AI

Chipmakers

US chip startups, long shunned, stir excitement again

Silicon Valley venture capitalists, long focused on software and internet companies, are again pouring money into the semiconductor industry, lured by the promise of a new generati...

JP Morgan Chase

USbanks deploy AI to monitor customers and workers amid tech backlash

Several US banks have started deploying camera software that can analyse customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near ATMs, even as they remain wary about po...

SambaNova Systems

AI chip maker SambaNova raises $676 million, valued at over $5 billion

SambaNova Systems, a Silicon Valley start-up that makes semiconductors for artificial intelligence related computation work, has said it raised $676 million in a funding round led ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for $16 billion

Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications for about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with th...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

New wave of ‘hacktivism’ adds twist to cybersecurity woes

At a time when US agencies and thousands of companies are fighting off major hacking campaigns originating in Russia and China, a different kind of cyber threat is re-emerging: act...

Platform News: Xiaomi

Blacklisted Chinese businesses eye lawsuits after Xiaomi win

Chinese businesses targeted by an investment ban imposed by former President Trump are considering suing the US government after a federal judge suspended a similar blacklisting fo...

UK police force

UK’s cyber spies embrace the AI revolution

Cyber spies at Britain’s GCHQ say they have fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover patterns in vast amounts of global data to counter hostile disinformation a...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google fires second AI ethics leader as dispute grows

Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethic...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Amazon Delivery

Amazon plans AI-powered cameras in vans to improve safety

Amazon has revealed plans to install video cameras utilising AI technology in delivery vans, a move that the online marketplace says would improve safety of both drivers and the cu...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher

An engineering director and a software developer have quit Google over the dismissal of artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the sear...

Platform News: Google

Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research

Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refr...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Intel’s Habana starts to chip away at Nvidia in cloud with AWS deal

Intel Corp’s Habana Labs business said it might take the time to acquire market share from Nvidia in cloud and information centre computing but its deal this week using AWS w...