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How to best roll out AI products into the workplace: Interview Special

While the benefits that can be provided by artificial intelligence in the workplace continue to grow, ensuring that they are implemented seamlessly into a workplace continues to be a substantial challenge. Sagi Eliyahu gives some insights.

To advance, robots need artificial intelligence

Although robotics has advanced in recent years many robots remain, from the AI perspective, relatively stupid. However, advances in artificial intelligence hint at the next evolution being with AI-powered robots.

Interview: Deep learning can aid a company's IT infrastructure Special

Tel Aviv - A new platform called prooV uses deep learning to mimic a company's IT infrastructure, so that a business can test-drive multiple technologies at once in a secure fashion. Alexey Sapozhnikov, co-founder of prooV, explains more.

Samsung's new processor brings 480fps slow-mo to mid-range phones

Samsung has announced a new mid-range processor that includes advanced deep learning and image processing features. The Exynos 7 Series 9610 brings features from Samsung's premium chip tiers down to less costly smartphones, including 480fps slow-motion.

Artificial intelligence identifies gender from a smile

Bradford - A new study shows how mapping the dynamics of a smile can enable gender recognition, through interpretation by an artificial intelligence platform. Such a system will have security uses.

Microsoft AI achieves human parity in translating Chinese news

Microsoft has announced a "historic milestone" in the development of AI-powered translation. The company claimed its AI can now translate Chinese news stories with the same accuracy as a human. It said that human parity is "a dream that all of us had."

Google uses machine learning to make computers faster as they age

Google has released a research paper which details how computers could be sped up as they age. The technique uses machine learning to enhance the performance of "prefetching," a mechanism used to pull information out of memory in advance of its use.

Google publishes new research into how neural networks 'think'

Google has published research that provides new insights into how neural networks work. Although the use of neural networks is rapidly growing in AI, much remains unknown about how they're able to accurately recognise images and interpret speech.

Machine learning thwarted 'massive' Windows crypto-jacking attack

Microsoft has revealed that automated threat detection systems thwarted an enormous crypto-jacking malware campaign within 12 hours of its outbreak this week. The attack infiltrated 400,000 computers and used their processors to mine cryptocurrencies.

Windows 10 gets its own AI platform

Microsoft has announced that it's adding a new AI platform to Windows 10 as part of a future update. It's developing an API that will allow app developers to directly access the machine learning capabilities of hardware chips on Windows PCs.

Microsoft co-founder launches $125m fund to teach AI common sense

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced a $125m initiative to research ways in which AI could learn common sense. It will help AI to mimic human identification of the most rational response to new scenarios, even if it goes against regular rules.

Google launches free online course to improve AI education

Google's announced a new online learning initiative to make machine learning education more accessible. The company's developed a free course which delivers the essentials needed to get started with machine learning, without demanding prior knowledge.

Google's AI-powered Clips camera is now available

Google's launched its previously-announced Clips smart camera. The diminutive device uses AI to automatically take photos of events it considers to be interesting. Clips is another Google effort to encourage consumers to bring AI products into the home.

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.
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