AI Weekly: Boston Dynamics robots are terrifying by design

There’s no beating the Terminator. It’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of AI held up as proof of machines hell-bent on the destruction of humanity. In my experience seeing Atlas do parkour and backflips, and four-legged Spot robots get pushed around by humans, Boston Dynamics is a close second. These robots fascinate and terrify people. If facial recognition software […]

Facebook’s New AI Tool Can Identify Offensive Memes

In a bid to curtail offensive memes that promote hate speech, Facebook is building a novel artificial intelligence (AI) system that uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos as well as transcribe it. While tools to transcribe text are nothing new, the company faces different challenges because of the size, sheer volume of photos […]

Huawei P20, P20 Pro With FullView Displays, AI Camera Features Launched: Price, Specifications

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones have been launched by the Chinese brand at an event in Paris, bringing yet another pair of camera-focused handsets to the market. Huawei said its new P20-series smartphones feature AI-powered camera features, with the optics ‘co-engineered’ with Leica. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu at the event said the company skipped the P11 […]

Google’s Cloud AutoML to Help Businesses Build AI Models

HIGHLIGHTS Businesses with limited expertise can build high quality AI models Google’s first Cloud AutoML release is Cloud AutoML Vision It will help create custom ML models for image recognition Google has launched Cloud AutoML, a product that enables businesses with limited Machine Learning (ML) expertise to build high quality, custom Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to improve their product or service. […]

Google to Open AI Research Centre in Paris

Google on Monday announced it will open a research centre in Paris devoted to artificial intelligence, following a meeting between the tech giant’s boss and French President Emmanuel Macron. “The different achievements in this country, including in science, art and the academic field make it an ideal place for the creation of a centre of theoretical research […]

Wix Unveils New Innovation: Websites That Design Themselves Using AI

You’ve heard of artificial intelligence — AI — the machine-learning process that can drive cars, answer questions and beat humans at chess? According to an announcement released today from website builder Wix, you can now add web design to that list. Wix has developed the world’s first website-building platform that uses artificial intelligence — what Wix refers […]

Blizzard and Google DeepMind to Use StarCraft II for AI Research

Blizzard and Google DeepMind to Use StarCraft II for AI Research HIGHLIGHTS The APIs for StarCraft II will be made open to AI researchers This will assist in building better AI Blizzard announced this collaboration with Deepmind at BlizzCon 2016 At BlizzCon 2016, it was announced that Blizzard would open up the APIs from strategy […]