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The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly

December 19th, 2018 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field’s progress and acceleration. The rate of progress in the field of artificial intelligence is one of the most hotly contested aspects of the ongoing boom in teaching computers and robots how to see the world, make sense of it, and […]



These walking robots could help humans get back on their feet again

December 19th, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Bipedal robots could explore Mars one day. But first they’re teaching scientists at Caltech’s Amber Lab important lessons about helping humans here on Earth. Watching a robot trip and fall makes my heart sink. The worst part about it? I’m the one responsible. I’m standing in a Pasadena, California, lab filled with bipedal (or two […]



Brain Corp to provide AI services to Walmart

December 18th, 2018 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

The Auto-C, powered by BrainOS, joins Walmarts technology ecosystem. SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Brain Corp, a San Diego-based software technology company, announced today that it has entered into a relationship with Walmart to provide AI services to the world’s largest retailer. Brain Corp’s BrainOS platform currently automates more than a hundred of […]



Get ready. 2019 predictions about Artificial Intelligence that will make your head spin

December 16th, 2018 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

  Instead of breaking systems with ransomware, adversaries will leverage new tools to conduct harmful assaults on targeted subjects and organizations. A staff member stands near a computer as it participates in the CHAIN Cup at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. A computer running artificial intelligence software defeated two teams of human doctors […]



5 important Artificial Intelligence predictions (for 2019) everyone should read

December 12th, 2018 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

  Artificial Intelligence – specifically machine learning and deep learning – was everywhere in 2018 and don’t expect the hype to die down over the next 12 months. The hype will die eventually of course, and AI will become another consistent thread in the tapestry of our lives, just like the internet, electricity, and combustion […]



Chinese company says it will soon cross $100 battery threshold, slaying the gasoline car

December 12th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

    Envision Group analysts discovered the price curve after purchasing Nissan’s battery division, Envision CEO Lei Zhang said. Getty photoGETTY Envision Energy will produce batteries for $100 per kilowatt hour by 2020, the Shanghai company’s founder and CEO said at Stanford University, predicting the price will drop to $50 only five years later and […]



Turning to AI to save endangered languages

December 3rd, 2018 at 5:56 am » Comments Off

Group of Yugambeh Aboriginal warriors dance. As languages are becoming extinct at an alarming rate, speakers of endangered languages are turning to technology in a race against time to pass on their unique languages and cultures to the next generation. The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages in an […]



In a major breakthrough, Google unveils an AI that learns on its own

December 2nd, 2018 at 3:10 am » Comments Off

  Surpassing The Masters We’ve written before about how Google is one of the most prominent tech companies leading the way when it comes to the development of artificial intelligence. As each month passes, its AI division, DeepMind, continues to reveal increasingly advanced AI capabilities, especially when it comes to AlphaGo. This particular AI is […]



Using Artificial Intelligence to fix healthcare

November 29th, 2018 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Surgery filmed in 360° and live-streamed to remote doctors could already be happening in a hospital near you. The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – […]



Chinese ‘Gait Recognition’ tech ID’s people by how they walk

November 21st, 2018 at 3:18 am » Comments Off

CHINESE ‘GAIT RECOGNITION’ TECH IDS PEOPLE BY HOW THEY WALK In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Huang Yongzhen, CEO of Watrix, demonstrates the use of his firm’s gait recognition software at his company’s offices in Beijing. A Chinese technology startup hopes to begin selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they […]



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