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A Boston-based startup has been tapped to help doctors and researchers in Hong Kong combat the growing coronavirus outbreak. Biofourmis is using its wearable and artificial intelligence technology to aid with disease surveillance and to help researchers better understand the illness.
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On November 13, noted vampire capitalist Peter Thiel gave a speech to donors at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research conservative think-tank on “The End of the Computer Age.
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This article is co-written by Coco Feng. After working in the US for more than a decade, Zheng Yefeng felt he had hit a glass ceiling. He also saw that the gap in AI between China and the US was narrowing.
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China risks a catastrophic loss in competitive advantage to the US in AI if it does not invest more in basic research, according to Peking University professor Wang Liwei.
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Crowd estimates for Hong Kong’s large pro-democracy protests have been a point of contention for years. The organizers and the police often release vastly divergent estimates. This year’s annual pro-democracy protest on Monday, July 1, was no different.
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Yin Qi started Megvii eight years ago in Beijing’s Zhongguancun tech hub, along with two of his classmates from Tsinghua University, with the goal of making the world a better place.
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Amazon shareholders have rejected two proposals that would have requested the company not to sell its facial recognition technology to government customers. The breakdown of the votes is not immediately known. A filing with the vote tally is expected later this week.
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Microsoft and Sony are announcing an unusual partnership today, allowing the two rivals to partner on cloud-based gaming services.
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Trying to find a criminal on the run among 1.4 billion people is a perennial challenge for China’s law enforcement agencies. Recently, a cluster of AI-enabled facial recognition technology companies have emerged in China to lend a helping hand, though.
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At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today launched Ax and BoTorch, two new open-source AI tools. BoTorch, which, as the name implies, is based on PyTorch, is a library for Bayesian optimization. That’s a pretty specialized tool.
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This week, I interviewed Yuval Noah Harari, the author of three best-selling books about the history and future of our species, and Fei-Fei Li, one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence.
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AI is capable of making music, but does that make AI an artist? As AI begins to reshape how music is made, our legal systems are going to be confronted with some messy questions regarding authorship.
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HomeCourt is game-changing technology that’s turning amateur basketball players into sharp shooters. It’s an app that launched just last year using high-tech computer vision and machine learning to improve a player’s shooting skills. HomeCourt works because everything can be done on an iPhone.
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Opera has updated its eponymous web browser for desktop platforms with a makeover and a number of features.
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Facebook has always been a company with global ambition, but few projects illustrate this better than its ongoing attempt to map the world’s population density using AI. The company first unveiled this work back in 2016 when it created maps for 22 nations.
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Qualcomm kicked off its annual AI Day conference in San Francisco with a bang. It took the wraps off of three new system-on-chips bound for smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, and if that weren’t enough, it announced a product tailor-made for edge computing: the Qualcomm Cloud AI 100.
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Facebook has promised to use artificial intelligence to stop suggesting users invite their dead friends to parties.
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We tend not, however, to think about how AI can be used by community journalists.
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Intel Capital today announced an investment of $117 million in 14 startups doing things like making AI inference faster, helping manufacturers deploy AI systems, building semiconductors, and creating disruptive tech beyond AI in health care and communications.
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If you’re under 18 in China and want to play one of the most popular mobile games in the world, Honor of Kings (aka Arena of Valor), you will need to pass an AI facial recognition test. Soon, even tuning into live streamed videos might require the same.
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