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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 […]



AI can generate interactive virtual worlds based on simple videos

December 13th, 2018 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Nvidia’s new AI represents a major leap forward in graphics generation based on neural networks. Crafting an interactive virtual world of the kind found in many modern video games is a labor-intensive process that can require years of work, hundreds of people, and millions of dollars. Soon, some of that work may be done by […]



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 […]



Rocket launch in New Zealand brings quick, cheap space access

December 11th, 2018 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Launch sends Rocket Lab to lead in global space competition Six satellites carried into low orbit from sheep farm launchCheap, quick access to space has officially arrived — and in some serious style.On a late Sunday afternoon in New Zealand, Rocket Lab successfully launched its third rocket. Dozens of employees gathered at the company’s headquarters […]



The homeless crisis is getting worse in America’s richest cities

December 3rd, 2018 at 7:33 am » Comments Off

A toxic combination of slow wage growth and skyrocketing rents has put housing out of reach for a greater number of people. Daniel Olguin, 28, works on his computer in the front of his van, while his wife, Mary, 26, checks on their almost-2-year-old child in the back. The couple, who have a band called […]



Microsoft’s CTO lays out the 2 tech trends he believes will change the world: ‘People haven’t wrapped their heads around this yet’

December 1st, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Microsoft’s chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, sees two big things coming down the pipeline in the tech industry, he told Business Insider. The first is an explosion of cheap, powerful silicon processors coming in the next five to eight years, leading to every device, everywhere, getting a microprocessor capable of running advanced artificial intelligence. The […]



This AI outperformed 20 corporate lawyers at legal work

December 1st, 2018 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Technology is revolutionizing the work we do and how we do it. Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots are taking over menial and repetitive tasks, leaving humans to concentrate on work that requires critical thinking. But as machines become better at imitating human intelligence, they’re beginning to do more and more thinking for us.



Gamification: The key to making cyber learning addictive

November 30th, 2018 at 5:32 am » Comments Off

How many times have you endured a dry-as-dust PowerPoint presentation or clicked through a tired e-learning course only to realize, despite hours of ‘teaching,’ you remember virtually nothing? It’s easy to blame yourself when this happens; you may feel guilty or even harbor doubts about your ability to retain knowledge. Don’t. There’s a good chance […]



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 – […]



Dangle no more: Window-washing drone for towers could replace human cleaners

November 28th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

I’m Drones are edging evermore into the workplace, transforming the way jobs are done and enabling companies to save time, improve safety, and cut costs all at the same time. Take this enormous window-washing drone. Built by Latvia-based Aerones, the machine aims to replace those human-operated cradles you’ve seen dangling on the side of huge […]



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