Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with Amazon-made AI chips

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 49 Share this story Amazon wants to cut the lag time between your asking Alexa a question and the virtual assistant giving you an answer.…


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Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ can now assist you in Spanish

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Spread the loveTweet If you ask a friend “¿Dónde estás?,” it provides a shortcut to Messenger’s location-sharing feature. Type “Besos!” or “Hola!” to bring up stickers. Friend won’t respond to…


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Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

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Spread the loveTweet The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products,…


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Tim Cook says Apple is working on ‘autonomous systems’

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Spread the loveTweet Make of that what you will. Cook talks around the subject, emphasizing Apple’s work in AI and by extension, autonomy, rather than addressing anything directly. “We’re not…


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Microsoft acquires Israeli security firm Hexadite, sources say for $100M

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Spread the loveTweet Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity. Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and protect against attacks.…


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Humans can help AI learn games more quickly

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Spread the loveTweet Unlike with DeepMind’s trial-and-error methods (below), however, the human-aided AI learned to play the games in less time than other AI systems. “Current state-of-the-art approaches require millions…


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Apple Just Joined Tech’s Great Race to Democratize AI

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Spread the loveTweet Apple’s iMac updates and new HomePod speaker drew most of the attention at the company’s World Wide Developers keynote. But tucked away in the middle were a…


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Google’s AlphaGo is the best Go player in the world

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Spread the loveTweet Although today’s result wasn’t as “close” as the first match, where AlphaGo won by just half a point, Deepmind CEO Demis Hassabis said that Ke Jie played…


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Google’s AlphaGo Levels Up From Board Games to Power Grids

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Spread the loveTweet When researchers inside Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence lab first built AlphaGo—the machine that plays the ancient game of Go better than any human—they needed human help. The…


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Softbank’s Nvidia stake is reportedly worth $4BN

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Spread the loveTweet When Softbank announced the first close of its Vision Fund this weekend — securing an initial commitment of $93 billion, from investors including Apple, Qualcomm and Foxconn — it also…


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