Tag Archive for artificial intelligence

5 Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Conner Forrest recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Companies like Google and Facebook are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in acquiring the top startups in [artificial intelligence], to put the data they’ve collected to work. Google acquired DeepMind Technologies in early 2014 and, recently, Facebook picked up speech recognition AI startup Wit.ai. The…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess George Coleman, Global President at Creation recently wrote, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics at Cannes Lions… Unsurprisingly, the theatre was packed to capacity for the talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. As one of the most important figures in the development of the world wide web, his views naturally…

OnlyBoth Launches Commercial Benchmarking Engine Driven by Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “OnlyBoth today announced the commercial availability of the first benchmarking engine, empowering organizations to uncover new insights that drive critical business understanding and improvement. By automating the benchmarking process, OnlyBoth carries out comprehensive, unbiased comparisons that identify the unique peer groups that set a…

Companionship Robot Pepper Goes on Sale, Business Version to Follow

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by Angela Guess Writing for ZDnet, Jack Schofield reports, “SoftBank Robotics will start selling Pepper, ‘the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions,’ in Japan on June 20, 2015. The first 1,000 will be available in June at almost $2,000 each, aimed at consumers. However, next month, Softbank will unveil Pepper for Biz, which…

Navy Looks to Invest in Artificial Intelligence for Warfighting

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by Angela Guess Megan Eckstein recently reported for USNI News, “The Navy wants to integrate robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) into more of its workload, from warfighting missions to non-combat support roles, and is seeking fleet input on what types of AI research are worth investing in. The service already has, in varying stages of…

Infographic: 80% of Tech Leaders Say Artificial Intelligence Creates Jobs, Increases Productivity

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Narrative Science, the leader in advanced natural language generation for the enterprise, today announced the 2015 State of Artificial Intelligence & Big Data in the Enterprise Report. The report includes a survey and analysis revealing numerous insights into how all levels of employees, from…

Artificial Intelligence System Reverse Engineers Regeneration of Worms

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by Angela Guess Writing for Extreme Tech, Aaron Krumins reports, “The study in question used an artificial intelligence system to reverse engineer the regenerative biology of planarian worms, in what is arguably one of the first examples of “robots” making discoveries where their human counterparts left off. Biological systems like the planarian worm are in…

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Our Brains Will be Internet Connected Within 15 Years

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by Angela Guess Anthony Cuthbertson recently wrote for the International Business Times, “Artificial intelligence pioneer Ray Kurzweil has predicted that within 15 years technology will exist that will allow human brains to be connected directly to the internet. Speaking at the Exponential Finance conference in New York on Wednesday (3 June), Kurzweil hypothesised that nanobots…

Baidu Admits to Cheating on an Artificial Intelligence Test

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by Angela Guess Tom Simonite reports for the MIT Technology Review, “The sport of training software to act intelligently just got its first cheating scandal. Last month Chinese search company Baidu announced that its image recognition software had inched ahead of Google’s on a standardized test of accuracy. On Tuesday the company admitted that it…