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Qualcomm announces new AI Engine for smartphone apps

Qualcomm has announced a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine for its flagship mobile processors. It creates a mobile AI ecosystem for on-device applications, combining software and hardware components together for optimum performance.

AI cybersecurity provider Vectra raises $36m in funding

Vectra has raised $36m in Series D funding in an investment round led by Atlantic Bridge. The cybersecurity company has developed an AI which uses machine learning to monitor corporate networks. Admins get advance warnings if potential problems are found.

Accenture's new AI testing tools can accelerate training by 80%

Accenture has announced a suite of services to help companies test AI systems within their own infrastructure. The company has devised a "Teach and Test" approach to provide AI with appropriate data and then ensure its outputs match expected results.

Canadian AI accelerator joins supply chain 'supercluster'

NEXT Canada is joining the SCALE.AI Supply Chain Supercluster. SCALE.AI is a consortium aiming to develop a global supply chain platform based on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. It was launched by the federal government last year.

Arm launches 'Project Trillium' machine learning platform

Arm has announced a new suite of hardware IPs and software solutions for machine learning and edge computing. The company has developed "highly scalable" processors to consolidate its position in the increasingly competitive on-device AI market.

Samsung uses AI to upscale video to 8K, optimise TV sounds

Samsung has revealed more details of how AI upscales video to 8K formats. The company's artificial intelligence is capable of upgrading TV streams to a quality that almost matches native 8K. It works by comparing low and high-quality versions of images.

AI helped remove over 700,000 malicious Android apps in 2017

Google removed over 700,000 Android apps last year for violating its policies. It said new machine learning techniques helped it achieve the 70% increase in removals over 2016. The company claimed 99% of apps were removed before anyone installed them.

Google Brain founder launches $175 million AI fund

Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain deep learning project and former Baidu chief scientist, has launched a $175m fund for transformative AI businesses. The fund is backed by investors including SoftBank, Greylock Partners, NEA and Sequoia.

Publicis Groupe partners with Microsoft to build new AI platform

Publicis Groupe has announced it's partnering with Microsoft to create a "disruptive" AI platform to digitally transform its operations. The organisation will define the platform's architecture, with Microsoft then providing the tech to build it.

Op-Ed: Sundar Pichai thinks AI will be bigger than fire and electricity

Google CEO Sundar Pichai suggested AI will have a bigger impact on humanity than fire or electricity in comments this week. Google is committing to AI as a critical component of future society, even though it remains unclear what role it will fulfil.

Microsoft to double the size of its Montreal AI lab

Microsoft has announced it will double the size of its Montreal research lab over the next two years. Once the work is complete, 75 skilled engineers will work at the facility under the leadership of new director Geoffrey Gordon, a renowned AI expert.

No cashiers or money needed at Amazon Go, a high-tech way to shop

Seattle - Amazon Go, a grocery store that doesn't use cashiers or check-out lines, is opening to the public today at Amazon's Seattle, Washington campus after a year of beta testing of the new technology.

Google's new AI service makes machine learning more accessible

Google has announced a new service designed to help democratise AI. The company is targeting businesses which want to access machine learning but don't have the resources to hire an AI team. Its cloud can now auto-generate machine learning models.

AI predict best batters in baseball

New research suggests vision, sensory and motor testing could predict best batters in baseball. This has been tested out using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.

Fintech is targeting millennials using AI

Millennials as a demographic are seen as technology savvy, but not particularly active investors. Fintech firms are targeting millennials using new technologies to tap into an otherwise underserved market.

AI Translation-as-a-Service provider Unbabel raises $23m funding

Unbabel, a startup developing an AI-powered translation network, has raised $23m in Series B funding. The company combines AI translation with human refinements provided by 55,000 linguists around the world. It targets its service at global enterprises.

Startup says China leads many areas of AI development

An AI startup that operates in the U.S. and China has said China's leading development of the tech in many fields. The U.S. and China are amongst several major economies battling to gain dominance in AI, a technology widely viewed as transformative.

Unpredictions – what won’t happen with artificial intelligence Special

Artificial intelligence promises many things, however some of these claims are over-exaggerated and hence not likely to happen in the short term. Conversica Chief Scientist Dr. Sid J. Reddy gives readers the low down.

Samsung's new flagship processor is optimised for AI

Samsung announced its new Exynos 9810 mobile processor, the chip set to power the company's upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship. The chip has been optimised for AI applications and enhanced media, hinting at mobile features similar to those on Apple's iPhone X.

China to build $2 billion AI research centre in Beijing

China has announced plans to build a "national-level" AI centre in Beijing. The facility will be used to further the country's aims of becoming a leader in AI technology over the next decade. Foreign researchers will be amongst those working at the lab.

U.S. Navy to equip ships with AI-powered networks

The U.S. Navy is planning to equip some of its ships with networking technology that includes artificial intelligence capabilities. The Navy will expand its use of information processing as a way to identify threats, making its fleet more sophisticated.

Microsoft says society needs to talk about AI legislation

Microsoft has called for tech companies and governments to develop a consensus over the values and principles that will govern AI. The company said rapid development of AI will require new laws and regulations to ensure it is used responsibly.

Making construction safer with AI

Safety records for the construction sector can be greatly improved where artificial intelligence is used effectively, according to a new study.

Machine learning will change jobs

Machine learning is likely to herald a new type of economy in which many traditional jobs will disappear, according to analysts.

DigitalGenius raises $14.75m to develop AI customer service tools

Artificial intelligence startup DigitalGenius has raised $14.75m in a Series A funding round. The company is developing AI-powered customer service solutions that predict data as cases are created. The tech helps support staff work more efficiently.

Microsoft launches 'AI for Earth' project

There's plenty of predictions (not to mention dystopian literature) about the threat of intelligent machines. Microsoft have taken a different tract and put forward how artificial intelligence can save the planet.

China unveils three year plan to dominate AI

Bejing - China has unveiled a three year action plan to take the lead in the world's burgeoning artificial intelligence industry. The plan is driven from the top of the Chinese government.

Boosting student performance with robot learning

Remote learning is a growing means of delivering education. A downside is with student engagement. This can be overcome, according to new research, when robotic assistants are used.

Robots can now see into the near future

A leap forwards in robotic learning has taken place. New technology enables robots imagine the future of their actions. This allows them to determine how to manipulate objects they have never previously encountered.

IT leaders turn to AI to defend against AI-powered cyberattacks

Over 90% of cybersecurity leaders are concerned hackers will use AI to attack their company, according to a new report. Faced with increasingly sophisticated threats, businesses are looking towards defences which use AI to proactively respond to attacks.
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