AMD rolls out Instinct MI200 GPUs for HPC and AI workloads

The chipmaker is also taking the wraps off Milan-X, its first server CPU with 3D Chiplet technology.

08 November 2021,

Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease

At just one year old, a baby is more dexterous than a robot. Sure, machines can do more than just pick up and put down objects, but we're not quite there as far as replicating a natural pull towards exploratory or sophisticated dexterous manipulation goes.

08 November 2021,

How figurative language confuses chatbots

Computer scientists recently examined the performance of dialog systems, such as personal assistants and chatbots designed to interact with humans. The team found that when these systems are confronted with dialog that includes idioms or similes, their performance drops to between 10 and 20 percent.

08 November 2021,

MERLIN: A self-supervised strategy to train deep despeckling networks

When a highly coherent light beam, such as that emitted by radars, is diffusely reflected on a surface with a rough structure (e.g., a piece of paper, white paint or a metallic surface), it produces a random granular effect known as the 'speckle' pattern.

08 November 2021,

Tencent Cloud unveils three world-class AI chips

Tencent Cloud claims to have developed three world-class AI chips that substantially outperform rivals, although details at this point are scarce.

The Turing Test Is Bad For Business

Artificial intelligence needs to focus on the augmentation game, not the imitation game.

08 November 2021,

Singapore launches national AI schemes, adds $133M investment to research

Two programmes will look to drive the adoption of artificial intelligence in the government and financial services sectors, with another SG$180 million to be invested in the national research plan to tap the technology in key areas, such as healthcare and education.

08 November 2021,

CommBanks buys stake in to boost AI capabilities

CBA will use its relationship with to improve fraud detection and natural disaster predictions, and help customers make better credit decisions.

07 November 2021,

Streaming: the best films about artificial intelligence and robots

A century of sci-fi films that chart our changing attitudes to AI – from Fritz Lang to Finch

06 November 2021,

Boxing body uses AI vetting of judges to restore trust

Seeking to restore trust in its bouts, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) used an artificial intelligence system to analyze judges and referees before they could work at the current men's world championships.

06 November 2021,

Three data integrity challenges Blockchain can help solve

Business and technology leaders are under increasing pressure to prove that they're capturing and using data in conformance with relevant regulations and internal processes.

05 November 2021,

Otter Assistant for Teams, hands on: Flexible transcription for your remote meetings

Microsoft Teams has audio transcription built in, but not everyone can use it. Otter has a more versatile alternative, although it may initially confuse some users.

05 November 2021,

5 ways artificial intelligence could shape our lives

Tech evangelists habitually brim with enthusiasm over artificial intelligence's potential to transform our lives, and the crowds at this year's Web Summit were no exception.

05 November 2021,

Humans bigger threat than AI, says chess legend Kasparov

Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov was beaten by a supercomputer—but when it comes to artificial intelligence, he is firmly convinced that it's the humans who pose the real threat.

05 November 2021,

New Machine-Learning System Gives Robots Social Skills

A new machine-learning system helps robots understand and perform certain social interactions. Robots can deliver food on a college campus and hit a hole-in-one on the golf course, but even the most sophisticated robot can’t perform basic social inte

05 November 2021,

Cisco teams up with Singapore university in $40M research investment

National University of Singapore and Cisco have partnered to launch a "corporate laboratory" to drive research development in five key areas, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and healthcare, and will invest SG$54 million ($40 million) over five years.

05 November 2021,

These Robots Follow You to Learn Where to Go

Burro makes carts that help growers of trees and vineyards with harvests. Meanwhile, the maker of Vespa scooters wants to carry your groceries.

05 November 2021,

Alphabet creates DeepMind offshoot focused on using AI for drug discovery

A new Alphabet subsidiary will focus on performing drug discovery through an AI-driven approach.

05 November 2021,

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