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Tech company’s ties to white supremacism trigger debate on surveillance algorithms

May 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Revelations call for transparency in how artificial intelligence is used by law enforcement

BANJO. Illustration by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

From mythology to machine learning, a history of artificial intelligence

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM

While artificial intelligence now powers smart cities, driverless cars, and home appliances, ethical concerns about the technology have existed for centuries

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. All visuals by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story

PH startup Senti AI partners with Google, DOH for 'knowledge management' tool

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:08 PM

Expect more accurate, more natural responses from DOH chatbots with a new AI system in place


Artificial intelligence may be pandemic lifesaver... one day

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:28 PM

Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are likely to help the battle in several ways, from tracking an outbreak to speeding up drug testing, but it remains challenging to apply AI to other medical sectors

Huawei looks to partner with PH hospitals for AI-assisted coronavirus diagnosis

Mar 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Huawei asks CT scans to be uploaded on Huawei's cloud service for analysis

HUAWEI. A photograph shows the logo of Chinese company Huawei at their main UK offices in Reading, west of London, on January 28, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP


AI can now read emotions – should it?

Jan 12, 2020 - 6:40 PM

What is affect recognition technology, which is already being used and marketed, and why is it raising concerns?

EMOTION AI. Emotion recognition technology, an outgrowth of facial recognition technology, continues to advance quickly. Steve Jurvetson/flickr, CC BY-SA Christoffer Heckman, University of Colorado Boulder

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Jan 02, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Researchers at Google Health have trained an artificial intelligence model to detect cancer in breast scans from thousands of women in Britain and the United States

China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users

Dec 01, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Online, Chinese social media users react with a mix of support and worry over the December 1 facial verification notice, with some voicing concerns their biometric data could be leaked or sold

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From farming to finance: 3 promising examples of AI-enabled tools

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:00 AM

These 3 projects make use of AI to speed up processes or efficiently monitor data in various fields


[OPINION] Dear politicians, love A.I.

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:23 AM

'We know that the Chinese government is already developing machine learning algorithms for foreign policy'

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'We are the first generation of people who have the power to build machines with the capability to make decisions that have in the past only been made by people,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

 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


Ma vs Musk: Tech tycoons spar on future of AI

Aug 29, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The hot topic in the hour-long talk between Elon Musk and Jack Ma is artificial intelligence, which has provoked increasing concern among scientists

SPIRITED DEBATE. Elon Musk (R), Co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and Jack Ma, co-chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, speak onstage during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on August 29, 2019. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Students show how AI can predict airline delays, drug vulnerability

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

AIM's data science students present 16 artificial intelligence solutions to real-world problems

Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI' – study

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The use of AI to allow weapon systems to autonomously select and attack targets has sparked ethical debates in recent years

Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here's why you should be worried

Aug 17, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Elon Musk's Neuralink is developing a brain implant to connect people's minds directly to a computer. These mind-reading systems could affect our privacy, security, identity, equality, and personal safety.

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Kitchen disruption: better food through artificial intelligence

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Increasingly, players in the food industry are embracing artificial intelligence to better understand the dynamics of flavor, aroma and other factors that go into making a food product a success

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?

The future of work in the age of automation

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

A McKinsey Global Institute report released at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference examines the impact of automation in 6 mature economies and 4 emerging economies

JOB SURIVIVAL. For workers to survive the age of automation and artificial intelligence, they have to acquire new skills and be more tech-savvy, says a June 2019 McKinsey Global Institute report. Image from Shutterstock

New laws of robotics needed to tackle AI – expert

May 17, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The world has changed since sci-fi author Isaac Asimov in 1942 wrote his 3 rules for robots. Today's omnipresent computers and algorithms demand up-to-date measures.

ROBOTS AND AI. A group of students pose for a photo around a interactive robot guide at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

How to prepare students for the rise of artificial intelligence in the workforce

May 11, 2019 - 1:42 PM

How do universities respond to the challenge of artificial intelligence at the workplace?

You can take a crack at the world's best 'Dota 2' AI from April 19-22

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:42 PM

OpenAI Five is a system that has recently defeated top Dota 2 team OG

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European Union unveils ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The European Commission unveils a framework aimed at boosting trust in artificial intelligence by ensuring, for example, data about EU citizens are not used to harm them

Trump orders government to prioritize artificial intelligence

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The order however stops short of specific funding or a detailed strategy for deployment of artificial intelligence

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

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Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

Dec 13, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Tech companies building AI should factor in ethics early in the process to make certain artificial intelligence with 'agency of its own' doesn't hurt people, Google chief Sundar Pichai says

SUNDAR PICHAI TALKS AI. 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. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Test how well you can imitate emojis with new Microsoft app

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:38 PM

How good are you at contorting your face?

