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Canada to host G7 conference on AI in Montreal December 6

Montreal - Canada will host a G7 multistakeholder conference on artificial intelligence on December 6, as part of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, the government has announced.

Interview: AI is set to disrupt the legal profession Special

AI presents significant implications within the legal industry, according to technologist Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi from Thomson Reuters. We look at how AI will shape the practice of law in the future.

Robot to be 'questioned' on impact of AI on jobs

London - As part of an inquiry into the impact of artificial intelligence on employment, a group of British parliamentarians are to 'question' as robot. Behind this are some key questions about the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs.

AI Safety: 10 things to consider

Artificial intelligence is mostly presented as a force for good, making lives easier, aiding decisions and cutting down on the mundane aspects of life. There are some potential downsides, however, as picked out by science site Risk Bites.

Iron Ox shows how AI and robots can increase farm production

San Carlos - Start-up Iron Ox has created a fully autonomous farm in San Carlos, California. The hydroponic indoor farm relies on two robots to plant, care for and harvest produce, and by doing so, they grow 30 times more produce than traditional farms.

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.

Artificial intelligence used to detect early signs of dementia

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence test which can detect the early signs of dementia. The aim is to use the test in the clinical setting to help to detect cases early so that appropriate treatment can be given.

Soaring like birds, AI-equipped glider learns to use air currents

Poway - Large birds like the albatross or eagles seem to stay aloft for hours, not always flapping their wings - but using air currents. Scientists are now using artificial intelligence to learn their tricks, hoping they can teach aircraft to do the same.

Investigating the relationship between AI and humanity

Toronto - LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has made a large donation to university. The funding creates a new academic post to investigate the relationship between artificial intelligence and humanity.

Interpreting deep-sea images with artificial intelligence

An in-depth insight into the mysteries of the oceans has been gained from an analysis of deep-sea images undertaken using artificial intelligence. The study comes from the GEOMAR research team.

First autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot

A novel flying robot has been developed which can mimic rapid insect flight. The machine is presented as the world's first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot.

AI in healthcare will reach $6.16 billion by 2022

A signal that healthcare is set to be heavily disrupted by artificial intelligence comes from a new report which indicates that AI for healthcare will be valued at $6.16 billion by 2022.

AI 100: The most promising artificial intelligence companies

The hottest startups are artificial intelligence companies and these organizations are waking waves across most leading sectors, from finance to healthcare. CBI insights has recently unrevealed its pick of the 100 leading companies.

New group to explore AI benefits for discovering new medicines

Artificial intelligence has great potential for the development of new medicines, from screening molecules to develop new drugs to pinpointing process efficiencies. A new group aims to explore these potentials more fully.

AI tracks down strange cosmic radio bursts

San Fransisco - A machine learning algorithm has located some mysterious cosmic radio bursts and the application has additionally been used to search for different types of signals which might suggest extraterrestrial intelligence.

Q&A: Artificial intelligence assists with financial forecasting Special

As companies start gearing up for 2019 financial forecasting, artificial intelligence solutions at Genpact have outlined how machine learning can be used to improve financial forecast accuracy.

Essential Science: Machine learning predicts metabolism

London - Researchers are testing out machine learning algorithms which can make a prediction about yeast metabolism based on an assessment of the yeast protein content. This insight will aid scientists to personalize treatments for metabolic disorder patients.

Researchers develop AI platform to detect cancer group

A research group have applied artificial intelligence to assess how cancers can progress and evolve. The aim is to enable medics to use personalized treatments for individual patients, thereby boosting survival rates.

Hyundai to develop deep learning cameras for autonomous cars

Car parts maker Hyundai Mobis has announced it will develop deep learning cameras with the artificial intelligence startup company StradVision.

AI systems are 'only as good as the data we put into them'

"Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are only as good as the data we put into them," notes a recent IBM article on human bias in AI systems.

AI system analyzes speech patterns to detect depression

Boston - Scientists have developed a machine model designed to detect depression in patients without needing responses to specific questions. Instead, the analysis is based on an assessment of the person's natural conversational or from their writing style.

Soon you can just draw your webpage, says Microsoft

For those wishing to set up webpages but find the idea of writing code challenging, Microsoft are working on a solution - just draw the page and let an AI system create it for you.

Google and Harvard use AI to predict earthquake aftershocks

Scientists are using artificial intelligence technology to analyze a database of earthquakes from around the world in an effort to predict where aftershocks might occur.

Q&A: How AI can improve chronic conditions Special

Artificial intelligence offers many benefits to the medial field. This includes using machine learning to discover how the lives of those with chronic health conditions can be improved.

Q&A: Is Gen Z afraid of AI? Special

With AI courses becoming more common in universities, how will this subject impact on other types of education? Moreover, what do Generation Z make of AI? Expert Tom Hebner offers some answer.

Artificial intelligence system detects often-missed cancer tumors

Florida - Medical scientists and engineers have come together to develop an artificial intelligence system designed to detect often-missed cancer tumors, thereby helping to boost patient survival rates.

Artificial Intelligence — Who will guard the guardsmen?

Artificial Intelligence is still in its infancy. But the increasing penetration of AI and autonomous devices into many aspects of our lives is raising some interesting questions.

Managers want IT operations managed by artificial intelligence

A new survey finds that the majority of managers want IT operations managed by artificial intelligence. This is connected with the emerging field of AIOps.

NASA plans AI based GPS for space missions

NASA’s Frontier Development Lab is working with computer giant Intel to develop a new form of navigation in space. This adds an artificial intelligence element to a form of 'space-GPS'.
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The winning robot in Amazon s 2016 Robot Picking Challenge
The winning robot in Amazon's 2016 Robot Picking Challenge
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NextAI s Venture Day saw companies present AI-driven ideas intended to innovate commercial enterpris...
NextAI's Venture Day saw companies present AI-driven ideas intended to innovate commercial enterprises.
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John Deere will use computer vision and machine learning technology to advance the agricultural sector.
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Microsoft's Seeing AI uses artificial intelligence to work out what's going in the world and provide an audio description to the user
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The team behind the winning robot in Amazon s 2016 Robot Picking Challenge
The team behind the winning robot in Amazon's 2016 Robot Picking Challenge
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Google's AI image captioning software
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The story of AI, as told at Elevate Toronto
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TD in Markham, Ontario, at 220 Commerce Valley Drive West.
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Facebook AI Research Director Yann LeCun
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Facebook's open-source 'Big Sur' artificial intelligence/machine learning server
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“There’s not a whole lot of additional land to bring into production, so what we need to do is do more with less.”
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Dag Kittlaus demonstrating Viv at TechCrunch Disrupt NY
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TD Bank branch in Chinatown in Washington, D.C. on 7th street. Image taken on October 10, 2009.
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Microsoft's Seeing AI uses artificial intelligence to work out what's going in the world and provide an audio description to the user
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Project Alexandria by AI2
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Mark Teerlink Chief Business Strategist for IBM Watson Group.
Mark Teerlink Chief Business Strategist for IBM Watson Group.