Opinion | How China Is Fighting the Chip War With America

The battle for technological superiority between the United States and China is the ultimate competition between two radically different systems.

28 October 2022, nytimes.com

UserTesting bolstering ML-driven UX testing with $1.3B acquisition by Sunstone, Thoma Bravo

UserTesting is being acquired for $1.3B by Thoma Bravo and Sunstone Partners to create larger capabilities for ML-powered UX testing.

28 October 2022, venturebeat.com

Report: 84% of marketing leaders use predictive analytics, but struggle with data-driven decisions

Pecan AI’s report on predictive analytics helps marketing teams tackling challenges with AI, wherever they are on the adoption curve.

27 October 2022, venturebeat.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) platform aims to give lenders improved efficiency, expanded financial product offerings

Lama AI says fintech partners can avoid building their own lending infrastructure, models and secure credit facilities while enjoying increased approval rates.

27 October 2022, venturebeat.com

UK police fail to meet 'legal and ethical standards' in use of facial recognition, say experts

A team from the University of Cambridge's Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy created the new audit tool to evaluate "compliance with the law and national guidance" around issues such as privacy, equality, and freedom of expression and assembly.

27 October 2022, techxplore.com

How shoring up drones with artificial intelligence helps surf lifesavers spot sharks at the beach

Discerning whether that dark splodge in the water is a shark or just, say, seaweed isn’t always straightforward. In reasonable conditions, drone pilots get it right only 60% of the time.

27 October 2022, theconversation.com

How AI image generators could help robots

AI image generators, which create fantastical sights at the intersection of dreams and reality, bubble up on every corner of the web. Their entertainment value is demonstrated by an ever-expanding treasure trove of whimsical and random images serving as indirect portals to the brains of human designers.

27 October 2022, techxplore.com

Teaching AI to accurately colorize marine plankton images

Plankton are fundamental to the marine ecosystem and an indispensable means of modern marine ecological management. Since previous studies have shown that zooplankton are insensitive to long wavelength (i.e., red) light, such light is often used to make images of plankton as part of the ecological management process.

27 October 2022, techxplore.com

Consumers are demanding more control in their spending experiences

While digital wallets eliminate friction, there's a cost: confusion and a lack of confidence that we really know where our money is going.

27 October 2022, venturebeat.com

New joint statement on principles for responsible algorithmic systems

The Association for Computing Machinery's global Technology Policy Council (TPC) has released a new Statement on Principles for Responsible Algorithmic Systems authored jointly by its US (USTPC) and Europe Technology Policy Committees (Europe TPC). Recognizing that algorithmic systems are increasingly used by governments and companies to make or recommend decisions that have far-reaching effects on individuals, organizations and society, the ACM Statement lays out nine instrumental principles intended to foster fair, accurate, and beneficial algorithmic decision-making.

26 October 2022, techxplore.com

Robots that can feel cloth layers may one day help with laundry

New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute can help robots feel layers of cloth rather than relying on computer vision tools to only see it. The work could allow robots to assist people with household tasks like folding laundry.

26 October 2022, techxplore.com

Borrowing a shape from a to-go cup lid, a drone wing could learn how to sense danger faster

The oddly satisfying small domes that you press on your soda's to-go cup lid may one day save a winged drone from a nosedive.

26 October 2022, techxplore.com

How AI powers Sam’s Club’s holiday product assortment

Sam’s Club has steadily increased its AI efforts to help get the right assortment into the right clubs at the right time during the holidays.

26 October 2022, venturebeat.com

Everyday AI could become as ubiquitous and necessary as electricity

Like electricity, there will likely be a day when we can’t imagine life without AI. There’s a lot of work to do to put the pieces into place.

26 October 2022, venturebeat.com

How diffusion models unlock new possibilities for generative creativity

A common denominator among all generative AI architectures is the use of a method known as the diffusion model, which takes inspiration from the physical process of gas molecule diffusion.

26 October 2022, venturebeat.com

Finding COVID-19 fake news with a computer chatbot

The COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by ever-present fake news surrounding the behavior and effects of the coronavirus, the impact of social distancing, lockdowns, and quarantine, and the medical response in terms of vaccinations and pharmaceuticals.

26 October 2022, techxplore.com

Shutterstock partners with OpenAI to advance AI image generation

Shutterstock is expanding its partnership with OpenAI to advance how AI image generators are trained and how contributors are rewarded.

T2CI GAN: A deep learning model that generates compressed images from text

Generative adversarial networks (GANs), a class of machine learning frameworks that can generate new texts, images, videos, and voice recordings, have been found to be highly valuable for tackling numerous real-world problems. For instance, GANs have been successfully used to generate image datasets to train other deep learning algorithms, to generate videos or animations for specific uses, and to create suitable captions for images.

26 October 2022, techxplore.com

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