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Alibaba Releases New AI Video Editor ‘Aliwood’

Alibaba Group is releasing a video-editing tool for brands that uses artificial intelligence to generate short-form videos about products on Taobao, China’s leading online marketplace. Dubbed Aliwood, the editor pulls key text and images from the product page to create—in less than a minute—a 20-second video that brands can use... Read More

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Artificial Intelligence Writes Bad Poems Just Like An Angsty Teen

the sun is a beautiful thing in silence is drawn between the trees only the beginning of light Was that poem written by an angsty middle schooler or an artificially intelligent algorithm? Is it easy to tell? Yeah, it’s not easy for us, either. Or for poetry experts, for that... Read More

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FDA moves to encourage A.I. in medicine, drug development

The Food and Drug Administration is making moves to encourage the use of artificial intelligence and other digital tools in medicine and drug development, expanding a program it announced last year around digital health and establishing a new incubator focused on health technology. “AI holds enormous promise for the future... Read More

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This AI storyteller fools humans 3 out of 5 times

A recently developed neural network is capable of captioning a series of images in a method which imitates human storytelling. Rather than simply identifying and describing objects, the AI makes inferences about what’s happening in a picture. And it’s eerily good at its job. The team, researchers from UC Santa... Read More

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I rode in a self-driving car on the streets of one of China’s most congested cities

The world is racing to put self-driving cars on the road, and outside the US, no country is moving faster than China. The nation’s tech giants and startups are both investing in automotive technology, and Beijing is accelerating that push through policy. In January, China’s top economic policy agency called... Read More

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Artificial intelligence to aid emergency dispatchers in Europe

An AI system called Corti listens in on distress calls for signs of a heart attack and feeds info to human dispatchers. It’s headed for wider testing later this year. An AI tool that helps emergency call dispatchers detect a heart attack situation is set for wider testing in Europe.... Read More

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New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of often-undocumented application programming interfaces, or APIs. Designing applications that can program computers is a long-sought grail of the branch of computer science called artificial intelligence (AI). The new application, called Bayou, came... Read More

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Nvidia looks to AI for the future of medical imaging technologies

The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry. Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new... Read More

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Nvidia looks to AI for the future of medical imaging technologies

The name Nvidia usually creates a synapse to the video game industry — or more recently the self-driving car business. But now the computer hardware company is looking to get a foothold in the healthcare industry. Last month at the GPU Technology Conference the company revealed plans for a new... Read More