Artificial Intelligence

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...

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...

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: IBM logo

IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth

IBM is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long campaign by the world’s very first huge computing firm to diversify away from its heritage businesses ...

Japan AI

Japan looks to AI as coronavirus challenges go-and-see quality control mantra

At a mill south of Japan’s Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, since the pandemic accelerates a change from Toyota’s vaunte...

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in pigs brains

Elon Musk’s neuroscience start-up Neuralink has introduced a pig called Gertrude who has had a coin-sized keyboard in its own mind for fourteen years, displaying a first step...

Platform News: Apple logo

Chinese AI company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

Chinese artificial intelligence firm Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on its pate...

Tuna artificial intelligence app

Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor’s app scopes out the best tuna cuts

If you’ve ever bought sushi in a supermarket, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But “disappointing” tuna sparked an idea: he̵...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

Sony Corp’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plan...

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