McDonald’s drive-thru AI bot may have broken privacy law

McDonald’s announced earlier this month that it was deploying an AI chatbot to handle its drive-thru orders, but it turns out it might break privacy law.


Now Google is using AI to design chips, far faster than human engineers can do the job

Google's AI has revealed a new model that can automate a complex process at the heart of chip design, saving engineers months-worth of work.

11 June 2021, zdnet.com

Drone with 3D mapping tech gives first responders near real-time data

The international ResponDrone project has integrated into its situation awareness system for emergency situations a near real-time 3D mapping solution to provide on-site emergency teams with tools that will help them to better evaluate their working environment.

11 June 2021, techxplore.com


How artificial intelligence is changing the future of air transportation

A George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science professor is working on an interdisciplinary research project funded by NASA that aims to design and develop a safety management system for electric autonomous aircraft.

11 June 2021, techxplore.com

AI Trained With Genetic Data Predicts How Patients With Viral Infections – Including COVID-19 – Will Fare

Gene expression patterns associated with pandemic viral infections provide a map to help define patients' immune responses, measure disease severity, predict outcomes and test therapies — for current and future pandemics. Researchers at University of

11 June 2021, scitechdaily.com

Using large-scale dataset experiments and machine learning to discover new theories of decision-making

A team of researchers from Princeton University along with one from Worcester Polytechnic Institute has developed a way to use large-scale dataset experiments and machine learning to discover new theories of decision-making. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their approach to using a common tradeoff experiment to generate large datasets for use in testing and developing new theories surrounding human decision-making.

11 June 2021, techxplore.com


Coding bootcamps and 4-year colleges have nearly identical percentage of alumni employed at Big Five: report

Code Fellows, Hackbright Academy, Hack Reactor all had similar numbers of alumni employed at the Big Five -- while costing 10% of the tuition charged at traditional colleges.

11 June 2021, zdnet.com

DotData extracts key data features to make machine learning useful

VentureBeat sat down with CEO Ryohei Fujimaki to learn what's behind DotData's AI-powered feature engineering.

11 June 2021, venturebeat.com

The Honeywell Quantum, Cambridge Quantum deal: A look at the big picture

We caught up with Tony Uttley, president of Honeywell Quantum Solutions, to talk about quantum computing and what's ahead.

11 June 2021, zdnet.com


Opinion | Sam Altman on the A.I. Revolution, Trillionaires and the Future of Political Power

Will A.I. give us the lives of leisure we long for — or usher in a feudal dystopia? It depends.

11 June 2021, nytimes.com

Udaan, India's Alibaba, is just the kind of antidote rural India needs

Udaan's B2B marketplace is becoming a boon for India's mom-and-pop kirana stores that struggle to connect with sellers in order to stock their shops.

11 June 2021, zdnet.com

Singapore researchers tap human body as medium to power wearables

Technology is touted to draw power from a single device, such as a mobile phone placed in a pocket or smart watch on a wrist, to wirelessly power up to 10 other wearables placed on the human body.

11 June 2021, zdnet.com


Lack of AI implementation may have cost enterprises $4.26T, Signal AI finds

Survey of business executives suggests AI-driven decisions could have a massive $4.6 trillion impact on the economy.

10 June 2021, venturebeat.com

Facebook to launch NetHack Challenge at NeurIPS 2021

Historically, significant progress in the area of reinforcement learning (RL) has resulted from simulation environments in games such as Dota 2, Minecraft and StarCraft II. Unfortunately, these developments came with a taxing amount of computation, typically requiring the usage of thousands of GPUs at once for just one experiment.

10 June 2021, techxplore.com

OpenAI claims to have mitigated bias and toxicity in GPT-3

OpenAI claims to have developed a technique to mitigate bias and toxicity in large language models like GPT-3.

10 June 2021, venturebeat.com


Researchers create an un-hackable quantum network over hundreds of kilometers using optical fiber

Toshiba's research team has broken a new record for optical fiber-based quantum communications, thanks to a new technology called dual band stabilization.

10 June 2021, zdnet.com

A bio-inspired technique to mitigate catastrophic forgetting in binarized neural networks

Deep neural networks have achieved highly promising results on several tasks, including image and text classification. Nonetheless, many of these computational methods are prone to what is known as catastrophic forgetting, which essentially means that when they are trained on a new task, they tend to rapidly forget how to complete tasks they were trained to complete in the past.

10 June 2021, techxplore.com

Microsoft makes its case for why it's all-in on gaming

Microsoft has plans to bring Xbox and Xbox Game Pass to more screens in a variety of ways, and is counting on its cloud, communities and commerce to advance its gaming business further.

10 June 2021, zdnet.com


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