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AI creates gallery of nightmare images for Halloween

October 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Nightmare Machine turns normal images of faces and familiar landmarks into darker versions of themselves. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37765384

Stephen Hawking – will AI kill or save humankind?

October 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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His was not the only voice warning of the dangers of AI – Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak also expressed their concerns about where the technology was heading – though Professor Hawking’s was the most apocalyptic vision of a world where robots decide they don’t need us any more. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37713629

IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany

October 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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it will be based at the Undiagnosed and Rare Diseases Centre at the University Hospital in Marburg. So far, Watson has looked at half a dozen cases, but it is unclear how many it has correctly diagnosed. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37653588

Humans need new skills for post-AI world, say MPs

October 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Robotics and AI have “huge potential” to reshape the way people work and live, but the government needs to do more to address the issues raised by such technology, says a report. MPs on the Science and Technology Committee have called for careful scrutiny of the probable ethical, legal and societal impact. They want the […]

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon, Google’s DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will work together on issues such as privacy, safety and the collaboration between people and AI. Dubbed the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, it will include external experts. One said he hoped the group would address “legitimate concerns”. “We’ve seen a very fast development in AI over a very […]

Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Anonymised CT and MRI scans from 700 former University College London Hospital radiotherapy patients will be analysed by Google’s artificial intelligence system, DeepMind. The aim is to develop an algorithm that can automatically differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissues. This “segmentation” is necessary in patients with head and neck cancers. And it is hoped the […]

Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres

July 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google’s data centres’ energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm. Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool. Some of the newer ones are now being built in colder climates. […]

Google working on ‘common-sense’ AI engine at new Zurich base

June 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google is extending its push into artificial intelligence with a new European research centre dedicated to advancing the technology. Based in Zurich, the team will focus on three areas – machine learning, natural language understanding and computer perception. Emmanuel Mogenet, who will head the unit, said much of the research would be on teaching machines […]

‘Harmful’ robot aims to spark AI debate

June 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A robot that can decide whether or not to inflict pain has been built by roboticist and artist Alexander Reben from the University of Berkeley, California. The basic machine is capable of pricking a finger but is programmed not to do so every time it can. Mr Reben has nicknamed it “The First Law” after […]

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Our Lives, for Better or Worse

June 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve been paying any attention to the media over the past year or so, you might get the impression that it’s only a matter of time before the threat of artificial intelligence comes to destroy us all. Editor’s Note: this is a departure from our normal how-to and explanatory format where we let our writers research […]

Facebook uses AI to understand text-based posts

June 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has developed AI software to help understand what people are talking about in posts to the social network. The Deep Text engine can understand text with “near-human accuracy”, a Facebook blogpost explained. It said the AI system was developed to help people get more out of the site and to help catch spam and […]

AI patient app launched at Alder Hey hospital

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Staff at Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool are teaming up with IBM Watson to develop an app to help patients and doctors work better together. The app will answer any questions which parents and children may have about their hospital stay. It will also allow children to create a profile so that clinicians know […]

Google’s AI wins final Go challenge

March 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence has secured its fourth win over a master player, in the final of a five match challenge. Lee Se-dol, one of the world’s top Go players, won just one of the matches against Google’s AI, missing out on the $1m prize up for grabs. In Go, players take turn placing stones […]

Minecraft to run artificial intelligence experiments

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Minecraft is to become a testing ground for artificial intelligence experiments. Microsoft, owner of the popular video game, revealed that computer scientists and amateurs will be able to evaluate and develop AI software using its virtual landscapes from July. The company says Minecraft is more “sophisticated” than existing AI research simulations and cheaper to use […]

Artificial intelligence: Go master Lee Se-dol wins against AlphaGo program

March 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A master player of the game Go has won his first match against a Google computer program, after losing three in a row in a best-of-five competition. Lee Se-dol, one of the world’s top players, said his win against AlphaGo was “invaluable”. The Chinese board game is considered to be a much more complex challenge […]

MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people’s homes

February 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has announced it will make highly detailed maps of places where it believes people are living available to the public later this year. The social network has been using artificial intelligence software to scan satellite imagery and identify human-built structures. It hopes to use the information to determine where internet-beaming drones would best be […]

MWC 2016: Sony Xperia puts AI assistant in owner’s ear

February 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It brings smartphone technology closer to the artificial intelligence experiencedepicted in the movie Her. However, Sony will need to overcome the public’s resistance to wearing Bluetooth headsets. The Japanese company also unveiled smartphones that it says are the first to have technology that extends the lifespan of handset batteries. It announced the new devices on […]

Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ by beating Go champion

January 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go. The Chinese game is viewed as a much tougher challenge than chess for computers because there are many more ways a Go match can play out. The tech company’s DeepMind division said its software had beaten its human rival five […]

Facebook trains AI to beat humans at Go board game

January 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook has created an artificial intelligence system that is “getting close” to beating the best human players at the Chinese board game Go, Mark Zuckerberg has revealed. The social network’s founder added that the work was being done close to his desk, signalling the importance he is giving to the task. One expert said the […]

Mark Zuckerberg to build AI to help at home and work

January 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he plans to build artificial intelligence (AI) to help him around the house and with his work. In a post on the social media site, he said his personal challenge this year would be to build a “simple AI” similar to the butler Jarvis from the film Iron Man. […]

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