Tag Archives: AI

10 Great Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Blogs To Follow

Machine learning (ML) isn’t new. However, the field of big data is revitalizing the subject and more organizations are relying on ML models to scale their operations, support staff in working better and faster, to uncover hidden insights from data, or even confirm and challenge underlying assumptions. This is creating widespread interest in related topics with the C-suite, and across ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 20 Lite With 4 Cameras Launched at IFA 2018; AI Cube Smart Speaker Unveiled Too

Huawei AI Cube features Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant and can also act as a router if the need arises HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Mate 20 Lite has been priced at GBP 379 The AI Cube comes with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity The GPS locator has long standby and operational times Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei unveiled the Mate 20 Lite smartphone and a new smart speaker ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Buying UK-Based AI Startup to Fight Fake News

Facebook is reportedly acquiring London-based startup Bloomsbury AI that has developed natural language processing (NLP) technology to help machines answer questions. According to a report in TechCrunch on Monday, “multiple sources say Facebook is paying between $23 million and $30 million (roughly Rs. 157 crores and Rs. 205 crores) to acquire Bloomsbury AI”. The social media giant aims to deploy the ... Read More »

Google says Duplex AI will explicitly tell callee they’re talking to a bot

Google’s demo of its Duplex technology looked straight out of a sci-fi movie and the crowd at this year’s I/O conference couldn’t control its excitement. It did look fascinating, but as the dust settled and excitement levels came down, other voices started getting louder. Voices that criticized the feature, saying it mimics human voice and effectively deceives the person who’s on the ... Read More »

FDA Approves AI Device to Spot Diabetic Eye Disease

Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina — called diabetic retinopathy — has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The IDx-DR program analyzes images of a patient’s retinas taken with a special camera. The digital images are uploaded to a cloud server on which IDx-DR software is installed. The software provides one of ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Feature AI Chips: Report

While the tech world is all set to see some of the major rumours getting transformed into reality at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung is reportedly preparing a surprise, too. This is the building of the company’s native neural processing units aka artificial intelligence (AI) chips that are expected to be a part of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models. The AI chips by Samsung are claimed to ... Read More »

Chinese search engine Baidu hires Weibo CFO as finance chief amid AI push

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc said on Monday it had hired the finance chief of Weibo Corp as its chief financial officer, marking a leadership change for the firm as it hones its focus onto artificial intelligence. The appointment of Herman Yu, Weibo’s CFO since 2015, sees Baidu stalwart Jennifer Li step down as CFO after almost a decade in the role to become a senior adviser to Baidu’s top management, the company ... Read More »

Apple has started blogging to draw attention to its AI work

After years of near-silence, Apple is slowly starting to make a bit of noise about its work on artificial intelligence. Last December the iPhone maker shared its first public research paperon the topic; this June it announced new tools to speed up machine learning on the iPhone; and today it started blogging. Sort of. The company’s new website, titled “Apple Machine Learning ... Read More »

Halli Labs, a Four-Month-Old Bengaluru-Based AI Startup, Acquired by Google

Halli Labs, a Bengaluru-based company that specialises in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), has been acquired by Google. The startup came into existence barely four months ago. The Halli Labs team will be joining Google’s Next Billion Users effort, the Internet giant’s initiative to bring the next billion users from emerging markets like India online. This is said to be the first acquisition of an ... Read More »

IBM beefs up its powerful cognitive computers with Google’s AI tools

Google has cool technology to recognize images and speech, and IBM’s hardware can diagnose diseases and beat humans in Jeopardy. Combine the two, and you get a powerful computer with serious brains. IBM is merging Google’s artificial intelligence tools with its own cognitive computing technologies, allowing deep-learning systems to more accurately find answers to complex questions or recognize images or ... Read More »