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Detecting ‘deepfake’ videos in the blink of an eye

Sep 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

There's a new class of fake content on the horizont: deepfake videos or videos that can make a certain person appear they are saying or doing something they really aren't


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.

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


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

Google opens AI center in China as competition heats up

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent, widely seen as being neck-and-neck with the United States in research capability

This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province. File photo by AFP

Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The new Google feed service uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information you d like to receive from news to videos as well as music and feature stories

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Google general counsel Kent Walker says the company will use a combination of machine learning and human monitoring to keep extremist and terrorism related videos off its services

GOOGLE FIGHTS EXTREMISM. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

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


Google's RAISR can save you bandwidth on high-res images

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Google claims its RAISR tool can cut up to 75 off the bandwidth cost of a downloaded image

RAISR. Google explains how RAISR works in this graphic. Image from Google.

Microsoft to build Google Assistant competitor – report

May 20, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The chatbot – reportedly called Bing Concierge Bot – would be able to talk to people over a number of services such as Skype Messenger SMS Whatsapp and Telegram

MICROSOFT. A file photo dated 16 March 2016 showing trade show visitors passing the Microsoft company stand at the CeBIT computer trade show in Hanover, Germany. File photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

Google Photos snafu tags black people as 'Gorillas'

Jul 02, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Yonatan Zunger of Google says longer term fixes around linguistics and image recognition are in the works