Archive | February, 2020

No, A.I. isn’t deciding which movies to green-light

When the news broke last month that Warner Bros. was going to use a startup’s artificial intelligence program to “inform decision-making around content,” people understandably freaked out.

“Hollywood is replacing artists with AI. Its future is bleak,” read one headline….

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New Juul patent application hints at AI-powered vape to help users quit nicotine

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Juul has applied for a patent regarding a device, supposedly powered by artificial intelligence, that the company says could help users quit nicotine by restricting daily consumption and gradually weaning them…

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Argo AI’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis won’t be all-electric (at first)

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One of the burning questions facing self-driving carmakers is whether it makes sense to go all-electric. Some companies, like GM-owned Cruise, are all in on battery-electric vehicles, seeing both…

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The problem with the EU’s A.I. strategy

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Last week, the European Union issued its long-anticipated white paper on artificial intelligence. The document is…

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How to know if artificial intelligence is about to destroy civilization

These canaries in the coal mines of AI would be signs that superintelligent robot overlords are approaching

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As Factories Struggle With How To Automate, Ready Robotics, Spun Out Of Johns Hopkins, Raises $23 Million For Robotic O/S

As factories struggle with how to automate, Ready Robotics, spun out of Johns Hopkins, raises $23 million for its robotic O/S.

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L1ght Raises $15 Million to Fight Toxicity Online

L1ght, which uses artificial intelligence technology to flag hateful or abusive information online, announced today that it has secured $15 million in seed funding. The round was led jointly by Tribeca Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners, with additional funding…

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Industrial robotics giant teams up with a rising A.I. startup

Industrial robotics maker ABB is partnering with A.I. startup Covariant to create robots that can better pick and grasp thousands of different kinds of objects in warehouses.

ABB is among the largest makers of robots for automakers, but it wants to…

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