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McKinsey’s latest AI research predicts it could create trillions worth of value … someday

McKinsey Global Institute’s latest research on artificial intelligence focuses on how AI will affect business, analyzing 400 use cases — from airlines avoiding flight cancellations to online retailers recommending items — across 19 industries. In aggregate, McKinsey projects that AI could eventually drive between $3.5 trillion and $5.8 trillion of... Read More

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The 3 most valuable applications of AI in health care

Artificial intelligence could prove to be a self-running growth engine for the health care sector in the not-so-distant future. A recent report from Accenture analyzed the “near-term value” of AI applications in health care to determine how the potential impact of the technology stacks up against the upfront costs of... Read More

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China’s largest smartphone maker is working on an A.I. that can read human emotions

Chinese tech company Huawei wants to change the way people talk to their artificially intelligent voice assistants. The firm plans to make those conversations more emotionally interactive, according to senior executives. Voice-powered virtual assistants currently serve a functional role, by giving information — “What’s the weather like?” — or completing... Read More

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Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error

You can fake diagnoses with adversarial examples Medical AI systems are particularly vulnerable to attacks and have been overlooked in security research, a new study suggests. Researchers from Harvard University believe they have demonstrated the first examples of how medical systems can be manipulated in a paper [PDF] published on... Read More

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U.K. Facial Recognition Startup May Help Brexit’s Irish Border Problem

A London-based facial recognition startup has talked to the U.K. government over how it can help manage border crossings between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. Iproov, a six-year old company, has received interest from the U.K. government about working on... Read More

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Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says Silicon Valley will need ‘AI principles’ before working with US military

The former Google CEO said the Pentagon would need to work with private companies to get the best of AI Silicon Valley is going to have to work through its qualms about providing AI services to the military, said Alphabet board member and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Testifying before... Read More

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Artificial intelligence can scour code to find accidentally public passwords

Sometimes sensitive data, like passwords or keys that unlock encrypted communications, are accidentally left open for anybody to see. It’s happened everywhere from the Republican National Committee to Verizon, and as long as information can be public on the internet the trend isn’t going to stop. But researchers at software... Read More

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AI helps grow 6 billion roaches at China’s largest breeding site

The system ensures an optimal growth environment for the cockroaches, which are eventually crushed to make a “healing potion” that cures ailments like stomachache. If your worst nightmare is to be trapped in a room with six billion roaches flying around you, here’s the bad news. With the help of... Read More

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China’s largest smartphone maker is working on an A.I. that can read human emotions

Chinese tech company Huawei wants to change the way people talk to their artificially intelligent voice assistants. The firm plans to make those conversations more emotionally interactive, according to senior executives. Voice-powered virtual assistants currently serve a functional role, by giving information — “What’s the weather like?” — or completing... Read More