Tag Archives: AI

AI Revolution Will Be All About Humans, Says Siri Trailblazer

It’s 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature – digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android. Predictions for an AI-dominated future are increasingly ... Read More »

MIT Researchers Make AI System That Detects Sarcasm on Twitter Better Than Humans

HIGHLIGHTS New AI system can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans May help computers spot and remove online hate speech, abusive comments Originally aimed to develop a system capable of detecting racist posts MIT scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans, an advance that may help computers automatically spot and remove ... Read More »

Intel’s First AI Day in India Sees a Commitment to AI Research Here

HIGHLIGHTS Intel held its first AI Day event in India on Tuesday It has pledged to educate 15,000 people in AI technologies It is rolling out specialised hardware for machine learning At its first AI Day conference in India on Tuesday, Intel outlined its vision on artificial intelligence (AI) in India, and announced a developer education program targeted at educating ... Read More »

Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

Facebook Acquires AI Assistant Startup Ozlo to Make Messenger Smarter

HIGHLIGHTS Ozlo specialises in understanding text-based conversations The startup has raised $14 million from a number of investors It has 30 employees, majority of which will be joining Messenger To build out a more elaborate personal assistant for the Messenger users, Facebook has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo that specialises in understanding text-based conversations. The four-year-old startup claims that its virtual assistants can understand ... Read More »

Baidu to Fold Embattled Medical Business Into AI, Search Units

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc will close some of its medical businesses and fold other health segments into its artificial intelligence and search teams, the firm said in a statement sent to Reuters on Thursday. Baidu has been refocusing its business strategy after Chinese authorities cracked down last year on medical advertising, once a lucrative business sector for the ... Read More »

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and Amazon Announce ‘Partnership on AI’

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and Amazon Announce ‘Partnership on AI’ HIGHLIGHTS Companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI AI-powered bots will become the next interface Nadella said AI-powered chatbots will revolutionise computing experience In a major boost to artificial intelligence (AI) research, five top-notch tech companies – Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft – have joined hands to ... Read More »

Siri, Catch Market Cheats: Wall Street Watchdogs Turn to AI

Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats. Two exchange operators have announced plans to launch artificial intelligence tools for market surveillance in the coming months and officials at a Wall Street regulator tell Reuters they are not far behind. Executives are hoping computers with humanoid wit can help mere mortals ... Read More »

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Offers to Voice Mark Zuckerberg’s Home AI System

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Offers to Voice Mark Zuckerberg’s Home AI System HIGHLIGHTS Mark Zuckerberg sought suggestions for voice of the home AI on Facebook Robert Downey Jr. offered to do the voice if the money went to charity The Iron Man actors reply got over 8,000 likes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a surprise of sorts when his ... Read More »

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and Amazon Announce ‘Partnership on AI’

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM, and Amazon Announce ‘Partnership on AI’ HIGHLIGHTS Companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI AI-powered bots will become the next interface Nadella said AI-powered chatbots will revolutionise computing experience In a major boost to artificial intelligence (AI) research, five top-notch tech companies – Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft – have joined hands to ... Read More »