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Billionaires Jack Ma and Elon Musk debate AI

n the debate over artificial intelligence, whose side is Elon Musk on? Musk, who’s in charge of SpaceX, Tesla and the Neuralink brain interface venture, sized up the odds with AliBaba founder Jack Ma today during a widely watched one-on-one … Continue reading

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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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Neuralink takes the wraps off brain probe

Two years after word emerged that tech billionaire Elon Musk was backing a company called Neuralink, the secretive brain-link venture opened up about its progress, including tests of a robotic “sewing machine” that has wired up rat brains with threadlike sensors. … 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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Alexa is learning to juggle multiple AI skills

LAS VEGAS — Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant will soon get savvier about juggling its thousands of skills — starting with arranging all the elements for a night out. Cross-skill action prediction is one of the upgrades for Alexa announced here … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos gets a kick out of robotic arms

LAS VEGAS — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ handshake is at least as firm as a robotic hand’s grip. I found that out for myself today at Amazon’s inaugural re:MARS conference, when Bezos tried out the touch-sensitive, dexterous robotic arm set … Continue reading

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