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Toyota - 'Fine-Comfort Ride' car with battery range of 620 miles

Tokyo - Toyota Motor Corporation will introduce its "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that will offer 50 percent more driving range, and include artificial intelligence and autonomous driving features.

Huawei's new Mate 10 comes with dedicated AI hardware

Huawei has announced its new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, smartphones designed to compete with the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S8. Huawei has aimed to differentiate its brand by adding dedicated AI hardware to the handsets, including a neural processing unit.

Pornhub uses AI and machine learning to tag porn stars

Adult entertainment site Pornhub is now using artificial intelligence along with facial recognition to automatically catalog its nearly five million videos. The site had previously depended on viewers and uploaders to manually tag the videos.

Firms allocate bigger IT budgets as interest in AI and IoT mounts

IT department budgets are set to increase in 2018 as firms dedicate resources to experimenting with AI and the Internet of Things. The drive towards the digital economy, automation and cloud-based analytics is leading businesses to prioritise IT spending.

Microsoft CEO: Abandoning fans in push to the cloud was 'mistake'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has described his decision to "abandon" the company's consumer fans as one of his most significant mistakes. Under his leadership, Microsoft has pushed towards an enterprise focus at the expense of its most dedicated customers.

AWS, Microsoft unveil new deep learning framework for developers

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have announced a new deep learning library that makes it easier for developers to get started with machine learning. Called Gluon, the interface offers built-in components that can be connected to form neural networks.

Microsoft adds Cortana integration to Skype as part of AI push

Microsoft has added Cortana integration to Skype, letting the assistant offer proactive help while you contact friends and family. Cortana works in a similar way to Google Assistant's integration with Allo, letting you check information and ask questions.

Microsoft launches $3.5m search for startups innovating in AI

Microsoft has announced a $3.5m search for startups working to "progress the future" of artificial intelligence. In partnership with several venture groups, Microsoft will award pioneers with free Azure computing resources and a share of the $3.5m fund.

NVIDIA launches license plate-sized chip for self-driving cars

NVIDIA has announced a new AI chip designed to enable fully autonomous vehicles. The company said it's already working to develop "robotaxis" that could ferry you around without requiring any manual intervention. The company's value jumped on the news.

Interview: How AI is revolutionising software maintenance

Artificial intelligence is transforming how programmers write and maintain their code. Developers are using AI to manage legacy software, allowing them to move forward and work on new projects.

Microsoft offers AI tools to help researchers protect the oceans

Microsoft has announced a new award which will provide ocean researchers with access to AI and cloud tools. The company said it wants organisations to be able to harness the power of AI to help protect the oceans, extending its AI for Earth program.

Hitachi uses AI to predict when server hard drives will fail

Hitachi is developing AI for enterprise storage systems that will help administrators monitor drives and predict when they will fail. The "futuristic" technology could anticipate hard drive issues before they occur, allowing pre-emptive replacement.

Microsoft CEO Nadella calls for AI to be built 'with empathy'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said AI must be built with empathy if companies are to avoid "unintended consequences" of using the technology. He expressed concerns that the first wave of AI has to be a "force for good" if the concept is to succeed.

Google says it's now 'committed' to building AI-centric hardware

Google has expanded its range of hardware products with several new devices, including the Pixel 2 smartphone and additional Google Home variants. The common theme in the line-up is AI, a technology Google said should be "at the core" of modern hardware.

Google Assistant update signals company's aims for consumer AI

Google's announced a number of new features coming to Google Assistant on the company's range of hardware products. Google intends Assistant to eventually replace keyboard and touch input, offering a personalised voice-driven experience instead.

Google 'Teachable Machine' helps you learn about machine learning

Google has launched a new website meant to offer an introduction to the concept of machine learning. The interactive page guides you through the basic theory of the technique before demonstrating how it works and why the training process is required.

Automation is not eating jobs, states Gartner

AI will have created more jobs than it's destroyed within the next three years, according to leading research firm Gartner. The company has found that AI will push 1.8 million people out of work by 2020 but end up creating over 2.3 million new roles.

Oracle's new database uses AI to keep itself secure

Oracle has announced a new automated database technology that uses AI to automatically install updates, detect threats and run optimisations. The system is supposed to take the pain out of database management, letting developers concentrate on their apps.

AI teaches itself how to understand sentiment

A neural network has taught itself to understand sentiment while completing a mundane text prediction task. The AI had been tasked with predicting the next character in Amazon reviews but ended up analysing sentiment, without any input from its creators.

Samsung becomes latest firm to invest in Canadian AI talent

Montreal - Samsung has announced it's opening an AI research lab in Montreal, Canada. The launch is another boost for Canada's booming AI scene. Samsung's arrival in the city comes just two weeks after Facebook opened its own facility for Canadian researchers.

Op-Ed: One big step for AI — Intel’s new self learning chip Loihi

Sydney - If there's one thing at which all sciences are truly lousy at, it's explaining themselves. Intel's new “self learning” chip called Loihi IS a major, very necessary, step forward. Try and find out why, from the information available.

Microsoft talks about 'embarrassing' bias in AI-powered apps

Biased AI risks jeopardising the technology's potential as the enabler of a new generation of connected services and devices. In a new blog post, Microsoft's design team discussed how bias occurs and ways to avoid it, but there is no easy solution.

Mining 3.5 billion tweets confirms sunny weather makes us happier

The largest study of its kind has demonstrated that good weather makes people feel happier by analysing over three billion Facebook and Twitter posts made over a seven-year period. The volume of data assessed for the study far exceeds previous attempts.

Slack uses AI to combat messaging overload by analysing language

Slack's building technology that will tell you how your language changes depending on the time and who you're talking to. CEO Stewart Butterfield said the reports will let you gauge your workplace temperament but the tech might "be a long time" away.

Vacuum maker Dyson announces plans for its own electric car

London - British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson's announced that it is working on what it calls a “premium” electric car that will go on sale in 202. Dyson's car may be the very nightmare the automotive industry has been fearing.

Can Twitter, Google and AI help in forecasting flu outbreaks?

Predicting and forecasting the yearly flu season has always been difficult, and proper preparation is essential. To improve their forecasts and predictions, the CDC is getting some help from social media, AI, and other groups.

Trivago's travel recommendations to get personalized with AI

International hotel search engine Trivago acquired Hamburg, Germany machine learning startup, Tripl last week as it ramps up its product with personalization technology, giving them a customer-centric approach.

macOS High Sierra sets the stage for VR and AI on the Mac

Apple has launched macOS High Sierra, the latest version of the company's desktop operating system. This year's release largely focuses on forward-thinking under-the-hood changes. There are also a few tweaks to popular apps and features.

Microsoft announces new AI tools for digital transformation

Microsoft has announced a comprehensive suite of new developer tools aimed to make it simpler to utilise AI and achieve digital transformation. The company has baked machine learning capabilities into several of its most important development platforms.

NextAI showcases startup talent building AI businesses

NEXT Canada concluded its first NextAI program this week with Venture Day. 15 startups from nine different countries participated in the first year of the program.
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