Voicemod raises $8 million for silly or serious voice filters in games

Voicemod has raised $8 million to expand its business of offering voice filters that people can use to change their voices in video games or virtual worlds.

01 July 2020, venturebeat.com

Salesforce researchers claim new method mitigates AI models’ gender bias

A new paper from researchers at Salesforce proposes a technique for mitigating gender bias in word embeddings from large data sets.

01 July 2020, venturebeat.com

A hyperdimensional computing system that performs all core computations in-memory

Hyperdimensional computing (HDC) is an emerging computing approach inspired by patterns of neural activity in the human brain. This unique type of computing can allow artificial intelligence systems to retain memories and process new information based on data or scenarios it previously encountered.

01 July 2020, techxplore.com

An AI painter that creates portraits based on the traits of human subjects

Over the past decade or so, researchers have been developing increasingly advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems for a wide range of applications. This includes computational techniques that can interact with humans, analyze large quantities of data, identify the most salient parts of texts and much more.

01 July 2020, techxplore.com

Spiketrap raises $3 million for AI-based social media intelligence platform

Spiketrap has raised $3 million for its AI platform that helps brands understand how they are engaging with consumers on social media.

01 July 2020, venturebeat.com

TuSimple plans autonomous truck network backed by UPS

TuSimple announced the launch of a nationwide -- and eventually global -- autonomous freight network that might someday transport goods in 48 U.S. states.

01 July 2020, venturebeat.com

China and AI: what the world can learn and what it should be wary of

The world needs to engage seriously with China’s AI development and take a closer look at what’s really going on.

01 July 2020, theconversation.com

In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work

Artificially intelligent camera systems look for defects and misplaced parts in many industries. The coronavirus pandemic makes them extra useful.

01 July 2020, wired.com

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat by Jenny Kleeman review – the future of food, birth and death?

A pleasingly sceptical investigation into the innovations that could change the way we eat, have sex and die

01 July 2020, theguardian.com

Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts

Engineering researchers have developed soft robots inspired by jellyfish that can outswim their real-life counterparts. More practically, the new jellyfish-bots highlight a technique that uses pre-stressed polymers to make soft robots more powerful.

01 July 2020, sciencedaily.com

Coordinating complex behaviors between hundreds of robots

Researchers propose a new approach to finding an optimal solution for controlling large numbers of robots collaboratively completing a set of complex linear temporal logic commands called STyLuS*, for large-Scale optimal Temporal Logic Synthesis, that can solve problems massively larger than what current algorithms can handle, with hundreds of robots, tens of thousands of rooms and highly complex tasks, in a small fraction of the time.

01 July 2020, sciencedaily.com

ACM calls for governments and businesses to stop using facial recognition

ACM, one of the largest computer science orgs in the world, today called for the halt of facial recognition use by governments and businesses in the U.S.

30 June 2020, venturebeat.com

How AI is Joining the Fight Against Malaria and Sickle Cell Disease

Up to three million people die from malaria and sickle cell disease every year, with the vast majority of cases occurring in developing countries with very poor access to healthcare. Fortunately, a new AI-powered diagnostic device could be the key to catching these diseases before it’s too late.

30 June 2020, aidaily.co.uk

AWS, Google, and Mozilla back national AI research cloud bill in Congress

Tech giants joined universities and nonprofits and backed a national AI research cloud, something supporters say will help the U.S. innovate and compete.

30 June 2020, venturebeat.com

How COVID-19 is accelerating IoT and the need for distributed data storage  

The amount of data being transmitted, received, stored, & analyzed at the edge, or on devices, is exploding; a new strategy for data management is needed.

30 June 2020, venturebeat.com

Montreal AI Ethics Institute suggests ways to counter bias in AI models

In a recent paper, analysts at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute examine key challenges faced by the AI community -- and propose solutions.

30 June 2020, venturebeat.com

Facebook’s MARGE AI summarizes and translates documents without fine-tuning

In a newly published paper, Facebook proposes a system -- MARGE -- that can summarize and translate documents without fine-tuning on data sets.

30 June 2020, venturebeat.com

Where does your organization stand on the AI curve? (Find out with this survey)

Lend your voice: To learn more about where your company stands now, and how the market is evolving in the AI-first era, take the VB AI Survey now.

30 June 2020, venturebeat.com

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