Screenshot from Emoji8's Microsoft store page


Could an artificial intelligence be considered a person under the law?

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:56 AM

The author believes human rights and dignity would suffer if artifiical intelligence is given personhood under the law for a number of a reasons

ROBOTS WITH CITIZENSHIP. Sophia, a robot granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia. MSC/wikimedia, CC BY Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville

Facebook launches Portal, an AI video-calling device

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The device, which will be available for pre-order in the United States from Monday, is designed to allow users to make video calls at home without having to stand immediately in front of the screen or hold a phone at arm's length.

PORTAL, BY FACEBOOK. Facebook's Portal is a video calling device that has Alexa and artificial intelligence built-in. Image from Facebook.

Activists urge killer robot ban 'before it is too late'

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:08 AM

'Killer robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction,' says Rasha Abdul Rahim, Amnesty International's advisor on artificial intelligence and human rights

SOLDIER BOT. A group of men look at a exoskeleton robot at the 2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing on August 15, 2018. Photo for illustration purposes only. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


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

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Tech leaders say killer robots would be 'dangerously destabilizing' force in the world

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

As nations such as the US, China, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and the UK develop automated weapons systems, tech leaders band together to pledge not to help in the development and use of these 'slaughterbots'

MUSK. Elon Musk is among the leaders of the 160 organizations that have signed the pledge against automated weapons. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


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


Google retreating from military AI project: reports

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The collaboration with the US Department of Defense was said to have sparked rebellion inside the California-based company.

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / 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


Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

May 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

While the app will enable users to get 'personalized' news, it will also include top stories for all readers, aiming to break the so-called filter bubble of information designed to reinforce people's biases

GOOGLE NEWS. Google launches the new Google News at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Robert Downey Jr to host YouTube series on AI

May 17, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Robert Downey Jr is moving from Jarvis to real-life robots

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) w/ Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong) in the background L to R. ..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

The top announcements that kicked off the Google I/O 2018 conference

May 09, 2018 - 6:49 AM

Google unveils Android P, improvements for Assistant, and new AI capabilities at its annual conference

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.

Google's AI improving Photos, Gboard, and Gmail

May 09, 2018 - 1:52 AM

Google is taking its artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into improving the lives of people by taking AI into new and varied use cases

GOOGLE I/O. Google's artificial intelligence systems are helping to improve its apps and assistants. Screenshots from YouTube livestream.

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

Facebook's artificial intelligence learns to see thanks to Instagram hashtags

May 03, 2018 - 2:15 AM

Facebook director of AI and machine learning Srinivas Narayanan says the company used 3.5 billion public Instagram photos in thousands of hashtagged categories to improve a machine learning algorithm's ability to categorize images for itself

IMAGE RECOGNITION. Facebook's director of AI and machine learning, Srinivas Narayanan, explains artificial intelligence as it relates to image recognition and categorization. Screenshot from Facebook livestream.

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.

U.S. approves artificial-intelligence device for diabetic eye problems

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The device, called IDx-DR, can diagnose a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of vision loss among the more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes

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


Microsoft offers artificial intelligence training courses online

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:45 PM

In the program, participants get to learn about AI and data science through 9 courses of around 8 to 16 hours each

MICROSOFT COURSES. The Microsoft logo is pictured at the Microsoft Annual Shareholders Meeting in Bellevue, Washington on November 30, 2016. File photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Alibaba sets up AI research center in Singapore

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:58 PM

The institute, a tie-up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is Alibaba's first joint research center outside mainland China

How to survive (and probably win) the AI Revolution

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Have you thought about what your place is or will be in the age of artificial intelligence?

What can AI really do for your phone?

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Phones just got smarter – again

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:28 AM

However, none of the planets are expected to be hospitable to life

NASA KEPLER. NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence help discover a solar system with as many planets as our own. Photo from NASA Kepler and K2's Twitter account

Microsoft adds AI features, Reddit partnership to Bing search engine

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The new features aim to add more nuance to answers given on search queries