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Honor V10 With Dual Camera Setup, AI Features to Launch on November 28

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei’s Honor teases the new launch Honor V10 to debut with dual-camera setup and AI tech Following the China launch, the smartphone may debut in London Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to expand its lineup with the V10 flagship. The brand, through a teaser on the Honor Weibo account, confirmed that it will launch the new smartphone in China on November ... Read More »

Intel Unveils Movidius Myriad X VPU With Neural Compute Engine to Give Devices AI Capabilities

Intel on Monday introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories, including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality. Intel says Myriad X is the world’s first system-on-chip (SoC) shipping with a dedicated Neural Compute Engine for accelerating deep learning ... Read More »

Why AI Visionary Andrew Ng Teaches Humans to Teach Computers

Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next. As a way to get machines to learn without supervision, he has trained them to recognise cats in YouTube videos without ... Read More »

Windows 10’s 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft’s AI push

Windows 10 has hit a milestone: 500 million devices have installed it, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Wednesday in his keynote opening the company’s Build 2017 developer conference. Another number, however, is more troubling: Just a fraction of those devices frequently use Cortana, Microsoft’s digital spokesperson for its push into artificial intelligence. Just 141 million devices, or about 28 percent ... 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 »

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Buys AI Startup ‘Meta’ to Battle Disease

A charitable foundation backed by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said Monday it has bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Toronto-based Meta, which uses AI to quickly read and comprehend scientific papers and then provide insights to researchers. ... 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 »

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 »