AI legend Andrew Ng wants to revolutionise manufacturing with Landing.ai

Andrew Ng co-founded Google Brain and led Baidu’s AI group, and now he’s launching a startup initially focused on using AI to revolutionise manufacturing. The new startup, Landing.ai, chose this industry to begin with as “it is through manufacturing that human creativity goes beyond pixels on a display to become physical objects. By bringing AI to manufacturing, we will deliver a digital transformation to the physical world.” Ng believes AI technology is well suited to addressing...

Musk: Tesla is building its own AI chips

In an unsurprising revelation, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has finally admitted his company is building its own AI chips. Tesla is a pioneering and forward-looking company and, as our readers know well, AI is the future of just about everything. It would have been a safe bet Tesla intends to be at the forefront. During a Tesla-hosted party at the NIPS intelligence conference in Long Beach, which has been called ‘draft day’ for how AI companies use it to recruit talent, Musk told attendees: "I...

Netflix wants to feed your binge with personalised, AI-powered trailers

Researchers at Netflix are experimenting with using AI to create personalised trailers for its growing library of content. I don’t know about you, but it will already take me years to get through my existing backlog. The current amount of content is staggering. Netflix has distribution rights from studios around the world and reinvests its profits into creating lauded original content such as ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ which cannot be found...

Research: AI mimics the human brain’s subconscious

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The true extent of subconscious decisions made by the human brain has drawn parallels to artificial intelligence. Huawei commissioned the research and found the average person is unaware of 99.68 percent of their decisions. Approximately 35,000 decisions are made per day by the human brain although, on average, respondents believe they only make around 111. “The research shows how human intelligence works just like Artificial Intelligence, operating in the background to empower us in...

‘Robot Ethics Charter’ drawn up — as report claims US at risk of losing AI arms race

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An ethics charter has been drawn up to “regulate the relationship between humans and robots” as a report claims the US is at risk of losing the AI arms race. Starting with the charter, Andrey Neznamov — head of Russian robot research centre, Robopravo — drew it up in response to fears machines possessing AI could lead to the "destruction of humanity" if they’re not sufficiently regulated. To some, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, these fears are overblown and...

Editorial: Facebook excluding the EU from AI advancement heralds a trend

EU regulations have forced Facebook to exclude citizens of member states from its new AI-powered suicide prevention tool, and it heralds a worrying trend. Facebook’s new suicide prevention tool aims to use pattern recognition to detect posts or live videos where someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide, and to help respond to reports faster. In a post announcing the feature, Facebook wrote: “We are starting to roll out artificial intelligence outside the US to help identify...

Nvidia, GE Healthcare, and Nuance harness AI to improve radiology

Nvidia, GE Healthcare, and Nuance have teamed up to harness the power of AI in a bid to improve the vital area of medical imaging. Medical imaging is so important because it offers a way to pick up and detect problems as early as possible without intrusive methods. GE Healthcare and Nuance have chosen to partner with Nvidia for use of their deep learning platform. Kimberly Powell, Vice President of Healthcare at NVIDIA, said: “Medical imaging is an essential tool for delivering the best...

AI can be used to build virtual worlds

Building video games is a long and laborious process, but it could soon be quickened with the use of AI to build virtual 3D landscapes. A team of researchers from the Universities of Lyon and Purdue, along with game developer Ubisoft, have published a paper detailing how this works. Games are an art form, and creative designers take a lot of pride in their work. As such, they will work closely with everyone working on the project to make sure their visions get brought to life as...

BMW envisions AI-powered electric bike lanes

BMW has set forth its vision for the future of transport beyond driverless cars — an AI-powered bike lane for electric bikes. If you live in a major city, you will be all too familiar with traffic. Many are switching to alternative methods, such as cycling, but many feel vulnerable. Electric bikes are opening cycling to more people who may not be in the peak of their fitness or live in hilly areas where even long-term cyclists may struggle. These bikes are often faster than many people...

Budget: UK to boost ‘industries of the future’ funding – including AI, IoT, and driverless cars

The latest budget from the UK government increases financial support for the ‘industries of the future’ which includes AI, IoT, and driverless cars. As the UK prepares to depart the EU, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is boosting funding of industries where the UK is already emerging a leader to help solidify its position on the world stage. £75 million will be set aside for artificial intelligence to build on the existing success stories from the likes of Cambridge-based DeepMind...