Facebook rolls out artificial intelligence based suicide prevention tool

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Facebook is taking efforts to help prevent suicides. The social network is integrating suicide prevention tools to help people in real time on Facebook Live. It has also launched a live chat support from crisis support organizations through Messenger. Facebook will use artificial intelligence to help spot users with suicidal tendencies.

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Google invests $3.4 million in Montreal AI Research

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Google has invested $4.5 million CAD ($3.4 million USD) in AI research in Montreal’s Institute for Learning Algorithm (MILA). The funds will pay for seven faculty members across the institute, as well as MILA faculty at the University of Montreal and McGill University. Continue reading “Google invests $3.4 million in Montreal AI Research”

Quick Draw by Google is an AI powered web based doodle game

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Google has rolled out a cool new game that will put your doodling skills to test. Dubbed as Quick Draw, the AI powered game is built with machine learning where you draw and a neural network tries to guess what you are drawing. Continue reading “Quick Draw by Google is an AI powered web based doodle game”

Intel unveils Knights Mill Xeon Phi chips for Artificial Intelligence

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Intel has showcased next-generation Xeon Phi chips for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Code-named as Knights Mill, the chip is geared towards higher performance deep-learning applications.

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Toyota to invest $1 billion to develop AI based driving systems

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Toyota has revealed its plans about developing an artificial-intelligence based driving systems. The Japanese car maker is aiming to build this system in order to improve vehicle safety, according to a latest report from Reuters. Continue reading “Toyota to invest $1 billion to develop AI based driving systems”

Sony invests in Cogitai to develop continual learning AI

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Sony has invested an undisclosed sum in artificial intelligence start-up Cogitai. Founded a year ago, Cogitai focuses on technology that allows machines to learn continually and autonomously from interaction in the real world. Continue reading “Sony invests in Cogitai to develop continual learning AI”

Siri creator introduces Viv AI powered virtual assistant

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Siri creator Dag Kittlaus has showed off a next generation virtual assistant at the TechCrunch Disrupt. Dubbed as Viv, the smart virtual voice assistant is powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

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Sundar Pichai talks search, AI, machine learning and more in first Founder’s letter

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has written his first “Founder’s Letter” that talks about his future vision of the company’s future. He said that the company is working towards creating a smart assistant that can follow you anywhere.

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Facebook’s AI will now identify faces in videos

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Facebook has been working hard on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for a long time and using it for a better user experience. Now, the social network is kicking it up a notch and expanding AI to its latest focus of interest – Videos. Continue reading “Facebook’s AI will now identify faces in videos”

Andy Rubin says he is working on a free dashcam, will seek data in return

Andy Rubin, the former Google exec and Android co-founder has given few insights about his next project and it involves a dashcam which is a video camera that sits on a car’s dashboard. Rubin left Google in 2014 to create his own startup called Playground Global.

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Apple acquires Artificial Intelligence start-up Emotient

Apple has been betting big on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for quite some time now. Today, the company has announced that it has acquired AI start-up Emotient for an undisclosed amount, according to a latest report from the Wall Street Journal.

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Nvidia unveils Jetson TX1 module to bring AI to drones and robots

Nvidia has launched a new module that is dubbed as Jetson TX1 in a bid to bring Artificial Intelligence to new generation of autonomous robots and drones.

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Apple betting big on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, goes on hiring spree

Apple is beefing up its hiring efforts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to a latest report from Reuters. The company is going on a recruiting spree and trying to hire at least 86 more employees from these two fields.

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Twitter buys artificial intelligence company Whetlab

Twitter has announced the acquisition of a Whetlab, a startup focused on machine learning technology. Whetlab confirmed the acquisition on its website while Twitter announced it via an official tweet.

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