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The Never-Ending Self-Driving Car Project

For the people who develop self-driving cars—the software engineers, the hardware tinkerers, the welders and the bumper-affixers, the C-Suite execs and the marketing folks paid to sell it all—the rest of the world is bit like like a kid-crowded backseat. Are we there yet? the globe asks. Sometimes, the public... Read More

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Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us

Scientists believe the introduction of a hormone-like system, such as the one found in the human brain, could give AI the ability to reason and make decisions like people do. Recent research indicates human emotion, to a certain extent, is the byproduct of learning. And that means machines may have... Read More

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University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains was on hand for the official launch Artificial Intelligence is the now and the future, and the University of Waterloo is firmly in the driver seat as they officially launched Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute on Friday afternoon. Minister of Innovation, Science,... Read More

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Comet.ml wants to do for machine learning what GitHub did for code

Comet.ml allows data scientists and developers to easily monitor, compare and optimize their machine learning models. The New York-based company is launching its product today, after completing the TechStars-powered Amazon Alexa Accelerator program and raising a $2.3 million seed round led by Trilogy Equity partners, together with Two Sigma Ventures,... Read More

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Chinese A.I. start-up raises a record $600 million in funding round led by Alibaba

China’s SenseTime has raised $600 million in a round of funding led by e-commerce giant Alibaba. The company said Monday that it had broken the record for the largest venture capital investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) industry. SenseTime is a little-known AI firm with a valuation reportedly higher than... Read More

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OpenAI challenges you to beat 1990s classic Sonic the Hedgehog using machine learning

Sega golden oldie repackaged as a research testbed OpenAI has launched a new competition using classic Sonic the Hedgehog games as a testbed for transfer learning in AI. Reinforcement learning is an area of machine learning that tries to teach an agent specific behaviours in a fixed environment. The agent... Read More

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Why AI isn’t going to solve Facebook’s fake news problem

Facebook has a lot of problems right now, but one that’s definitely not going away any time soon is fake news. As the company’s user base has grown to include more than a quarter of the world’s population, it has (understandably) struggled to control what they all post and share.... Read More

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How AI can be used to enhance loyalty programs

Since the Cosmopolitan at Las Vegas introduced its virtual concierge chatbot in January 2017, more than 20,000 guests have interacted with her sassy persona dubbed “Rose” for everything from requests for more towels or restaurant recommendations to more playful interactions such as a game of “Would You Rather.” The hotel... Read More

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Scientists threaten to boycott South Korean university over AI weapons

Over 50 top Artificial Intelligence researchers on Wednesday announced a boycott of KAIST, South Korea’s top university, after it opened what they called an AI weapons lab with one of South Korea’s largest companies. The researchers, based in 30 countries, said they would refrain from visiting KAIST, hosting visitors from... Read More