As part of our Women in Tech campaign, we’d like to highlight the female leaders in the industry who are making meaningful differences. Three mentions coming from our Australian office are featured in this article, but please head over to our UK, US and Swedish editions if you are interested in stories of women in tech! Melanie Perkins (source: https://femaleonezero.com/business/this-woman-has-designs-on-the-world) Melanie Perkins is the founder of Canva, the new,…
Over the last few months, an incredibly intelligent AI called ChatGPT has taken the internet by storm. What will this open chatbot mean for the future?
Deepfakes: Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Deception in International Conflict
Experts in AI and foreign policy at Northwestern University and Brookings Institution suggest the creation of a code of conduct by world governments to moderate the use of deepfakes to combat digital disinformation.
Breaking the Chains of Technophobia: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Progress
The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment of the 21st Century requires overcoming technophobia and embracing the role of AI in building a society with more meaningful work and lifestyle.
Could Taxing Robots Help Income Inequality?
The ever-increasing reliance on autonomous technology beckons a thorough consideration of the socio-economic impacts of automation. MIT economists debate whether taxing robots can address income inequality in the face of increasing automation.
Deep Learning Revolution Comes to Electric Vehicles
Designing road-safe and reliable autonomous vehicles requires technology that will enable EVs to understand the environment around them. A novel deep-learning neural network by a team of international researchers allows EVs to detect objects with a stunning accuracy of 96%.
Robots at Home: Smart Homes
In this series we are taking a look at the state of domestic robots and how close we are to robots being a common feature of the home. In our final piece of this collection, we look at how we can tie all of the different gadgets from around the house together in the Smart Home.
New Research Paves Way for Artificially Intelligent Smartphones
Next-gen smartphones may come equipped with state-of-the-art machine learning (ML) models, thanks to a new technique developed jointly by researchers at MIT and the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab.
How Robotic Self-awareness Is Becoming a Reality
Engineers at Columbia University have developed a robot which can model its body by gazing at itself in a hall of mirrors with childlike curiosity.
Are Video Games Making You Smarter?
Gaming is emerging as a popular pastime in many parts of the world. New research sheds light on how indulging in your favourite video game might be improving your decision-making skills.
Managing People Through AI (Part II of II)
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has witnessed steadfast adoption in many large corporations. As AI solutions become more commonplace, accessible and scalable, small firms are likely to follow suit.
The Four Steps to Combating Climate Change With AI (Part II)
By recognizing and unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence tools at our disposal, we can address the climate crisis the world faces.
The Four Steps to Combating Climate Change With AI (Part I)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to become one of our most powerful tools in enacting climate action measures. The Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) details four methods to accelerate climate action through AI.
Tackling Climate Change using AI
Recently, Berkley University has launched a new initiative that aims to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and climate related fields, as Students at Berkley have discovered a large gap in the application of AI technology within the field of climate change. In fact, students have realised that less than 1% of publications at prestigious AI conferences mention ‘climate’ at all, which seems a real shame given the potential insight…
Artificial Intelligence Research Draws From the Mind of Babies
Is our artificial intelligence (AI) technology any better at understanding the world than an infant? Researchers at Trinity College Dublin debate in newly published research.
Managing People Through AI (Part I of II)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its foray into people management, one step at a time. Here’s how organisations can leverage the potential of machine learning to monitor and analyse talent.
Can a Robot Take Your Job?
As the world continues to witness a quantum leap in artificial intelligence technology—will our jobs be safe from automatization in the future? New research by EPFL answers the much-debated question.
Emotionally Intelligent AI
The ability and inability to comprehend emotions have been a key distinction between humans and artificial intelligence for long—but a recent discovery by Japanese researchers might change that.
Snapchat acquires NextMind
In a recent takeover, Snapchat has acquired a brain-computer interface (BCI) specialist – NextMind – with the intention of developing a next generation of Spectacles.
Future in Films: 2001 A Space Odyssey
Next in the Future in Films series, we will take a look at Kubrick’s cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. What predictions did Stanley Kubrick make back in 1968 that have come true, and which are we yet to achieve?
Future in Films: Iron Man
In the Future in Films series, we will focus on the tech we see in popular films and whether this is available in the real world. Our first instalment will put Iron Man in the spotlight as we look at Tony Stark’s impressive array of high-tech assistants that aid him in running his uber successful weapons business, Stark Industries.
Governing Our AI: Continuing The Push for Algorithmic Accountability
AI is not untainted by bias, and the United States House of Representatives has taken cognizance of the fact. New York Representative Yvette Clarke has reignited a polemic against discriminatory algorithms.
STAR: The Robot That Performed a Surgery
In a breakthrough procedure in autonomous surgery, a robot designed by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins performed a laparoscopy—independently.
Recognizing Algorithmic Biases
Transparency, accountability, and reliability are the virtues of trustworthy AI. By keeping inclusivity and equity as the cornerstones of the development of AI standards, organizations can address implicit biases of algorithms.
