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‘Feelennial’ review: Sloppy and second-rate insights

Jun 23, 2019 - 8:31 PM

'Feelennial' is just grossly unremarkable

Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

One common question as intelligent technologies infiltrate various industries is how work and labor will be affected. In this case, who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?

Rise of the machines: AI beats humans in multiplayer shooter

May 31, 2019 - 8:12 AM

The AI successfully learns the mechanics of a modified version of the seminal 1999 shooter 'Quake III Arena' and defeats human players

DEEPMIND, A team of programmers at a British artificial intelligence company have designed automated "agents" that taught themselves how to play a competitive first-person multiplayer video game shooter. Photo from Deepmind/AFP


PH celebs lend star power to 2019 election hopefuls

May 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Saab Magalona, Chito Miranda, Angel Locsin, and Vice Ganda share their senatorial bets

STAR POWER. Angel Locsin, Chito Miranda, and Saab Magalona are among the celebrities that revealed their senatorial bets. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Rob Reyes/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Ai Ai delas Alas, mascot represent Bong Go in Cainta rally

May 04, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Celebrities are part of Go’s campaign

SHOWBIZ. Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas and a mascot represent senatorial bet Bong Go in a campaign rally in Cainta, Rizal. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Stars at the 2019 local campaign kickoff

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Toni Gonzaga, Jose Manalo, Vice Ganda, and Ai-Ai delas Alas are among those who shared the stage with politicians on the first day of the local election campaign

Ina Raymundo, Ai-Ai delas Alas bag Best Actress award at film festival in Portugal

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The actresses won for their performances at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

BEST ACTRESSES. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Ina Raymundo win at the Oporto International Film Festival. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

AI system spots childhood disease like a doctor

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:45 AM

'It can mimic a human pediatrician to interpret and integrate all types of medical data – patient complaints, medical history, blood and imaging tests – to make a diagnosis,' says lead researcher Kang Zhang

Illustration by Janina Malinis/Rappler


AI correctly predicts Childish Gambino Grammy win

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

US-based DataRobot compares all previous Song of the Year winners with this year's nominees, correctly predicting Childish Gambino's victory for 'This Is America'

GAMBINO. Childish Gambino performs on stage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21, 2018. File photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

AI achieves 99% accuracy in finding metastatic breast cancer – Google

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Called LYNA, the AI is able to identify notoriously hard-to-detect metastatic tumors, say Google researchers

LYNA. The red area on these lymph nodes indicate the tumor region as identified by Google's tumor-detecting AI called LYNA. Photo from Google


Facebook turns to AI to fight hate and misinformation in Myanmar

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Artificial intelligence flags about 52% of all the content Facebook removes in Myanmar before it is reported by users, the company reports

Photo from Facebook


Facebook studying AI that opens closed eyes in photos

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The AI uses photos of a person found in Facebook as reference to replace closed eyes with open ones

SAMPLES. Facebook's research paper shows a few examples of photos with closed eyes being opened up by AI-assisted technology. Photo from Facebook


Google rules out using artificial intelligence for weapons

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The tech giant will not be renewing its contract with the Pentagon

AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


UK pledges millions to fund development of cancer-detecting AI

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In the UK, AI-powered early detection technology could help 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034


Zhu Jinqiang, China's celebrity earthquake pig, exposes sensitivities

May 10, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The heavy police presence around 'Zhu Jianqiang' (Strong Pig) shows how sensitive the earthquake remains 10 years after the massive temblor left 87,000 dead or missing, including thousands of children killed

SPECIAL PIG. This picture taken on April 25, 2018 shows a pig known as "Zhu Jianqiang", who became a national icon after it survived the devastating earthquake 10 years ago, sitting in its enclosure at a museum in Anren, Sichuan province. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Google AI tools to help people disconnect from smartphone screens

May 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says at its annual developers conference

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news

May 05, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Facebook could use its partnerships with news organizations and volunteers to train AI, continually tweaking the system to respond to propagandists’ changes in topics and tactics

QUESTIONS. Is that clickbait true? Crystal Eye Studio/Shutterstock.com

AI system predicts dog behavior by thinking like a dog

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The study reportedly opens up new research possibilities for AI systems and shows that animals could be new sources of its training data.

Academics call boycott on South Korean university over 'killer robots'

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a state-run university is now being criticized by experts for reportedly working with defense company, Hanwha Systems, to develop AI technology in weapons

HAN THE ROBOT. The robot pictured here is not one of the 'killer robots' said to be in development at a South Korean institute. Han was a model used to represent robots at a discussion about the future of humanity and artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


Ai-Ai delas Alas' son Sancho Vito engaged to girlfriend Shanna Retuya

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Sancho proposes to Shanna in Singapore

G7 nations agree on a 'common vision' for AI

Mar 29, 2018 - 9:12 AM

AI industry must bring "most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while safeguarding privacy rights, says Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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Feb 22, 2018 - 8:40 PM

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Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous

FIGHT. Jose Noel Olano, Section Director of Amnesty International Philippines, says freedom of expression now a battlefield in fight for human rights. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP


LOOK: Ai-Ai delas Alas’ romantic wedding gown

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The bride walks down the aisle in a Frederick Peralta creation

BLUSHING BRIDE. Ai-Ai delas Alas looked fresh in a one-of-a-kind gown with pops of color. Screengrab from Instagram.com/sanchovito

IN PHOTOS: Ai-Ai delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan are married!

