Tag Archive for AI

Alibaba Launches China’s First Artificial Intelligence Service

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by Angela Guess Catherine Shu reports for TechCrunch, “Aliyun, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, is launching an artificial intelligence service that it claims is the first in China. Called DT PAI, the platform combines algorithms used by Alibaba with machine and deep learning techniques and presents them in a simple drag-and-drop interface. Aliyun…

Why Hackers Have the Edge on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Neel V. Patel recently wrote for Inverse, “Hackers, whose m.o. is to outthink machines, remain largely unconcerned about progress in artificial intelligence or artificial counterintelligence. They know that just because computers can be smarter and more facile than humans doesn’t mean humans can’t turn the tables. ‘No A.I. that presently exists can…

Artificial Intelligence: Liability and Regulation

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by Angela Guess Gary Lea of The Conversation recently wrote in Phys.org, “There has been much discussion of late of the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding robot weapons development and a related but more general discussion about AI as an existential threat to humanity.If Skynet of the Terminator movies is going to exterminate…

How Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Startups are Breaking Down Language

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by Angela Guess Larry Alton recently wrote for TechCrunch, “Language is a distinctly human trait. Or is it? A new wave of consumer-focused startups are now developing artificial intelligence programs that can mimic, adapt and interpret the complex semantic patterns that were previously unrecognizable to logical, mathematically driven machines. Evolutionarily, complex linguistic patterns are one…

Clara Labs and Assistive Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Om Malik recently wrote for Fast Company, “A lot of people I know now have an assistant named Clara. And each of these Claras is remarkably deft at cutting through that often unending chain of time-wasting emails that result from trying to make an appointment. This is not some strange fluke of…

Twitter Launches New Artificial Intelligence Group, Cortex

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by Angela Guess Writing for Business Insider, Alexei Oreskovic reports, “Twitter is ramping up its artificial intelligence efforts, hunting for experts to fill out a new team called ‘Cortex.’  A couple of recent job postings provide some clues about Twitter’s new Cortex group, which could help the company better personalize its service for its 300…