If a robot is conscious, is it OK to turn it off? The moral implications of building true AIs

Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.

27 October 2020, theconversation.com

Rockset raises $40 million to index and analyze data at scale

Rockset, a startup developing a platform for big data analytics, secured $40 million in venture capital funding.

27 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Gesture recognition technology shrinks to micro size

New resource-efficient gesture recognition can be embedded into smart clothing. Technology developed in collaboration between Aalto University and company HitSeed could be used in manufacturing and healthcare, for example.

27 October 2020, techxplore.com

How AI can help protect users from abusive and negative behavior

How AI can help ensure user-generated content is moderated so that all users are safe from abusive and negative behavior.

27 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Skan raises $14 million to automate repetitive business processes with computer vision

Skan.ai, an AI-enabled process discovery and operational intelligence platform, today closed $14 million in funding for its RPA platform.

27 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Deci raises $9.1 million to autonomously optimize AI algorithms

Deci claims to accelerate deep learning runtime by up to 10 times on any hardware by amplifying throughput and minimizing latency.

27 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Fast food chain to replace humans with robotic fry cook

Fry cooks despair: After a successful pilot, White Castle to expand robotic line cook concept.

27 October 2020, zdnet.com

Home Affairs to have AU$75 million 'simple' visa system ready by late 2021

After scrapping its AU$92 million processing system, a tender has been published for the new Commonwealth-wide permissions capability that will focus initially on the simple visa type.

27 October 2020, zdnet.com

From beekeepers to ocean mappers, Lobe aims to make it easy for anyone to train machine learning models

Sean Cusack has been a backyard beekeeper for 10 years and a tinkerer for longer. That's how he and an entomologist friend got talking about building an early warning system to alert hive owners to potentially catastrophic threats.

26 October 2020, techxplore.com

Uber sued by drivers over ‘automated robo-firing'

Uber drivers claim they were wrongly dismissed by an algorithm without a right to appeal.

26 October 2020, bbc.com

How to figure out what you don't know

Increasingly, biologists are turning to computational modeling to make sense of complex systems. In neuroscience, researchers are adapting the kinds of algorithms used to forecast the weather or filter spam from your email to seek insight into how the brain's neural networks process information.

26 October 2020, techxplore.com

Google open-sources MT5, a multilingual model trained on over 101 languages

Google open-sourced MT5, a model trained on over 100 languages that the company says achieves state-of-the-art benchmark results.

26 October 2020, venturebeat.com

TechSee raises $30 million to streamline field service work with AR and computer vision

TechSee, a startup employing AI and computer vision to streamline field service work, raised $30 million to expand its reach.

26 October 2020, venturebeat.com

MIT’s autonomous boats take to the water in Amsterdam

An upgrade five years in the making now allows Roboat II to carry passengers.

26 October 2020, zdnet.com

Automation becomes a business imperative

According to Forrester, remote work, support of remote business, recessionary pressures, new digital muscles for employees and customers, and pandemic constraints will force millions of pragmatic automations to production levels in 2021.

26 October 2020, zdnet.com

MIT CSAIL’s Roboat II is an autonomous platform large enough to carry human passengers

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an autonomous boat large enough to carry human passengers.

26 October 2020, venturebeat.com

Capacitivo: A contact-sensitive technique that can be used to make smart tablecloths

A team of researchers at Dartmouth College, working with Microsoft Corp., has developed a contact-sensitive object-recognition technique called Capacitivo for creating interactive fabrics. In their paper published on the ACM digital library site for the upcoming User Interface Software and Technology Conference, the group describes their technique and how well the prototype they built worked when tested.

26 October 2020, techxplore.com

Ketos raises $18 million to monitor drinking water quality with AI

Ketos, a startup leveraging AI to identify water quality problems, has raised $18 million -- a mix of equity and debt.

26 October 2020, venturebeat.com

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