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WH’s AI EO is BS

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An Executive Order was just issued from the White House regarding “the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in Government.” Leaving aside the meritless presumption of the government’s own trustworthiness and that it is the software that has trust issues…


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Scale AI hits $3.5B valuation as its turns the AI boom into a venture bonanza

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Scale AI, the four-year-old data labeling startup, has discovered that selling the picks and shovels needed to develop and apply artificial intelligence is big business. The company, which created a visual data labeling platform that uses software and people …


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ServiceNow is acquiring Element AI, the Canadian startup building AI services for enterprises

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ServiceNow, the cloud-based IT services company, is making a significant acquisition today to fill out its longer-term strategy to be a big player in the worlds of automation and artificial intelligence for enterprises. It is acquiring Element AI, a startup o…


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Recommended Reading: Using AI to create alarmingly realistic fake people

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Designed to deceive: Do these people look real to you?Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White, The New York TimesFake personas on the internet are nothing new, but completely fake people that appear to be alarmingly real in photographs or animations are becoming increa…


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Facebook is using AI to help its content moderators

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Facebook has relied on AI to help its content moderation efforts for awhile and today the company shared the latest way in which machine learning is making the thankless task easier. The Verge reported that the social network is now using machine learning to …


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Playing psychotherapist to a troubled AI in 'Syntherapy'

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In the visual novel Syntherapy, everyone has a complex: The president of the university, the Clippy-like OS assistant and especially the depressed AI who you’ve been sent to help. Not to mention the protagonist.Set about 20 years in the future, the game’s nar…


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Unpacking the C3.ai IPO filing

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The last thing I recall thinking about C3.ai (C3) was seeing its billboards outside San Francisco and asking myself what the hell the company actually did and how much it was spending on a huge outdoor advertisements. So much for what I know. The company file…


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A Prominent AI Ethics Researcher Says Google Fired Her

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Timnit Gebru is a leader among those examining the societal impacts of the technology. She had also criticized the company's diversity efforts.


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Abacus.AI raises another $22M and launches new AI modules

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AI startup RealityEngines.AI changed its name to Abacus.AI in July. At the same time, it announced a $13 million Series A round. Today, only a few months later, it is not changing its name again, but it is announcing a $22 million Series B round, led by Coatu…


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Salesforce applies AI to workflow with Einstein Automate

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While Salesforce made a big splash yesterday with the announcement that it’s buying Slack for $27.7 billion, it’s not the only thing going on for the CRM giant this week. In fact Dreamforce, the company’s customer extravaganza is also on the docket. While it …


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Sight Tech Global is Live! Join top AI technologists and accessibility innovators discuss the future of assistive tech

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Today and tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first annual, virtual event Sight Tech Global is streaming on TechCrunch. The event looks at how AI-based technologies are rapidly changing the field of accessibility, especially for blind people and those wit…


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Google is testing an AI system to help vision-impaired people run races

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Google is testing an artificial intelligence system designed to help blind and vision-impaired people to run races by themselves. Project Guideline, which is an early-phase research program, is an attempt to give those people more independence. They wouldn't …


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Djay Pro AI for Mac's latest update takes advantage of Apple's M1 chip

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If you’re familiar with Algoriddim’s processor-intensive AI features for its DJ software and the company’s close relationship with Apple, you won’t be surprised to hear there’s already an update to djay Pro AI for Mac. This release leans heavily on Apple’s M1…


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XPrize's latest challenge wants AI to better predict COVID-19 transmission rates

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The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only led to the loss of lives, but also to the loss of livelihoods worldwide as businesses close due to necessary lockdowns. It’s had major economic impact across industries, and experts believe the world will continue feeling it …


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When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'

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A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.


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The US Government Will Pay Doctors to Use These AI Algorithms

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The artificial intelligence programs can diagnose eye disease in diabetics and complications in stroke patients.


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Halo TV show brings back original Cortana actress

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Showtime’s Halo TV show is bringing back the original actress for Cortana, the series’s iconic AI. Longtime Cortana actress Jen Taylor will take the role, which she’s voiced since the first game released in 2001.


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AI’s next act: Genius chips, programmable silicon and the future of computing

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Much of the hype around AI — all the disruption it was supposed to bring and the leaps it was supposed to fuel — will begin in earnest in the next few years.


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SentinelOne, an AI-based endpoint security firm, confirms $267M raise on a $3.1B valuation

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This year, more than ever before because of the Covid-19 pandemic, huge droves of workers and consumers have been turning to the internet to communicate, get things done, and entertain themselves. That has created a huge bonanza for cybercriminals, but also c…


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WaveOne aims to make video AI-native and turn streaming upside down

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Video has worked the same way for a long, long time. And because of its unique qualities, video has been largely immune to the machine learning explosion upending industry after industry. WaveOne hopes to change that by taking the decades-old paradigm of vide…