Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft AI educational 10-course program opens to the public

Microsoft has made some of its artificial intelligence courses available to the public, expanding them beyond their initial employee-only availability. Called the Microsoft Professional Program in AI, the courses enable anyone with an interest to learn about artificial intelligence, starting with the basics and working up to crucial skills. The program has a total of 10 courses that cover 10 skills over dozens of hours.

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Google AI to calculate NCAA Final Four team performance during live games

Google AI to calculate NCAA Final Four team performance during live games

Google has revealed that it's going to be putting its data science technology to use during the season's biggest sporting event: the NCAA Final Four games. The Google Cloud division will be using AI and machine learning to calculate the teams' performances, however the twist is that the tech will be crunching its numbers based on the first half of the game as it's played, generating predictions during halftime.

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Alphabet X exploring AI and drones to improve farming

Alphabet X exploring AI and drones to improve farming

Alphabet's "moonshot factory" X is tackling the world's food problems. X head Astro Teller recently revealed details about the effort at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital event, where he explained that machine learning is being explored as a potential boon to farming, essentially bringing an AI twist to agriculture. The project is still in its early stages, though.

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Japan IT Week Spring 2018: Here’s what to expect

Japan IT Week Spring 2018: Here’s what to expect

Almost all of the major annual tech shows, like CES, MWC, and IFA, happen in the West, though, of course, their audience and exhibitors come from all over the world. There are, however, other equally big IT gatherings on the other side of the globe that also give important insight on the trends and developments in those regions. In two months’ time, Japan will be holding the country’s and one of the region’s largest trade show, Japan IT Week Spring, and its lineup shows just how much AI and IoT have spread throughout the world.

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Future Tech: what’s coming based on what’s already here

Future Tech: what’s coming based on what’s already here

It’s fun to think of what the future holds, especially in tech. Presuming you don’t have apocalyptic visions or homicidal computers in your mind. But technology, unlike fiction, doesn’t just spring up out of ideas and minds fully-formed and ready to use. They will always have roots in reality and history. Here are just some of the cool things we expect to see in the future, both near and not so near, based on what’s already in development today.

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Honor View10 AI phone US pre-orders go live: smart features galore

Honor View10 AI phone US pre-orders go live: smart features galore

The AI-powered smartphone Honor View10 showcased during CES 2018 is now available to preorder in the United States. According to the company, the View10 is the world's first "AI phone," a model sporting intelligent features thanks to its advanced neural network processing unit (NPU) hardware. Among other things, this technology powers the phone's AI front camera portrait mode and motion detection abilities.

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Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortana feature showdown

Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortana feature showdown

We are well in the age of AI. No not the genocidal kind of dystopian science fiction. Fortunately, the AI we have today isn’t yet that smart, though they’re smart enough to be on our smartphones. From Google to Amazon to even Huawei, AI-powered smart assistants are more and more becoming a bullet point in phone spec sheets and marketing materials. But how smart are they really, especially in competition with each other? We take a look at some of the features available, or absent, from smart assistants to find out.

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Pentagon taps Google AI tech to automatically analyze drone footage

Pentagon taps Google AI tech to automatically analyze drone footage

Google is helping the Department of Defense develop machine learning and AI tech for analyzing drone footage, the company has confirmed. According to a Google spokesperson talking about the arrangement, the company's TensorFlow tech is only used "for non-offensive" tasks, namely to flag images that require human review. The company acknowledges the concerns inherent to such an arrangement, saying, "We're actively discussing this important topic internally and with others..."

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CIMON the floating robot head brings AI to the ISS

CIMON the floating robot head brings AI to the ISS

The folks at AIRBUS and IBM will bring a Crew Interactive MObile CompanioN (CIMON) disembodied robot head to the International Space Station this summer. This robot head was never really attached to a robot body - it was built specifically for the ISS - and a free-floating environment in which it'll function. This robot head will bring artificial intelligence to the ISS - almost like DAVID in Prometheus, or Ash in Alien. Not to worry!

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Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept previews design and IoT future

Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept previews design and IoT future

Hyundai may have its Genesis brand for its luxury aspirations, but the new Le Fil Rouge concept car suggests the automaker's designers aren't quite ready to give up the high-end market yet. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 today, the sizable sedan is billed as a vision not only of Hyundai's design language for its next generation of cars, but how it sees artificial intelligence and other technology in automotive developing.

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Google Drive will use AI to improve Shared With Me content

Google Drive will use AI to improve Shared With Me content

Any heavy Google Drive user knows the "Shard with Me" section can easily get cluttered and difficult to navigate, particularly if it is used for school and/or business. Here to help with that is Google's artificial intelligence, which will soon start guessing which files and people you're looking for and making them more visible. As well, the platform will start intelligently organizing the "Shared with Me" section.

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LG 2018 TV lineup boasts OLED, Super UHD LCD, ThinQ AI

LG 2018 TV lineup boasts OLED, Super UHD LCD, ThinQ AI

Hot on the heels of Samsung’s announcement of its 2018 QLED roster, LG is also making its own team to take on the TV market. But while Samsung is fully committed to its QLED display technology, almost to the exclusion of others, LG is embracing both OLED and LCD in all their forms. But more than just touting image quality, LG’s 2018 TV models are embracing the smart home generation with LG’s newly rebranded ThinQ AI platform.

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