Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Tech titans face scrutiny over killer-robot tech

Dutch activists are voicing concerns about technologies that could open the way for lethal autonomous weapons – such as AI software, facial recognition and swarming aerial systems – and are wondering where several tech titans including Amazon and Microsoft stand. … Continue reading

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Big Data is a bigger deal than venture capital in AI

“Data is the new oil” may be a classic cliche characterizing how important raw numbers are for the computer industry, but when it comes to artificial intelligence ventures, the cliche may not go far enough. “One of the big blocks for … Continue reading

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AI researchers want to make it easier to be green

The development of ever more powerful models for artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the world, but it doesn’t come cheap. In a newly distributed position paper, researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence argue that more weight should be given to energy efficiency … Continue reading

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Allen Institute hatches new HQ for startup incubator

The startup incubator at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is getting so busy that it has to move into new digs across the street. Starting Aug. 12, the incubator will occupy a 7,250-square-foot “long-term home” at 2101 N. 34th … Continue reading

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How long will men dominate computer science?

Today it’s mostly a man’s world in computer science — and a tally of the authors behind nearly 3 million research papers in the field suggests that could be the case for the rest of the 21st century. The findings, … Continue reading

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White House AI plan pumps up partnerships

The Trump administration is updating the Obama administration’s strategy for artificial intelligence to put more emphasis on public-private partnerships like the one forged this year by Amazon and the National Science Foundation. Three years after the initial strategic plan for … Continue reading

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Xnor releases do-it-yourself AI platform

Now you too can put a little AI on your device, even if you’re not up on the ins and outs of artificial intelligence. The way to do it is with AI2GO, a newly released self-serve software platform from Xnor.ai, a Seattle … Continue reading

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