UK government report calls for no direct regulation of AI technology

The UK government has released a report compiled by more than 100 experts who advised the creation of an AI council rather than direct regulation. The age of artificial intelligence (AI) poses as many questions as it does possibilities, and now the UK government has in its hands a new report advising it on how …

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How artificial intelligence can deliver a personalized banking experience

With the evolution of digital banking, there are fewer opportunities for face-to-face interactions with customers. Is it therefore becoming harder to drive customer devotion, attracting and retaining loyal customers in this era of digital self-service? Banks are investing huge amounts of capital in digital capabilities such as chatbots, artificial intelligence (AI) and open APIs. According …

NVIDIA Announces World’s First AI Computer to Make Robotaxis a Reality

25+ Companies Developing Level 5 Robotaxis on NVIDIA CUDA GPUs GTC Europe -- NVIDIA today unveiled the world's first artificial intelligence computer designed to drive fully autonomous robotaxis. The new system, codenamed Pegasus, extends the NVIDIA® DRIVE™ PX AI computing platform to handle Level 5 driverless vehicles. NVIDIA DRIVE PX Pegasus delivers over 320 trillion operations per second -- more …

How Amazon, Google, Microsoft, And IBM Sell AI As A Service

Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft have all discovered that the artificial intelligence they use to make their own products better can be turned into a service and sold to corporate customers as a value-added service on top of their booming cloud-computing businesses. Alphabet and its best-known subsidiary, Google, have put considerable resources into machine learning going …

First self-driving cars, now Google AI is helping Rolls-Royce with autonomous ships

In a potentially important move for creating autonomous ships, Google is working with Rolls-Royce to improve the artificial intelligence in the engineering firm's system for situational awareness around seagoing vessels. Under a new agreement between the two companies, Rolls-Royce will be using Google's Cloud Machine Learning Engine for further training its AI-based object classification system …

Facebook Quietly Enters StarCraft War for AI Bots, and Loses

In the distant Koprulu Sector of the Milky Way, Facebook’s Zerglings lingered in a restless swarm outside the enemy’s base. After the commander ill-advisedly opened the gate, the social network’s alien horde stormed in and slaughtered forces stationed inside, in a battle fought on the frontiers of artificial-intelligence research. The bloody incident was part of …

Elon Musk: Google’s AI camera doesn’t even pretend to be innocent

Elon Musk isn't sure about artificial intelligence. He worries it could start World War III. He thinks it's a far greater threat than North Korea. He wants it regulated immediately. So when Google presented its new AI-based camera Google Clips last week, you might imagine that Musk wouldn't be overly excited. On Saturday, however, he …

AI and VR will help students get more from a K-12 education

Technology is rapidly becoming an integral part of the classroom and our children’s education. Kids are increasingly using tablets and other digital appliances, and coding is becoming part of the standard curriculum around the world. As we speak, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are positively transforming education — not only regarding how children learn but …