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AI is transforming how programmers write software

Artificial intelligence is moving into new sectors as machine learning gains more capabilities. A growing trend is to use AI in software development, allowing programmers to be more efficient. In the future, machines could create their own code.

Bay Dynamics co-founder and CTO Ryan Stolte explains UEBA Special

It's no secret that data breaches are becoming more commonplace. Digital Journal had a chance to chat with Bay Dynamics co-founder and CTO, Ryan Stolte about user and entity behavior analytics as it relates to cybersecurity.

Google adds content classification features to its language cloud

Google has announced the launch of content classification support on its Natural Language Cloud. The addition will particularly benefit large brands and media companies wanting to work out how consumers are talking about their products.

Facebook opens AI research lab in Montreal

Montr - Facebook has announced it's expanding its artificial intelligence research group with a new lab in Montreal. The location currently employs 10 researchers but the company aims to triple the number of positions in the next few months.

AI-powered face recognition: Should we be worried?

Security experts have warned AI face recognition technology could create mass-scale privacy invasions as robots silently monitor you while you walk the streets. There are concerns "disguised facial identification" tech might erode personal anonymity.

Intel unveils Neural Compute Engine for AI applications

Imagine a tiny chip that can put the power of human vision into every device. The launch of the Neural Compute Engine in Intel’s new Movidius Myriad X VPU moves this closer to unleashing visual intelligence in drones and robots.

John Deere advancing machine learning in agriculture sector

Last week, John Deere, the 180-year-old company known for its iconic green tractors, acquired Blue River Technology, a Sunnyvale, California-based startup that has already become a leader in applying machine learning to agriculture.

Google explains how AI writes music and learns to tell jokes

Google has discussed how its researchers are training AI to create music, art and jokes. The company is working with specialised models to emulate human creative behaviour. Many of the issues are around understanding creativity, not implementing it in AI.

Will AI really prompt World War III?

Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has suggested a world race to "AI superiority" could be the trigger for World War III. He cautioned against AI proliferation in a response to comments by President Putin that called AI "the future for humanity."

IBM and MIT partnering to develop artificial intelligence lab

Cambridge - IBM will spend $240 million over 10 years to develop an artificial intelligence research lab with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lawyers are turning to machine learning to ease caseloads

Lawyers are making use of machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms in order to assess past cases and to make predictions about the potential success or failure of new cases.

New artificial intelligence based system to read medical images

Shanghai - An artificial intelligence based system called VoxelCloud can read medical images and provide insights to doctors for an accurate diagnosis. Systems have been developed for diagnosing lung cancer, retinal diseases, and coronary heart disease.

Facebook expands 'On This Day' to let you revisit more memories

Facebook has announced it's expanding its "On This Day" feature to include more notable memories. The company will show you highlights from your past popular posts, friendship milestones and seasonal events. Everything will be private until you share it.

Microsoft's 'Brainwave' makes real-time AI reality

Microsoft has announced a new deep learning acceleration platform that offers real-time AI. The hardware platform is a significant step forward for cloud-based neural networks. It allows deep learning networks to be streamed with "ultra-low" latency.

Microsoft's AI as good as humans at 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.

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?

Cisco's revenue declined for seven quarters — is it rebound time?

Cisco posted a seventh consecutive quarter of declining revenue this week, but many analysts are looking past the the losing streak and pointing to the first signs of a comeback.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Blippar builds computer vision solution to improve AR in cities

Augmented reality startup Blippar has announced a prototype app that makes augmented reality in cities faster and more precise. The company intends to make future augmented reality apps, like the next Pokémon Go, more responsive and visually accurate.

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.

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.
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