28 May 2019

Volume and quality of training data are the largest barriers to applying machine learning

A new Alegion report highlights the difficulties companies encounter when trying to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions. The survey found that almost 8 in 10 firms (78%) the have launched AI/ML projects saw their initiatives came to a grinding halt before deployment. In addition, virtually every

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24 May 2019

Samsung deepfake AI could fabricate a video clip of you from a single photo

Samsung has developed new artificial intelligence (AI) technology capable of generating deepfake videos based on as little as a single photograph. Deepfakes are fabricated images or videos showing individuals saying and doing things they never said or did. Because deepfakes are hard to distinguish from actual footage, they can be

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16 May 2019

The AI Supply Chain Runs on Ignorance

It is no secret that in order to improve the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, developers need to feed massive amounts of data into their AI algorithms so that these can evolve through “learning.” However, experts warn that AI firms are often far from transparent about how they gather

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16 May 2019

CEOs and business leaders trust AI, but employees are more cautious

A new survey by EY looks at the attitudes of CEOs and other c-suite executives toward AI. According to the study, the vast majority of business leaders are optimistic about AI (85%) and plan to invest in this technology in the coming year (87% ). But while 87% of respondents

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09 May 2019

Artificial Intelligence May Not ‘Hallucinate’ After All

A new MIT study suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) may sometimes misidentify objects not because it sees things that aren’t there, but because it sees the world in ways that humans cannot. In previous studies, researchers discovered that while machine learning algorithms can be used to train AI to classify

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09 May 2019

Pompeo Attacks China and Warns Britain Over Huawei Security Risks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned the UK that as a result of China’s economic and political activity and aims, the country now represents “a new kind of challenge, an authoritarian regime that’s integrated economically into the West.” He also accused China of stealing “intellectual property for military

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08 May 2019

Former Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World

Former US chief information officer Vivek Kundra believes that over the next 10 years, the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) will result in a technological revolution equivalent to the rise of the Internet. While Kundra believes that the US government will play a leading role in the digital transformation that

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03 May 2019

DARPA wants AI to make soldiers fitter, happier, more productive

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this week launched a new program aiming to investigate how AI can be used to optimize the performance of soldiers by using specific data on individuals to prescribe them an ideal diet, physical exercise regimen and methods for brain stimulation. The Teaching AI

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02 May 2019

Why human error is still the top cybersecurity risk for organizations

A new Oracle report[pdf] shows that even though C-Suite executives and policy makers consider human error to be the top threat to their firm, most companies are reluctant to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions that can effectively mitigate risk related to human error. Only 38% of executives

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01 May 2019

Robotics startup Anki shuts down after burning through almost $200 million

San Francisco-based robotics startup Anki has closed up shop after a recent round of funding failed and companies that had show interest in acquiring the firm, such as Amazon, Comcast and Microsoft, did not step up. Since it was established in 2010, Anki secured $200 million in funding, allowing it

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