Can Intelligence Be Taught to Robots?
Researchers from the University of Tokyo have found a way to induce ‘intelligence’ in robots, empowering machines to think like us.
Artificial Intelligence Research Draws From the Mind of a Sea Slug
The endeavour to build smarter AI brought the researchers at Purdue to draw from one of the simplest creatures in the animal kingdom.
Detecting Disease Early Through AI
Scientists at TU Dresden have successfully demonstrated the use of biocompatible chips that detect ‘pathological changes’ without medical supervision.
High Resolution: Google Introduced AI Image Enhancement
Google’s new software uses ground-breaking methods to improve the resolution of digital images using AI
Tesla Bot: Could this AI spell the end of manual labour?
Elon Musk unveils a bot that will look and act like a human, with the aim of carrying out work.
Would You Trust a Chatbot?
As advances in ML, AI and natural language processing (NLP) turn chatbots more humanlike, should companies tell customers they are communicating with bots?
Learning Intuitively: AI Predicts Human Behaviour from Videos
A Columbia University study unveiled a new computer vision technique that imparts intuitive sense to machines—allowing AI to leverage ‘higher-level associations’ to predict movements.
Razer x ClearBot: A ‘Game-Changing’ Solution to Ocean Waste
Razer has partnered with Hong Kong-based waste cleaning startup ClearBot to leverage AI to reduce oceanic pollution
AI Learns Football, Football Learns Through AI
The rapid progress in artificial intelligence and machine learning has opened new analytics possibilities in various team and individual sports, football in particular.
Deepfake Dubs: Flawless Films for the Foreign Market
Flawless are using Deepfake technology in order to change the way that films are sold overseas.
Adidas Tracking GMR Insoles: The World of Football Meets Gaming
The new Adidas GMR technology aims to connect gaming and physical football worlds through insoles fitted with a smart tag made by Google.
Toyota Grow into the Market for Autonomous Driving
Toyota have acquired Lyft’s autonomous driving project. Is this clever boost into a growing market for Toyota or Lyft escaping from an unviable business plan?
‘Trust Is a Must’: European Commission Proposes Stringent Regulations on AI
The European Commission’s first legal framework on Artificial Intelligence aims for “human-centric, sustainable, secure, inclusive and trustworthy AI”
New Nintendo Switch to Feature DLSS, 4K Output
Nintendo’s next-gen hybrid console will reportedly feature 4K video output, OLED display and Nvidia’s AI-powered Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology
Prosthetics, Powered by Deep Learning
Robotics researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing exoskeletons and prosthetics powered by computer vision and AI—capable of making decisions on their own
How Waymo Is Making the Roads Safer With Self-Driving Cars
Two years ago, Google’s autonomous ride-hailing service became the first in the world to bring its fleet of self-driving cars to passengers for the everyday commute. Here’s what’s new.
The Watchful Protector: AI-Enabled Aerial Drones To Protect Endangered Dolphin Species
The New Zealand government-backed Māui Drone Project would utilize a fleet of autonomous drones to track and protect endangered dolphins
Artificial Intelligence: MIT creates ‘liquid’ machine learning
AI continues to grow. As the world we live in is getting each day more unpredictable, we will soon need an Intelligence capable of adapting to every circumstance.
Amazon’s ‘Alexa Custom Assistant’ Lets Companies Build DIY Voice AI
Amazon is lending companies access to Alexa’s advanced AI stack to build their voice assistants, tailored to fit their consumers
The Luminal Boom of AI: Artificial Intelligence, Powered by Light
We learn through imitation, and now, AI is imitating. A new light-powered chip could make AI smarter, faster, and human-like.
AI: How The Economist’s Machine Learning Algorithm Has Predicted the Outcome of U.S. Elections
The editorial’s presidential forecasting model accounts for polling, demographic, economic and historical data to answer the most pressing question of 2020
Battling Against Food Waste With AI
Food waste, climate crisis, human rights and access to justice and education for development are some the pressing global challenges we are facing in today’s world.
Google’s Machine Learning Model for Flood Forecasting Expands Coverage
When it rains, it pours, but Google’s breakthrough Machine Learning model warns you before the torrent knocks your doors
Nvidia Shakes the GPU Market With GeForce RTX 30 Series
Nvidia’s revolutionary new Ampere cards will offer 8K HDR gaming, immersive VR experience with twice the anticipated core count, at $499
Neuralink and the Beginning of Humanity’s Symbiosis With AI
Elon Musk unveiled a pig implanted with a brain chip, demonstrating a functioning brain-to-machine interface
A Pilot and An AI Went Head-to-Head in a Virtual Dogfight. The AI Prevailed
Heron Systems’ artificial intelligence algorithm triumphed over a U.S. Air Force pilot 5-0 in DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials