Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

What’s happened in AI: December 16 – 31

Well it looks like 2017 is a wrap. What a great year for AI, so much promise for the sector heading into 2018. Highlights from the year end include Carnegie Mellon’s AI beating the leading Texas Hold’em poker pros, VTT Technical Research Centre’s autonomous snow vehicles and researchers fooling Google’s image recognition AI. University news… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: December 1 – 15

Exciting two weeks in AI. Highlights include Andrew Ng’s new startup Landing.ai, Black in AI panel at NIPS 2017 and Google announcing its AI made its own AI. Also, check out Venturebeat’s AI weekly update as they do a fantastic job. Company news / recent developments: Google’s AI made its own AI, and it’s better… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: November 2017

Saudi Arabia bestows citizenship on a robot named Sophia Saudi Arabia granted Sophia citizenship, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know Sophia’s capabilities were on display during the Future Investment Initiative summit being OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis explains why AI requires oversight… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: October 17-24

Highlights this week include two major developments from Google, the emergence of Primer from stealth mode and the acquisition of nuTonomy by Delphi for $450mm. On the cultural side of AI, we’ve received news regarding plans for a Black AI workshop in December and another AI chatbot expressing offensive remarks. Personally, these are two examples… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: October 9-16

Lots of great activity this week. Notable developments include Alibaba’s reveal of its massive research arm, the UAE’s Centennial 2070 objectives and Marvelstone Group’s plans for the largest AI hub in the world to be built in Singapore. Company highlights/other Facebook launches two datasets to improve AI video analysis The Scenes, Objects, and Actions dataset… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: October 1-October 8

Partnerships SparkCognition and British Army Collaborate to Advance Artificial Intelligence Applications for Defense (10/4/17) The AI company’s Defense team will consult with the British Army on the role of machine learning in military applications and contribute to research on future military planning Policy & Regulation DeepMind announces ethics group to focus on problems of AI… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: September 2017

I’ve compiled a list of developments in AI from last month. List is by no means all inclusive, so if I missed anything feel free to let me know. Partnerships: IBM partnership with MIT (9/7/17) Partnership includes a $240mm investment in the “future of artificial intelligence” from IBM over a 10 year period Lyft and… Read More »