will make its debut on the company's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone. Details are light but Samsung is promising a "deeper experience" than contemporary assistants.

Intel developing 'genderless' AI

Intel is developing a new artificially intelligent assistant that will be genderless, moving the tech industry away from the perceived "feminine" nature of most current AIs. The system will debut on a new smartwatch Intel is building with TAG Heuer.

Artificial intelligence helps predict suicide risks

New research suggests that machine learning can predict, with 80-90 percent accuracy, if a person is likely to attempt suicide. The prediction can extend up to two years into the future.

Google Allo caught leaking search data to other users

Google's new Allo messaging app could be a security risk owing to a design flaw which allows the app to share your Google search history with your friends. The problem is believed to be an unintentional bug. Allo's security has previously been criticised.

Google's Deepmind to help cut 10 percent off U.K.'s energy bill

DeepMind wants to help the UK cut its energy consumption by up to 10 percent, according to a report published in The Financial Times on Sunday.

Michael Fassbender is the perfect AI companion Special

Fox releases new short to accompany its recent trailer for ‘Alien Covenant’, introducing audiences to Michael Fassbender’s Walter.
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