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The couple finally tie the knot after 3 years of dating

Amnesty International urges ICC to start probe into PH drug war killings

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:02 AM

'It is time [to] end the carnage on Philippine streets.... The country's judiciary and police have proven themselves both unwilling and unable to hold the killers in the war on drugs to account,' the human rights group says

Schoolmates pay their last visit during the wake of Kian Delos Santos on August 25, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'More bloodshed, deaths' as PNP returns to war on drugs, says rights orgs

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International warn that the return of the Philippine National Police in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war can lead to more deaths

Huawei AI expert Eric Zhou on AI as the future of mobile phones

Nov 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Huawei is betting on AI as the next big frontier for smartphones. Watch our interview with one of their AI experts who tells us why they believe so


Amnesty International report, PH population, Google, FB join Trust Project | Midday wRap

Nov 17, 2017 - 12:49 PM

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‘Bes and the Beshies’ review: Ugly and distasteful

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

'Bes and the Beshies' simply fails to accomplish anything it sets out to do

Ai-Ai delas Alas says 3rd marriage her ‘greatest challenge’

Oct 17, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Ai-Ai says she is positive that Gerald Sibayan will be the last man in her life

Ai-Ai delas Alas plays single mom in 'Bes and the Beshies'

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Ai-Ai stars in the movie together with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Carmi Martin, and Beauty Gonzalez

Ai-Ai delas Alas on her prenup with fiancé Gerald Sibayan

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Ai-Ai gives details about her wedding scheduled in December

LOOK: Ai-Ai delas Alas, Gerald Sibayan pre-nup shoot

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Ai-Ai and Gerald are set to marry in the US this November

Silicon Valley tech guru on AI's effects on PH BPOs

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Fil Am Antonio Yobie Benjamin identifies improvement of internet services and knowledge enhancement as elements that will help the industry prepare for AI

ANTONIO BENJAMIN. The Fil-Am Silicon Valley entrepreneur speaks at 2017 Geeks On A Beach conference in Palawan. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler.


Military claims Negros Island citizens offering P100,000 for arrest of rebels, terrorists

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Major General Jon Aying explains the citizens funding this are capable of paying up to P20 million or P100 000 for 200 rebels or terrorists

BSP plans to tap artificial intelligence

Jul 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippines central bank is using the buzzwords FinTech RegTech and chatbots

ROBOTICS? The Philippines' central bank taps a technology partner to study the possibility of adopting artificial intelligence in its operations. File photo

Rally world around Hague ruling, experts tell PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We just dropped the ball after the ruling came out so how can you expect the world to support us? says SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

HAGUE RULING. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio (4th from left) and former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario (5th) lead the group of panelists at a forum on July 12, 2017, the first anniversary of the historic hague ruling on the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Stratbase-ADRI

Musings: Ghost in The Shell, and AI's march towards manhood

Jun 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Book author Karl de Mesa reflects on the fusion of man and machine in Ghost in the Shell and today s real world artificial intelligence

Asus eyes AR, VR, and AI, says CEO Shen

May 30, 2017 - 2:16 PM

One Asus product the Zenfone AR – the first phone to support both Google s AR and VR platforms – supports the executive s statements

NEW TERRITORIES. Asus CEO Jerry Shen (center), like several other tech executives, believes that tech's near future lies in AR, VR and AI. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler

Naval blockade up in Visayan waters

May 26, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard is also intensifying its security inspections on sea vessels docking in Negros Occidental especially those from Mindanao

Maute Group spillover to Visayas unlikely – army official

May 25, 2017 - 2:51 PM

They have no bases they have no sympathizers here It’s not good for them to go to unfriendly areas says Major General Jon Aying commander of the 3rd Infantry Division

3IB COMMANDER. Major General Jon Aying, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Capiz, Panay, talks to troops. Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Army Spearhead Troopers

‘Our Mighty Yaya’ review: Lacks originality and ambition

May 13, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Our Mighty Yaya is just too hollow to really make any impact

Microsoft CEO: Tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future

May 11, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Satya Nadella beckons to developers reminding them that their design choices today are shaping the world of tomorrow

NADELLA. Microsoft's CEO touches on the role that developers play in shaping the world's future at Microsoft Build 2017. Photo from Microsoft

Microsoft aims to make artificial intelligence mainstream

May 11, 2017 - 11:31 AM

AI takes centerstage on the first day of the tech titan s annual Build conference

CORTANA PRAISE. Pictured is a screenshot from a Microsoft-published YouTube video featuring developers sharing their thoughts on the tech titan's AI-powered assistant, Cortana. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube


PH stars win at AIFFA 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:44 AM

Ai Ai delas Alas Ricky Davao Ana Capri and more Filipino stars and films win at the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards

TED Talk: Smart machines to recover lost memories, mind your children

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:45 PM

A Berkeley professor however warns of the gorilla problem in which a potentially smarter specie overtakes an inferior one – like how AI could be to humans


Artificial intelligence reinventing banking in PH

Apr 24, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Banks in the Philippines are starting to invest in artificial intelligence

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. AI is changing the face of banking in the Philippines. Rappler file photo