Tag: Artificial Intelligence

Start-up by ex-Googlers uses AI to make people happier at work

San Francisco: Aiming to make employees feel happier at work, a start-up led by three ex-Googlers, is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to “push” individual employees into small actions that improve staffers’ satisfaction and foster better teamwork, The New York Times has reported. “Humu is based in Google’s hometown and builds on some of the so-called […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Google announces 'Journalism AI' project

London: To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create “Journalism AI”. Part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), the “Journalism AI” project will focus on research and training for newsrooms […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Apple acquires AI startup Silk Labs

San Francisco: Apple has acquired a Startup called Silk Labs that works on Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based personal assistant technology for smartphones and smart home devices. According to a report in The Registrar, the quietly-done acquisition for an undisclosed sum is aimed at strengthening Apple’s AI capabilities towards smart home devices. Silk Labs had about a […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Microsoft stores start selling Amazon's AI powered Echo devices

San Francisco: Following its partnership with Amazon to integrate their two Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants Alexa with Cortana, Microsoft has now started selling Amazon’s Echo devices in its retail stores. Amazon’s Echo Dot and Echo devices are available online and in Microsoft Stores in the US, The Verge reported on Saturday. Microsoft introduced Cortana on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Microsoft acquires conversational AI and bot development firm

San Francisco: Microsoft has announced to acquire a conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) and bot development company XOXCO for an undisclosed sum. Texas-based XOXCO has been paving the way in conversational AI since 2013 and was responsible for the creation of Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack that helps schedule meetings. “It also developed […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Google commits $25 mn to AI-powered humane projects

San Francisco: Google has pledged to give $25 million to launch projects that apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to inspiring solutions to societal problems. Google said the grant will be used to fund the Google AI Impact Challenge contest, which is part of its AI for Social Good program dedicated to “addressing some of society’s […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Artificial Intelligence now helps design novel perfumes

San Francisco: Tech major IBM and Symrise, one of the top global producers of flavours and fragrances, have created industry’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-designed perfumes for sale. The AI-based system named “Philyra” can learn about perfume formulas, raw materials, historical success data and industry trends, IBM Research said in a statement late on Saturday. “Building […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Facebook removes 8.7 mn child abuse images in 3 months

San Francisco: Facebook has said its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies have helped remove 8.7 million pieces of child sexual images from its platform in the past three months. Almost of these images (99 per cent) were removed before anyone reported them, Facebook said on Wednesday. Facebook’s “Community Standards” ban child exploitation […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Facebook unveils smart video chat speakers for home

San Francisco: Taking on Amazon and Google in the smart home space, Facebook has unveiled a pair of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered smart video chat devices, Portal and Portal +, which are designed to connect people and feel like being in the same room. Facebook on Monday said the new video communication speakers with tablet-size screens […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
AI technique used to treat metastatic cancer patient: Study

Singapore: Singaporean researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to successfully treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression. The novel CURATE.AI platform, developed by the National University of Singapore (NUS), halted the progression of advanced cancer by continuously optimising novel drug combination. In a clinical study, a patient suffering with […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
This Artificial Intelligence system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

New York: Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is about 95 per cent accurate, compared to 65 per cent when done by […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Artificial Intelligence will be everywhere in next 10 years, says Gartner

New Delhi: The rate at which deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is increasing, it will be widely available to the masses in the next 10 years, says a new Gartner report. Movements and trends like Cloud computing, the “maker” community and open source will eventually propel AI into everyone’s hands, said the report titled […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Google releases AI-packed Android 9 Pie

San Francisco: Google has released its latest version of Android Operating System — Android 9 Pie, which harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict how users would like to experience their devices while offering a smoother navigation system and an easier way to track and limit usage of apps. It comes with features […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Challenges to AI adoption may pose risk to business: Microsoft

San Francisco: In a message to investors, Microsoft has said that the challenges to adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions by customers as well as changes to trade policy or agreements as a result of populism, protectionism or economic nationalism may pose a risk to its businesses. In a regulatory filing on Friday, Microsoft said […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Nearly 50% of smartphones to have AI assistant in 2018: Report

Seoul: About half of smartphones sold globally this year will have an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant, a report by an industry consulting firm showed Sunday. According to Strategy Analytics (SA) Inc., 47.7 per cent of smartphones sold on the global market will be equipped with some kind of on-device AI assistant, up from 36.6 per […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021