Jackie Snow‘s (MIT Tech Review) article highlighting the 3 major AI policy and advocacy groups recently launched that are all headed by women
Barbara Stewart‘s article which asks whether machine learning can change the game for female investors in 2018. She argues that machine learning will allow us to delve into the data about female investors and then capitalise on their evolving investment behaviour patterns
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Dave Davis (Copyright Clearance Centre) writes about how recently in science reality, there’s been early, speculative discussion about “creative” works generated by AI, and how copyright would apply. He argues that when it comes to the rights of an AI itself, I think the key issue would be intent.
Bottom line: In my view, a self-aware, autonomous AI would be the prerequisite for its works to be protectable by copyright. At that time, such a revolution in technology would entail a much greater revolution in society, with the law, including copyright law, changing, as well.
Chinese education start-up Liulishuo has developed what it calls the world’s first AI English teacher. After years spent gathering data on Chinese people speaking English, the firm employed deep learning to create personalised English courses powered by AI. Available on the firm’s mobile app, the courses were launched in 2016 and boast around 50 million registered users.
AI teaching can triple learning efficiency, CEO and Founder Yi Wang told CNBC on the sidelines of the Morgan Stanley Tech, Media & Telecom conference in Beijing.
The world’s largest automaker, Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi, has launched a $1 billion corporate venture capital fund to focus on investments in “new mobility” including electrification, autonomous systems, network connectivity and artificial intelligence.
Called Alliance Ventures, the fund has already made its first investment, taking an equity stake for an undisclosed amount in Ionic Materials — a Bill Joy-backed battery technology developer.The fund said that it will invest up to $200 million in start-ups and “open innovation partnerships” in its first year and expects to invest roughly the same amount over the next five years.
Smart lock maker August Home announced Tuesday an expansion of its in-home delivery platform that will enable retailers to provide secure delivery by placing
packages and groceries inside customers’ homes and garages.
August announced at CES 2018 it will utilise a partnership with Deliv, a logistics and same day delivery company partnered with 4,000 businesses, to handle its fulfillment solutions. Deliv operates in 1,400 cities, and will give August a better chance of taking on Amazon’s in-home delivery service plotted for national expansion.
Despite Spectre and Meltdown woes from Intel, IBM inventors obtained 9,043 patents in 2017, more than any other company in the US for the 25th year in a row.
Cybersecurity experts at the firm were granted 1,200 patents last year, including one programme which uses AI bots to bait hackers into email exchanges and websites which expend criminal resources and ultimately frustrate scams. IBM said the technology could “substantially reduce the security risks associated with ‘phishing’ emails and other attacks.”
Intel’s partnership with Ferrari will drive the advent of AI to “fundamentally” change the creation and distribution of sports broadcast content, the tech giant has said.
“If you care about a particular driver, we can actually make a personal feed for you that will actually cut some different interesting things relevant to that driver or that situation or that team. So that’s where I think it’s a novel and a kind of really interesting application of AI,” said VP and GM of Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG) Naveen Rao. Multiple camera feeds from drones will stream this to a central source, with the AI then mixing and cutting the feeds together.
Matthew Reynolds (Wired) says that although digital forensics experts can still easily tell computer-generated fakes apart from real images, they’re still no good at stopping them going viral in the first place.
Technology can only take us so far, digital forensics expert Hany] Farid says. If a fake video ends up going viral, often the damage is done before anyone even has the chance to analyse the content. “In the media we used to have a couple of days to [inspect] content and now we have a couple of hours and we’re getting even less,” he says. If someone faked a video of President Trump saying: “I just fired nuclear weapons at North Korea” and it went viral, the repercussions could be huge.
Thinkful, an online coding school, announced that it has raised a $9.6 million series A round to bring more in-person career development programs to cities across the U.S. Owl Ventures led the round, with participation from Tribeca Venture Partners. Previous investors include Peter Thiel and RRE Ventures in New York.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, Thinkful offers flexible training programs in data science, front-end development, and full-stack development, as well as a full-time engineering immersion program. Tuition ranges from $500 per month for the front-end developer program to $14,000 for five months for the engineering immersion program.