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Samsung to build new lab for machine learning research

Samsung's announced a new research centre to focus on developing artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company's current AI capabilities are perceived to be behind its rivals, a weakness Samsung is working hard to address.

AI provider Brighterion wins first Morgan Stanley fintech award

"AI as a service" provider Brighterion has been named the winner of the first Morgan Stanley Fintech Award. The award recognises the company that's provided the most innovative technology to the fintech markets, assisting Morgan Stanley's clients.

Microsoft calls for more companies to start using AI

More companies have to deploy AI if it's to be broadly utilised in society, Microsoft has said. Although the tech is now receiving attention, the company warned it has to be applied to new fields if it's to avoid being controlled by a handful of firms.

AI could help us find new worlds and explore the universe

Understanding and exploring space is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind. We might not need to work alone though, as new artificial intelligence systems are helping to process vast quantities of information and assist human research.

How machine learning is shaking up investing: Interview Special

A new machine learning platform from Harvard graduates is shaking up investing. This is presented as the first completely transparent and accountable prediction tool for thousands of stocks.

Google's TensorFlow Lite brings AI to every mobile device

Google's launched the preview of a new machine learning toolkit designed specifically for mobile devices. AI models created using TensorFlow Lite will run inside iOS and Android apps. The platform helps developers run neural networks on low-power devices.

Analyst: Intel's investments in AI could boost stock by 20%

Intel's investments in AI could help its stock price rally by over 20%. Analysts see the company as being in a "better position" in the machine learning market than is recognised. Intel's long-term strategy could prove more effective than its rivals.

Making artificial intelligence more private and portable

New technology invented at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence to break free of the Internet and cloud computing, offering a new means of portability.

Microsoft uses 'neural fuzzing' technique to find software bugs

Microsoft has announced a method for uncovering bugs and vulnerabilities in software using machine learning capabilities. Called neural fuzzing, the technique uses neural networks to complement regular fuzz testing, a common quality assurance practice.

AI chatbot used to combat phishing by wasting scammers' time

A team of cybersecurity researchers has developed an AI chatbot that aims to waste scammers' time by responding to phishing emails. You can forward scam emails to the bot. A proxy email address will then start automatically replying the scammer for you.

HP rolls out AI-powered 'virtual agent' to solve customer queries

HP's started offering customers a "virtual agent" service on its customer support site. The agent can handle common queries without human intervention, letting customers get help after the support teams go home. It's continually learning new ways to help.

Microsoft uses AI to help Indian farmers maximise crop yields

Microsoft has developed an AI app to assist Indian farmers in maximising crop yields from their land. The company's services can predict the optimal date to sow crops and send automated voice calls that alert landowners to weather and pest attack risks.

Nasdaq vice chair thinks AI could create 'a new sector'

Nasdaq vice chairman Bruce Aust has suggested the proliferation of AI could create a new business sector that innovates in ways we can't yet appreciate. Singling out autonomous vehicles as an example, Aust said he's "excited" about today's early work.

Students trick an AI into misclassifying images

A team of AI researchers have found a way to "reliably" trick image recognition algorithms into misclassifying objects. The technique changes a single pixel in images. The AI is then fooled into detecting different objects within the data.

Artificial Intelligence to change the travel industry: Interview Special

Artificial intelligence will soon be providing options and planning your next vacation, according to Terry Jones. The chairman of startup Wayblazer says that artificial intelligence will change the travel industry. We spoke with him to find out more.

Machine learning used to assess chemical reactions

New research could aid scientists in improving the performance of catalysts to drive chemical reactions toward desired products more quickly, paving the way for the development of new chemicals and materials.

SomaDetect develops breakthrough technology for dairy industry

Fredericton - A Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada agricultural tech company was the winner of a $1.0 million prize Thursday night, October 5, in the 43North annual international business plan competition in Buffalo, N.Y.

Google's Pixel 2 has a hidden AI chip to make your photos better

Google's revealed its Pixel 2 smartphone houses an hitherto undisclosed processing chip specifically tasked with improving photos. The custom coprocessor was designed by Google and will be enabled in a software update.

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.

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.

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 '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.

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.
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