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Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants and translate between languages, C...

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Europe’s bid for AI standard faces long road, EU lawmakers say

Europe’s effort to set a standard for artificial intelligence will likely take more than a year, with the debate focusing on whether facial recognition should be banned and w...

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Sony’s new AI beats humans in Gran Turismo racing game

Sony has said it has created an artificial intelligence agent called Gran Turismo Sophy (GT Sophy) that was able to beat world’s best drivers of the PlayStation racing simula...

Waymo

Self-driving car companies zoom ahead, leaving US regulators behind

Self-driving vehicle companies from Tesla Inc to General Motors Co’s Cruise are racing to start making money with their technology, outrunning efforts by regulators and Congr...

Facebook is Meta

Meta says its new AI supercomputer will be world’s fastest

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc has said that its research team has built a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that it thinks will be the fastest in the world when comple...

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Amazon to open fashion store where algorithms suggest what to try on

Amazon.com Inc’s recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations and what one corporate director called “a magic closet” in the...

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Microsoft’s $16 billion Nuance bid gets EU antitrust approval

The European Commission has granted Microsoft unconditional antitrust approval for its $16 billion bid for artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communicatio...

Platform News: China

FT reports the US is to add 8 Chinese companies to investment blacklist

The United States will add eight Chinese companies, including the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer DJI Technology Co Ltd, to an investment blacklist this week, the Fin...

Facial Recognition software

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track COVID-19 cases

South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the co...

Twitch

Twitch launches tool to catch channel ban evaders

Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming site, Twitch, is launching a tool to detect users who try to access channels where they have been banned, it has said.

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu warns of ad revenue slowdown after quarterly results beat

Baidu has beaten quarterly revenue and profit estimates on the strength of its cloud business, but warned that China’s regulatory crackdown and the pandemic would weigh on ad...

Sberbank: Russia banking

Russia’s Sberbank, enhancing AI offering, unveils second supercomputer

A second supercomputer and AI upgrades form part of Sberbank’s enhanced offerings of digital services such as cloud computing and virtual assistant software, CTO David Rafalo...

Commonwealth Bank: Australia

Australia’s CBA partners with Silicon Valley AI firm H2O.ai

Commonwealth Bank of Australia said it acquired a minority stake in a Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence firm, H2O.ai Inc, in a bid to provide smarter and personalised pr...

Platform news: Artificial intelligence AI

AI can see through you: CEOs’ language under machine microscope

Chief Executives and others in senior management are increasingly coming under the microscope as some investors use artificial intelligence to learn and analyse their language patt...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the US and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon’s former software chi...

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