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European MPs called for the creation of new rules on robotics and artificial intelligence in order to guarantee safety and respect of “human dignity.” In a resolution passed on Thursday by 396 votes to 123, the European Parliament asked the Commission—the Union’s governing body— to take the lead on implementing robotics regulation, and set up […]

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A US Artificial Intelligence startup has exited stealth mode and it is now on a quest to challenge the dominant AI paradigm. Boston-based Gamalon has created AI tech that does away with machine learning, embracing a technique known as Bayesian program synthesis. This makes it possible to build AI systems able to learn new concepts by being shown relatively few examples. Machine learning […]

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Cloud computing and customer relationship management company Salesforce has inaugurated a new CRM platform fuelled by advanced Artificial Intelligence. The service will combine Salesforce’s homebrewed AI technology Einstein with its Service Cloud tools , but it is understood that the company is poised to add AI capabilities to other services over time. Einstein is designed to […]

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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is going to make artificial intelligence a key tool of its investigation. The SFO, a governmental department in charge of prosecuting complex cases of fraud and corruption, is reportedly turning to AI software by East-London-based company Ravn to dramatically speed up its enquiries, according to the Financial Times. Ravn’s product ACE harnesses […]

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An NHS Trust has declined to reveal how much it is paying for an ongoing partnership with the Alphabet-owned company DeepMind. The Imperial College Healthcare Trust refused to answer a Freedom of Information (FOI) Request filed by news website Health IT Central regarding the amount of public money the Trust is shelling out to access DeepMind’s […]

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Facebook has launched a feature allowing users to search for pictures uploaded on the platform by using keywords—in a way similar to, for instance, Google Images. Rather than relying on tags, file names and related text, though, Facebook image search is built upon its computer vision technology Lumos. In other words, it does not matter whether […]

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Apple is planning to gather its users’ iCloud data to improve virtual assistant Siri’s voice-recognition capabilities. Last week, in a disclaimer attached to the iOS 10.3 beta update, the company explained that accessing those data would “allow Apple to improve intelligent features and services such as Siri.” Users that accept the new feature can still deactivate it at any […]

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