Artificial Intelligence

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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The next big thing in tech is Trust

The next big thing in tech is Trust

When Apple introduced the iPhone, they rightly assumed that the next generation would be willing to carry their identity in their pocket. In the very near future, companies like Google and Amazon will profit from their assumption that we're willing to go one step further. In the very near future, users will trust their entire identity to the cloud. Not only this, but they'll trust a company to tell them information they'd have otherwise had to have researched themselves.

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Bragi nanoAI brings headphone company closer to true goals

Bragi nanoAI brings headphone company closer to true goals

AI and machine learning is everywhere but, as far as end users are concerned, majority of them are in phones or smart speakers. Some, like Sony, have tried to put AI assistants in earbuds. Bragi, most popular for its intelligent DASH wireless earbuds, are going beyond that. It has announced its new nanoAI, but more than just creating yet another smart assistant or even smart earbuds, Bragi is building a platform for other businesses to build theirs around Bragi’s audio technologies instead.

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Xiaomi Cortana smart speaker in works amid Microsoft AI deal

Xiaomi Cortana smart speaker in works amid Microsoft AI deal

With smart speakers featuring Alexa, Google Assistant, and now even Siri on shelves, it's certainly felt like it was only a matter of time before we'd see one featuring Cortana. Though Microsoft's smart assistant is limited to the Cortana app on smartphones, she's a rather central part of the Windows 10 experience for most people, so a speaker boasting her capabilities would make sense. A new partnership between Xiaomi and Microsoft might bring about such a speaker, with a larger focus on AI services in general for the two companies.

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Huawei gets weird and dangerous for auto AI at MWC

Huawei gets weird and dangerous for auto AI at MWC

The folks at Huawei have either lost their minds or are on to something pretty fantastic. They've gone and given one of their smartphones the keys to a vehicle. This smartphone's processor needed to be able to use the device's camera to see obstacles in front of it to know when to turn to avoid said obstacles. If the smartphone failed, the dog would be destroyed.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro AI controls self-driving car, avoids dogs

Huawei Mate 10 Pro AI controls self-driving car, avoids dogs

Huawei has been touting the AI capabilities of its new Kirin 970, first seen in the Huawei Mate 10 series. With a built-in neural processing unit, the Mate 10’s AI feature was designed to identify objects and scenes to automatically adjust camera settings. But in order to prove just how accurate that AI is, Huawei has taken things to the extreme. It hooked up a Mate 10 Pro to a modified Porsche Panamera not only to identify objects on the road but to also steer the makeshift self-driving car to avoid them.

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Lighthouse AI security camera takes on Nest

Lighthouse AI security camera takes on Nest

Google's Nest and Amazon aren't the only companies working on smart security cameras, with Lighthouse's AI-packing camera finally available to buy. Like the Essential Phone, it's another product out of Andy Rubin's Playground accelerator, aiming to take advantage of artificial intelligence to spot potential intruders while ignoring pets and changes in lighting.

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Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung is never one to make a U-turn on something new product or feature it has put out, no matter how useless or derided it may have become. It took years for it to finally sunset S Voice, for example, or slim down and rename TouchWiz. Of course, persistence may also pay off in giving something new and imperfect a chance to grow and potentially become better. Samsung is taking that chance with its AI assistant Bixby, which it will be pushing to anyone who buys a Smart TV or smart washing from the company this year.

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