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Microsoft Research achieves new breakthrough in voice recognition

Microsoft has announced a new breakthrough in the development of voice recognition technology. The company's AI is now as accurate at transcribing conversations as teams of professional humans. There's still challenges ahead for real world use though.

Edmonton researchers create AI robot to predict wildfires

Edmonton - Scientists at the University of Alberta and the University of Oklahoma have designed a computer model inspired by the human brain to predict extreme fire weather.

Photo filtering app Prisma pivots towards B2B AI technologies

The firm behind photo filtering app Prisma has announced it's shifting its focus away from consumer apps. While Prisma won't be going away, the company plans to develop a new B2B portfolio where it will license its existing machine learning tech.

Nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications

An engineer's model lays groundwork for a new type of machine-learning device. The model uses nanocrystals to improve artificial intelligence applications.

How to eliminate social bias from artificial intelligence?

Boston - Artificial intelligence is being used to make more decisions that affect our daily lives: whether we get a loan, to mark an exam paper, to analyze evidence in a court case and so on. What happens if the software is socially biased?

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.

Star Trek-inspired tricorder can detect and diagnose diseases

Handheld devices similar to the tricorders used by Dr. McCoy to diagnose and treat diseases in the "Star Trek" movie franchise since the 1960s may soon become an essential part of every astronaut's tool kit

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.

Artificial intelligence helps to keep tired drivers awake

Tokyo - One risk with driving is feeling tired and losing concentration. Sleep related problems exacerbate this risk. To help drivers, Panasonic have developed an artificial intelligence platform.

Artificial intelligence will say whether you get a bank loan

Next time you ask your bank for a loan in may not be the domineering bank manager who decides. Instead the decision could be made by artificial intelligence; a sign of another step in the digital transformation of the finance sector.

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.

Is it possible for a robot to write the news?

The future of media may one day involve news articles being by robots. These may not be the most in-depth or creative pieces; but standard news reports could be created in seconds by artificial intelligence.

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.

Artificial intelligence used to mark exam essays

Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to mark exam papers, taking the human marker out of the equation. This is not simple multiple choice scanning, but assessing essays too. One example is Assessment21, developed at the University of Manches

Researchers use robotics and AI to make a wheelchair autonomous

Toronto - A collaboration between the academic world and industry has led to the development of a self-driving wheelchair that will be a game-changer for the more than five million power wheelchair users in North America, simplifying their lives.

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.

AI learns to run, with a wobble

A new research project from Google’s DeepMind supercomputer has pushed the boundaries of machine learning further. It has used artificial intelligence to teach a simulated humanoid how to navigate a parkour course.

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.

Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

Lausanne - Researchers have developed an algorithm designed with a robot-assistive rehabilitation approach, to help people learn to walk again after neurological injuries such as stroke.

Artificial intelligence tool turns audio into video

Washington - A new artificial intelligence tool can create realistic videos from audio files alone. This technology, developed at the University of Washington, has been tested on speeches made by former President Obama.

What's that dish? AI has the answer

Boston - Cookery and baking shows are proving to be reality television hits and this has triggered a rise in sales of cookery books and home baking. Technology has chased this trend, leading to an innovative app that scans photographs for recipes.
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