Tag: AI

Tech

Google Home 6x better than Amazon Alexa in 3,000 question test

Don’t judge a smart speaker by its sales — at least that’s the story floating around the internet today, as Ad Age has revealed a study showing that Google Home is six times likelier than Amazon Alexa to answer user requests correctly. The research, conducted by New York-based digital agency 360i, backs the search company’s…

Cloud

AI is still several breakthroughs away from reality

While the growth of deep neural networks has helped propel the field of machine learning to new heights, there’s still a long road ahead of us when it comes to creating artificial intelligence. That’s the message from a panel of leading machine learning and AI experts who spoke at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Turing…

Tech

Andrew Ng to launch Deeplearning.ai months after departure from Baidu

Former Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng today announced plans to launch a new business called Deepelarning.ai . The company launched with little information about what to expect beyond an exploration of the “frontiers of AI,” but alludes to additional details being shared in August about Deeplearning.ai’s focus and mission. Deep learning is a type of AI that…

Tech

EyeEm is using computer vision to unearth the best photos on your phone’s camera roll

Online photography platform and community EyeEm  has unveiled a new feature designed to automatically unearth the best photos on your smartphone. With EyeEm Selects, mobile photographers who have EyeEm installed can elect to have their camera roll scanned by the app, which then uses computer vision to suggest the best photos to upload to the EyeEm…

Cloud

Algorithmia raises $10.5 million from Google’s new AI fund and others

Algorithmia, a startup that provides a platform for simplifying the use of machine learning in production, has raised a $10.5 million series A round led by Google. The raise confirms the existence of Google’s rumored artificial intelligence fund . Anna Patterson, the tech giant’s vice president of engineering for AI, will join Algorithmia’s board as…

Tech

Who will train the next generation of data scientists?

While artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days, the industry is facing a key problem: not enough scholars are staying in academia to teach the massive influx of students. It’s a problem that Jennifer Chayes, a managing director and distinguished scientist at Microsoft Research, has seen firsthand while recruiting top researchers away from universities…

Cloud

Salesforce’s chief scientist says AI winters are over

While there’s concerning hype about artificial intelligence in the market today, Salesforce’s chief scientist says that researchers don’t have to fear that interest in in the field will disappear again. “At the same time, I don’t think there will be an ‘AI winter’ again, where hype cycles happen and there’s no more funding, and so…

Cloud

Microsoft says its AI took a data scientist’s job

Much of the conversation about machine learning taking jobs focuses on the future, but Microsoft boasted its cloud service has already managed to claim one human’s position. The Custom Decision Service, which the company introduced at its Build conference last month, took over at one of Microsoft’s customers, according to Jennifer Chayes, a distinguished scientist at…

Mobile

Taking risks with AI? We want you on stage at MB 2017

VB EVENT: MobileBeat 2017 is not here for the dreamers — it’s built by the doers. And this year they’re getting the spotlight, too. We’re offering the MobileBeat stage to the established brands that aren’t resting on their laurels — the ones who have plunged head-first into hands-on, results-oriented, ROI-blasting AI, while everyone else is…