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Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

There's no question that A.I. is the next UI. The question is: Whose A.I.?

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Omron's table tennis robot gets machine learning smarts

Omron's table tennis robot is getting smarter. At this week's Ceatec electronics show in Japan, the company has unveiled a new version that uses machine learning to assess the strength of an opponent and ramp up its game accordingly.


This table tennis robot now has artificial intelligence smarts

Forpheus, the mighty table tennis robot developed by Japan’s Omron, is getting smarter. An updated version on show at the Ceatec electronics show this week has artificial intelligence to become a tougher opponent.

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How Google Home's 'always on' will affect privacy

Google this week took the wraps off Google Home, its smart speaker and home entertainment hub, but questions remain about the impact the device will have on users' privacy.

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Google launches Pixel smartphones, VR and home devices

Google launched several new products, including two Pixel smartphones that natively run a new Google Assistant built on recent advances in artificial intelligence to improve personalized, voice-capable searches.

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Toyota's cute Kirobo Mini robot will chat with you

Driving can sometimes be a solitary affair, heading from place to place with only the road and radio for company, but that could change with Toyota's Kirobo Mini robot.

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Researchers make progress toward computer video recognition

Researchers are trying to make video recognition a reality, and using some image recognition techniques to make that happen.

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Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of AI, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

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Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' AI experts warn

Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some "big thinking" now about how to ensure that AI's effect is beneficial, experts said at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany.

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IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

AI-powered drones soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes.

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A.I. and robotics could replace 6% of U.S. jobs by 2021

In just five years, intelligent systems and robots may take up to 6% of U.S. jobs.

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Drones and robots will get smarter with Nvidia's Jetson TX1 update

The Jetson TX1 developer board is now a lot faster and better equipped to handle AI and image processing. Nvidia's new Jetpack 2.3 software tools, announced on Tuesday, double the deep-learning performance of the board.


When A.I. whispers in your ear all day

Every great leader is surrounded by trusted advisors. For the rest of us, there's artificial intelligence -- delivered wirelessly over devices like Apple's new AirPods.


Sony's prototype Xperia gadgets

An Android computer with a projector, smart ear piece and home assistant that can make you coffee.

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Uber, Alphabet autonomous car rivalry heats up

The race to develop autonomous cars is making rivals of old friends as is evident from the exit of Alphabet’s senior executive David Drummond from the board of Uber Technologies.


NuTonomy starts trials in Singapore of self-driving taxi service

NuTonomy is offering rides in its self-driving taxis to select residents of Singapore from Thursday, ahead of a commercial launch of the service in 2018.

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Google is using AI to compress images better than JPEG

Small is beautiful, as the old saying goes, and nowhere is that more true than in media files. Compressed images are considerably easier to transmit and store than uncompressed ones are, and now Google is using neural networks to beat...

Lack of a high-quality GPU may hold Intel back in its AI and VR chase

GPUs aren't a big presence at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum, which is centered around the chip maker's AI and VR strategy. Intel is highlighting its CPUs and FPGAs for those categories, and the lack of a GPU to chase all the...

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