artificial intelligence

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

You may have good reason to be worried that police use of facial recognition might erode your privacy — many departments are already using software with serious privacy concerns. The New York Times has learned that over 600 law enforcement agencies… Source: Engadget | Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy …

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Warner Bros. will use AI to help make decisions on movie releases

AI is about to play more of a role in the movie-making process. Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled plans to use Cinelytic's AI project management system to assist in making decisions on movies during the "greenlight process." No, it won't have the… Source: Engadget | Warner Bros. will use AI to help make decisions on …

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Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day

An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI can create and curate the piano ringtones for you. Source: Engadget | Google Assistant can create alarms …

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Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Tech companies might have trouble establishing groundwork for the ethical use of AI, but the Defense Department appears to be moving forward. The Defense Innovation Board just published draft guidelines for AI ethics at the Defense Department that a… Source: Engadget | Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Facebook AI can 'hide' people from facial recognition

Facebook has already stopped using facial recognition by default, but now it might have a way for people to dodge facial recognition altogether. Its researchers have developed an AI system that can "de-identify" people in real time, including live v… Source: Engadget | Facebook AI can 'hide' people from facial recognition

Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

How memes got weaponized: A short history Joan Donovan, MIT Technology Review Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

AI is already capable of discovering medical conditions with a high degree of accuracy. However, brain hemorrhages are particularly challenging — false positives slow things down, while missing even a tiny hemorrhage could be deadly. The technolog… Source: Engadget | AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

Palmer Luckey's company is making drone-ramming drones

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and his company Anduril Industries have drawn flak for their pursuit of controversial government and military contracts, and that uproar isn't about to subside any time soon. Anduril has unveiled the Interceptor, a "c… Source: Engadget | Palmer Luckey's company is making drone-ramming drones

Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

AI's use in medicine could soon extend to one of the medical world's toughest challenges: helping the paralyzed regain movement. Intel and Brown University have started work on a DARPA-backed Intelligent Spine Interface project that would use AI to… Source: Engadget | Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

Samsung's New York AI center will focus on robotics

Samsung now has an artificial intelligence center in New York City — its third in North America and sixth in total — with an eye on robotics; a first for the company. It opened in Chelsea, Manhattan on Friday, walking distance from NYU (home to its… Source: Engadget | Samsung's New York AI center will …

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Apple Updates Leadership Page to Include New AI Chief John Giannandrea

Apple today updated its Apple Leadership page to include John Giannandrea, who now serves as Apple’s Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy. Apple hired Giannandrea back in April, stealing him away from Google where he ran the search and artificial intelligence unit. Giannandrea is leading Apple’s AI and machine learning teams, reporting directly to …

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Apple Expands Its Machine Learning Hub in Downtown Seattle

Apple has expanded its office space at Two Union Square, a 56-story office tower in Downtown Seattle, according to GeekWire. The report claims Apple will soon occupy five floors inside the skyscraper, up from a floor-and-a-half of space it originally leased, based on permits filed with the city and the publication’s own visits to the …

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Industry Group Representing Apple and Google Releases AI Policy Principles

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), an industry group that represents several tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, this week released Artificial Intelligence Policy Principles [PDF] covering responsible and ethical artificial intelligence development. “We recognize our responsibility to integrate principles into the design of AI technologies, beyond compliance with existing laws,” reads …

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Apple AI Expert's Full TED Talk Now Available on YouTube

Back in April, Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk, where he spoke about his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence. The full 10-minute TED Talk was today published on YouTube, giving us a chance to hear his complete thoughts on the future of AI and Siri. …

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