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An Australian start-up has unveiled an Artificial Intelligence-powered earphone able to instantly translate conversations in eight languages, WIRED reports. Speaking at the United Nations’ AI for Good Summit in Geneva, Sydney-based Lingmo International announced that the earpiece— called Translate One2One— would be available for purchase starting in July, for the relatively affordable price of $179  (£140.) The device does not need […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has detailed the company’s plans to enter the self-driving car sector, Bloomberg revealed. The rumour has been circulating for a while that the iPhone maker’s next big project would involved driverless vehicles, but the company’s management had so far been peculiarly cagey about the feat. Late last year, it emerged that when Apple kicked-started the […]

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The World Health Organisation has called for Artificial Intelligence to be used to improve everybody’s healthcare, not only the wealthiest’s. WHO’s director general Margaret Chan raised the alarm during a talk at the United Nations’ AI Summit for Good, underlining that— while the richer countries are already benefitting from AI’s medical applications, others are being […]

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Apple has joined the smart-speaker fray with the launch of its new HomePod— a voice-activated loudspeaker  powered by virtual assistant Siri. The new device, unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San José, California, will have to face the portentous competition of Amazon’s Echo and Alphabet’s Home speakers— both of which can answer questions, perform small tasks like […]

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After spearheading research on autonomous cars, Alphabet has now started looking into self-driving trucks. According to BuzzFeed News, Alphabet recent spin-off Waymo is in the process of testing driverless heavy vehicles for freight transportation. “Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the thousands of trucking-related deaths […]

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Google’s spreadsheet programme Sheets has launched a new smart feature that will automatically convert data into charts and data visualisations. Thanks to Google’s natural language processing abilities, users will be able to simply ask Sheets to “Make a graph about this subset of data”— and the programme will carry that command out instantly. The improvement, announced […]

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  Computer scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a way to minimise sheep’s suffering using artificial intelligence (AI). The researchers built machine learning algorithms based on the Sheep Pain Facial Expression Scale (SPFES)— a system that gauges the mammal’s pain depending on its facial movements. (Apparently, a pained sheep would tighten its cheek, fold […]

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There is a 50 percent chance that artificial intelligence will grow capable to best human beings in virtually every field within 45 years, a survey of 352 AI experts reveals. According to the New Scientist, a survey carried out jointly by the University of Oxford and Yale University  among leading researchers in the field has returned the […]

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Apple is looking to embed a new home-brewed processor dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in its handsets, Bloomberg has reported. The business outlet spoke with an unnamed source who revealed that the Cupertino-based giant is hard at work on a chip— known as the Apple Neural Engine— which would improve Apple devices’ performance on tasks such as speech […]

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Update: On May 25, AlphaGo beat Ke Jie again in the second of two games. Things are looking bad for human Go players.  DeepMind’s AI AlphaGo has beaten the Chinese world champion Ke Jie in the strategic board game Go, winning the first of three planned games. The algorithm, which makes use of 12 layers of neural […]

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