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Enhancing the reliability of artificial intelligence

Computers that learn for themselves are with us now. As they become more common in 'high-stakes' applications like robotic surgery, terrorism detection and driverless cars, researchers ask what can be done to make sure we can trust them.

iPhone 7 dominates Q3 sales despite limited availability

Even though the iPhone 7 was only on sale for two weeks during Q3 2016, it accounted for more than 40 percent of all iPhone sales in the United States, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Market researchers concluded...Show More Summary

iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all U.S. iPhone sales in Q3 in just two weeks

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that the iPhone 7/Plus accounted for 43% of all iPhone sales in Q3 despite being available for only the final two weeks of the quarter. The research company estimates that the iPhone 7 notched up 31% of sales with the larger Plus model at 12%, reports …  more… Filed under: Apple

Stephen Hawking hailed a new AI research centre as 'crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species'

Professor Stephen Hawking has hailed a new artificial intelligence (AI) research institute at Cambridge University as "crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species," The Guardian reports. The £10 million Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI), which opened this week, will aim to examine the morality and governance of AI. Show More Summary

Aculist Edge for Brokers – Big Data, MLS Powered

There are a few companies that have developed analytic and business intelligence tools for real estate. Terradatum, RBI, 10K, Altos Research, Trend Graphics, Realtors Property Resource and others. But this past year, one of America’s...Show More Summary

There is a blind spot in AI research

3 days agoAcademics : Nature

Fears about the future impacts of artificial intelligence are distracting researchers from the real risks of deployed systems, argue Kate Crawford and Ryan Calo.

British artificial intelligence hub opens

A new research centre opened its doors Wednesday at Britain's Cambridge University to look at the implications—good and bad—of artificial intelligence.

Microsoft Speech Recognition Achieves ‘Human Parity’

A “historic” landmark in artificial intelligence research has been reached by Microsoft, who announced a new speech recognition technology that it claims is the first to be on par with humans. Details of the software were published this...Show More Summary

Microsoft made speech recognition software that's as accurate as humans

Microsoft just made another big advancement in artificial intelligence. Researchers at the company have created speech recognition software that is able to hear language as accurately as humans. The development, detailed in a paper published...Show More Summary

Nielsen: Mobile games live and die on how fast developers can crank out new content

Mobile gamers can be insatiable. And that appetite is the key challenge for developers trying to maintain momentum for a popular app. Nielsen, the intelligence firm that studies consumer media behavior, has released research that looks into long-term success of mobile games. The company has found that popular games — especially those that it describes as “big […]

Microsoft’s speech recognition is now just as accurate as humans

Robots are now just as good at transcribing speech as humans. According to a paper published yesterday, a team of Microsoft engineers in the Artificial Intelligence and Research division reported their system reached a word error rate (WER) of 5.9 percent, a figure that is roughly equal to that of human abilities. Show More Summary

Apple bolstering Siri intelligence by hiring expert to lead AI research team

One of the areas where Apple has seemingly fallen behind its competition — or, more likely, not yet ready to disclose its technology’s full potential — is artificial intelligence. However, there’s no denying that the company is pushing...Show More Summary

Apple hires deep learning expert to make Siri smarter

Siri is about to get a lot smarter thank to Carnegie Mellon researcher Russ Salakhutdinov, who announced today that he is joining Apple to lead the company’s artificial intelligence efforts. Salakhutdinov said that he will also stay on as a professor at Carnegia Mellon University. Show More Summary

How quantum effects could improve artificial intelligence

(—Over the past few decades, quantum effects have greatly improved many areas of information science, including computing, cryptography, and secure communication. More recently, research has suggested that quantum effects could...Show More Summary

Apple Hires Carnegie Mellon Researcher to Lead AI Team

Carnegie Mellon University professor Russ Salakhutdinov has been hired by Apple to lead a team focused on artificial intelligence, according to a tweet Salakhutdinov sent out this morning. He will continue to teach at Carnegie Mellon,...Show More Summary

Apple hires a Carnegie Mellon professor to improve its AI

Apple isn't letting Samsung's acquisition of Viv go unanswered. The Cupertino crew has hired Russ Salakhutdinov, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, as a director of artificial intelligence research. Interestingly,...Show More Summary

Cambridge has opened a £10 million research facility to study the impact of AI on humanity

The University of Cambridge has opened a £10 million research centre to explore the impact of artificial intelligence, Wired reports. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence — first announced last December and funded with...Show More Summary

Genetic diversity crucial to Florida scrub-jay's survival

(Cornell University) Legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold once advised: 'To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.' For the Endangered Florida Scrub-Jay, new research shows that saving every last grouping among its small and scattered remnant populations is vital to preserving genetic diversity -- and the long-term survival of the species.

Anki’s Cozmo robot is an amazing sentient toy, but the novelty may wear off

Anki has created an amazing toy in Cozmo, a cute robot toy that makes use of the company’s deep artificial intelligence research. It shows that Anki has started to figure out how to marry years of A.I. research with a consumer product that has a real personality. Instead of cold and impersonal, Cozmo is a […]

Google Researchers Develop an AI That Can Navigate the London Underground

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Google's DeepMind project has developed an artificial intelligence system that can reason through complicated problems using memory.

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