Tag: ai

Google uses AI to place ads across the internet

Google’s ubiquitous AdSense ads are already heavily automated by their nature (they’re targeted based on a look at a site’s content), but it’s taking that hands-off approach one step further. The search firm has officially launched Auto Ads, ……


Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system

Sony definitely isn’t the first name you think of when you’re looking for a ride, but that might change soon in its native Japan. Nikkei has learned that the tech heavyweight is leading an alliance of taxi companies (Checker Cab, Daiwa Motor ……


ARM’s latest processors are designed for mobile AI

ARM isn’t content to offer processor designs that are kinda-sorta ready for AI. The company has unveiled Project Trillium, a combination of hardware and software ingredients designed explicitly to speed up AI-related technologies like machine ……


The Skydio R1 might be the smartest consumer drone in the sky

Autonomous features in commercially available drones are nothing new. Heck, I’m old enough to remember when DJI Phantoms didn’t even offer follow-along technology. Shorter version: Most every drone worth its rotors possesses some level of auto……


UK government has its own AI for detecting extremist videos

Stemming the tide of extremist online content has been a major focus for tech giants in recent times, but despite their efforts, the UK parliament has condemned companies such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for “consciously failing” to take ……


LG will unveil the new V30 with an AI camera at MWC 2018

LG will unveil a new version of its flagship phone, the V30, at the annual Mobile World Congress this year — and as the rumors said, it’ll have an AI-powered camera. The Korean company has developed “Vision AI” to make the phone’s camera smar……


Boston Dynamics’ robots are the politest ‘pets’ you’ll meet

We hope you weren’t planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If one bot needs a helping hand, it’ll signal to another machine nearby th……


AI facial analysis demonstrates both racial and gender bias

Researchers from MIT and Stanford University found that that three different facial analysis programs demonstrate both gender and skin color biases. The full article will be presented at the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transpar……


Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa

Amazon has begun designing its own AI chips, according to an exclusive report from The Information. The hardware is designed for anything powered by Alexa, including the Echo, and would allow the virtual assistant to respond more quickly by ad……


Reddit bans the ‘deepfake’ AI porn it helped spawn

That didn’t take long. Hot on the heels of Twitter, Reddit has updated its rules to expressly ban AI-generated “deepfake” porn. Where it previously had a single rule forbidding porn and suggestive material involving minors, it now has two –……