Interesting week in AI to say the least. To start, a school in China is now using AI to catch students who aren’t paying attention and/or napping. RIP to those students if they were anything like me in school. Meanwhile across the pond, the Metropolitan (U.K) police admitted their facial recognition technology has an abysmal… Read More »
Busy week in many different areas of the AI world. Highlights include Google hosting their annual I/O festival for developers, and the White House finally taking concrete steps to foster AI collaboration between the private sector and government by hosting an AI summit. Meanwhile, on the autonomous vehicle front, Drive.AI announced a ride-haling services pilot program… Read More »
This week featured a number of AI developments from Facebook, who had their annual F8 developer conference on May 1st and 2nd.
Meanwhile, across the pond in South Wales (U.K), the local police force is having issues with their facial recognition software. At an 8% accuracy rate for its recent use during the UEFA Champions League matches, “having issues” might be an understatement.
This week featured many positive news stories. Most notable was the use of new facial recognition software by police in India to find thousands of missing children. Always great to see the use of AI to help make the world a safer and better place. Company developments: IAI developing autonomous vehicles – Apr. 29, 2018… Read More »
This week’s news features interesting developments with regards to fundraising. Sinovation Ventures landed Spanish bank BBVA as a new LP, and BenevolentAI raised over $100mm to continue its development of AI for drug discovery. Company developments: Jack Ma says Alibaba ‘doing a lot of research’ on driverless cars – Apr. 19, 2018 (Phys.org) “What we… Read More »
Another busy week per usual. Highlights include SenseTime’s insane $600mm Series C round. They’re now the world’s most valuable AI startup. Company developments: Veteran Global AI Leader Dongyan Wang Joins DeepBrain Chain as Chief AI Officer, Executive VP of Silicon Valley Research Center – Apr. 13, 2018 (satPRnews) DeepBrain Chain (www.deepbrainchain.org), the world’s first Artificial… Read More »
This week has seen a heavy push on policies and government initiatives related to AI. Looks like the Uber accident in Arizona has failed to deter most regulatory bodies from halting autonomous vehicle legislation and policy. Among the many other developments this week, for all ramen lovers, Google has developed a program that can categorize… Read More »
This week is highlighted by Emmanuel Macron’s push to make France an AI mecca and avoid “dystopia”. So far his initiative has been well received and DeepMind (Google subsidiary) even announced plans to open its second research center in Paris. Company developments Global AI Art Competition launched in Beijing – Mar. 31, 2018 (Xinhua Net) The… Read More »
Arguably the biggest week in AI this year in terms of new developments. Not all developments are positive and rosy though. This week we witnessed the tragic and unfortunate death of Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles in Arizona. While I’m a strong proponent of autonomous vehicles, especially given the… Read More »
Breakthroughs / studies: Artificial intelligence can make power firms more efficient: consultancy – Mar. 12, 2018 (Reuters) Utilities can increase their efficiency by using more artificial intelligence (AI) technology, such as software to predict demand swings in the power grid or to control home appliances, consultancy Roland Berger said European utilities could achieve efficiency gains… Read More »