Tag: artificialintelligence

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 ……


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……


Facebook tries giving chatbots a consistent personality

Dig into the personalities of chat bots and you’ll find that they’re about as shallow as they were in the days of Eliza or Dr. Sbaitso. They respond with canned phrases and tend to be blithely unaware of what you’ve said. Facebook wants to fix……


IBM is sending Watson to the Grammys

After winning Jeopardy and designing cancer treatment plans, IBM Watson is now strutting off to the red carpet of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The tech giant’s versatile AI system will be curating and distributing award show content and imag……


‘Artificial synapse’ points the way toward portable AI devices

Tech titans like Intel and IBM have already begun developing chips for AI that mimic the way the human brain works — it is, after all, the most powerful computer there is. The field of “neuromorphic computing” is still in its very early stage……


Facebook shakes up its AI research team

Yann LeCun has been the face of Facebook’s AI research efforts since 2013, but you’ll have to get used to some new people in the mix. An interview with LeCun at Quartz has revealed that he’s stepping down from his position as part of a shakeu……


AI helps Dutch emergency dispatchers diagnose heart attacks

Emergency dispatchers have a tough job assuring callers while trying to ask questions that could save the patient’s life. But soon they could get backup from AI. Starting in 2016, dispatchers in Copenhagen began getting help from an artificial……


Intel teams up with Ferrari for AI-powered drones to analyze races

Normally when you think Intel, your mind wanders to computer chips and those four tones from their commercials. You definitely don’t imagine Ferrari’s racing around a track with drones overhead capturing video and analyzing it with AI. But tha……


NVIDIA and Volkswagen team up to build an AI co-pilot

Volkswagen’s been talking about its intelligent co-pilot system for upcoming vehicles since last year’s CES when it introduced Yui. So it’s no surprise that this year it announced it’s teaming up with NVIDIA to bring that plan to fruition. Bot……