Tag Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Univ. of Washington president joins AI2’s board

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce has joined the board of directors for the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, forging an even closer connection between two of Seattle’s premier research institutions. The addition, which took effect Jan. 1, leverages existing … Continue reading

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Report: Apple nixed Xnor.ai’s work for Pentagon

The Information reports that Seattle-based Xnor.ai played a role in the Pentagon’s controversial Project Maven, but that Apple ended Xnor.ai’s involvement in the project after acquiring the startup. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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AI helps NASA get ahead of solar superstorms

If the sun throws out a radiation blast of satellite-killing proportions someday, Amazon Web Services may well play a role in heading off a technological doomsday. That’s the upshot of a project that has NASA working with AWS Professional Services … Continue reading

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AI2 Incubator hatches $10M fund for startups

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is kicking things up more than a notch for AI startups with a $10 million pre-seed fund for its incubator program. The AI2 Incubator’s fund is backed by some of the nation’s top venture capital institutions, such as Seattle’s Madrona … Continue reading

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Apple acquires Xnor.ai for price in $200M range

By Alan Boyle, Taylor Soper and Todd Bishop Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools, sources with knowledge of the deal told GeekWire. The acquisition echoes Apple’s high-profile purchase of Seattle AI startup Turi … Continue reading

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Study: AI takes aim at high-paying jobs

When experts talk about the disruptive effects of artificial intelligence, they tend to focus on low-paid laborers — but a newly published study suggests higher-paid, more highly educated workers will be increasingly exposed to job challenges. The study puts Seattle toward … Continue reading

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‘Terminator’ is back! AI experts do a reality check

He promised he’d be back — and 35 years after Arnold Schwarzenegger created what’s now a cliche for artificial intelligence gone wrong in the first “Terminator” movie, the cinematic nightmares about time-traveling killer robots have returned to the big screen. … Continue reading

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