Government data strategy ‘fragmented and rudderless’

The government's new data strategy is at risk fo collapse before it has been launched due to several challenges including legacy IT and leadership problems, and...

Pope Francis warns against deepfakes and tech ‘barbarism’

(Reuters) Pope Francis urged Silicon Valley giants on Friday to make sure technological advances such as artificial intelligence do not lead to a new “form of barbarism” where the law of the strongest...

Google’s robotic hand AI can learn to rotate Baoding balls with minimal training data

Using several fingers at once to grasp and manipulate objects is a straightforward ask of humans, despite the primitiveness of our hand anatomy. But robots have a much tougher go of it. That’s...

AI completes users’ rough sketches

Artistic composition tools imbued with AI are fast becoming old hat. Scientists at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, a collaboration between MIT and IBM to jointly pursue AI techniques over the next decade,...

AI generates logos from whole cloth

Generating logos from whole cloth isn’t exactly novel — startups like Logojoy employ AI to create thousands of banners and branding elements on demand. But in a new paper published on the preprint...

TuSimple raises $120 million to expand its fleet of driverless delivery trucks

Riding high on a newly formed partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS), self-driving truck startup TuSimple today announced that it’s secured an extension to its $95 million series D round led...

Microsoft improves conference room audio with AI that taps multiple mics

It’s always frustrating when conference room audio doesn’t reliably reach parties who’ve dialed in remotely. Poor acoustics and interference invariably contribute to reduced clarity and crispness on the other end of the line,...

A virtual assistant revolution is here — and financial services need to step up...

Presented by Envestnet | Yodlee Virtual assistants have changed the way consumers and brands interact – and of particular benefit to financial services companies. Join this VB Live event to learn why you need...

Thought the mobile revolution was rough? Here’s what it really takes to harness AI...

Presented by Hypergiant AI is transformative only when you ditch company siloes to embrace a horizontal approach, optimize diverse but connected processes, and open up true cross-functional functioning for the first time. To learn...

AI Weekly: Protecting the powerful underpins debates at Stanford and MIT

This short week was filled with tough ethical debates at two of the top AI institutions in the United States. A petition and letter of support circulating at MIT is calling Media Lab director...

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