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Alphabet-owned Artificial Intelligence laboratory DeepMind is bankrolling NHS research, Business Insider has revealed. The London-based company has provided Moorfields Eye Hospital’s trust with £110,000 in funding since July 2016— when the two organisations kick-started a partnership to test DeepMind’s new technology to diagnose eye diseases. The collaboration had already sparked controversy, as over one million patient […]

Apple has offered further hints about its plans for Artificial Intelligence, and in particular for autonomous systems. After revealing last month, that it was indeed working on a driverless car programme, CEO Tim Cook has now expanded on his previous announcement, explaining how Apple wants to use AI for more than driving vehicles. “Autonomous systems can […]

The Chinese government is upping its Artificial Intelligence game , after launching a massive investment plan in the technology. According to the MIT Technology Review, China’s State Council has announced a plan to build the national AI industry into a $150 billion behemoth, with the goal of making the country the world’s leader by 2030. According to […]

Google has announced Developers Launchpad Studio, a new six-month programme to foster and support Artificial Intelligence and machine learning companies. Startups, from early to post-Series B stage, can apply by August 31, by submitting a 15-page pitch. Companies  accepted into the programme will receive assistance with product development and validation, networking opportunities with AI investment big shots, […]

Apple has inaugurated an online journal where its engineers can publish their research on machine learning. “Here, you can read posts written by Apple engineers about their work using machine learning technologies to help build innovative products for millions of people around the world,” the new website’s homepage reads. The first featured study  had already been partially […]

The House of Lords’ Select Committee on AI has put out a “call for evidence” on the implications of artificial intelligence— from an economic, ethical, and social point of view. The Committee, which was appointed on 29 June, wants companies and individuals to come forward and provide insights on several questions related to the rise of […]

London-based transport planning app Citymapper has been authorised to launch its own night bus in East London, Business Insider reveals. The city’s transport authority TfL has green-lighted  Citymapper’s request to run a bus route between Aldgate East and Highbury & Islington. The—green—bus will stop at Highbury & Islington Station, Dalston Junction, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch High Street, and […]

The data-sharing agreement between the Royal Free hospital and AI firm DeepMind, which resulted in 1.6 million patient data being  made available to the Alphabet-owned company, was in breach of UK’s Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found. The deal, which had been uncovered in 2016 by a New Scientist investigation, was part of […]

Facebook’s autonomous drone Aquila has successfully completed its second test flight, bringing the Menlo Park company closer to its goal of using unmanned aircraft to provide internet connection to far-flung corners of the world. Solar-powered Aquila carried out its second trial on May 22, almost twelve months after the previous test, and managed to land smoothly— a […]

How to stop AIs from going rogue and killing us all? Theoretically, it is all about the guiding principles you instil into them while you build them. That is not so easy, though: teach your AI that it should be toiling to make human beings happy, and you might end up with eight billion people forcibly plugged […]

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