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The Pentagon has outlined its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, the United States Department of Defense revealed on Tuesday. In the report, the Pentagon explained how they intend to expand their use of AI in warfare, but said they will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation’s values. The plan will […]

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned social media companies they could face a ban if they fail to promptly remove self-harm and suicide content. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday, Hancock said: “If we think they need to do things they are refusing to do, then we can, and we must […]

Matt Hancock speaking at the Blockchain Partnership event that was held at the Digital Catapult Centre, London, on Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Google has granted Wikipedia an additional $3.1 million investment, as well as given the foundation several of its machine learning tools to use for free, the company announced at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday. Roughly a third of those funds will support current projects at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind Wikipedia, and the […]

China is set to surpass Europe in artificial intelligence research paper output within the next four year, a report released today by business analytics company Elsevier revealed. According to the report, the US which is home to tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, has thrived in attracting the top artificial intelligence talent in recent […]

Several Google employees have signed an open letter asking Google to stop working on Project Dragonfly, a censored version of Google’s search engine designed for China. The Intercept had revealed the project existence in August. In response to that, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stretched that the company was “not close to launching a search product” in China, but it […]

Google has pledged $25 million in grants to the AI Global Impact Challenge, the company revealed on Monday during the AI for Social Good event held at the company’s Sunnyvale in California. We’re announcing our AI for Social Good program, applying @GoogleAI expertise to projects w/ positive societal impact. We invite researchers & orgs to submit […]

Fei-Fei Li will be replaced at the end of the year as head of Google Cloud AI by Andrew Moore, Google announced on Monday. Li, a well-known expert in artificial intelligence, will return to her position as head of Stanford University’s AI department by the end of the year. In the blog post where the […]

A new artificial intelligence (AI) system can now identify 50 different types of eye conditions as accurately as a doctor, according to a new research published on Nature Medicine’s website. Developed by Deepmind, one of Google’s AI companies, the system is the result of the research partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital in London over the […]

Indians are contributing enormously to the global AI (artificial intelligence) ecosystem, said Google’s Fei-Fei Li at the Cloud Next 2018 conference in San Francisco last week. Speaking to the ET tech, the chief research scientist at Google Cloud AI and Machine Learning said that “Indian students globally are contributing a lot to AI and some of […]

Apple may not be front and centre in the race to create driverless cars, but its fabled plans for autonomous vehicles are not to be discounted either. The tech giant has just applied for a new patent for self-driving technology. The document, published on Thursday, offers a compelling glimpse on how Apple thinks self-driving cars could move around […]

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