Waymo Emergency Training

Waymo recently put its new self-driving Pacifica minivans to a different kind of test. Arizona’s Chandler Police and Fire departments lent their emergency vehicles to help Waymo’s cars gain some key knowledge. Dealing with emergency vehicles, like police cars and … Read More

Samsung’s Bixby assistant is now available for Galaxy S8 owners worldwide

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is now global after it expanded into over 200 countries today. Bixby is Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other virtual assistants. It got off to a bumpy start when it didn’t ship with … Read More

Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. It’s launched … Read More

IBM Opens Innovation Center for Watson

TechCrunch was given a tour of the office now housing the NYC hub for artificial intelligence computer Watson in an effort to draw upon the talent of Silicon Alley. Jon Shieber chatted with the VP of the IBM Watson Group … Read More

Where Will Humans Fit in the Second Machine Age? | Keen On…

The hot new book about the digital economy is Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson’s The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity In a Time of Brilliant Technologies. It’s amongst the first books to seriously address the fundamental question of … Read More

Intel’s Autonomous Driving Garage

Darrell Etherington gets a first-hand look inside Intel’s Autonomous Driving Garage and talks to AI and autonomous driving executives about what Intel is doing to make self-driving a practical, every day reality. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/03/intels-new-silicon-valley-autonomous-driving-garage-is-primed-for-partnerships/ TechCrunch is a leading technology … Read More

Facebook buys Ozlo to boost its conversational AI efforts

 Facebook has gone ahead and purchased Charles Jolley’s conversational AI startup Ozlo. Jolley, formerly Head of Platform for Android at Facebook, will not be returning to the company. The Ozlo team is expected to join Facebook to work on natural language processing … Read More

Qualcomm opens its mobile chip deep learning framework to all

 Mobile chip maker Qualcomm wants to enable deep learning-based software development on all kinds of devices, which is why it created the Neural Processing Engine (NPE) for its Snapdragon-series mobile processors. The NPE software development kit is now available to … Read More

Microsoft’s second-generation HoloLens will included a dedicated AI coprocessor

 Microsoft has revealed that it is preparing to equip the second version of its HoloLens VR headset with its own AI processing capabilities to enable more features and services. The firm said that it is customizing the current processor within … Read More

Apple launches machine learning research site

 Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company’s findings. The Apple Machine Learning Journal is a bit empty right now as the company only shared one post about turning synthetic images into realistic … Read More