AI could be driving a new digital divide

The “digital divide” usually refers to the gap between those who have access to good internet connections and technology and those who do not. For example, students in rural schools that lack bandwidth and who don’t have access to high-speed internet at home do not perform as well academically as students who have access do. …

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Fujitsu to build world-class AI supercomputer

TOKYO -- Fujitsu received an order for Japan's fastest supercomputer from a national research institute, with the goal of providing development infrastructure for artificial intelligence to companies and research centers. The roughly 5 billion yen ($44.3 million) order was placed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for its under-construction AI research center …

This is how much Google is spending on cutting edge AI research

Google acquired the British artificial-intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for a reported £400 million (roughly $525 million), a company its cofounder Demis Hassabis once described as aiming at “solving intelligence, and then using that to solve everything else.” Since then, the company’s researchers have built a system that beat humans at one of the most …

This ICO for an AI blockhain is the most tech-hype idea of the year

SingularityNET, founded by robotics expert and AI-researcher Ben Goertzel, wants to democratise artificial intelligence research to keep its control out of the hands of Silicon Valley corporations We might have just hit Peak 2017 Buzzword: a startup is about to launch an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to fund a blockchain-based network of Artificial Intelligences (AI), …

The Fashion Industry Is Learning More And More About How You Spend, Thanks To AI

Luxury fashion has often been synonymous with unparalleled quality and exclusivity. However, the sobering reality is that many high-end brands have fallen behind in the age of the digital revolution and e-commerce. This begs the question: how can luxury brands make up for lost ground and deliver the experiences needed to get ahead of the …

Google Clips is a tiny camera that uses AI to automatically photograph family moments

https://volume.vox-cdn.com/embed/cced30b15?autoplay=false&placement=lede&player_type=youtube&tracking=article:lede In addition to its Pixel phones and Home devices, Google announced a surprise today during its Pixel event. The company has come out with a camera that uses artificial intelligence to capture intimate moments that you aren’t able to get on your own. If your dog or baby is camera-shy, you can plant the …