Archive | January, 2019

Super Bowl looks like a pity party for the robots as ads show us the sad side of artificial intelligence

Aww, no one invited the robot in to have a Michelob Ultra. (YouTube screen grab)

Oh, the poor, poor robots and smart devices. One minute we’re supposed to be scared that they’re coming for our jobs and the next minute we…

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Rana el Kaliouby and Alexei Efros will be speaking at TC Sessions: Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley

TechCrunch’s third robotics event is just over two and a half months away, and it’s already shaping up to be a doozy. We’ve already announced Anca Dragan, Melonee Wise, Hany Farid and Peter Barrett for our event and have…

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Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture

China’s internet firms are getting pally with giant state-owned automakers as they look to deploy their artificial intelligence and cloud computing services across traditional industries. Ride-hailing startup Didi Chuxing, which owns Uber China, announced earlier this week…

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The Bank CEO of 2020: Disposable or Valuable in an AI Era?

Artificial intelligence can accomplish a lot in the banking sector, and the CEO who doesn’t embrace AI could be looking at the end of their career.

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Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Autonomous Car Secrets

U.S. prosecutors have charged Apple hardware engineer Jizhong Chen with industrial espionage after files containing sensitive manuals, schematics and diagrams were discovered on his personal hard drive, NBC Bay Area reports.

Chen worked in the driverless cars section of the company,…

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Columbia Researchers Developed Technology That Can Translate Brain Activity Into Words

Neuroengineers from Columbia University reportedly developed a way to use artificial intelligence and speech synthesizers to translate one’s thoughts into words.

The team’s paper, published Tuesday in Scientific Reports, outlines how they created a system that can read the brain activity…

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GeekWire Bash: Early-bird prices end Friday for the most unique event on the Seattle tech calendar

The Bash includes a host of fun activities that will fulfill your inner geekiness, no matter your age!

Virtual Reality. Video Games. Robotics. And epic dodgeball, foosball, ping pong and Settlers of Catan tournaments.

The annual GeekWire Bash, the most unique and fun…

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Argo AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to test its autonomous vehicles in California.

The permit, issued by the California Department of Motor…

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